Enjoubault Leads After Day 1a of Grand Prix de Paris

Enjoubault Leads After Day 1a of Grand Prix de Paris

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

A stacked field of 96 players was whittled down to 51 after the opening flight of the €7,500 WPT Grand Prix de Paris yesterday. Frenchman Jacques Enjoubault finished atop the chip counts at the end of the day with 225,200 chips.

The relatively unknown Enjoubault rocketed to the top of the leader board after first cracking Scott Seiver’s pocket kings with the unlikely offering of 6-3 then turning a straight to crush Mickael Layani's top two pair.

Other notables who enjoyed a good day at the Aviation Club yesterday included Juha Helppi (80,000), Theo Jorgensen (77,000), Jason Mercier (70,000) and Justin Bonomo (69,725). Also among the survivors is defending champion Matt Waxman with 37,900.

Among the unlucky ones that hit the rail on the opening flight were Roberto Romanello, Vanessa Selbst, Tony G and Will "The Thrill" Failla. The WPT Grand Prix de Paris is a re-entry affair so we expect to see many of those who busted on Day 1A firing a second bullet today.

Day 1b will begin at 3 p.m. local time, while Day 2 will get under way at the same time on Wednesday.

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