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   Friday, June 14 2024 
WPT Paris National Series: Gregory Benac wins the title

After a week of intense tournament, the WPT Paris National Series 2012 ended with the victory of Gregory Benac. The eight finalists played during seven hours until only one player remained on the table. The first player to have left the table was Yann Deychey and pocketed for his eighth place at this poker tournament € 15,245. A few hands later, Antoine Valantin and Philippe Abdul were also eliminated and left the final table with a respective gain of € 20,565 and € 25,720. Franck Boyer after having eliminated Abdul joins soon after the ranks of eliminated players and pocketed at the same time € 30,870. Boyer lost all his chips against Shinya Shimada. Jeremy Nock also surrendered and let the three players vying for the title: Antoine Saout, Gregory Benac and Shinya Shimada. He pocketed € 38,565 for this feat by reaching the fourth spot.

Chip leader during this last stage of the final, Gregory Benac loses most of his stack against the Japanese who became chip leader by having eliminated Antoine Saout. Shinya Shimada led the game with over 8.5 million chips face to Gregory Benac (2.3 million chips) but after having played poker during a few hands, Benac catch up the difference and came to reverse the trend by winning the WPT Paris National Series 2012. He pockets thanks to his feat the € 92,570 provided for the winner and a package of € 7,500 to the WPT Grand Prix de Paris. As for Shinya Shimada, he settled for € 66,485 of his runner up place.

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