The France Poker Series is a tournament series organized by PokerStars. The series runs 6 circuit events each with an €1,100 buy-in with stops throughout various cities in France including one in Morocco all culminating into a Grand Final which just took place alongside the EPT Deauville at Casino Barrière in Deauville, France. Season 2 of the FPS just wrapped up.
The €1,100 buy-in event started on Wednesday with 828 players to make a combined prize pool of €794,880 with 108 placed being paid. The final day today saw eight players move into final table position with Canadian Patrick Braga starting the final table action with a healthy chip lead holding almost 27% of the chips out of the eight remaining players.
France Poker Series final table starting chips.
|4||PATRICK BRAGA||CANADA||5 510 000|
|2||BRUNO SANTOS||PORTUGAL||3 730 000|
|3||ANDREW KING||IRELAND||3 000 000|
|6||KONSTANTINOS NANOS||GREECE||2 180 000|
|5||JULIEN RUSTOM||FRANCE||1 930 000|
|2||RONAN MONFORT||FRANCE||1 720 000|
|1||OLIVIER AVERSO||FRANCE||1 260 000|
|3||RICHIE ALLEN||UNITED KINGDOM||1 110 000|
The players started to fall as Braga extended his lead even more until the championship was in the bag. Patrick has earned himself a victory and €165,000 that came along with it. This is the largest tournament cash for Braga.
Patrick is a student born in Montreal. He started playing poker online in 2007 while continuing his studies. With a best prior result of $25,000, Braga does not consider himself a pro player because he does not play poker full-time. His place at the final table of the 2013 FPS Deauville confirms his poker talent, but Patrick still prefers playing online poker, with a preference towards playing NLH cash games. Patrick Braga is single and lives in Laval, Quebec where he continues his studies while continuing to improve his poker game.
The Canadian connection is strong in Deauville with players like Jonathan Duhamel, Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Timothy Adams, Chris McClung, and many more at the tables. Day 1 of themain event of the EPT Deauville has started today and will run its course through next Saturday February 9.
Congratulations France Poker Series Deauville Winner Patrick Braga!
Félicitations à Patrick Braga, vainqueur du France Poker Series à Deauville!