Wednesday September 26,2012  : FRENCHMAN WINS WSOPE EVENT 3
 
Hairabedian first French player to win a WSOPE event
 
French live poker pro Roger Hairabedian (60) won the third 2012 World Series of Poker Europe event, becoming the first French-born player to have won an event in the WSOPE's six-year history and taking home his first WSOP gold bracelet.
 
Topping a strong field of 97 that included the likes of Michael Mizrachi, Joe Hachem and Jason Mercier at a final table of nine that lasted the better part of nine hours, Hairabedian defeated Ville Mattila heads-up to take the prize earning Euro 142 590.
 
The final table finished up:
 
1    Roger Hairabedian       Euro 142 590
2    Ville Mattila                Euro 88 130
3    Michael Mizrachi         Euro 62 749
4    Jussi Ryynanen          Euro 45 581
5    Jussi Nevanlinna         Euro 33 765
6    Joe Hachem               Euro 25 490
7    Michel Abecassis       Euro 19 606
8    Michael Schwartz       Euro 15 357
9    Jason Mercier             Euro 12 245
 
The win brings Hairabedian's career earnings to around $3.5 million.