Alexandre Reard Leads 29 Survivors to Day 2 in the €2,200 Deep Stack
Day 1 of the €2,200 No-Limit Hold'em Deep Stack event is in the books at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour. Frenchman Alexandre Reard leads the 29 remaining players to Day 2. Reard bagged 358,000 from the starting stack of 30,000. All remaining players still have a shot at the first-place prize of €72,170.
The day started with just 24 players on the clock but when late registration closed that number stood at 160. That meant that 23 players would make it into the money but the bubble has yet to burst with 29 survivors. Reard stands on top of the leaderboard but he's followed by Yake Wu (300,000), Romain Piraux (297,000), and Sasan Tabib (291,000). All bagged (close to) ten times the starting stack and are in a great position to make a deep run in one of the final events of the EPT Monte Carlo.
Plenty of notable players showed up in the Salle des Etoiles but only a few made it through to the final day of the event. Players like Charlie Carrel, Joey Weissman, