A Costly Lesson from a Wild Game. Lille is a beautiful place to visit, offering a silver lining to those who bust out from the Festival! Ever wonder who is the best poker player in the world? Staging major tournaments and events at the ACF helped put the gambling club on the poker map. It wasn't until that Fitoussi helped introduce poker at the club he later became manager of poker operations , which was an overnight hit with patrons and helped attract a different breed of clientele eager to try this exciting game.
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Bracelets 1 Phil Hellmuth. Cashes 1 Phil Hellmuth. Final Tables 1 Phil Hellmuth. Weekly Poker Hand The French have always had an innate passion for all kinds of card games. In fact, the old French card game poque , which involved skill and bluff, is believed by many to be an early forerunner of poker.
It's thought the game reached the United States via French settlers in New Orleans where it eventually morphed into poker and spread across the country, becoming a national pastime. So it seems somewhat fitting in a way that the PokerStars Festivals' organisers made France, or the beautiful city of Lille to be precise, one of its stops on this year's festival schedule.
Lille is a beautiful place to visit, offering a silver lining to those who bust out from the Festival! First introduced to poker in by friends when he was plying his trade in South Korea as a professional gamer, it wasn't long before StarCraft took a backseat to poker as he fastidiously studied the game inside and out.
Back then the French poker scene had already churned out a clutch of highly accomplished players. An ambitious and hard-working ElkY saw what they'd achieved in the game and set his sights firmly on rubbing shoulders with this elite group one day. Bruno Fitoussi is a living legend in French poker and was integral in growing the game in France. Opened in originally as a private gentlemen's club exclusively reserved for aviators, ACF became a fashionable hangout where tuxedo-clad members puffed on expensive cigars over games of backgammon, baccarat and chemin de fer.
It wasn't until that Fitoussi helped introduce poker at the club he later became manager of poker operations , which was an overnight hit with patrons and helped attract a different breed of clientele eager to try this exciting game.
Despite the intimate - others may say cramped - interior, in the ACF played host to the Paris leg of the inaugural season of the World Poker Tour. Those poker fans old enough to remember will fondly recall the stop the subsequent year when trash-talking Lithuanian Antanas Guoga, otherwise known as Tony G, incessantly berated and bluffed his opponents at the final table.
Staging major tournaments and events at the ACF helped put the gambling club on the poker map. Juicy high-stakes games ran pretty much around the clock, seven days a week.
Sitting down to a game here was one goal to tick off the poker 'bucket list' for recreational players. With its wood-panelled rooms, elegant chandeliers and the clack of high-value plaques being tossed into pots, this was your archetypal plush gambling haunt - infused with Gallic flair. Yet members were forced to bid adieu to the ACF when it folded and went into judicial administration in ElkY reminisces with misty-eyed nostalgia when remembering this legendary poker venue.