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Published on November 9th, 2021 | by Isabelle Karamooz, Founder of FQM

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A day at the 2021 WSOP Main Event with NBA All-Star Tony Parker and Jean-Luc Adam, a World Champion of Poker following by the GGPoker VIP Party at the VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub

Tony Parker became the first player to qualify for this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event. Parker punched his qualification ticket when he won a charity event known as the Big Game Poker Tournament that was held last January of 2021 in San Antonio. In that tournament, he beat out 218 players. Long known as a poker enthusiast, Parker got the opportunity to prove that he can play high-stakes cash games.

Over the same day, Jean-Luc Adam, a French expat, who lives in Saint Martin in the Caribbean, defeated Eugene Salomon ramping up $255,623 at the Event #58: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em and ended up to take down the golden bracelet.  

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That is his first bracelet but he has already earned two rings in his career for tournament play up to that point.

He spoke humbly about his passion, how lucky he was to have a cycle of successes he could manage without being impassioned even though he had a cycle of bad luck too, and said that it was unexpected, he could not realize it yet. He thought that it was inaccessible!

For his efforts, the icing on the cake was that it was Tony Parker, an athlete and a person he is fan and admires, who awarded him his bracelet later on.

To end the cerebration and the day, the GGPoker had organized a VIP party at the VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Located directly above the elegant and exotic VooDoo Steakhouse, I headed up to the rooftop with Fabien Richard, a French journalist of Poker, who has created a blog called “Au Coeur de Vegas” and who is active on PokerVoyageur, accompanied with David Guay, a professional poker player and creator of the “Until I’m Done” brand and Julien Pérouse, a professional poker player and founder of Step Up Poker.

Header Photo Credit: French Quarter Magazine


About the Author

is originally from Versailles, France. She always wanted to see the world, which she did starting at 17 when she had the fortunate opportunity to study abroad in Rhonda, Spain. She traveled the world from Hong Kong to Taiwan, from Ireland to Austria, to Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Monaco, and discovered the entire countries of Italy and Morocco. She really feels like a citizen of the world. She finally settled several years in Los Angeles where she worked at the French Consulate of Los Angeles. Passionate about the Arts and History, she earned a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of California Berkeley and studied for a Master program in education at the University of Southern California, then she went on to teach French to aspiring UNLV and CSN students in Nevada. She is the founder and Editor in chief of French Quarter Magazine, in which she writes, interviews people in a wide range of circumstances, pitches story ideas to writers and journalists, takes photos, and is currently writing her first translated work, which spans the life of Coco Chanel and is filled with adventure, intrigue, history and love.



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