Samy Boujmala's Fantastic 2023 Continues with WPT Prime Aix-en-Provence Main Event Triumph ($102,938)

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The popular World Poker Tour Prime series travelled to Aix-en-Provence, the historic capital of Provence, for a poker-packed week. The festival's $1,100 Main Event took place at the Pasino GRAND, in partnership with TexaPoker, and saw Samy Boujmala walk away as the victor.

Boujmala edged out 457 entries to win the €93,580 ($102,938) prize as well as the €10,400 package to compete in the WPT World Championship at the Wynn Las Vegas, which closes out the WPT season.

Boujmala overcame Loic Menneteau in heads-up play to pick up the second biggest win of his career as well as continuing his hot 2023 form.

Menneteau left with €55,400 ($60,940) for his performance while Hugo Heiter took third place on the podium for €40,700 ($44,770). WSOP bracelet winner Leo Soma fell in eighth place and received a €10,320 ($11,352) payout.

The WPT Prime Aix-en-Provence Main Event generated a prize pool of €438,720 ($482,592), which was shared among the top 59 players.

WPT Prime Aix-en-Provence Main Event Final Table Results

PlaceNameCountryPrize (EUR)Prize (USD)
1Samy BoujmalaFrance€93,580*$102,938
2Loic MenneteauFrance€55,400$60,940
3Hugo HeiterFrance€40,700$44,770
4Adrian AmorellaFrance€30,220$33,242
5Patrick ViretFrance€22,720$24,992
6Jerome LopezFrance€17,260$18,986
7Emmanuel GomezArgentina€13,260$14,586
8Leo SomaFrance€10,320$11,352

Boujmala Impresses in 2023

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Samy Boujmala at EPT Monte Carlo

Boujmala has announced himself to the wider poker-sphere in2023, following his WSOP Circuit ring High Roller triumph in Marrakech back in January, before putting in a fifth-place finish in the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event for €235,150. During the 2023 WSOP in Las Vegas, he also made the final table in the $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed event and put in a deep run in the Main Event, finishing 375th.

"It's really nice, especially since I didn't necessarily expect it this week," he confided after his victory over the TexaPoker teams. "I had started the festival badly. In the first tournaments, I had never mounted more than two starting stacks, and I put five bullets in the Main Event."

Commenting on his recent results, he added, "I've had a lot of success this year. It's not like I've been playing for three years, and it all happened in one year. No, I've been playing for 10 years, and I've never done more than 5% of what I did this year. But the EPT Monaco remains the most beautiful, even if it's a victory and it's very pleasant."

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  • Samy Boujmala topped the 457-entry field at WPT Prime Aix-en-Provence, which ran in association with TexaPoker

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