French Domination in Deauville

French Domination in Deauville

Friday, 8 February 2013

A slew of big names fell during EPT Deauville’s Day 4 as 51 became just 23.

Falling the hardest were the likes of Sam Grafton, Matthew Frankland and Jason Koon who all faltered under a wave of French pressure.

Indeed, by the close of play, one of the only recognisable faces left in a sea of local talent was former Irish Open Champion, James Mitchell. The plucky Brit ended the day with 990,000 which was enough to keep him just inside the top ten.

While the surrounding foreign talent slipped away, a quintet of French grinders, led by Cyril Andre, began to dominate the action.

As the session came to a close it was Andre who bagged a table-topping 2,108,000 chips, just ahead of Remi Castaignon who scooped 1,997,000.

Today will see the final handful of players whittled down to a table of eight, before play stops ahead of the finale.

Elsewhere at the EPT, the €10,300 High Roller event got underway with a field of 83 players.

After a day of action just 51 players were left, headed by Vladimir Troyanovski.

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Tags: EPT Deauville, Cyril Andre, James Mitchell