Mateusz Rypulak wins FPS Paris and €150,000

PokerStars qualifier Mateusz Rypulak last night won France Poker Series Paris to claim €150,000 beating Frenchman Sofiane Tigrine heads-up to the trophy. The €1,100 Main Event took place 12-19 November with 715 players fighting it out through the 81 paid places through to the big money final table.


Mateusz Rypulak, winner of FPS Paris

Although he may be just 19-years old, Rypulak grinds online for around 20 hours a week specialising in sit-and-gos. It's only his second live cash and by far the largest.

Final table payouts
1. Rypulak Mateusz, PokerStars qualifier, Poland, €150,000
2. Sofiane Tigrine, France, €100,000
3. Moritz Naber, PokerStars qualifier, Germany, €63,238
4. Pascal Oren, France, €45,000
5. Julien Sitbon, France, €35,000
6. Matthieu Herve, PokerStars qualifier, France, €26,000
7. Flavien Guenan, France, €21,000
8. Randar Sikk, PokerStars qualifier, Estonia, €16,000

They weren't the only player to get paid, of course. Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov bust out in 64th for €1,900. That was some way off the kind of finish that he's used to. Katchalov beat Daniel Negreaunu in the PCA Super High Roller January before last for $1,500,000.


Katchalov racking up the bounties (at the Mohegan Sun)

Rypulak also win the Skrill last longer bet to win his €1,100 buy-in back. Must be nice.

The next FPS event is the Grand Final being held in Deauville 30 January-2 February which runs into EPT Deauville.

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