|5||3||Florent Vaz Martin||France||4,700,000|
|Blinds||150,000 / 300,000|
Sliman Taghzouit moved all-in for 1,750,000 and Florent Vaz Martin on the button shoved over the top for around 2,800,000. For a brief moment Said Haho in the small blind looked like he was tempted, but ultimately both he and Paul Guichard in the blind got out of the way.
Taghzouit opened , but were trailing the of Vaz Martin and though the flop gave Tagzhouit a straight draw to go along with his two outs for the set, it did not come in as the board was completed by the turn and the river.
With that elimination, the tournament clock has been paused as the last two tables are being redrawn.
The action folded around to Rakesh Lalwani in the small blind, and he moved all-in for around 1.2 million. Fujiyama quickly called with , and Lalwani laughed and turned over his . Five community cards later they chopped the pot.
The very next hand Lalwani moved in from the button for 1,220,000 and Fujiyama in the small blind reshoved. Jerome Barre in the big blind was not interested, and cards were on their back.
The flop was all Lalwani as it came , and the turn left Fujiyama drawing dead. The river gave the Japanese two pair, but that was not enough to take out Lalwani this time, as the Indian doubled up.
The players are now on their first break of the day. Play will resume at 3.05 pm local time.
In the very last hand before the break, Hugo Larachiche completed from the small blind and Mounim Kaddouri checked. The players checked through the flop, before the fireworks started on the turn.
Larachiche lead out for 100,000, Kaddouri made it another 150,000 on top, Larachiche re-raised to 600,000 total before Kaddouri moved all-in for 1,800,000. Larachiche instantly called and turned over for the straight, and Kaddouri with the needed to fill up to stay in the tournament.
The river was the , and Larachiche scooped the massive pot, while Kaddouri was done for. With that elimination, the players are now all good for a cash of at least 65,000 MAD.
The action folded around to Paul Guichard on the button, and he entered the pot with a raise to 160,000. Sliman Taghzouit in the small blind made the call before Florent Vaz Martin in the big blind moved all-in for 1,630,000 total. Guichard announced call shortly after and Taghzouit quickly got out of the way.
Florent Vaz Martin:
Vaz Martin needed to help to stay in it and help he found on the flop. He still needed to fade both Aces and Queens, and the gave Guichard an additional four outs to make the winning hand.
The river was as blank as they come, and Vaz Martin surged to 3,500,000 before going on break.
Sylvain Meriguet was down to his last 600,000, and when he found in late position, he didn't hesitate to move all-in. Hector Gonzales woke up behind him with and made the call, and the Ace-high held up for the Spaniard as the board read after the river.
Sylvain Meriguet gets 57,000 MAD (€5,236) for his troubles.
Kazuma Fujiyama was first in the pot with a raise to 200,000, and right behind him, Daniel Cervan moved all-in for close to 1,000,000. Jerome Barre in the next seat committed his last 500,000 chips as well, and with action, back on Fujiyama, he made the call.
Cervan was in a great spot to almost triple his stack, but the board ran out , giving both Barre and Fujiyama a top-pair good enough for a chop.
Hugo Larachiche made it 175,000 to go under the gun, and William Picard defended his big blind. Picard check-called 250,000 on the flop, and dealer burned and turned the . Picard checked Larachiche bet 275,000 and Picard put 520,000 over the line. Though it wasn't enough to be a complete raise, the dealer had no time to protest it as Larachiche instantly moved all-in, and Picard's bet was left as was.
Picard had only 640,000 chips behind but still went deep into the tank. Ultimately he made the call with , and he was looking for one the remaining Aces in the deck, as Larachiche held .
The river was the , and Picard shook his head and left for the cashier while Larachiche raked in the pot.