Michel Leibgorin has been grinding longer than some of you have been alive: the Frenchman's maiden recorded cash was back in 1995. Leibgorin's 18-year poker career (it's quite possibly longer) peaked in 2011 with a $225,434 haul and yesterday's €20,815 win kicks off his 2013 campaign.
EPT9 Deauville, event #26
Date: 8 February 2013
Prize pool: €57,820
1. Michel Leibgorin, France, €20,815
2. Adelchoukry Ben, France, €13,300
3. Ilya Khodar, Belarus, €8,095
4. Luca Marotta, Italy, €5,780
5. Ivan Tikhov, Russia, €4,050
6. Anthony Theault, France, €3,180
7. Vadzim Markushevski, Belarus, €2,600
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Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.