The atmosphere around the final table tonight has been electric as France willed their player over the finish line. Lucille Cailly of France put in the performance of her life and so narrowly missed out on taking down the EPT Grand Final title. She ended heads-up against Mohsin Charania and in a final hand where she found her Ace-King (without improvement) up against her opponent's pocket queens she had to settle for second place and €1,050,000.
The cheers around the tournament hall for a performance that will go down in poker history books was compounded by a standing ovation (some even on their chairs!) by the entire field of the ladies event.
Main event runner-up Lucille Cailly
Meanwhile the €1,000 NLH Women's tournament has returned from the dinner break. Play has been slow with 39 out of the 47 runners still standing but the resounding opinion of those playing and railing is that the standard in these tournaments just gets better and better. A fact than even the dealers were tweeting about.
Julie Monsacre of France is one of the early chip leaders alongside Lithuanian Ingrid Klanssen. Team Pokerstars Pro Vanessa Selbst was a late entry and is still in contention.
An assortment of chip counts...
Julie Monsacre (France) 35,000
Ingrid Klanssen (Lithuania) 25,000
Maya Geller Antonius (Finland) 22,000
Darya Hulyk 21,450
Jan Combes 19,925
Nicole Kohlmoos 16,800
Jennifer Shahade 13,500
Victoria Coren 12,950
Lynne Beaumont 12,900
Anouk Aletrino 10,900
Corina Lupascu (Romania) 10,075
Gracy Barberane (France) 8,475
Francesca Angliolillo (Italy) 7,925
Natalie Hof 7,075
Sandra Salomon 6,625
The prize-pool has also been announced and the breakdown is as follows: