Poker Hand Matchup: Olivier Busquet vs. Fabrice Soulier
Final table, four handed, with the blinds at 40,000 and 80,000 and a 10,000 ante, Soulier raised to 165,000 from the button, Busquet reraised all-in from the big blind, Soulier called.
Busquet was down to 17 big blinds when he faced a standard button raise from the active Soulier. Relying on his Ace he moved in, only to discover that Soulier had him dominated. Busquet quickly turned the tables on Soulier by catching his Five on the flop, leaving Soulier drawing thin for 30% of his stack. This hand was a big setback for Soulier as he would have both eliminated a dangerous opponent and locked up third place money, while taking a much superior chip position into three handed play. Busquet’s stay of execution earned him substantial sums as he went on to face Jannick Wrang heads-up for the title, while Soulier ultimately finished in 3rd for E240,000.