The debacle at the French Partouche Poker Tour Main Event claimed another victim with the players of that event collectively being the first, as Jean-Jacques Ichai resigned. Ichai was the Poker Marketing Director of Groupe Partouche.
The resignation comes in the wake of arguments about the existence of a €5m guarantee for tournament.
Company President Patrick Partouche completely denied the existence of a guarantee and was polemical in denouncing the players who insisted that it existed. In an emotional speech he has cancelled the whole poker tour.