Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
That boy Salsberg is like a one-man wrecking crew. Not content with the eliminations of Marko Neumann, Fabrice Soulier and Tony G. Salsberg set his sights on our former Grand Prix de Paris champion David Benyamine. Here is the hand from the mouth of Salsberg himself.
"I raised from the cutoff holding 2x 2x, the small blind called as did Benyamine in the big blind. The flop was 6x 3x 2x. It checked to me and I bet 5,000, the small blind folded and Benyamine called. The turn was the Q, Benyamine checked, I bet 10,000, he moved all-in and I called. He had Kx Qx."
That leaves Theo Jorgensen as the last remaining former Grand Prix de Paris champion.
Salsberg ~ 590,000
Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Idris Ambraisse limps into the pot from the small blind and David Benyamine makes it 5,300 in the big blind. Ambraisse makes the call and the French duo head to the flop.
Flop: 9 8 2
Ambraisse checks, Benyamine bets 4,500, Ambraisse check-raises to 12,000 and Benyamine calls.
Both players check the J turn and Ambraisse bets 26,600 on the 7 river. Benyamine counts out the bet, ponders for a moment and then calls. Ambraisse turns over J T for the straight and Benyamine mucks.
Ambraisse ~ 230,000
Benyamine ~ 100,000
Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante
David Benyamine, Will Failla, Jason Mercier, Aviation Club de France, Season XI
We have lost two more of our WPT Champions Club members. Former Grand Prix de Paris champion David Benyamine is out. He told us that he barely played a hand all day before running his final 3,000 - and Kx Qx - into the Ax Jx of Gaethan Milvaque.
The second champion to be shown the door is Will Failla. The Thrill flopped a set of fours on a Kx 7x 4x flop in a hand against Jason Mercier. Mercier led for 550, Failla made it 1,200, Mercier made it 3,200 and Failla just called. The turn was the 7x and Mercier bet 7,000; Failla called. We are not sure what the river card was, but we know that Failla called the all-in from Mercier and was out after he was shown quad sevens!