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Partouche Poker Tour Grand Final -- Final Nine Set

The French Poker Tour puts its Own Spin on the November Nine


Vanessa SelbstThe third season of the French-based Partouche Poker Tour ended with an impressive field attending the Grand Final at the Palms Beach Casino in Cannes on the shores of the French Riviera. The €8,500 buy-in tournament attracted a large field of 764 players and created a €5,684,160 total prize pool.

The top 81 players in the event walked away with prize money and the final nine will all take home at least €110,300. The champion will be awarded the top prize worth €1,300,000. Only the final nine remain as of Tuesday, September 8 and they will return to play the final table on November 6 and 7, creating a European November Nine.

The final table is well stocked with professional talent, including the final-table chip leader Vanessa Selbst. She won the PokerStars North American Poker Tour stop at Mohegan Sun earlier this year, which was good for $750,000, and joined Team PokerStars pro during the summer. She will be looking to add to a banner year for her poker career with another major tournament victory. She is in good shape to accomplish that feat with 3,951,000.

Second in chips is one of France’s most well-known professionals, Fabrice Soulier. He takes 3,652,000 into the November final and Soulier should take his career earnings above $2 million with a strong finish.

A few of the other big names that will be contending for the title include World Poker Tour Spanish Championship winner Ali Tekintamgac (3,289,000), young Danish internet sensation Soren Kongsgaard (1,073,000), and recent European Poker Tour Grand Final high roller champion Tobias Reinkemeier (819,000).

Here are the chip counts for the final table of the PPT Grand Final:

1: Vanessa Selbst — 3,951,000
2: Fabrice Soulier — 3,652,000
3: Ibrahim Raouf — 3,492,000
4: Ali Tekintamgac — 3,289,000
5: Mickael Etalapera — 3,129,000
6: Raphael Kroll — 2,390,000
7: Soren Kongsgaard — 1,073,000
8: Tobias Reinkemeier — 819,000
9: Cyril André — 600,000



over 11 years ago

"young Swedish internet sensation Soren Konsgaard (1,073,000)"

He's Danish. And his name is Søren Kongsgaard.


over 11 years ago

And the Finnish player is called Tommi, not Mickael.


over 11 years ago

Oh well. You might want to double check this fact also:

The top 81 players in the event walked away with at least €110,300


over 11 years ago

You may want to reread that last one there mr perfect


over 11 years ago

No, I think they made changes without acknowledging him, which is sloppy and unfair to the commenter above.