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EPT Paris 2023: Mohamed Mokrani Wins €2,200 FPS High Roller For a Career-Best €305,300

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  • Naman Sharma February 21, 2023
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At the inaugural 2023 European Poker Tour (EPT) Paris, Frenchman Mohamed Mokrani emerged victorious in the France Poker Series (FPS) Paris €2,200 High Roller, which had a field of 910 participants. Mokrani’s win earned him his first PokerStars trophy and his best career payday of €305,300.

Mohamed Mokrani
Mohamed Mokrani

 

Mokrani was on a heater as he knocked out seven of his final nine opponents, resulting in fellow Frenchman Antony Marchetti securing a second-place prize of €190,450.

Before this win, Mokrani had only two recorded cashes, his most prominent being a victory in the €300 NLH – W8 Classic event for €7,321. With his current winnings, he has amassed €318,921 in live tournament earnings.

The €2,200 FPS High Roller saw 910 players register, creating a prize pool of €1,747,200. The top 136 players could cash in, receiving at least €1,675 for their efforts.

Out of the competitors, only one Indian player was present, Ankit Ahuja. The 2022 GPI India POY survived the money bubble but could not go much further, falling out in 135th place for the minimum payout of €1,675.

Ankit Ahuja
Ankit Ahuja

 

Some notable players who cashed but failed to make the final table were WSOP bracelet winners Emil Bise (27th place for €8,950), Alexandre Reard (87th place for €4,450), and Ori Hasson (95th place for €4,450).

Final Table Recap

After 20 minutes of final table play, Hugo Machado was the first player to be eliminated in ninth place after losing a pre-flop all-in against Mokrani.

Luis Celso walked out in eighth place after his could not hold against Mokrani’s .

Francesco Delfoco moved towards the rail in seventh place after his were cracked by Mokrani’s .

Cedric Massaro fell in sixth place, followed by Jon Kyte in fifth.

Mokrani continued with his elimination spree, sending Simeon Spasov and Wagner Ripper towards the rail in fourth and third places, respectively.

The heads-up battle between the French duo, Mohamed Mokrani and Antony Marchetti, was a short ordeal. It took Mokrani only ten hands with Marchetti before he carried his chip lead over the finish line.

On the final hand, Marchetti moved all in with , and Mokrani called with his .

The board was tabled . Though the flop paired Marchetti’s four, the turn brought too many outs (straight and flush draw) for Mokrani, which he drilled on the river to collect the FPS High Roller title.

Final Table Results (EURO)

  1. Mohamed Mokrani – €305,300
  2. Antony Marchetti – €190,450
  3. Wagner Ripper – €136,050
  4. Simeon Spasov – €104,650
  5. Jon Kyte – €80,500
  6. Cedric Massaro – €61,900
  7. Francesco Delfoco – €47,650
  8. Luis Celso – €36,650
  9. Hugo Machado – €28,200

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