Déjà vu at the WPT Paris High-Roller tournament

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 13, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

At the World Poker Tour’s stop in Paris last year the €15,000 buy-in High-Roller tournament came down to a heads-up battle between 2010 BLUFF Magazine Player of the Year Sorel Mizzi and long-time poker pro Freddy Deeb, with the veteran Deeb able to dispatch the young Canadian poker pro. At the 2011 WPT Paris High-Roller tournament the two were once again amongst the 36 entrants and history would almost repeat itself.

Mizzi and Deeb once again found themselves playing heads-up for the title and the €234,000, but this time it was Mizzi who would come out victorious, tweeting to his followers, “Winner winner chicken dinner ship the 234,495 euros n the trophy! Revenge is sweet! Freddy plyed gr8 http://t.co/DsUSHff”

The final hand was one you don’t see too often during heads-up play, with Deeb holding A/J and Mizzi A/A. Not only did all of the money not go in pre-flop (quite rare in itself considering A/J is a powerhouse hand heads-up) but a J-x-x flop sealed Deeb’s fate and handed the title to Mizzi.

Here is a look at the five players who cashed in the High-Roller tournament at the 2011 WPT Grand Prix de Paris:

1. Sorel Mizzi — €234,495

2. Freddy Deeb — €130,275

3. Nichlas Matsson — €78,165

4. Jerome Zerbib — €52,110

5. Christopher Lastiwka — €26,055

Most of the poker world will now be moving on to the Partouche Poker Tour Main Event in Cannes.

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