Kalidou Sow Wins Winamax Paris High Roller Event

Posted On 03 Mar, 2018 0

The last couple of months have been an absolute roller-coaster ride for Kalidou Sow, with his poker game earning him quite a lot of money of late. The player from France has been playing live poker since around 5 years but it's the last couple of months that he has been enjoying.

In December last year, he pocketed his career-best live cash, by winning the PokerStars Championship Prague Main Event, for €675,000. He followed that up by shipping the PokerStars Festival London Main Event for £121,803. Now, he has won the Winamax Poker Tour Paris High Roller, for £100,000, meaning that his last three results have all ended in wins.

The Frenchman is enjoying a good run at the moment, with his latest win coming after he beat a field of 376 entries. The high roller event saw 47 players making it into the money, with a min-cash of €2,800. Dutchman Kees van Brugge reached heads up with Sow and the former had a lead of 14 million chips to 4.5 million chips.

However, Sow seems to have an ability to avoid being eliminated, which allowed him to come from behind and win the tournament, for £100,000 (~INR 90 lakhs). "Incredible!" is all that Sow could say when he was asked by Winamax about his hot streak since December. With this win, Sow has taken his career live winnings to over $1.45 million.

Final standings:

  1. Kalidou Sow - €100,000
  2. Kees van Brugge - €72,000
  3. Ivan Deyra - €50,000
  4. Achille Samaran - €36,000
  5. Gaelle Baumann - €27,000
  6. Sami Torbey - €21,000
  7. Firas Nassar - €17,300
  8. Renato Minicuci - €14,500
  9. Yves Piacentino - €12,000

Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com for full updates on poker wins from around the world. If Kalidou Sow has anymore big wins, you will certainly find a report of it here!


Event Dates Buy In
WPT Japan 2018 1 Sep - 17 Sep JPY 30,000
2018 APT Philippines Championships II 13 Sep - 24 Sep PHP 55,000
WPT Korea 2018 18 Sep - 24 Sep KRW 1,100,000
WPT Vietnam 2018 26 Sep - 4 Oct VND 22,000,000
Deltin Poker Tournament Xpress 27 Sep - 30 Sep INR 15,000
PokerStars Live Manila Super Series 9 1 Oct - 7 Oct PHP 10,000