Rat Man Takes EPT Deauville

Lucien Cohen
Lucien Cohen

Lucien Cohen gave French poker fans something to cheer about at the final table of PokerStars EPT Deauville last night.

The 47-year-old, who runs a pest control business in Paris, outlasted all seven of his opponents to win the €880k first-place prize and EPT title.

It’s unlikely that many had their money on the amateur poker player to win as he had to beat noted pros Martin Jacobson of Sweden and online poker pro Alex Wice.

Jacobson, who finished second at EPT Vilamoura, appeared destined for victory as he made it to heads-up play against Cohen. Instead Cohen used his 2-1 chip advantage to overwhelm the Swede and claim the trophy.

It was certainly a memorable final table as Cohen’s friends and family cheered him on. Cohen was using a plastic rat - the mascot of his pest control company - as a card protector and he frequently picked it up and cheered when he won a pot.

Cohen had to cut his way through a massive 891-player field to join Brandon Schaefer, Mats Iremark, Moritz Kranich and Jake Cody as an EPT Deauville champion.

The PokerStars European Poker Tour will now head to Copenhagen for a 37,250DKK buy-in main event scheduled for Feb. 21-26.

Here are the complete final table results from EPT Deauville:

1. Lucien Cohen – 880,000
2. Martin Jacobson – 560,000
3. Alex Wice – 330,000
4. Julien Claudepierre – 260,000
5. Kaspars Renga – 200,000
6. Kenny Hallaert – 155,000
7. Anthony Hnatow – 110,000
8. Ruslan Prydryk – 66,800

You May Also Like

assets/photos/_resampled/croppedimage12580-CurtisRystadt.png

Hand of the Week: Main Event Villain Curtis Rystadt Doesn't See It Coming

The WSOP main event is now airing on ESPN and, as usual, one amateur has taken the early spotlight.(25)

17 October 2014
assets/photos/_resampled/croppedimage12580-Screen-shot-2014-10-15-at-8.48.15-AM.png

PKR Poker Unveils "Quicker, Slicker" PKR 3.0 Software

PKR Poker's animated 3D poker client took a leap to the next level today with the official release of its new PKR 3.0 client.(25)

15 October 2014
assets/photos/_resampled/croppedimage12580-IMG3637.JPG

High-Stakes Report: Just Another $600k Isildur1 Roller Coaster Ride

With big tournaments running in London and Melbourne, action at the online high stakes was slightly lighter than usual.(25)

13 October 2014
assets/photos/_resampled/croppedimage12580-IMG556.JPG

Hand of the Week: Isildur1 Drops $121k Surprise on Mikael Thuritz

What would we do without Viktor Blom?(25)

10 October 2014

Please fill the required fields correctly!

Error saving comment!

You need to wait 3 minutes before posting another comment.

Comment added. Thank you!

No Comments