ADRIEN ALLAIN WINS WORLD POKER TOUR® AMNÉVILLE
Runner up online qualifier turns €33 into €170,365
Amnéville, France – November 7th, 2011 – French hot shot Adrien Allain has scooped the first prize of €310,633 at the €3,200 + €300 WPT® Amnéville presented by WPTpoker.fr. Adrien joins an illustrious group of world class players and goes into the record books as the sixth French winner of a WPT® Main Event. Not only will his name be engraved on the Champions Cup, he also wins entry into the elite $25,500 WPT® World Championship at Bellagio in Las Vegas in 2012.
Former APT Macau champion Adrien, whose reputation on the world circuit continues to grow, is delighted to win a WPT® event : “ WPT® Amnéville 2010 was my first WPT® ever. I built a great stack and felt I missed a really good chance of making the final table. I returned this year with more motivation than ever, and my dream turned into reality!”
Adrien also receives a replica of the WPT® Champions Cup, a sterling silver Tiffany & Co.® WPT® Champions Award and entrance into the prestigious WPT® Champions Club, which offers all WPT® champions exclusive benefits, a WPT® personal concierge and VIP treatment at WPT® events.
Runner-up Jordane Ouin, a 29-year-old tennis coach from Lyon, takes home €170,365 and a seat to the WPT®Grand Prix de Paris 2012 after qualifying online for just €33. After opening an account on PartyPoker.fr, he won a package to Amneville in his very first tournament on the site.
“Winning this amount of money from just €33 allows me to dedicate time to improving my game. My next event will probably be WPT® Marrakech”, said Jordane.
The 379 runner event at Seven Casino Amnéville offered a total prizepool of €1,164,288. Among those who took part include local star Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Joseph Cheong, Marvin Rettenmaier, Liv Boeree, Bruno Fitoussi, Guillaume Darcourt, Roger Hairabedian, John Eames, Kevin McPhee and Thibaud Guenegou who finished third.
Final Table Standings
1st – Adrien Allaine (France)- €310,633 + a $25,500 seat for the 2012 WPT® World Championship at Bellagio, Las Vegas
2nd –Jordane Ouin ( France)- €170,365 + a €10,000 seat for the 2012 WPT® Grand Prix de Paris
3rd - Thibaud Gunegou ( France) - €113,580
4th – Scott Baumstein ( USA) - €80,640
5th – Michel Konieczny ( France)- €60,196
6th – Arnaud Trouer ( France )- €47,700
French players are also likely to feature prominently at the €3,000 WPT® Marrakech presented by chilipoker.com which takes place at Casino Es Saadi in Morocco from November 24th - 27th. Before that however, the action moves back to United States for the inaugural $3,500 WPT® Jacksonville between November 18th - 22nd.
Player of the Year Standings
1st - Will Failla - 1,600
2nd - Bobby Oboodi - 1,400
3rd - Jin Hwang - 1,200
3rd - Matt Waxman - 1,200
5th - Daniel Buzgon - 1,100
6th - Daniel Santoro - 1,050
7th - Fred Goldberg - 1,000
7th - Hugo Lemaire - 1,000
7th - Ken Aldridge - 1,000
WPT® Media Contact: Hermance Blum
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