EPT Loutraki winner Zimnan Ziyard has just been eliminated. No two time European Poker Tour winner thus this tournament.
He was crippled in a hand against Alexandre Amiel. On a board he called a 100,000 river bet from the Frenchman. Amiel showed , Ziyard mucked his in a cutoff versus button situation.
With just under 90,000 left he open raised some hands later to 85,000. Behind him was Carlo De Benedittis who shoved all in. The other players quickly folded and Ziyard made the call for a few 1,000 more.
Ziyard showed his first. Again De Benedittis looked for some seconds to his cards. Again he made a checking motion with them, giving Ziyard a couple of seconds of hope. Hope of a flip, or even maybe the best hand? Nope... De Benedittis finally showed his and the dealer could start dealing a board.
The fours of Ziyard found no help anywhere: . And just like that the EPT Deauville 2014 Main Event was free of former EPT winners. We'll crown a new champion in two days.