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Blinds: 20,000-40,000 (ante: 4,000)
5.33pm: No Benelli for it
And in the last hand, Benelli moves all-in behind a bet of 150,000 by Esquevin on a flop of Ks-4h-5h. Esquevin made him wait but eventually folded.
5.30pm: Second to last
The penultimate hand of the level features Moritz Kranich moving all in without any takers.
5.27pm: Jorn to be wild
After an initial opening bet of 108,000 from Clemencon Jorn Walthaus moves all-in for 321,000 more. Clemencon thinks for a while but lays down his hand. Walthaus takes the pot showing Tc-6s.
5.20pm: Bruno Launais, France, eliminated in seventh place, earning €108,300
It’s all over for Launais, who runs into a resurgent Arnaud Esquevin. Launais raises from mid-position, Esquevin reraises from the button and Launais makes the pot-committed call. Launais has A-7o, Esquevin has A-Ko and a king on a rainbow flop all but ends it. Au revoir Launais.
Launais spoke to the video bloggers ahead of today’s final table:
Watch EPT Deauville S5: Final Table Bruno Launais (English) on PokerStars.tv
5.11pm: Clemencon banging on the Walthaus door
We didn’t see a card but there were still oodles of chips in the middle. Clemencon made it 108,000 pre-flop which Jorn Walthause raised to 265,000. The action was folded back to Clemencon who announced all-in, immediately making Walthaus muck his hand.
5.07pm: Dealer change chip count
They are rotating the dealer at the final table. Not literally; that would be cruel and dizziness might cause accidents. They are replacing the dealer, rather. In the break, here are the approximate latest chipcounts:
Arnaud Esquevin – 400,000
Jorn Walthaus – 750,000
Moritz Kranich – 650,000
Andrea Benelli – 1,825,000
Bruno Launais – 500,000
Tristan Clemencon – 1,900,000
Jonathan Azoulay – 333,000
4.56pm: Clemencon: none shall pass
Bruno Launais decided to have another stab at Tristan Clemencon’s big blind, making a standard button raise but angering Clemencon into shoving all in. Fold.
4.52pm: So near
So much promise, instead the hand fizzled out with pre-flop betting turning into a check-chech showdown, Walthaus showing pocket sixes, beaten by Clemencon’s J-8 with a jack on the flop.
4.45pm: Esquevin double up
Arnaud Esquevin moves all in from the button for his final 251,000. Moritz Kranich makes sure he knows exactly how much he’s being asked to call before doing precisely that. Esquevin shows Ac-Jd and Kranich has Kc-Qc. The French player was ahead pre-flop and he is even further to the good on the flop of 3h-As-Ah. The turn and river are blanks and Esquevin doubles up to take anther chunk out of Kranich.
4.40pm: Clemecon grabs some back
Tristan Clemencon’s chip lead was eroded during that last level, but he has just hauled some back, from the stack of Bruno Launais. Launais raises to 105,000 pre-flop, Clemencon calls, and then after Launais checks the flop of 10s-9h-5d, a bet of 140,000 from Clemencon takes it down.
4.35pm: Walthaus talks
Jorn Walthaus has had a decent start to today’s final table. Yesterday he talked to the video blog team:
Watch EPT Deauville S5: Interview with Jorn Walthaus Day 3 (English) on PokerStars.tv
Arnaud Esquevin – 327,000
Jorn Walthaus – 811,000
Moritz Kranich – 1,131,000
Andrea Benelli – 1,897,000
Bruno Launais – 608,000
Tristan Clemencon – 1,206,000
Jonathan Azoulay – 543,000
4.30pm: Break time
Players take their first 15-minute break of the day at the end of level 24. That sets the chip counters in motion and they will return to us with seven names and seven numbers momentarily.