It's all over but the shouting, "Allez!"
Antonin Teisseire has just scored another bracelet for France, their third of this 2011 Series. Teisseire will join Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Fabrice Soulier, and several dozen excitable fans in bringing some American hardware back home to their country in a couple weeks.
Teisseire is no stranger to tournament cashes, but he's not tasted such lofty success like this before. This is his largest tournament cash by a few hundred thousand, his first gold bracelet, and from the looks of it, one of the happiest moments in the life of this 65-year-old pro.
We'll confess we were nearly trampled by Teisseire in the celebratory moments following his win. And now, as he and his friends gather on the stage for a few photos, the chaos of the moment has subsided a bit, and there are long-lasting grins all the way around. As the last flashbulbs pop, they break into song, chanting, "La-lala-la-laaaa!", jumping up and down in excitement.
It's three cheers for Antonin Teisseire today in Las Vegas, the newest champion at the WSOP!