119 left at controversial Partouche Poker Tour Main Event

119 left at controversial Partouche Poker Tour Main Event

Thursday, 6 September 2012

119 players are still in the hunt for the €1m first prize at the Partouche Poker Tour in Cannes heading into Day 3. Notable names near the top of the leader board include Antoine Saout (374,700), David Williams (321,200) and Kyle Julius (303,600) who are all within striking distance of chip leader Paul Tedeschi (384,200).

There are plenty of familiar faces further down the chip counts including Andrew Lichtenberger, Justin Bonomo, Michael Mizrachi, Fabrice Soulier and Tobias Reinkemeier. British hopes rest with David Vamplew and Tom Alner.

One man who won't be back is Tom Dwan though. Durrrr took advantage of the late entry option by buying in at the start of day 2. He probably wishes that he hadn't bothered though, busting out on the very first hand of the day when his pocket kings ran into pocket aces.

Joining Durrrr on the rail was defending champion Sam Trickett. The One Drop runner up tweeted, “Im out! Not my day today. Cold decked 3 times,shame because I had a really soft table! Next stop ...my sofa for 2 weeks”. He certainly deserves a break after his recent exploits.

Day 2 wasn't without controversy either with many players unhappy that the tournament hadn't reached its expected prize pool of €5m. The €700k shortfall prompted Justin Bonomo to tweet, “If @partouchepoker fixes the prize pool I will forgive. Otherwise I will never play there again and I will keep spreading the word.”

Play resumes this lunchtime with blinds at 1,200/2,400. 57 of the 119 starters will make the money.

Tags: Partouche Poker Tour, Tom Dwan