In the last hour of the evening, some players were visibly nervous, and every chip movement was supported by a sigh or a roll of the eyes. With a guarantee this big, who can blame them!
Michael Bictache did an amazing job throughout the tournament, having pulled it the whole way, until Victor Ruzu passed him. Ruzu, who had been lurking near the leaders for many hours, sprinted his way into the chip lead at the finish line. He was already chip leader before the tournament director asked the dealer on the other table to pause play. The reason was that Ruzu was pondering a call after 2 players went all-in, therefore making it possible for the tournament to end right then and there.
Ruzu was even put on the clock, but made the call shortly after.
Ruzu spiked an ace on the turn, ending the flight with a double knockout, and earning himself the top spot in the list of Day 2 qualifiers with 1,847,000 in chips! Below his photo is the full list of Day 1G qualifiers.
Here he is, seconds after his final feat:
|First Name | Prénom||Last Name | Nom||Stack | Tapis|