Laetitia Casta is from France, where the Partouche Poker Tour is being played right now. A hoh hoh hoh!
We’re really, really trying to stop ripping the French so much. It’s too easy. We have to keep reminding ourselves that there are actually great things about the country. Topless beaches. Wine. Art. Really, France is great all around…except the people (except for Benjo, he’s all right).
The one (and seriously only) redeeming quality of French people is their love of poker. Which brings us to the 2008 Partouche Poker Tour event in Cannes. Good pull of top pros and a first place prize of over $1.4M USD.
Day 2 just wrapped and only 48 remain. A couple of dudes with chicks names (although not HOT chick names like Shannon Shorr has…man, if someone approached us a few years ago and said, "Hey someone named Shannon Shorr wants to bang you," we’d say, "Bring it on!" sight unseen…good thing that never happened) lead the way, as Patrice Sitbon and Fabrice Nkoa are stacked at 867,100 and 660,700, respectively.
Big names pros remaining include Gus Hansen (583,800), Robert Mizrachi (453,000), Noah Schwartz (138,200), and short-stacked Scotty Nguyen (20,800).
Get a full recap here.
In unrelated Partouche news but somewhat related tournament news, Robert Varkonyi did not win Event #2 at the Borgata Poker Open. Read here.