Every year there are certain players who step out of the shadows into worldwide fame. Sylvain Loosli became one of these players in 2013 when he reached the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event. Respected online cash game specialist, Sylvain has played poker professionally since 2006 and reached the final of the biggest tournament in world poker at just his first attempt.
In November 2013, Sylvain Loosli booked a place in poker history after reaching the final table of the world championships main event. 6,352 players began the tournament and after 8 days of competition (with a three month gap after day 7 before the final table), the Frenchman skilfully fought his way to a fourth place finish. He earned the substantial prize of $2,792,533 for this extraordinary performance.
It was in 2006 that he discovered poker. He was introduced by a friend to a group of Texas Hold’em enthusiasts while at business school in Paris. Quickly he decided to create an account on Winamax and made a deposit of €50. After playing several tournaments he swiftly turned to what would become his passion: cash games.
One year later, Sylvain had made Winamax his primary site and built a bankroll large enough to play NL100. Still studying, poker remained nothing more than a hobby. This did not reduce the desire to improve and he spent his nights reading specialist forums, watching strategy videos and started taking certain risks with his bankroll in order to reach the biggest cash game tables. He rapidly became a regular at NL100 tables and even sometimes NL500.
When Sylvain completed his studies, he had not only earned his master’s degree in marketing, he had won a large amount of money playing poker. He therefore decided to try and make it as a professional player. It was also at this time that online poker became regulated in France and Sylvain took the decision to move to London where he continued to develop his game. To this date he has over $1 million in cash game profits.
“I want to try a new challenge. I have a new found hunger for tournament victories!” stated an ambitious and determined Sylvain Loosli. Almost immediately he came within touching distance of his first title in the autumn of 2013 when he finished second in the Winamax Poker Open Dublin.
And Sylvain’s destiny? Well, we know that “Loosli” is a nickname meaning “lucky” in the Alsace, so the signs are good for the future…
To challenge a world championships finalist, Sylvain can be found at the Winamax tables by looking for the table name “Loosli”.
Live tournament accomplishments
PS Championship PLO Highroller - Barcelona
Winamax SISMIX Highroller - Marrakech
4th ( MAD 205,000)
PS Championship Highroller - Monte-Carlo
PS Championship PLO - Monte-Carlo
MAD 15,000 Winamax SISMIX High Roller - Marrakech
4th (MAD 205,000)
€25,750 High Roller 8-Max - Monte Carlo
€10,300 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed - Monte Carlo
€10,200 8-Max Turbo Knockout - Prague
€10,300 8-Max - Prague
Super High Roller 8-Handed €50,000 - Barcelone
Winamax SISMIX High Super High Roller 25 000 MAD - Marrakech
Winner (MAD 315,000)
High Roller €25,500 - Los Angeles
6-Handed Turbo €5,200 - Dublin
Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed €5,300 - Dublin
6-Handed Turbo €10,300 - Bahamas
Super High Roller €25,750 - Malte
Super High Roller €50,000 – Barcelona
World Series Of Poker NLHE 8-Max $5,000 - Las Vegas
World Series Of Poker Main Event $10,000 - Las Vegas