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   Thursday, May 23 2024 
WPT of Cyprus: French victory thanks to Thomas Bichon

The World Poker Tour Cyprus 2009 (WPT) which took place at the Casino-Hotel Merit Crystal Cove was certainly one of the most eminent events in Thomas Bichon's career. Indeed, this French poker player aged 32 years old has just won after 6 days of fierce competition the title, the bracelet as well as $579,165 of gain of this tournament. It is there his first title in a major tournament. Nevertheless, they were 189 players at the beginning of this World Poker Tour of Cyprus with the presence of several professional players. The Cyprian week was plentiful of surprises because no chipleader had survived in the second day. The televised final table of Saturday was played by six players and the heads-up was between the Frenchman and the Israeli Uri Keidar. Used to play in final tables, the Frenchman who had reached two final tables this summer had managed any big difficulty to win.

Even if Thomas Bichon is not a famous player, he is nevertheless a well known figure in world of poker especially in cash game. He spends the majority of his time to skim tables of CG of the whole world. Since his first tournament of poker live (the Master Classic of Netherlands), Thomas showed a constant progress certainly because of the absence of financial pressures in such tournaments of poker live. Other French poker players also had their chances during this World Poker Tour of Cyprus because another Frenchman, Antony Lellouche was seen at the 14th position with a gain of $19,030.

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