WSOP 2018
2018 World Series of Poker

Info Niveau

Niveau 35
Blinds 250,000 / 500,000
Ante 0

Info Joueurs

Prize Pool $1,229,850
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Jour 4 terminé

Le Français Julien Martini gagne le 1,500$ PLO Hi-Lo 8 or Better (239,771$)

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Julien Martini
Julien Martini

Le poker tricolore n'avait plus été couronné depuis l'été 2014 et une victoire d'Hugo Pingray à Las Vegas. Expatrié en Asie, Julien Martini a remporté un 18e bracelet pour la France aux World Series Of Poker dans la nuit de dimanche à lundi. Ses 15 derniers adversaires étaient tous américains.

Il s'impose sur l'Event #4 de la 49 édition des championnats du monde de poker, un Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better à 1500$ l'entrée qui a rassemblé 911 joueurs. Initialement prévu sur trois jours, les survivants ont poussé la structure au maximum et c'est au bout de quatre jours de poker que le Français encaisse 239 771$ pour sa victoire face à des spécialistes.

Dans les soins dentaires dans la vie civile, la joueuse Kate Hoang a résisté pendant près de quatre heures durant le duel final. "C'était un rêve, une des meilleures choses de ma vie. Je suis très fier et très heureux", a indiqué Martini après avoir posé avec son bracelet, le 13e remporté par un Français dans le Nevada.

Julien Martini
Julien Martini

Il succède à Benny Glaser (2016 - 934 entrées) et Benjamin Zamani (2017 - 905 entrées), le premier avait d'ailleurs enchaîné par un bracelet sur la même variante mais dans le tournoi à 10.000$ du festival.

L'édition 2018 de l'Event #4 Omaha Hi-Lo à 1500$ a donc duré plus longtemps que prévu. La bulle a sauté en milieu de Jour 2. Ryan Laplante (133e, $2,252), Chris Tryba (123e, $2,317), Robert Mizrachi (90e, $2,595), John Racener (86e, $2,595), John Monnette (67e, $3,127), Benny Glaser (63e, $3,526), Perry Friedman (54e, $4,046), Shaun Deeb (44e, $4,723) et Peter Eichhardt (39e, $4,723) ont tous sauté avant le Jour 3 qui n'a concerné que les 36 derniers survivants.

Mike Leah (30e, $5,605), Jason Lester (28e, $5,605), Mike Wattel (21e, $6,764), le Suédois Chris Bjorin (17e, $8,296), Jeff Shulman (12e, $13,091) n'étaient pas si loin de la Table Finale qui a démarré tard dans la nuit dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche. Chad Eveslage (6e, $39,182) et Brandon Ageloff (5e, $53,482) ont rendu les armes et il a fallu revenir pour un jour supplémentaire.

Julien Martini et Kate Hoang avaient creusé l'écart, William Kopp et Mack Lee faisaient le dos rond avec un micro tapis. Kopp aurait pu retourner l'affaire mais il va finalement partager un pot crucial avec Hoang avant de rendre les armes quelques minutes plus tard.

Mack Lee s'est alors battu comme un diable pour tripler puis pour doubler avant de reperdre la moitié de son stack. Julien Martini a donc aussi beaucoup swingué avant de mettre fin aux espoirs de Lee en évitant le deux outers. La dernière bataille a été longue et le chiplead a changé plusieurs fois de mains avant que le Français n'accomplisse son rêve d'adolescent.

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Kate Hoang Eliminated in 2nd Place ($148,150)

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Kate Hoang
Kate Hoang

Left with crumbs after the earlier fold, Kate Hoang was all in for the third time in a row, this time for 300,000 on the button.

Kate Hoang: {Q-Spades}{7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{3-Hearts}
Julien Martini: {K-Clubs}{10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}

The flop came down {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{3-Spades} to give Martini the lead with a pair of tens. The {Q-Diamonds} on the turn swung the lead to Hoang, but the {K-Diamonds} on the river improved Martini to the winner and ended the tournament.

Cheering, Martini walked to the French rail and high fived them one by one, before making his way over to Hoang. He shook her hand and bowed his head in respect for Hoang's tough opposition.

After winning $182,281 in the $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better two years ago, Hoang added another six-figure score to her poker resumé and said her goodbyes in second place.

