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Attention future Power Path winners

One of the many perks for Power Path qualifiers at the France Poker Series (FPS) was an exclusive meet-up event, at which there was an EPT Paris package up for grabs.

Those Silver Pass winners who attended the meet-up on 15 February were invited to spin a wheel and hope it landed on the jackpot worth €7,800. If it did, their prize would include:

  • €5,300 Main Event buy-in
  • Eight nights’ accommodation for the player and a guest at the hotel Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile (Feb 18-26) with breakfast included
  • And €460 credited to their Stars Account to cover costs

The lucky winner was 29-year-old Parisian Alex Decorbez, a trader who loves poker and has been playing for around five years.

Decorbez extends his stay

When not working, Decorbez is trying to improve his poker game and recently tried his luck on the PokerStars Power Path. He came close to a coveted Gold Pass, but gladly settled for a Silver Pass worth $2,500 and used it to book his entry to the FPS Main Event in his hometown.

Alas, he didn’t have much luck and busted just before the bubble. But he certainly had luck on his side at the meet-up, extending his stay with a Gold Pass win.

“Sometimes I begin Power Path at the €1 stage, other times I go straight in at €10,” Decorbez told us. “It’s amazing, such a freeroll for me. You don’t believe that you could have this amazing experience from just €1.”

Unfortunately, the EPT Paris Main Event didn’t go his way either and he was eliminated on Day 1A. But Decorbez is thrilled he has got to meet so many members of the French poker community on this trip.

“It’s really unreal meeting people like this,” he says. “Poker pros, media, commentators, PokerStars Team Pros. Everyone is super nice and super open.”

Decorbez meets French EPT commentators and PokerStars Ambassadors Benny and Yu


The following was originally published on January 12, 2024.

As if the list of Power Path benefits wasn’t extensive enough, PokerStars has announced a special event for all Silver Pass winners travelling to Paris next month for the France Poker Series (FPS).

On Thursday, February 15, there will be an exclusive meet-up event only available for those who use their Silver Pass to register for the FPS Paris Main Event.

But that’s not all.

At the meet-up there will also be a full European Poker Tour (EPT) Paris package worth €7,800 up for grabs, allowing the winner to extend their stay and play the EPT Paris Main Event.

Moreover, there will be a special All-In Shootout tournament for all FPS online qualifiers on February 17, the winner of which will win a €1,100 regional tour ticket to use at an event of their choosing.

Here are all the details.

REMEMBER: You can win your to Paris through the Power Path right up until February 16. Direct satellites for FPS and EPT Paris stop on February 11.

If you have a Silver Pass you’d like to use to play the FPS Paris Main Event, you can contact to register or visit the Registrations Desk onsite.


The meet-up will take place in the PokerStars Sports Player Lounge on Day 1C on the FPS Main Event (Feb 15), during the dinner break. There will be free food and drink for all attendees, so there’s no need to make restaurant reservations.

There, Silver Pass winners can put their feet up and watch the football on the big screen, meet members of our Live Events team and our Player Liaisons, and chat with PokerStars Ambassadors including:

  • Benjamin “Spraggy” Spragg
  • Fintan “easywithaces” Hand
  • Sam Grafton
  • Ramon Colillas
  • Maria Konnikova
  • Lasse “Wistern” Jagd Lauritsen
  • Plus French commentators Benny and Yu

Spraggy and Fintan will be there

But most importantly of all, attendees can spin a wheel and potentially win a full EPT Paris package worth €7,800, which includes: 

  • €5,300 Main Event buy-in
  • 8 nights’ accommodation for the player and a guest at the hotel Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile (Feb 18-26) with breakfast included
  • €460 credited to their Stars Account to cover costs

If the spin doesn’t go your way, don’t worry. You’ll still have another shot at winning a live event ticket.


On February 17 at 11 am, all Power Path, FPS qualifiers will receive entry to an All-In Shootout tournament in the main tournament area (TBC).

The winner will win a €1,100 regional tour ticket that can be used at any event at that buy-in level.

All the fun of the Flip Out

The event is a Crazy Pineapple All-In Shootout, in which players get dealt three cards and discard one after the flop.

To play, qualifiers must sign up at the info desk. The winners of each table will advance to the final table.

As we’ve seen at previous EPT stops, the events create an incredibly exciting atmosphere – one you won’t want to miss.


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