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.

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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.

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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.

is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

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