Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Jean Luc Marais Looks to Continue the French Revolution

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Jean Luc Marais Looks to Continue the Dominance of His Countrymen Here at the 2011 WSOP

With many in the poker world dubbing this year's WSOP a British Invasion, due to the extraordianry performance of English players thus far, the French have quietly asserted themselves as a nation to be reckoned with.

A total of three Frenchman have captured WSOP gold and glory in 2011, including Fabrice Soulier in Event #37, the $10,000 HORSE Championship. Bertrand "ElKy" Grospellier shipped Event #21, the Seven-Card Stud World Championship and Elie Payan won Event # 22: $1500 Pot-Limit Omaha.

Having reached heads-up play here today, Jean Luc Marais has a chance to give France its 4th bracelet of the WSOP, repelling the supposed British Invasion and replacing it with a new French Revolution.

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