Niels Van Leeuwen Wins France Poker Series Main Event in Deauville for €175,000
Season 10 of the European Poker Tour continued this weekend as the 2014 PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville €5,300 Main Event kicked off in France. Of course the PokerNews Live Reporting Team is bringing you updates from that tournament, but we also wanted to bring you results from the France Poker Series (FPS) €1,000 Main Event, which attracted 1,095 players.
Given it was a French series, it was no surprise to see the tournament dominated by Frenchman; in fact, seven of the eight finalists were playing in their home country with the two chip leaders, Christophe Leroux and Jean-Paul Vasseur, from nearby towns Trouville and Louviers respectively. The one anomaly was the Netherlands’ Niels van Leeuwen.
As final table action wore on, Leroux ended up busting in fifth for €45,000, while Vasseur and Van Leeuwen made it all the way to heads-up play. Vasseur had homefield advantage and a massive rail to boot, but it wasn’t enough as Van Leeuwen emerged victorious to capture the €175,000 first-place prize.
Here’s a look at the latest FPS results:
FPS €1,100 Main Event Results
|1st||Niels van Leeuwen||€175,000|
The FPS isn’t quite over yet though as the €2,000 FPS High Roller is still playing out. The tournament attracted 303 people, and it’s likely an impromptu third day will be added to accommodate the players. PokerNews will bring you a recap of that tournament upon its completion.
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