Jean Noel Thorel may come across as an old-school French poker player, but he is anything but. The multi-millionaire business does like to call down a lot, that's not all he is capable of though. At EPT Deuville a couple of season's ago he was witnessed six-bet bluffing pre flop against none other than Viktor Blom.
Thorel, Oliver Speidel, Mike McDonald and one other player all saw a limped flop of .
McDonald led for 475 from the big blind and was called by Thorel in early position before Speidel check-raised to 1,300 from the small blind (the fourth player folded from the cut-off). McDonald folded and Thorel called.
No more chips made it into the middle as the two remaining players checked the turn and river down. Speidel, the Aussie Millions Main Event Champ from this year, opened for queen high and lost out to the of his opponent.