WPT Paris - Trickett 6th, Natalia Nikitina Wins

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2011. February 16.
The interesting final table at <em>WPT Paris</em> <a href="http://www.rakerace.com/news/poker-tournaments/sam-tricketts-chance-at-wpt-paris-final-table/"><strong>we wrote about yesterday</strong></a> has ended, but the biggest favourite, <strong>Sam Trickett</strong> only made 6th place, and newcomer <strong>Natalia Nikitina</strong> managed to win the tournament.
8 players sat down at the WPT National Series Paris Main Event final table yesterday. Benjamin Pollak was the chipleader with 1,251,000 chips. The most recognized name at the table was obviously Sam Trickett, who has been very successful this year at 2 major tournaments this year, the Aussie Millions High Roller and the Super High Roller Event.

Final Table chip count:

Benjamin Pollak 1.251.000
Ingo Paulus 983.000
Tobias Wagner 748.000
Natalia Nikitina 688.000
Jean-Louis Tepper 470.000
Alexandre Brivot 203.000
Sam Trickett 191.000
Nicolo Calia 176.000


Trickett was eliminated by Tepper, after Calia and Paulus left the table, Trickett went all-in with his 413,000 chips to Tepper's pre-flop raise, Tepper called.

Trickett: {#}5 {#}5
Tepper: {#}9 {#}9

Board: {#}2 {#}T {#}A {#}T {#}9

Tepper won with full house.

sam trickett
Sam Trickett

After this, Wagner and Pollak had to leave the table, then Tepper lost his stack, he went pre-flop all-in with pocket eights, Brivot called with Ad Th, Nikitina called with {#}A {#}J . The two latter players split on the {#}A {#}3 {#}3 {#}K {#}3 board. Brivot started the heads-up as the chipleader, but Nikitina soon was able to take the lead, and in the end, she called her opponent's Ks Jh all-in with Ac 3s, she won with ace high on a neutral board.

natalia nikitina
Natalia Nikitina

Final Results:

1. Natalia Nikitina €243.830
2. Alexandre Brivot €174.170
3. Jean-Louis Tepper €113.210
4. Benjamin Pollak €69.670
5. Tobias Wagner €52.250
6. Sam Trickett €43.545
7. Ingo Paulus €34.835
8. Nicolo Calia €26.120


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