BankrollMob Poker News


Partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona Main Event won by Pascal LeFrancois for €1,700,000

Tags: partypoker, Pascal LeFrancois.
Posted on 20 April 2018 by "T".

Imagine a battlefield of 1,175 talented poker players and being the last one standing to win the title and a prize worth €1.7 million...that's what Canadian Pascal LeFrancois did at the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona €10,300 Main Event!

The event featured a humongous €10 million guarantee, and that number was easily surpassed when 1,175 players signed up, bringing the final prize pool to €11,397,500!

The prize money €1,700,000 (around $2,108,000) is by far the 31-year-old Canadian Pascal LeFrancois' biggest payday of his career. His previous best win was back in the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event in which he finished 11th for $635,011. That same summer, he won a $1,500 NLH event at the WSOP, earning him a bracelet plus $568,972.

Thanks to this most recent win, the former WSOP bracelet winner's lifetime live tournament earnings is now at $5,142,717.

LeFrancois surely did not just breeze by this event, as he had to face off with some of the game's top pros such as Jake Schindler and Sam Greenwood.

Star players who were blessed enough to land at the final table were 2016 MSPT Venetian champion Thomas Boivin, 888poker ambassador Dominik Nitsche, recent partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona High Roller winner Davidi Kitai, US Poker Open MVP Stephen Chidwick, chip leader Pascal LeFrancois and the short-stacked Adam Owen.

Others who were able to cash the Main Event were: Sam Trickett (35th for $49,436), Philipp Gruissem (22nd for $61,683), Byron Kaverman (16th for $80,188), and Sean Winter (11th for $123,365).

Final Table Results:




Payout in Euro

Payout in US$


Pascal LeFrancois





Adam Owen





Stephen Chidwick





Dominik Nitsche





Jan Schwippert





Diogo Veiga





Davidi Kitai





Thomas Boivin





Honglin Jiang




The next huge partypoker LIVE event is the MILLIONS North America Main Event, scheduled in May at the Playground Poker Club.




« Poker News   /   Comment on this news »

Related Articles:

10 comments on "Partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona Main Event won by Pascal LeFrancois for €1,700,000"

 CALICUL20/04/2018 16:18:18 GMT
I can only think of reality. I would have only a chance of 100,000 to win such a tournament. You can not fight with so many very good players because they only know how to fold, fold or fold when you have a good cards. Are experienced players and we remain with imagination. Smile
 Mober20/04/2018 17:19:00 GMT
Too many players to win that tournament.
And with that 10k buy in, the return of investment was huge Smile
He can have many fails from now on,with all that winnings Smile
I dont know a single one from the final table winners.
 pochui20/04/2018 21:12:44 GMT
well yeah kinda big field have to admit, but it depends on who are we comparing this filed to... say a stars freeroll with $200 prizepool and 20k entrants fighting it out for the mega prize of 40 dollaros or around 1.1k entrants and a life changing 1st prize of 1.7 millions of euros...
 Gerimantas21/04/2018 07:22:54 GMT
Yes big event, expensive buyin of 10,000 euros and also bug prize pool of more than 11 millions of euros. Of course i too like to play such tournament, but buyin is to big to me for 100 times 😀 congratulations to the winner
 doubletop77721/04/2018 07:31:13 GMT
Many congratulations to Pascal LeFrancois on winning this huge event and the very nice first prize of 1,700,000 euro. He has beaten an incredible field and he should be very pleased with his effort
 pajalnick21/04/2018 11:07:52 GMT
1700000 euros of course a huge prize ... and the winner certainly deserved it ... a big risk when there are more than 1000 players ... in such a tournament besides a good game you also need luck .... but the winner is only one and this time it's Pascal Lefrancois .... congratulations
 Sorin88821/04/2018 13:12:05 GMT
"' a life changing 1st prize of 1.7 millions of euros..."' (pochui) is for a normal person with head on his shoulders.For a gambler is something to worry a lot,and many sleepless nights.
Final table was a tough battle,four hours to kick the 9th from the table.Congratulations for the winner
 godoy21/04/2018 18:58:27 GMT
to win a great prize of this and the dream of any player of poker and with this to have its financial indepence guaranteed to be able to travel and to enjoy everything that the world offers that yes and to have luck
 CALICUL22/04/2018 16:20:16 GMT
you can win a sum of money but to learn to play poker as these professionals are very hard. Young players can do it but we who have 37-38 years we have other obligations and not much time to lose with strategy. There are some exceptions with people who have more time but for most not.
 Tony_MON7ANA23/04/2018 15:25:32 GMT
Massive congratulations must go out to Pascal LeFrancois from Canada on winning the main event and earning €1.7 million. I bet he is still on cloud nine! It must have been exhilarating for his friends and family as well.

Write a comment:

You must be logged in, to comment on news...

Disclosure: BankrollMob may earn a commission based on the advertisement material on this site. #AD

  Please Play Responsibly