The cheerleaders have sort of segregated themselves naturally here inside the Thunder Dome. To our left sits just a handful of Ronconi's supporters and what look like random passers-by who don't have much of a rooting interest. On the right? The entire nation of France. We spot some familiar faces from the pro ranks, including Team PokerStars Pro Arnaud Mattern, Nicolas Levi, Davidi Kitai, Pascal Perrault, and Antonin Teisseire's fellow Partouche Team Pro, Alain Roy.
We're familiar with both Roy and Teisseire from the 2008 Partouche Poker Tour final table, and it's nice to see they've brought some of their countrymen across the pond to make some noise here today.