Winamax Poker Tour
The Winnamax Poker Tour 2012 / 2013 was the greatest Live Poker Tournament ever organized in France. More than 11 000 people have participated Live on stage in the hope to win the great prize of 100 000 € and to be called the “The Champion of France”. Here you will find facts and highlights of this amazing event that may be of interest for any poker fan.
The WiPT is organized once a year by the biggest Online Poker provider in France. Winamax is famous for its huge online community of Poker players and has even won the ICE Totally Gaming Award to be the “World’s best online operator 2013”.
Winamax Poker Tour Coverage
The tournament has actually started in October 2012 and has stopped in 41 cities around France including Nice, Strasbourg, Lyon, Lille and many others.
First of all to be able to take part in the live events players had to get through two qualiyfing stages online on Winamax. The so called “Sit & Go Starting Block” followed by the “Springboard” tournament. Altogether around 200 000 players took part in the Winamax poker tour starting block online. The winners of these games were than allowed to switch to one of the 81 live Winamax Poker Tour stages.
Another great Poker event is the Unibet Open 2013 which takes place in Copenhagen (Denmark), Troia (Portugal), Cannes (France) and Riga (Latvia).
Winamax Poker Tour Finale
The finals of the Winamax Poker Tour 2013 were held in Paris from the 28th of February till the 5th of March 2013. More than 1 200 players had the chance to access the final round either by winning earlier tournaments, by paying an entry fee of € 550 or by qualifying directly on Winamax.fr.
There was a great atmosphere at the finals of the Winamax Poker Tour 2013. Local players from all over France, newbies and professional players got to know each other while spending some time together in Paris.
Altogther there were three events taking part at the same time:
- The Main Event (available for € 550)
- The High Roller (available for € 150)
- The Deep Stack (available for € 2 000)
The Top 10 Players
A picture of “The Champion of France” Mathieu Philbert the proud winner of the Winamax Poker Tour
- Mathieu Philbert € 100 000
- Grégoire Auzoux – € 64 000
- Jeremy Marinier – € 47 000
- Patrick Miangu – € 35 000
- Maxime Chilaud – € 27 000
- Torgny Andersson – € 22 000
- Fateh Aïssi – € 19 000
- Damien Gayer – € 16 000
- Romai Rambaldi – € 14 000
- Steven Coelho Costa – € 12 000
Finally a little impression of the finals taking place in Paris, in March 2013