France Poker Series Season 1 Highlights

Marvin Rettenmaier wins FPS Grand Final in Paris

The first-ever Season of the France Poker Series has concluded in exciting fashion with a stunning Grand Final event in the nation’s capital Paris. The event attracted a field of 567 players, creating a total prize pool of nearly one million Euros - €979,776 to be exact. It was Marvin Rettenmaier who emerged victorious after four days of intense action, winning the championship title and €244,036 in first place prize money.

Season 1 was a big success, as the tour visited five of France’s most prestigious poker destinations. It all started with a bang in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, with 149 players registering for the event. A total of 22 places were paid, and there was a familiar winner - Team PokerStars Pro Jose Barbero from Argentina, who pocketed €40,123 for the win.  Next, the tour visited Divonne-les-Bains where Serge Didisheim claimed the title, before the event in Saint-Amand-les-Eaux where David Jaoui took it down.

Christophe Monnin secured the glory at FPS Lyon, claiming the championship title and €88,444 in first place prize money. While at the penultimate stop in Forges-les-Eaux, Mathieu Thiry won the title from a field of 265 players, collecting €75,000 and a seat at the Grand Final for the win. Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier also made a deep run, eventually finishing in 5th.

You can catch up with all the Season 1 results and tournament reports by taking a look at the PokerStars Blog. For more information please go to the France Poker Series website.

France Poker Series Season 1 Results

EventDatePrize PoolWinner
FPS Beaulieu-sur-Mer 1-2 May 2010 €157,345 Jose Barbero (€40,123)
FPS Divonne-les-Bains 25-26 September 2010 €421,344 Serge Didisheim (€108,894)
FPS Saint-Amand-les-Eaux 16-17 October 2010 €233,488 David Jaoui (€63,000)
FPS Lyon 13-14 November 2010 €342,144 Christophe Monnin (€88,444)
FPS Forges-les-Eaux 18-19 December 2010 €279,440 Mathieu Thiry (€75,000)
Grand Final of the FPS in Paris 9-13 February 2011 €979,776 Marvin Rettenmaier (€244,036)

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