France Poker Series Season 1 Highlights
Marvin Rettenmaier wins FPS Grand Final in Paris
The first-ever Season of the France Poker Series has concluded in exciting fashion with a stunning Grand Final event in the nation’s capital Paris. The event attracted a field of 567 players, creating a total prize pool of nearly one million Euros - €979,776 to be exact. It was Marvin Rettenmaier who emerged victorious after four days of intense action, winning the championship title and €244,036 in first place prize money.
Season 1 was a big success, as the tour visited five of France’s most prestigious poker destinations. It all started with a bang in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, with 149 players registering for the event. A total of 22 places were paid, and there was a familiar winner - Team PokerStars Pro Jose Barbero from Argentina, who pocketed €40,123 for the win. Next, the tour visited Divonne-les-Bains where Serge Didisheim claimed the title, before the event in Saint-Amand-les-Eaux where David Jaoui took it down.
Christophe Monnin secured the glory at FPS Lyon, claiming the championship title and €88,444 in first place prize money. While at the penultimate stop in Forges-les-Eaux, Mathieu Thiry won the title from a field of 265 players, collecting €75,000 and a seat at the Grand Final for the win. Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier also made a deep run, eventually finishing in 5th.
France Poker Series Season 1 Results
|FPS Beaulieu-sur-Mer||1-2 May 2010||€157,345||Jose Barbero (€40,123)|
|FPS Divonne-les-Bains||25-26 September 2010||€421,344||Serge Didisheim (€108,894)|
|FPS Saint-Amand-les-Eaux||16-17 October 2010||€233,488||David Jaoui (€63,000)|
|FPS Lyon||13-14 November 2010||€342,144||Christophe Monnin (€88,444)|
|FPS Forges-les-Eaux||18-19 December 2010||€279,440||Mathieu Thiry (€75,000)|
|Grand Final of the FPS in Paris||9-13 February 2011||€979,776||Marvin Rettenmaier (€244,036)|
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