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Blinds: 40,000-80,000 (ante: 10,000)

11.20pm: Dorfman eliminated in second place. Vanessa Rousso wins the €25,000 EPT High Roller Event!
After a long and protracted battle, Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso has won the €25,000 high roller event here in Monte Carlo. In the final hand, she bet 150,000 on the turn of a 3♣9♠8♥5♣, Dorfman made the call and they went to the K♥ river. Rousso moved all-in and Dorfman quickly called, Rousso flipped over 7♣6♠ while Dorfman’s K♣5♦ was just no good.

Afterwards Vanessa said, “As long as I got my money in good I thought I had a chance, I’m probably going to go and have a good cry after this!” Sounding a little tired, she added, “I’ve given 110% over the last three days, but a few weeks ago I finished second in the NBC Heads-Up Championships and I was happy, but at the end of the day second places are no good, you want to win.”

Rousso takes home €720,000 for her victory, her biggest ever result, while Randy Dorfman receives €434,000 for second place.

11.10pm: Swings and roundabouts
The chip counts are changing faster than Usain Bolt takes to get dressed. Vanessa Rousso min-raised to 160,000 preflop with Dorfman calling before both checked the A♦2♥A♠ flop. On the 10♣ turn, Dorfman check-raised Rousso’s 350,000 bet all-in and got snap called by the Team PokerStars Pro’s A♣4♥ with Dorfman’s 6♠5♠ drawing dead, meaning the Q♥ river was academic.

Soon after though, Dorfman doubled back up with K♠9♦ against Rousso’s 5♥5♣ on a 4♦Q♣8♣9♥6♦ board. He’s now on about 1,400,000 while Rousso has about 2,600,000. The epic battle continues…

10.50pm: Rousso doubles
Vanessa Rousso got a timely double up, flopping two pair when with K-5 on a K-5-4 flop and then getting all in against Randy Dorfman’s A-J. The 6 turn and 3 river changed nothing.

Randy Dorfman; 2,350,000
Vanessa Rousso: 1,600,000

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Vanessa Rousso

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