Event #2: €1,090 No-Limit Hold'em

Julien Varin Eliminated in 12th Place (€11,236)

• Nivå 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Julien Varin - 12th Place

The best players are certainly rising to the top here as this event grinds on, and for now, it's Andrew Hinrichsen's turn to hold the chip lead.

In the last hand, Hinrichsen and Julien Varin tangled in a preflop raising war that left Varin all in for about 65,000 on a three-bet shove. It was a flip, and Hinrichsen's {8-Spades} {8-Clubs} was a slight favorite against the Frenchman's {A-Spades} {Q-Clubs}.

The board: {5-Spades} {K-Diamonds} {K-Clubs} {J-Clubs} {4-Clubs}

Varin turned a solid sweat, but he could not find any of his 13 outs, signaling the end of his day.

As he stacks that pot, we can see that Hinrichsen is now the chip leader. We eyeball him at about 515,000, good enough to pip Romanello as the players head off to break.

Tags: Andrew HinrichsenJulien Varin