With its 13 stages throughout France and its 35,000 registrants, the 5th season of the France Online Casino Malaysia will finally know its great French poker champion. Indeed, the 634 finalists of the 5th France Poker Tour (FPT) have been competing since January 9 at the Aviation Club de France in Paris. Among the amateurs who came to try their luck, many professional poker players were present such as Antoine Saout, Anthony Lellouche, Fabrice Soulier, Ludovic Lacay, Michel Abécassis, Freddy Deeb, Jérôme Zerbib, Roger Hairabedian, or even François Montmirel.
france poker tour 2023 The final of the France Poker Tour 2023
From Paris to Marseille, from Nantes to Strasbourg, via Lille, Montpellier, Le Havre, Dijon, Tours, Lyon, Toulouse, Nice and Bordeaux, the fifth season of the France Poker Tour and its 7,500 players for 35,000 registrations on the Internet will have established a new record.
Seat 1: Otmane ELEQUIR – 29 years old, Paris – 753,000 mats
Originally from Morocco, Otmane Elequir will play his first major final table on Thursday after winning his qualification via a 150-euro satellite organized at the Aviation Club de France.
Seat 2: Valentin MESSINA – 29 years old, Paris – 1,630,000 carpets
Father of two children, Valentin Messina is a technical sales engineer who has already had some success at the online tables. In tournaments, Valentin achieved several performances such as an online victory which brought him $26,000.
Seat 3: Jérôme ZERBIB – 32 years old, Paris – 730,000 mats
Highly respected by other players and one of the most feared competitors, Jérôme Zerbib plays the most expensive and dangerous cash games at the Aviation Club de France. In tournament play, Zerbib has racked up over $780,000 in prize money to date, mostly in Paris where he has played in numerous finals. We saw him win the “Diamond” event at the Euro Finals of Poker in 2023, and reach second place in the final of the Grand Prix de Paris in 2023.
Seat 4: Julien HUBER – 31 years old, Lyon – Qualified Live – 295,000 mats
Pure amateur and employee of Canal+, Julien Huber had to go through several stages to arrive at the Aviation Club de France: first a first qualifying tournament on Winamax, then a second “live”, organized at the Louvre last August .
Seat 5: Freddy DEEB – 54 years old, Las Vegas (USA) – 394,000 mats
Of Lebanese origin and living in the United States, Freddy Deeb quickly made cards his profession. FreddyDeeb has won two World Series of Poker bracelets, a World Poker Tour title, dozens of final tables around the world, TV appearances galore, and over $6.5 million in career earnings. Freddy Deeb is therefore indeed THE international star of this final of the France Poker Tour, and one of the most successful players in the history of poker. His greatest pride and biggest success to date is his victory in the $50,000 “HORSE” tournament held at the 2023 World Series of Poker, where he won over $2.2 million after a tough battle. against Bruno Fitoussi, one of his best friends in poker, and host of the France Poker Tour at the Aviation Club de France.
Seat 6: Cyril ANDRÉ – 23 years old, Toulouse – Local Hero Winamax – 272,000 mats
At 23, Cyril André has only three short years of poker behind him, but is already considered one of the rising stars of French poker.
Seat 7: Stéphane DE SIETER – 39 years old, Chalons en Champagne – Qualified Live – 1,109,000 mats
Assistant manager of a restaurant, Stéphane discovered poker five years ago. But it’s been three short years since he seriously started playing online. Thanks to the Poker Club Chalonais, he was able to refine his game live.
Seat 8: Almira SKRIPCHENKO – 33 years old, Paris – Team Pro Winamax – 581,000 mats
International Chess Grand Master, Almira Skripchenko discovered poker in 2023 at the Aviation Club de France. Now divided between chess and poker, two disciplines that she practices professionally, Almira accumulates results with regularity. She will play her second final in less than a year on Thursday, after finishing seventh in a world championship event in Las Vegas last June. Almira is part of Team Winamax, the most successful team of poker players in Europe.
Seat 9: David VIALLET – 27 years old, Chambéry – Winamax qualified – 597,000 mats
David Viallet comes from Chambéry, one of the cradles of French associative poker. David Viallet has been playing poker for six years, winning his ticket to the final by playing a satellite organized online on Winamax, against the members of his club, “Poker Savoie”.