Five French Poker Players To Watch In 2022

With a go back of reside poker with a bit of luck at the playing cards, PokerNews desires to just be sure you are up-to-the-minute on what gamers may well be making a dash in occasions and excursions all through 2022. Over the following couple of months, we will be taking an in depth take a look at which poker gamers we will have to be taking a look out for!


Johan “YoH ViraL” Guilbert

Johan Guilbert
Johan “YoH ViraL” Guilbert celebrates Tremendous Top Curler victory

2021 used to be really a step forward yr for widespread vlogger Johan “Yoh ViraL” Guilbert and recorded a bunch of six-figure cashes and a few reside event victories besides.

His first match triumph got here in the summertime on the Tremendous Top Curler Bowl Europe, the place he gained SHRB Europe Event #2: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em for a fab $506,250. Guilbert then capped off the yr with a moment win, which happened on the International Poker Excursion 5 Diamond Poker Vintage the place he added an extra $175,000 to his all-time profits following a high-roller win.

In fact, eight of his top ten best cashes came in 2021 alone and what is even more impressive that his first recorded cash of the year came in May. From that point, Guilbert won $2,843,592 from live tournaments which also included his best ever cash of $892,811 which was thanks to his second-place finish in the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event.

You’ll be able to apply Guilbert’s poker adventure and relive his WSOPE Major Tournament run on his 151K subscriber sturdy YouTube channel. His presence at the platform earned himself a nomination on the 2022 Global Poker Awards for the Lovers Selection: Poker Character class, whilst his effects all through the yr additionally were given him a place at the GPI Breakout Participant shortlist.

Julien Martini

Julien Martini
Double pleasure for Julien Martini on the 2021 WSOP Europe

Some other participant who had a yr to bear in mind and shall be hoping his run excellent transfers to 2022 is Julien Martini. The poker all-rounder added two extra WSOP bracelets to his assortment following the 2021 WSOPE, the place he reigned best in Event #8: €2,500 Short Deck and Event #12: €2,000 8-Game.

His efficiency at King’s Resort, Rozvadov noticed him turn into the most-decorated French player in WSOP history, transferring forward of the likes of poker veterans Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier and Roger Hairabedian.

Sonny Franco

Sonny Franco

Whilst Sonny Franco did not moderately hit the highs of Guilbert and Martini, 2021 remains to be a yr Franco can glance again fondly on. Throughout each the WSOP and WSOPE he bought 13 cashes netting him a complete of $229,541. A large bite of that got here from WSOPE Event #13: €10,000 NLH 6-Max, the place he fell to fellow compatriot Romain Le Dantec for $145,012.

This previous yr used to be his best possible so far with a last sum of $697,435 gained from poker tournaments as in step with The Hendon Mob. With a forged fall/autumn and iciness at the back of him, the sector may well be Franco’s oyster in 2022.

Arthur Conan

Arthur Conan

There don’t seem to be many superlatives to explain simply how excellent of a yr Arthur Conan had in in 2021, which noticed him upload $1,486,058 to his bankroll. He secured his maiden WSOP gold bracelet, notched a couple of wins at the World Poker Tour and in a similar fashion to Guilbert, recorded seven of his best ten cashes all within the area of round 8 months.

His first WPT win came about in April the place he completed his best possible ever payday, successful the $50,000 Tremendous Top Curler on the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $733,320.

4 months later he gained an extra $466,167 after he used to be the final participant status in WSOP Online Event #15: $10,000 Heads Up Championship. He would conquer excessive stakes crusher Adrian Mateos within the semi-final prior to besting Latvia’s Aleksejs Ponakovs for the first-place spoils.

Conan then sealed his moment WPT identify of the yr in December, strolling away $227,500 richer after taking down a $25K excessive curler match on the WPT 5 Diamond International Poker Vintage.

Romain Lewis

Some other French participant who added their title into the WSOP historical past books in 2021 used to be Romain Lewis. With two second-place finishes and two third-place finishes on the sequence in 2018, Lewis after all went the gap and got here out on best in Event #76: $10K Super Turbo Bounty for a $463,885 grand prize.

That victory used to be further candy for Frenchman as he outlasted one of the most best possible gamers on this planet like Stephen Chidwick, Dario Sammartino and Rainer Kempe, who all made the general desk.

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Calum Grant

Editor & Reside Reporter

Calum has been part of the PokerNews workforce since September 2021 after operating in the United Kingdom power sector. He performed his first hand of poker in 2017 and instantly fell in love with the sport. Calum’s proudest poker fulfillment is successful the one event he has ever performed in Las Vegas, the distinguished $60 Flamingo night time match.

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Author: Bradley Watson