Patrick Braga wins FPS Deauville Main Event and €165,000

Patrick Braga is the new FPS Deauville champion having beaten a huge 828-strong field of poker players drawn from among the best of Europe, not just France. The massive numbers that the FPS Grand Final pulled in were helped by the coming together of the FPS and the European Poker Tour, which all helped to build a €794,880 prize pool and a €165,000 first-place prize for Braga.

The PokerStars Blog took a closer look at the event and its final table combatants yesterday, which you can read here. In fact, you can follow all the goings on at EPT Deauville by clicking here.

FPS Deauville Main Event
Date: 30 January - 3 February 2013
Buy-in: €1,100
Game: NLHE
Players: 828
Prize pool: €794,880

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Patrick Braga

1. Patrick Braga, Canada, €165,000
2. Andrew King, Ireland, €100,000
3. Ronan Monfort, France, Tv Stars, €60,000
4. Julien Rustom, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €48,000
5. Konstantinos Nanos, Greece, €39,500
6. Bruno Santos, Portugal, €31,500
7. Richie Allen, Romania, €23,500
8. Olivier Averso, France, €16,000
9. Pierre Deville, France, €11,430
10. Konstantin Pushkov, Russia, €8,700
11. Clement Bonin, France, €8,700
12. David Hrdlicka, Slovakia, Pokerstars Qualifier, €8,700
13. David Herbez, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €7,000
14. Nicolas Jeangorges, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €7,000
15. Florent Estegassy, France, €7,000
16. Julien Lemonnier, France, €5,800
17. Anton Wigg, Sweden, €5,800
18. Adrian Veghinas, France, €5,800
19. Sigurd Eskeland, Norway, €5,000
20. Patrick Renkers, Netherlands, Pokerstars Qualifier, €5,000
21. Ludovic Sultan, France, €5,000
22. Francois Livera, France, €4,400
23. Nazim Guillaud, France, €4,400
24. Greg Dupouy, France, €4,400
25. Patrick Fortin, France, €3,800
26. Eric Spitzer, Belgium, €3,800
27. Gerald Bianchi, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €3,800
28. Tobias Peters, Netherlands, €3,800
29. Michael Azria, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €3,400
30. Philippe Boucher, Canada, €3,400
31. Maxime Conte, France, €3,400
32. Igor Merliere, France, €3,400
33. Mikolaj Zawadzki, Poland, Pokerstars Qualifier, €3,100
34. Herve Santais, France, €3,100
35. Jamie Roberts, France, €3,100
36. Omar Lakhdari, France, €3,100
37. Rudy Vernaudon, France, €2,800
38. Giovanni Apicella, Italy, €2,800
39. Alain Debackere, Belgium, €2,800
40. Thibault Delaye, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,800
41. Romain Morin, France, €2,800
42. Maxime Guinchard, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,800
43. Omar Abidat, €2,800
44. Wim Neys, France, €2,800
45. Yngve Steen, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,800
46. Quentin Lecomte, France, €2,600
47. Sebastien Naus, France, €2,600
48. Ayaz Manji, Portugal, €2,600
49. Romain Baert, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,600
50. Gerard Lancry, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,600
51. Paul Ribaud, France, €2,600
52. Jonas Stromsten, Sweden, €2,600
53. Cyril Delaire, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,600
54. Anthony Domergue, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,600
55. Valentin Detoc, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,450
56. Cedric Da Silva, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,450
57. Paul Berende, Netherlands, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,450
58. Ghislain Guy, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,450
59. Alexis Queneau, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,450
60. Michael Schurpf, Switzerland, €2,450
61. Sergey Tikhonov, Russia, €2,450
62. Alexandre Lavanant, France, €2,450
63. Petr Jelinek, Czech Republic, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,450
64. Thomas Butzhammer, France, €2,300
65. Mikhail Korotkikh, Russia, €2,300
66. Alexandru Cezarescu, Roumanie, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,300
67. Yann Migeon, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,300
68. Jacek Markowski, Germany, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,300
69. Matthias Tikerpe, Estonia, €2,300
70. Xavier Detournel, France, €2,300
71. Jean Philippe Roosens, France, €2,300
72. Diana Ardeleanu, France, €2,300
73. Sebastien Compte, Morroco, €2,150
74. Jerome Orain, Sainte-Hélène, €2,150
75. Jean Yves Malherbe, Belgium, €2,150
76. Romain Bernard, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,150
77. Marco Apicella, France, €2,150
78. Thomas Mercier, Belgium, €2,150
79. Pierre Morin, France, €2,150
80. Stephane Montreuil, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,150
81. Nicolas Bardoux, France, €2,150
82. Bo Erik Sehlstedt, Sweden, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,150
83. Olivier Piechaczyk, N/D, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,150
84. Barbara Valeria Martinez, France, €2,150
85. Pawel Brzeski, Poland, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,150
86. Dimitry Vornovitskiy, France, €2,150
87. Silma Macalou, France, €2,150
88. Georges Franck Chamak, €2,150
89. Sebastien Decamps, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,150
90. Paul Testud, France, €2,150
91. Thomas Sebeyran, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,000
92. Jose Besalduch Traigueros, France, €2,000
93. Marc Victor Uzan, France, €2,000
94. Mykola Chornyi, €2,000
95. Fabrice Barbarin, France, €2,000
96. Mathieu Pitois, France, €2,000
97. Loic Fringant, France, €2,000
98. Laurent Bachelet, France, €2,000
99. Kenny Hallaert, Belgium, €2,000
100. Dimitri Joubert, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,000
101. Charles Rene Berreby, France, €2,000
102. Jonas Lauck, Germany, €2,000
103. Eddy Hartmann, Germany, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,000
104. Marco Da Silva, Portugal, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,000
105. Laurent Tual, France, €2,000
106. Dmitrii Kislitcyn, Russia, €2,000
107. Duarte Moraes De Almeido Costa, France, €2,000
108. Duran Yildirim, France, Pokerstars Qualifier, €2,000

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