Sylvain Loosli isn’t the first player from France to make the final table of the Main Event – that honor belongs to Antoine Saout (2009) – but that’s made him no less a celebrity in his home country. He signed a sponsorship deal with regulated French online poker site Winamax, making him instantly famous. Then he shared the stage with French pop star (and WSOP bracelet winner) Patrick Bruel on the Canal+ talk show Le Grand Journal. When he hasn’t been playing the part of French celebrity, Loosli has managed to squeeze in a bit of poker, too: he earned a second-place prize of €60,000 in a €550 six-max no-limit hold’em event at the Winamax Poker Open in Dublin. Checkout interview with fellow WSOP Final Table contender Michiel Brummelhuis, David “Raptor” Benefield, Mark Newhouse, Marc McLaughlin & JC Tran.
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