ElkY and Benjamin Pollak cruise to Day 3 - EPT Deauville Main Event
335 players returned on Tuesday to Casino Barrières poker room to battle it out for the European Poker Tour Deauville title (Day 2). More than half of the field was eliminated after six 75-minute levels of play. The off-the-track panel includes Fabrice Soulier, David Vamplev, Vicky Coren, Lucien Cohen, Steven Moreau, Erwann Pécheux, Ilan Boujenah, Anton Wigg, Jake Cody, Gaëlle Baumann and Damien Lhommeau. Actually, the game resume this Wednesday with 138 players remained in the race. Irishman Tikhoniouk Alex is heading to Day 3 on the chip counts driver-seat; he has 312,400 chips, the average stack being 129,000 chips. The Top 5of the chip count is comprised of notable poker players in Europe; alongside 2014 Sixty Max and 2013 Celtic Poker Tour champion Tikhoniouk, the chip leader board includes Kevin McPhee (308,300), Gujan Poker Series winner Adrien Guyon (291,100), Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (281,400) and Benjamin Pollak (275,400).
The list of survivors is getting longer with the presence of Rémi Castaignon, Guillaume Darcourt, Eugene Katchalov, Paul Tedeschi, Jean-Philippe Rohr, Dominik Panka, Dimitar Danchev, Ronan Monfort and Moundir. Only at the end of Day 3 battle will be known those who make it through Day 4 and those making the money. After all, this poker tournament includes 87 ITM places, slightly less than 15% of the field. The first player to secure in the money place will earn 8,810 while the 2015 EPT Deauville title winner will grab home more than half a million Euros, 543,700 to be precise. As for the runner-up, the consolation prize is set to 338,700.
Thursday, 05 February 2015
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