French rapper wins WPT tournament


posted Friday Jun 8th 2012 at 06:42 PM

by Oscar Vallet

The French rapper Bruno "Kool Shen" Lopes won this weekend's WPT National in Cannes.

There's a lot more poker being played these days than just the WSOP in Las Vegas. This weekend for example there was the WPT National in Cannes, France. 

The field was dominated by lots of local players and very few "big" names were present. The PartyPoker-sponsored Kara Scott was one of the "names" that made the trip down to the south of France - and that payed out for her as she cashed (28th place @ €3,100) 

But it was the famous French rapper Bruno "Kool Shen" Lopes who won the event. He toppled 337 opponents - and that earned him the title along with €108,000. 

This is not the first time that "Kool Shen" makes money playing poker. Earlier this year he finished 4th at EPT Madrid (worth €140,000) and he won the Euro Finals of Poker 2012 (worth €100,000). 


1. Bruno 'Kool Shen' Lopes €108.000

2. Louis Gorostis €70.500

3. Yannick Massa €45.500

4. Robert Giordano €33.500

5. Tomas Fara €25.500

6. Antonin Teisseire €20.520

7. Laurent Michot €16.500

8. Alain Benamar €13.000

9. Stephane Benibida €10.000 


Hey...before we forget, here's a music video with Kool Shen:


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