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After opening up a two-to-one lead, Fontaine decided it all in one hand.
EPT National Final Table Action of the Final Day Six players returned at noon local time to play quick bonus the final day of the EPT National.Place, player, country, prize (EUR prize (USD) 1, jean-René Fontaine.After that, obviously, luck comes into play as well." "This victory will not change my life, it's beautiful but it will not make me turn my head Fontaine added, who play the EPT Main Event on Tuesday.Jean-René Fontaine gets awarded the winners trophy All photos in this article are courtesy of René Velli / PokerStars.Each of them had already locked up 123,000 for outlasting 4,342 other hopefuls an amazing return for their 1,100 initial investment regardless what would happen.I saw what he was trying to do and I acted on it Fontaine said, before adding "it's a pleasure to play against professionals, I learn a lot.Fontaine, who had called an initial raise with ace-eight, called again and held up to knock out the sole Dutchman in sixth.Alberto Ah-Line, also from Réunion, finished in third place (242,000).He spoke to PokerNews a few minutes after conquering Julien Martini heads-up.Julien Martini heads-up after both players held commanding chip stacks throughout the final table.France 547,000 635,872 2, julien Martini, france 323,000 375,478 3, alberto Ah-Dine, france 242,000 281,318.With three short stacks in play, Martini tried to leverage his chip advantage as much as possible, while trying to keep the shorties on life support to maximize his equity.
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"It was very hard for me to understand what he was doing and I think he used that very well.
It was Teunis who became the first player to go after three-bet shoving with king-queen from the big blind.Di Giacomo followed him shortly after and once again it was Martini who did an opponent in: with pocket queens, Martini bested Di Giacomo's king-jack in a preflop all-in situation.I couldn't adapt, unfortunately.If you play a 1k with 4,000 players and you run deep, it's an amazing feeling Martini described his first thoughts to PokerNews after the heads-up.While the 100,000 Super High Roller is still running, the 5,300 EPT Main Event will kick off on Monday, August 27 at noon for a seven-day event and will be covered wire-to-wire as well, so make sure to check back regularly as live coverage.Jean-René Fontaine versus Julien Martini It was the unpredictable amateur Fontaine versus the calculated pro Martini.