Antoine Saout made a big splash in his first ever World Series of Poker appearance. After qualifying for the 2009 Main Event at Everest Poker for just $50, Saout now finds himself sitting as part of the famed November Nine. On November 7th he will join Darvin Moon, Eric Buchman, Steven Begleiter, Jeff Shulman, Joseph Cada, Kevin Schaffel, Phil Ivey, and James Akenhead to play out the final table of the WSOP Main Event.
Saout, 25 years old, comes from Saint Martin des Champs, France, making this the first time someone from France has made the final table since 1998! Only one other player besides Saout comes from outside the United States.
Making the final table isn’t only good news for Saout, but for all the players that qualified for the WSOP Main Event through Everest. As part of Everest’s $1 Million Match they are granting all Everest qualifying Main Event participates a share of $1 million, regardless of their finish, because one of them made the final table. The 51 players will each receive $19,607. That’s a nice payday, just for qualifying through Everest Poker!