Olivier Lacoste - Winner Event #6 - $17,640
Olivier Lacoste has secured his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit ring and $17,640 after taking down the $580 No-Limit Hold'em Event #6 at Foxwoods Casino. Lacoste is here on the East Coast on holiday with his family from France.
"It's truly a poker story," Lacoste explained, "I met my wife in 2009 at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, we got married, have two children, and now live in France. I am here in Massachusetts for three weeks on holiday visiting my wife's family, my in-laws. I decided to play this tournament, and now I have won a Circuit ring. Unbelievable."
Lacoste defines himself as a recreational player. He used to play live and online in France, but now his job as a financial advisor, and his two children take precedence over poker.
Lacoste was actually eliminated the very last hand before registration closed in this event. He flopped a set of queens against Foxwoods' regular Bobby Corcione's flopped set of aces. He quickly re-entered, and made his way into the money that night, and to the winner's spotlight the following afternoon.
This will be the only tournament of the series that Lacoste is able to play due to family obligations, but he is very excited to have secured a WSOP ring, and hopes that he can also continue his run at the WSOP International Circuit stop in France in November 2017.
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