Fabrice Bigot reeled in the largest live poker tournament score of his career this weekend when he came out on top of a massive field in the €1,100 WPT Prime Paris Main Event. Some 1,071 players turned out in force at the Club Circus, and created a €1, 028,160 prize pool.
Bigot’s first recorded live result came in July 2021, when he won the €550 Unibet DeepStack Open in Paris for €63,250. That remained his best result until an 11th-place finish at the 2022 European Poker Tour Prague Main Event netted him €74,950. Now Bigot has his first five-figure score, one worth €177,240 plus a $10,400 seat to the 2023 WPT World Championship at the Wynn Las Vegas.
WPT Prime Paris Main Event Final Table Results
|3||Alexandre Le Vaillant||€84,000|
The top 137 finishers finished in the money in what was naturally a French player-heavy field. €1,720 was a min-cash, with all eight finalists guaranteeing themselves at least €22,000.
Timothee Scotti was the first finalist to fall by the wayside and make his way to the cashier’s desk; Scotti collected €22,000 for his efforts. Hakim Chnyyat fell in seventh for €28,000, with Manuel Coimbra receiving €36,000 for his sixth-place finish.
Antoine Labat added €47,000 to his $2,379,943 live tournament winnings when he bowed out in fifth. The result ranks in the top 10 for Labat, who you may recall finished ninth in the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event, then finished third in the £5,300 MILLIONS UK Main Event for £440,000 three months later.
Federico Cirillo (€63,000) and Alexandre Le Vaillant (€84,000) both captured career-best scores, leaving Sabare Atmani heads-up against Bigot. Atmani fell at the final hurdle and consoled himself with a €113,000 runner-up prize, leaving Bigot to bank €177,240 and a $10,400 WPT World Championship at the Wynn Las Vegas seat.
Pichierri Crowned WPT Prime Paris Super High Roller Champion
The €3,300 WPT Prime Paris Super High Roller saw 146 players buy in and Italy’s Alessandro Pichierri come out on top and receive €95,000. The impressive result if Pichierri’s second-largest prize, falling behind only the €148,008 he won after triumphing in the €2,000 No-Limit Hold’em Closer bracelet-awarding event at the 2021 WSOP Europe festival. This was the Italian’s first in-the-money finish on French soil; what a way to break his French duck!
Pichierri defeated Ewan Trevidy heads-up for the title. Trevidy’s previous best score weighed in at €13,000, his reward for a seventh-place finish at the 2022 888poker LIVE Barcelona Main Event. Trevidy has a new top score, one worth €66,780.
Shout-out also to Ioannis Angelous Konstas, who finished fourth for €36,600. Konstas won the 2018 PartyPoker MILLIONS UK Main Event for £940,000.
WPT Prime Paris Super High Roller Final Table Results
|4||Ioannis Angelou Konstas||€36,600|
Four more WPT Prime events are right around the corner. WPT Prime Gold Coast sees players flock to Australia between February 23 and March 6, WPT Prime Cambodia runs March 9 until March 21, WPT Prime Amsterdam takes place March 24 to April 1, with WPT Prime India scheduled for April 12-18.
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