Gruissem heads WPT Grand Prix de Paris
Thursday, 13 September 2012
The WPT Grand Prix de Paris field has been whittled down to just 63. That 63 contains plenty of familiar faces but it is Philipp Gruissem who holds the chip lead heading into Day 3.
The Frenchman returns to the Aviation Club this afternoon with a stack of 280,600 ahead of Bryan Colin (243,000), Matt Salsberg (229,700) and former World Poker Tour winner Juha Helppi (222,800).
Notable names that survived day two included Andrew Lichtenberger (178,600), Faraz Jaka (157,400), Jason Mercier (140,700) and previous Tour winners David Benyamine (137,600) and Theo Jorgensen (126,900). Returning with below average stacks are French rapper Bruno Lopes (101,800), Dominik Nitsche (92,100), Tony G (47,200), ElkY (33,900). and fresh form a deep run at the Partouche Poker Tour, Briton Tom Alner (24,600).
36 of the day three starters will go home disappointed with just 27 players set to make the money. The min-cash is set at €13,305 with the winner set to walk away with €400,000.
The action resumes at 3pm local time with the blinds at 800/1,600 with a 200 ante.