Under the gun, Eric Baudry raised to 22,000, and the table folded around to the button. There, Gianluca Speranza put in a three-bet to 54,000, but Baudry wanted to play for more. Without much delay, he announced the four-bet shove for 450,000 on the nose. Speranza lowered his head and let out a little sigh at the big decision facing him.
After maybe 90 seconds, the call came, and the cards were on their backs with nearly a million chips up for grabs.
The flop was a disaster for Baudry's pair as it came to put him in a big hole with two to come. He needed to find one of the two-out fives now, and the river was a close-but-not-quite . The river was close, too, but the was another miss for the all-in player, now officially all out.
So then, it's Baudry who falls in sixth place on a coin flip. He'll earn nearly €30,000 for that performance, but it's Speranza who's now well in command of this thing. He's got 1.2 million on the nose now -- over half the chips in play.