Everest Poker sends many players to the World Series of Poker each year, and each of those competitors puts their poker skills to the test to try to win a WSOP bracelet. One of them did so well at the 2009 WSOP that he is not even finished yet, as Antoine Saout will be returning to Las Vegas in November as part of the coveted Main Event final table.
Saout played regularly on Everest Poker and used the opportunities available earlier in 2009 to play some of the numerous qualifiers for the WSOP. He won his seat online and took the prize package that included a $10,000 Main Event seat and trip to Las Vegas in the summer. It was there that he pushed through the immense field of 6,494 players and made his way through all eight grueling days of play to find himself as one of the last nine standing, which made him one of the November Nine.
Not only did Saout leave Las Vegas in mid-July with the ninth place minimum payout of $1,263,602, which was quite the payout on his initial satellite investment, but he will return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in November to compete for the first prize of $8,546,435 and the most desired title in all of poker - the WSOP Main Event champion. Though he will be entering the table with only 9.5 million in chips, second-to-lowest of the nine players, the opportunities are endless should he play his short stack to the best of his abilities.
The 25-year old was born in Morlaix, France, and currently maintains residence in Saint Martin des Champs in Brittany. His career in poker began only a year and a half prior to his 2009 WSOP run after discovering the game and his skills in it during his time in university. When he felt he could make a career out of it, he quit school to play on a full-time basis. His concentration on the game has not only made him a millionaire, but he has also been afforded the chance to sign a contract to officially represent Everest Poker as part of the November Nine. Sponsorship with Everest Poker is difficult to achieve, but Saout has accomplished the feat in relatively little time.
Everest’s poker director, Sandrine Mangia-Park, noted, “France is where Everest Poker first launched and to have a French player on the final table who qualified with us is very exciting. He joins an increasingly well respected team of real poker players who all support each other in the biggest tournaments around the world.”
Saout continues to hone his skills in the months leading up to the WSOP Main Event final table in November as Tonio292 on Everest Poker. He is one example of how a player can use the tools that Everest has to offer to improve one’s game and take it to the highest of heights.
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