Canadian poker player Pascal LeFrancois finished 11th in the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event and cashed for $635,000. He entered Day 1, when play brought the field of 78 down to 27, with a middle-of-the-road stack, but a tough table draw alongside Johnny Lodden, Matt “mcmatto” Affleck, and Hasan Habib didn’t faze him.
The Rosemère resident scored one of the largest pots of the WSOP Main Event on Day 7 after 3betting to 455,000 out of the small blind against Jonathan Driscoll. Then, Driscoll 4bet to 1.03 million and LeFrancois responded by moving all-in for 4.73 million. Driscoll made the call and –as you’d expect – two big pairs were exposed. Driscoll tabled pocket jacks, while LeFrancois turned over pocket queens. Neither player improved when the board came 8-A-3-5-10 and LeFrancois shot up the chip counts. LeFrancois also sent UB.com pro Eric “basebaldy” Baldwin to the rail on Day 7.
He can be found under the name “Pass_72” on PokerStars, where he took down the site’s Sunday Warm-Up for over $100,000 in August 2008. Other top-tier scores for LeFrancois include wins in the PokerStars $1,050 buy-in Super Tuesday for $69,000, the Nightly Hundred Grand for $23,000, and the $40,000 Guaranteed for $12,000. When LeFrancois is playing on Full Tilt Poker, you can find him perusing the virtual felts under the moniker “Pass_555.”
LeFrancois is a 2010 bracelet winner, having taken down a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em tournament at the WSOP for $569,000. The contest drew 2,341 players from across the globe and LeFrancois was the lone Canadian in the top 30 on the final leaderboard. He defeated Max Steinberg heads-up at a final table that also included Main Event 55th place finisher Josh “brikdog24” Brikis.
LeFrancois’ first bracelet came in just his second in the money finish at a WSOP tournament. He began playing poker in 2005 with friends and, according to the official website of the WSOP, his favorite industry personality is Frank Billard.