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WPT Paris Starts Saturday
The World Poker Tour’s return to France kicks off tomorrow.
The WPT Grand Prix de Paris presented by PartyPoker will begin Saturday at the famed at Aviation Club de France on the Champs-Elysées and hundreds of the world's best poker players are expected to play.
A €1,000 side event earlier this week attracted 156 players to the club, including Freddy Deeb, Aussie Millions champion Tyron Krost, Sorel Mizzi, Isabelle Mercier, and Ludovic Lacay, who are all expected to play in the €10,000 main event.
"The countdown is on and the Aviation Club de France is delighted to welcome back the WPT to Paris," said Bruno Fitoussi, poker consultant for the club.
"The WPT Grand Prix de Paris is a high-class tournament, coverage of which will be televised, and it is an undoubted highlight on the international poker circuit."
The tournament will run through May 12 with the final eight playing to a champion May 15.
The WPT will also film its inaugural high roller event at the club, a €20,000 No Limit Hold 'em Freeze Out tournament playing May 14-15 with the final on May 16.
Land-based satellites for the WPT Grand Prix de Paris main event have been running at the Aviation Club de France since May 1.