When we left WPT Grand Prix de Paris last Sunday, the final table was five-handed after the loss of Swedish poker player Martin Jacobson in 6th place (€88,900). The remaining five – Mikko Sundell, Matt Waxman, Byron Kaverman, Hugo Lemaire and Frederic Magen – were all relatively close in chips with Finnish poker player Sundell holding a slight edge over the two Americans and two Frenchmen.
When WPT Grand Prix de Paris: Part 2 gets underway this Sunday night at 8pm and 11pm local time on FSN, viewers will pick back up right where things were left off as we march toward crowning a new WPT Champion and the first WPT Champion of Season X crowned outside of the US. The two Americans in the field – Waxman and Kaverman – are looking to become the first Americans to ever take down this event, while the two Frenchmen – Lemaire and Magen – are trying to equal David Benyamine’s accomplishment back in 2003 by winning this event on their home soil and Sundell is trying to break the string of second-place finishes by Finnish players at the Aviation Club de France.
Along with the fast, aggressive poker action displayed by these young European and American poker pros, Sunday night’s episode will also feature several behind-the-scenes looks at World Poker Tour. The first Ones to Watch segment of Season X takes a look at the super-talented Maria Ho, another On the Road segment features WPT Host Vince Van Patten running through the streets of Paris, this week’s WPT Champions Cup Moment highlights Tony G’s verbal assault on soft-spoken Surinder Sunar at the Season III WPT Grand Prix de Paris (video above) and the newest Raw Deal with Tony Dunst breaks down a hand between Waxman and Kaverman.
There’s plenty for everyone jammed into the hour long episode this Sunday, so make sure to tune in to, or set your DVRs for, FSN at 8pm and 11pm local time to watch as we get closer to engraving a new name on the WPT Champions Cup.