French live tournament pro Alain Roy has been in the game for well over a decade. He is best known for taking down the inaugural Partouche Poker Tour (PPT) Main Event in 2008. The €8,500 buy-in yielded a €1,000,000 return for the top prize – definitely not bad for a couple days of work. The field included many notable pros including Danish legend Gus Hansen, brothers Michael and Robert Mizrachi and 1998 WSOP Main Event winner Scotty Nguyen – all of which Roy got past to claim the trophy.
Alain has continued achieving success in the live tournament scene, particularly on the European circuit as well as in Marrakech – a stop that is popular with French speakers and is growing as a destination for poker players in general. He won a WPT title at the 2010 Chilipoker Marrakech Festival in the €500 No Limit Hold’em Event. A year later, he made it back-to-back titles with a win at the WPT Spanish Championship in the Pot Limit Omaha event.
Roy also has an EPT title to his name, again from the city of Barcelona. This victory came in 2013 when he shipped the €2,000 No Limit Hold’em event for $158,114 – the Frenchman beat WSOP Main Event winner Jonathan Duhamel at the final table to take the trophy.
Still grinding live tournaments today, Alain Roy’s earnings now exceed $2,700,000.