Sunday, October 6, 2013

Card Player TV -- Meet World Series of Poker November Niner Sylvain Loosli

<ninerp>After seven days of play, 6,352 players were narrowed down to a final table of nine in the 2013 World Series of Poker main event. One of these nine players will earn the title of World Champion and more than $8.3 million dollars. Card Player TV caught up with France's Sylvain Loosli, who will enter the final table in sixth chip position (with 19.6 million), to learn more.

When asked why, as a cash game player, he decided to make the trip to Las Vegas to play this tournament Loosli told Card Player TV, "Yeah, just because it's kind of a dream for every poker player. It's an amazing tournament, there's a huge prize pool and a lot of media coverage. If you can perform well in this one it is amazing... everybody is behind you and it is just very special."

The 26-year-old is originally from Toulon in the south of France but currently lives in London, where he rooms with Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier. Loosli is a professional poker player, with his bread and butter being $25-$50 no-limit hold'em online. He has been playing professionally for nearly 3 years, but as a result of his focus on cash games he has only one tournament score to his name: a $3,198 cash for a 24th-place finish in an prelim. Loosli is guaranteed at least a $733,224 payday for making the November Nine, but will surely have his eyes on the $8.3 million first-place prize and the distinction of becoming the first French main event champion.

Check out the video interview, in which you can learn more about Loosli's background in poker, how he feels about representing France and his thoughts on his chances of winning come November 4th:

Source: Cardplayer

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