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- Antoine Saout is a 25-year-old Frenchman who was part of the 2009 November Nine group that made the World Series of Poker Main Event final table. He went on to finish 3rd which netted him $3.5 million.
Antoine Saout hails from Saint Martin des Champs, France, and had only been playing poker 18 months prior to making the 2009 World Series of Poker final table as a member of the elite November Nine. He would go on to finish 3rd at the WSOP, but otherwise has no record of live tournament play.
One of only two non-US born November Nine members, Saout earned his seat to the 2009 WSOP through a $50 internet satellite on Everest Poker. As part of a promotion run by Everest poker, Saout's appearance at the Main Event final table earned 51 lucky players a share of $1 million - roughly $19K each. Despite all the success, Saout's road to $3.5 million wasn't exactly easy as for much of the final three days of play he had the worst seat in the Rio - to the left of Phil Ivey.
Post-WSOP Final Table Interview
An interview with Antoine Saout following his 3rd place finish in the 2009 WSOP Main Event. Saout was putting together a great performance at the final table - he began the FT 8th in chips and was in great shape three-handed - until he ran into Joe Cada. Antoine actually had Cada all-in for his tournament life holding ducks vs. his pocket queens, but Joe spiked a duece on the flop. A few hands later Saout was eliminated when Cada's A-K outran his pocket eights.
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