The poker calendar for 2023 is underway, and it’s already been a busy one! After the recent EPT Paris stop, PokerStars has announced the return of the France Poker Series (FPS) with an expanded schedule, visiting some of its favorite venues as well as a whole host of new ones!
The announcement comes one week after the record-breaking Paris FPS Main Event, the biggest FPS in history, won by Alan Goasdoue for €287,830. The new schedule will see four stops in France and one in Belgium over the course of 2023.
2023 France Poker Series Schedule
|April 26-30||Monte Carlo||Sporting Monte Carlo|
|May 12-21||Namur||Circus Casino Resort Namur|
|July 15 to 23||Paris||Stade Jean Bouin|
|September 29 to October 8||Aix les Bains||Casino Grand Cercle Aix-les-Bains|
|November 10th to 19th||Aix en Provence||Pasino Grand|
Alan Goasdoue Wins Largest-Ever FPS Main Event
New Location for FPS Paris in July
Among the highlights of the announcement is the holding of a FPS Paris in July at the home of the Stade Français, the Stade Jean Bouin. Organized in collaboration with the Club Circus, the Main Event prize pool comes with an additional €1 million for this tournament alone.
And over in Belgium with FPS Namur, PokerStars will be sponsoring the Belgian Poker Challenge and has introduced a €1,000,000 guarantee across all events, with a prize pool of €750,000 for the Main Event and €100,000 for the High Roller.
Finally, the FPS will head south to Aix-les-Bains from September 29 to October 8, before returning to Aix-en-Provence from November 10 to 19. The venue will host its second FPS after Anthony Apicella‘s victory in 2022 for €141,200.
But before all that, there’s FPS Monte Carlo held at the Sporting Monte Carlo in April! Start counting down the days!
Qualify for the FPS Online
For each FPS stop, the buy-in for the Main Event is €1,100 and €2,200 for the High Roller. To win your seat for less, online satellites are available online, where two types of prizes are up for grabs: the seat alone (€1,100 value) or the seat + fee package (€1,500 value).