Antoine Saout Flying The Flag For Everest Poker

Antoine Saout has just been recruited by Everest Poker who are keen to see the ‘November Nine’ qualifier represent their online poker site at the 2009 WSOP. Antoine’s story is all the more impressive as he was able to qualifiy for the tournament via a $50 satellite on Everest Poker, where he had been playing since 2008 as “Tonio92.”
The 25 year old Frenchman from Saint Martin des Champs has only been playing poker seriously for 18 months before which he was at college studying engineering. It seems like that decision has been generously rewarded as he is already guaranteed $1.25 million for having made it to the final table of this years WSOP, has a shot at the $8.5 million first prize and bracelet, and now has a contract with Everest Poker. He also receives a share of the $1 million which was guaranteed by Everest for any of their members who qualified for the WSOP through their site. Another 50 players were able to do this and so receive around $19,000 each.
Antoine can now look forward to joining a team of well rounded professionals on the site which include Cristiano Blanco, Voitto Rintala, Maria Maceiras, Steven van Zadelhoff, and Kim Wooka. Everest differs from many other online poker sites in that it chooses to sponsor players who are rising up the ranks and beginning to make a name for themselves, as opposed to signing already established professionals such as at Full Tilt Poker and Antoine certainly falls into Everest’s remit in that regard.
Everest’s Poker Director, Sandrine Mangia-Park said: “France is where Everest Poker first launched and to have a French player on the final table who qualified with us is very exciting. He joins an increasingly well respected team of real poker players who all support each other in the biggest tournaments around the world.”
Antoine Saout along with James Akenhead, are the only two non Americans at the table, and with both lying in 8th and 9th place respectively will be hoping for a good start at the final table when it reconvenes on November the 7th.

Other news:   World Series of Poker Bahamas in December

Poker News
wsop 2023 streaming schedule
12 Sep 2023
The World Series of Poker is heading to the Bahamas in December for the inaugural World Series of Poker Paradise Festival. The WSOP Paradise will be held at the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas from December 3-14. The official schedule was released earlier this week and it features 15 WSOP bracelet events with more
Top Poker Tweets from 2017 WSOP (Week 7)
01 Apr 2022
The World Series of Poker is coming online north of the border in Ontario. Online poker players located in the province of Ontario will have access to the newly launched starting on April 4 as part of the new private iGaming expansion in the province. is a partnership between the World Series of
World Series of Poker leaving the Rio
18 Nov 2021
The World Series of Poker is changing venues after a 17-year run at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and moving to the Las Vegas Strip. WSOP reps announced on Wednesday that starting in 2022, the 53rd World Series of Poker will be leaving the Rio and setting up shop at Bally’s and Paris Las
wsop 2020 logo
20 Sep 2021
Anyone that can’t make it to Las Vegas for the 2021 World Series of Poker when it starts up later this month can still go after a WSOP bracelet in any of the 11 new online events just announced, if they’re in New Jersey, Nevada or Pennsylvania. The in-person events at this year’s World Series