WSOP Event #23: Simon Charette Wins $3,000 NLHE

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2012. June 14.
On the 3rd day of Event #23, the $3,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed tournament 18 players battled for the 6-handed final table and eventually Simon Charette managed to take the lead and score $567,624 with his bracelet.
Artem Metaldi was a massive chipleader with 1,523,000 chips followed by huge names such as Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Freddy Deeb, Taylor Paur, Eddie Blumenthal, Craig Bergeron, Scott Montgomery, Thiago Nishijima, Andrew Lichtenberger and Eugene Katchalov.

The final table formed on the 24th blind level, with the elimination of Scott Montgomery. The Canadian pro shipped all his chips to a flush draw, but the caller Simon Charette's top pair held. Big names such as Thiago Nishijima (18th), Eugene Katchalov (17th), Craig Bergeron (11th), Freddy Deeb (10th) és Andrew Lichtenberger (9th) were already out.

Seat 1. Artem Metalidi - 1.180.000
Seat 2. Simon Charette - 2.370.000
Seat 3. Luis Rodriguez Cruz - 1.933.000
Seat 4. Eddie Blumenthal - 1.570.000
Seat 5. Bertrand Grospellier - 302.000
Seat 6. Foster Hays - 945.000


The shortstack Grospellier was out in the first notable hand. Luis Rodriguez Cruz raised preflop to 41,000, to which ElkY went all-in with 260,000. Metaldini called, the others folded.

Grospellier: {#}7 {#}7
Metalidi: {#}A {#}K

Board: {#}K {#}8 {#}4 {#}3 {#}9

Metalidi won the flip.

ElkY
ElkY

The 5-handed play went on until the 27th blind level, where Foster Hays went all-in with 305,000 from the SB after it was folded to him. Metalidi had {#}A {#}8 , Hays {#}5 {#}4 , the board didn't help.

Simon Charette soon took a major pot from Metalidi, but the chipcounts were roughly even during the game.

By the 28th blind level, the tournament quickly ended, surprisingly. Eddie Blumenthal lost his chips with A-Q against Charette pocket rockets, and a few hands later Luis Rodriguez Cruz was out as well, he went all-in to Charette's 125,000 button raise. Charette called.

Charette: {#}A {#}8
Cruz: {#}6 {#}6

Board: {#}K {#}9 {#}7 {#}9 {#}A

Simon Charette - 5.300.000
Luis Rodriguez Cruz - 3.000.000

The heads-up lasted for ten minutes only. In the last hand, Charette raised to 125,000 again, Metalidi reraised to 350,000, Charette 4bet to 600,000, Metalidi went all-in, Charette called.

Charette: {#}6 {#}6
Metalidi: {#}A {#}2

Board: {#}9 {#}K {#}J {#}8 {#}J

Simon Charette
Simon Charette

The sixes held, which meant victory for the MTT pro Simon "pokerbrat13" Charette, who managed to win the event, which is a quite nice addition to his last year's runner-up finish at the WSOP $1,500 NLHE tournament.

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