Pascal Lefrancois is a poker player who is respected and feared in equal measure. Lefrancois has won almost $5.3 million from live poker tournaments and several more million from the online poker world.
2010 saw Lefrancois win a WSOP bracelet in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event. You may recall he poised for his winner’s photograph bare-chested! Lefrancois had more clothes on when he won the £25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super High Roller at the 2017 MILLION Dusk Till Dawn, and kept his clothes on when he triumphed in the €10,300 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Barcelona Grand Final Main Event.
That last result awarded Lefrancois a career-best €1,700,000 ($2,097,211) and a place in the MILLIONS history books. After enjoying so much success in the live arena, Lefrancois is surely missing playing poker in a brick and mortar venue.
“Of course I’m missing live poker! I especially miss travelling, interacting, and having drinks with friends I have made in the poker community along the years.”
Poker’s elite players are obviously delighted when they secure a big prize – who wouldn’t be? – but they also love testing themselves against fellow superstars. They thrive under the pressure of having to perform to the best of their ability.
“It felt amazing winning the MILLIONS Grand Final. First, because it’s obviously a lot of money. Also, the MILLIONS attracts the best players from all around the world and it feels great beating that kind of competition.”
Lefrancois Outplays The Stars
MILLIONS certainly does draw in the best players the game has to offer. Lefrancois defeated the likes of Davidi Kitai, Dominik Nitsche, and the legendary Stephen Chidwick at his MILLIONS Grand Final final table before sending Adam Owen to the rail in second-place to secure the title and have his name etched on the famous MILLIONS trophy.
It seems like a lifetime away since the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic stopped live MILLIONS events taking place. Hopefully, they’ll return sooner rather than later, but until they do players continue to transition to the online poker world.
“With the pandemic, a lot of players transferred from live poker to the online felt and that created a lot of action at the higher stakes. So basically, I’ve played a ton of online poker!”
Lefrancois will be playing even more online poker in the coming weeks as he prepares to try and win the $5 million guaranteed MILLIONS Online Main Event and the high buy-in side events.
“I’ll buy in directly to all MILLIONS Online high stakes tournaments. The action online has slowed down a little lately, so I’m excited to play these big buy-in events.”
Big players shine brightly in major events and this is especially true when talking about Lefrancois. He won a pair of Poker Masters events worth more than $820,000 combined. A High Roller Club title followed before victory in the WPT Super High Roller banked Lefrancois more than $315,000. Another $585,175 winged its way to Lefrancois’ account when he triumphed in the Caribbean Poker Party Online Super High Roller event.
A Cherry On Top Of a Remarkable Year
Those results are just a handful of Lefrancois’ partypoker recent partypoker results. It is almost impossible to rank which of Lefrancois’ achievements are the best, even the great man himself admitted as much.
“It’s very tough to give a ranking to achievements, but once again, I expect all the best poker players to play [MILLIONS Online] and be able to come out of these large field events on top would be the cherry on top of a very good year for me!”
Don’t Miss The Massive MILLIONS Online Main Event Satellite on February 14
Lefrancois has already said he is guaranteed to play the MILLIONS Main Event and you could be joining him. He’s buying in direct, but you can win your seat from a single cent!
There’s a massive MILLIONS Online #08 Main Event 1A Satellite taking place at 21:00 GMT on February 14, one with 20x $5,300 MILLIONS Online Main Event Day 1A seats guaranteed; that’s $106,000 worth of tickets!
MILLIONS Online is set to be massive. It runs from February 13 through March 9 and you can check out the full, bustling schedule here.
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