After a marathon three hour heads up saga with local legend Wayde Rickhuss, Frenchman Romain Morvan accumulated every last chip and the title was his.
For Romain, who hails from France but currently resides in the Gold Coast – he is a self-described nomad – this is his third title of 2022; he was victorious in 6-Max events in both APLPT Melbourne and APT Campbelltown in February and March this year respectively.
Speaking to PokerMedia Australia after the tournament, Morvan was visibly tired and confirmed as much immediately, saying “I am exhausted. I’m really happy though, I feel I kept my composure, my patience really well, played really solidly all day.”
Asked about playing against the animated rail of Wayde Rickhuss, who throughout the night were getting louder and continually testing Morvan’s mental fortitude, he was positive. “It was great! That’s why we play, to get to those moments, and I enjoyed every single second of it. Earlier in my career, I might have lost my patience, but honestly, focussing throughout actually helped me play. I’m not here to choke.”
Morvan was disappointed to learn that victory here today does not qualify for the mid-tier “Triple Crown” but he resolved to aim for that next – after finishing his series here at WPT Prime. He plans to play “every event… except the PLO ones. I haven’t studied PLO recently. I’ll leave that to the other players!”
PMA will be returning to The Star Gold Coast from 11:30 AEST 13 June to bring all the action from Day 2 of the $660 Big Bounty event.