€5,300 Main Event

Seat 2: Pierre Calamusa, France (2,235,000)

Pierre Calamusa

Pierre Calamusa discovered poker while still a teenager. The son of a teacher, he started playing online and quickly turned home games into a significant hobby.

He made a few €50 online deposits and then manage to spin that up – in just six months – to some €20,000, a sum he used to pay his tuition fees at Toulouse Business School. However, a month after starting his studies he dropped out to focus on poker.

He’s had some dips in his career and, in 2011, lost his entire bankroll; However, a big win at the Parisian Aviation Club de France put him back in the saddle. Calamusa, a former Maison Du Bluff candidate, is now considered a rising star of the French poker scene. His live cashes include a fourth place at the FPS4 Cannes High Roller for €15,440 and 39th at the EPT12 Dublin Main Event in February for another €13,200.

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