It seems the French players like their high stakes Pot-Limit Hold'em. Right on point and ready to rock n roll at 12:00 PM were a whole host of French superstars.
Table #1 houses the pink-haired Guillaume Darcourt. Darcourt is always fun to watch as he enjoys playing in most pots at the table. Darcourt is a former World Poker Tour (WPT) Main Event winner and also has great World Series of Poker (WSOP) form. In 2010, Darcourt took 3rd spot in the $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Triple Chance for $223,459 and last year had an amazing run in the Main Event where he finished 35th for $242,636. He has cashed in one event so far this year.
Table #4 is the home for two French players. Adrien Allain is one the young superstars of France. He is a WPT Main Event winner and WSOPE final tablist when he finished 5th in last years €2,500 6-Max No-Limit Hold'em event, giving Phil Hellmuth a torrid time. Allain is sharing a table with the more experienced Manuel Bevand who has 4 WSOP cashes to his name.
Holding the number 1 seat at Table #5 is Ludovic Lacay. Lacay is a regular on the world poker circuit with 7 WSOP cashes to his name. Lacay has a particular fancy to WSOP $10,000 events with no fewer than 4 cashes in them including a 16th place finish in the 2009 Main Event for $500,557.
Last but not least we have High Stakes cash player David Benyamine. He is over at Table #11 to the right of Olivier Busquets. Benyamine already has one WSOP cash to his name this year placing 69th in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry Event. Benyamine is a WSOP bracelet holder with a 1st place finish in the 2008, $10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo Split event for $535,687.