EPT Deauville event Day 2 begins today, 501 remain

EPT Deauville event Day 2 begins today, 501 remain

Thursday, 27 January 2011

The European Poker Tour event in Deauville has attracted a whopping 891 entrants, smashing the old record of 768 who gathered at last year's event when Jake Cody won his inaugural major. After two opening flights with hundreds of players, there are just 501 remaining in contention as Day 2 begins.

Leading the way is Day 1a leader Guillaume de la Gorce, who bagged up 196,800 to put him ahead of Bruno Launais in the chip counts. The highest PokerStars Pro in the rankings arriving at Day 2 is none other than Isildur1 himself, Viktor Blom. He has 144,700 in chips.

He’s not the only big name attraction returning for Day 2, though – Oliver Busquet, James Mitchell, Praz Bansi, Nacho Barbero and Bruno Fitoussi. Considering it’s just one of four major tournament series occurring this month, that’s a strong line up.

The 891 entrants have created a prize pool of €4,276,800 with the winner set to walk away with €880,000. 128 players will make the money.

The top five chip counts heading into Day 2 are as follows:

1.Guillaume de la Gorce 196,800
2.Bruno Launais 185,900
3.Julien Muel 183,100
4.Philippe Massias 175,600
5.Gerome Guitteau 168,600

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