Seat 2: Antoine Saout (France) - 10,400,000
One of the best-known players on the European tour, Antoine Saout is also familiar to poker supporters in the United States having made two World Series of Poker Main Event final tables. He finished third in 2009, for $3.9 million, and fifth in 2017, for another $2 million.
Those results, eight years apart, speak to Saout’s longevity and immense talents — even though his deepest previous run at an EPT Main Event ended in a seventh-place finish in Monte Carlo in 2016. Like many French players, Saout, 38, now lives in London, in the Canary Wharf district, where he continues to play online. It’s also a base for his global travels to play poker.
Saout’s chip count progression
Entering Day 2: 77,500 (212th out of 434 remaining)
Day 3: 481,000 (27/117)
Day 4: 1,570,000 (8/30)
Day 5: 2,740,000 (6/9)
Day 6: 10,400,000 (3/4)