With his victory, Julien Martini became the 18th French bracelet winner in WSOP history. He added $239,771 to his lifetime winnings, by far the biggest score of his career. The winner's photo and an extensive recap of the tournament will follow shortly.

Kate Hoang
Kate Hoang eliminated in 2nd place ($148,150)
Julien Martini fr 6,850,000 300,000
Kate Hoang us Eliminé

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Hoang Left With Crumbs

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Julien Martini limped in and Kate Hoang checked. On the {K-Spades}{8-Spades}{8-Clubs} flop, both players checked. On the {K-Diamonds} turn, Hoang check-raised and Martini called. The {5-Diamonds} fell on the river and Hoang bet with 150,000 behind. Martini raised and Hoang folded to be left with crumbs and forced all in the next hand.

Hoang survived the forced all-in and doubled to 300,000 with {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Spades} versus {7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Clubs} on a board of {10-Spades}{6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{J-Spades}{K-Spades}.

One hand later, she was all in and at risk with {Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Spades} and Martini had the {K-Hearts}{9-Spades}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades}. The board came {A-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and Hoang had the low. Martini rivered the high with two pair.

Julien Martini fr 6,550,000 2,100,000
Kate Hoang us 300,000 -2,100,000

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888 Update: Which Poker Players Made the $100K Final Table?

• Niveau 35: 250,000-500,000, 0 ante

Ten poker players returned to Day 3 of the $100K buy-in World Series of Poker tournament, but only six will return to the final table on Day 4. The 10 players to start Day 3 were Jason Koon, Elio Fox, Nick Petrangelo, Chris Moore, Fedor Holz, Adrian Mateos, Stephen Chidwick, Aymon Hata, Brynn Kenney, and Andreas Eiler. Who got seventh to tenth place? Who lost king-king to 3-3 all in preflop? Who is now guaranteed a cash that puts him at $7 million in earnings in three weeks? Watch to find out!

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Hoang Gets Quartered

zedmaster84 • Niveau 35: 250,000-500,000, 0 ante

In the first hand of the new level, Kate Hoang limped in and Julien Martini checked his option. The {4-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Spades} flop and {A-Spades} turn were checked. On the {3-Clubs} river, Martini bet and Hoang raised, Martini made it three bets and Hoang called.

Martini showed {K-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for the full house and the wheel, and Hoang only had {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a wheel to get quartered.

Julien Martini fr 4,450,000 1,500,000
Kate Hoang us 2,400,000 -1,500,000

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Level 35 Added

KaleGozer • Niveau 35: 250,000-500,000, 0 ante

The structure on WSOP.com had 32 levels written out for this tournament, but Kate Hoang and Julien Martini have gone far beyond and now made it to level 35 without a winner. The tournament director had to manually add the next level to the system.

Niveau:
35
Blinds:
250,000/500,000
Ante:
0

Wheel for Hoang

zedmaster84 • Niveau 34: 200,000-400,000, 0 ante
Kate Hoang
Kate Hoang

Kate Hoang raised and Julien Martini called. On the {A-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop, Martini check-called and did so again on the {3-Diamonds} turn and the {Q-Clubs} river. Hoang turned over {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Spades} for the wheel and scooped her opponent.

Martini raised and Hoang called. Hoang check-called one bet on the {J-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs} flop, then check-folded the {5-Clubs} turn to the second barrel of Martini.

Kate Hoang us 3,900,000 1,900,000
Julien Martini fr 2,950,000 -1,900,000

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Still Back and Forth

KaleGozer • Niveau 34: 200,000-400,000, 0 ante

One for Kate Hoang, one for Julien Martini, and two chop pots; the stacks remain even as we near the end of Level 34. In the hand Hoang won, she defended her big blind and the {K-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Hearts} flop went check-check. Hoang bet the {K-Spades} turn and Martini called, but Martini folded to a river bet on {2-Clubs}.

The Frenchman also took a non-showdown pot on the button, two hands later. After raising preflop, he bet the {3-Spades}{A-Clubs}{7-Hearts} flop and got a call. Hoang checked the {J-Spades} turn, Martini bet, and Hoang folded.

Julien Martini fr 4,850,000 50,000
Kate Hoang us 2,000,000 -50,000

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