Seat 1: Paul Tedeschi (543,000)
Paul Tedeschi is a 22-year-old French poker player who is relatively new onto the poker scene. Despite his youth, Tedeschi managed to burst onto the poker scene with an impressive showing at the 2012 Partouche Poker Tour € 8,500 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event. Tedeschi scored a 13th place finish in this event which netted him a score of €54,995.
It was less than a month before Tedeschi was able to earn his second major tournament cash, and that event occurred right here at the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe. Tedeschi bested an impressive field to ultimately finish in 9th place in Event #5: €10,450 Mixed Max - No-Limit Hold'em. No matter how Tedeschi finishes, this will be his largest tournament score to date, and with how well he has performed since bursting onto the poker scene, we expect big things from him in the future.