Julien Stropoli opened to 44,000 from the cutoff, Nicolas Ludwicki three-bet shoved 267,000 from the big blind and Stropoli snap-called.
Nicolas Ludwicki: :::Ac:::9d
Julien Stropoli: :::Js:::Jd
Ludwicki’s chances were bleak from the start but became absolutely abysmal after the :::Jh:::Qd:::6c flop. The Frenchman needed a runner-runner miracle and opened up those outs with the :::Tc on the turn. A king or eight would give him a straight but the :::Td landed instead to make Ludwicki the first elimination at the final table.