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World Poker Tour Grand Prix De Paris Underway

Poker Festival Moves Towards Televised Main Event In Paris

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Reigning Main Event Champ Matthew WaxmanThe World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris festival is underway at the Aviation Club de France and players are anticipating the first televised European event of the season, the €7,500 buy-in main event.

The no-limit hold’em freezeout main event kicks off on Sept. 10 and runs until Sept. 15. Players will sit down to a starting stack of 30,000 and blind levels of 90 minutes. There are two starting days and the final table is all set to be televised.

American pro Matthew Waxman topped a field of 312 including final opponent Frenchman Hugo Lemair at last year’s main event, to take home the first-place prize of $729,886.

The popular festival features various side events including the €5,000 Omaha Cup and the €15,000 High Roller, plus the Aviation Club de France Poker Tour final.

The Grand Prix de Paris also includes satellites into the World Series Of Poker Europe main event. The buy-in for these is €1,000 and they take place at 8 p.m. on the nights of Sept. 17 and 20.