Lacay disappointed but happy with 16th place

Ludovic Lacay
"I should have been out two days ago."

Ludovic Lacay's Main Event dream ended in 16th place when he lost a coin flip against Jeff Shulman. The French poker pro has mixed feelings about the result.

"I am a bit disappointed, but happy at the same time. $500,000 is a lot of money," Lacay told PokerListings.

Lacay has been at the top of the Main Event leader board for long periods of time but when it mattered the most he didn't find any big hands.

"I was pretty much card-dead the last two days, but I couldn't sit anymore with my stack today." He said.

"I tried and lost half my stack trying, and after that I just waited for hands, and I got sevens against AK and lost the coin flip.

"But I was actually pretty lucky to make it to this payout level," Lacay admitted.

"Of course I could have played differently in a few spots, but in the end, you know, you make good decisions, you make bad decisions, it doesn't really matter, whatever happens happens. I don't think it would have changed anything."

"I should have been out two days ago, but I won with kings vs. aces. So I think I'm going to look at today's disappointment from that angle - I got lucky to make it to the next day and to this day."

Topping his second place in the 2007 WPT Spanish Championship, this is Lacay's biggest score to date. 16th place in the 2009 WSOP Main Event paid $500,557.

"It's a lot of money and a new achievement for me, even if it's not the final table, it's still a deep run in the Main Event. I outlasted 6,400 and something players, and that's definitely something."

"Of course I would have loved to make the final table, but that's not going to happen, and maybe it will never happen again in my life, but I will just move on."

"There are plenty of tournaments - I can win an EPT, I can win a WPT, the fields are smaller, variance is lower and I play a lot of them. I'm looking forward to the future and hopefully I will win another tournament."

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