French-Canadian Guillaume Rivet Wins €89,200 Eureka Poker Tour Highroller Event in Prague


The Eureka Poker Tour is a live tournament series organized by PokerStars that comprises of four Eastern European countries: Latvia, Bulgaria, Croatia and Czechoslovakia. It is a sister tournament to the PokerStars European Poker Tour which is currently in Prague hand in hand with the Eureka Poker Tour with a number of events on the roster, also running alongside the PartyPoker WPT in Prague making the city a vibrant hub for poker over the past week attracting players from all over including a contingent from Canada who participated in several events in both EPT and WPT including WSOP Champ Jonathan Duhamel, EPT Winner Marc-Andre Ladouceur and recent WPT Montreal winner Jonathan Roy.

In the €2,000 buy-in High Roller event, there were a 195 players that took part creating a total prize pool of €349,920, with 24 players cashing in the money. 22-year old Quebecer Guillaume Rivet won the event and €89,200 after defeating German player Robert Haigh.

In the final couple of hands of the match, Rivet min-raised the button to 40,000 and Haigh called. Both players checked the flop of :5c :Jh :2d. Haigh checked the :Qd turn, Rivet bet 32,000 and Haigh called. Rivet bet large on the :9s river. Haigh called and Rivet pushed out a large bet on the :9s river and Haigh called for more than a quarter of his remaining stack and was shown :Qs :7s by Rivet. After that hand, Rivet landed a a pair of black tens and it was game over for Haigh.

Another notable placing in the same event by a Canadian was by Jonathon Driscoll in 13th place for €5,200.

Rivet’s win  is the best result by a Canadian poker player in any of the Prague poker tournaments in 2012.

Congratulations Guillaume!



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