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Seat 4: Franck Kalfon, 46, Saint-Brice en Forêt, France - 1,195,000

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Franck Kalfon


Franck Kalfon, who runs a textile firm, has been a regular fixture in Paris cardrooms – the famous Aviation Club in particular – for the last ten years. At first a cash game player, his eighth place finish in the 2008 Grand Prix de Paris (for €39,330) convinced him to dedicate more time to tournaments.

In addition to multiple wins in Paris events, he has made the money twice before at EPTs, both times in Deauville (39th in Season 6 for €14,700, 40th in Season 7 for €17,000). Reaching this year's final table represents the best result of his career.

“I'm living a dream,” says Kalfon. “I'll play to win,” he added, not worried about being short-stacked.

*Bio courtesy of PokerStars

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