Whilst the attention has rightly been on the European Poker Tour Deauville Main Event over in France, there have still been a number of other events playing alongside it. The biggest of those was the France Poker Series High Roller event which signalled the end of the partnering FPS tours events.
The €2,250 had been running a few days now and in fact, due to the amount of players that entered, it actually had to run a day longer than planned.
There were a total of 303 players that parted ways with the buy-in with plenty of big names being found among them. However, come the end of the final table it was a rather unknown that walked away with the title and €131,000 first place payout. The winner was Kamel Tir, a French player that not only overcame a tough final table but also that of British pro Simon Deadman heads up.
Runner up guys 🙁 no trophy again…. Thank you all for the support. Xx
— SIMON DEADMAN (@SIMONDEADMAN) January 27, 2014
There were also cashes in the event for notable players such as PokerStars Team Pro Bertrand Grospellier, Matt Frankland, Nicolas Cardyn and Robert Haigh. None of them could quite put in the performance required to take home the title, though with there still being plenty of events at the EPT there is still time to record a win.
There is also the small matter of the Aussie Millions which has seen a few of the opening events get played out. The Main Event starts this Sunday and it will be another event that we will be following very closely this month.
Be sure to keep checking in with us when that event starts up as well as the EPT Deauville High Roller later this week.
How It Finished
1st) Kamel Tir – €131,000
2nd) Simon Deadman – €87,280
3rd) Dario Sammartino – €63,800
4th) Andrea Dato – €51,500
5th) Al Fakih Sal – €40,400
6th) Jakub Maciej Michalak – €30,570
7th) Nicolas Cardyn – €22,450
8th) Anthony Faisca – €16,500