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Pierre Neuville

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Belgium

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Total Winnings GPI
$1,804,454 

2502.15 92nd (97th)

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Biography

In early 2015, 72-year-old Pierre Neuville received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the European Poker Awards. During his acceptance speech, Neuville was appreciative, but humbly dismissive.

"The best is still to come, and it's never too late to win," said Neuville. "Thank you very much, but I'm sorry to tell you it's not achieved yet."

For most, a lifetime achievement award would be the capstone of their career. Not for Neuville, who hails from Belgium and has had a lifetime affair with games. In fact, Neuville seems to have saved the best for last as he finds himself fourth in chips in the 2015 WSOP November Nine.

Here's a look at how Neuville performed over the course of the tournament:

 Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7
End-of-Day Chips79,625357,600299,000956,0007,105,0006,000,00021,075,000
Rank48616267771154
Total Players Left4,3711,79666123769279
Chip Average44,063107,238291,376812,6582,791,3047,133,33321,400,000

Neuville first learned to play poker back in 1957, and spent a good deal of his time at Université libre de Bruxelles playing the game. He then took his fascination with games to the next level when he created his own game and toy company in 1969, one he'd sell 13 years later to Hasbro. Neuville would go on to become vice chairman of the company's European division before retiring in 2008.

For decades Neuville was unable to pursue poker – a stipulation of his high-ranking position – but as a retiree, he jumped into it full force by heading to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), ultimately finishing in 18th place for $48,000. From there, Neuville traveled the world playing in live poker tournaments, many of which he qualified for online at PokerStars, a feat that earned him the nickname "The Serial Qualifier."

Not including the money he'll take home in the Main Event, Neuville has amassed $2,174,187 in lifetime earnings, with his best cash of $385,041 coming after he finished runner-up to Kevin Eyster in the 2014 WSOP Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed. Other highlights on Neuville's résumé include a couple of other runner-up finishes in events including EPT6 Vilamoura for $383,962 and EPT8 Copenhagen for $282,843; as well as ninth in the EPT5 Sanremo Main Event for $103,199, first in a Venetian 2012 Deep Stack Extravaganza III $2,200 No-Limit Hold'em Big Bounty for $79,080, and eighth in the EPT7 London £20,000 High Roller Event for $71,829.

Neuville currently sits second on Belgium's all-time money list behind Davidi Kitai ($6,215,644), meaning he would need to finish at least second in the Main Event to surpass him.

Follow Neuville on Twitter at @pierre_neuville.

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€10,600 Main Event
31st €29,900
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
144th $3,460
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
72nd $9,224
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
126th $2,253
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #39: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
27th $16,573
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
79th $3,266
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #24: $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
2nd $385,041
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
139th $3,154
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
290th $2,864
The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
Main Event
82nd €15,000
2012 PokerStars.com EPT Copenhagen
Main Event
2nd 1,600,000 DKK
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship
64th €20,000
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
13th $32,370
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em
13th $39,397
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
83rd $3,914
2011 European Poker Tour Grand Final Madrid
Main Event
83rd €15,000
2011 PokerStars.net EPT Snowfest
Main Event
11th €18,000
2011 EPT Copenhagen
Main Event
45th 65,000 DKK
2011 EPT Deauville
Main Event
96th €9,000
2010 EPT Prague
Main Event
74th €8,000
2010 PokerStars.com EPT Tallinn
Main Event
41st €6,700
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #30: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
42nd $11,150
2010 PokerStars.com EPT Grand Final - Monte Carlo
Main Event
36th €35,000
2009 PokerStars.com EPT Prague
EPT Prague Main Event
66th €8,500
2009 PokerStars.com EPT Vilamoura
Vilamoura Championship Main Event
2nd €257,681
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 32 - $2,000 No Limit Hold'em
93rd $4,606
2009 PokerStars.com EPT San Remo
€5,300 EPT San Remo Main Event
9th €78,800
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 32 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
40th $9,434