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Natalia Nikitina Wins WPT National Series Paris

Nikitina Takes Down Prestigious Diamond Championship Main Event In Paris


Natalia Nikitina. Credit: PartyPokerNatalia Nikitina is the champion of the €5,000 World Poker Tour National Series Paris Euro Finals Of Poker Diamond Championship main event, after topping a field of 188 at the Aviation Club de France.

The 23-year-old Russian professional takes home the top prize of €243,830 from her first ever WPT event.

Alexandre Brivot was her her final opponent and he left with €174,170 for second place.

In the final hand Brivot open shoved for 1,070,000 and Nikitina made the call. Brivot held KSpade Suit JHeart Suit while Nikitina tabled AClub Suit 3Spade Suit. The board came down 8Spade Suit 6Diamond Suit 4Heart Suit QHeart Suit QSpade Suit and it was all over.

Here are the results and payouts:

1. Natalia Nikitina €243,830
2. Alexandre Brivot €174,170
3. Jean-Louis Tepper €113,210
4. Benjamin Pollak €69,670
5. Tobias Wagner €52,250
6. Sam Trickett €43,545
7. Ingo Paulus €34,835
8. Nicolo Calia €26,120

Elsewhere at the Club, Tony G organised a six-player sit ‘n’ go with the theme of Tony G versus France. The prize was a free entry into the €10,000 high roller event, courtesy of Tony G’s opponents were Bruno Fitoussi, WPT Bucharest champ Guillaume Darcourt, Yann Courtet, Gabriel Nassif, and Leonard Martin.

However France came out on top with Tony G going out in fifth place and Gabriel Nassif emerging victorious.

The High Roller has not found a champion yet but will play out its final table later today. Results to follow.