Frenchman Manuel bevand has been playing poker for a long time. At the age of eight he got acquainted with chess, which later gave way to programming in the field of video games. Then I got acquainted with the popular board card game “Magic: The Gathering“, In which he achieved good results. He became vice-champion of France, vice-champion of the world in a team format in 1998, and in 2004 finished fourth in the world championship. At the same time, he worked as a video game designer. At the age of 27, Manuel Bevand got acquainted with poker. In the online poker room PokerStars plays under the nickname «manub". March 11, 2007 wins Sunday Warm-Up... Winning the tournament brings him $72’205.
Gradually, with the game online, live tournaments begin to play. Winning the Sunday Warm-Up gave him a try at live tournaments with higher buy-ins and in July 2008 he is attending the WSOP. Takes 221 place in the main tournament (+ $38'600). In December of the same year, he took 19th place in the EPT Prague Main Event.
He made his first EPT final table in 2010, where he finished 5th in the EPT Prague Main Event, earning him ?71’000 prize money.
Winning his biggest win in 2012 - $110’731, which he gets for the fifth place in the tournament $10'000 Pot Limit Hold'em at the WSOP 2012.
He wrote a book about poker in his native French called "Poker: Passer Pro".