Kranich Crushes French Dreams In Deauville
January 27, 2022
Last weekend marked the end of the most recent European Poker Tour stop in Deauville, France - and with it a new champion was crowned.

PokerStars satellite winner Moritz Kranich took down the Deauville title, earning an impressive top prize of EUR851,400 thanks to a starting field of 644 players creating a total prize pool worth EUR3,096,000 (about $4 million USD).

The EPT Deauville final table held five French players at its beginning on Saturday, a statistic which lead many locals to believe a French champion in Deauville was inevitable. Unfortunately for local pride, the one German player at the table was not at all accommodating.

The French contingent pressured Kranich significantly throughout the final table, particularly when play reached three-handed between Kranich and France's Tristan Clemencon and Arnaud Esquevin. Eventually though, all hopes of a local champion were extinguished as Kranich quickly dispatched runner-up Arnauld Esquevin during their brief heads-up play.

The final table finish positions for the European Poker Tour- Deauville, were as follows:

1st. Moritz Kranich- EUR851,400
2nd. Arnaud Esquevin- EUR495,400
3rd. Tristan Clemencon- EUR284,800
4th. Andrea Benelli- EUR219,800
5th. Jonathan Azoulay- EUR182,700
6th. Jorn Walthaus- EUR142,400
7th. Bruno Launais- EUR108,300
8th. Thomas Delattre- EUR77,400, the internet’s biggest online card room, continually offers tournaments, cash games, sit-n-gos and satellite opportunities for great live tournaments around the globe.  For your chance to compete, join PokerStars now (just click here).

Story by Mark Anderson
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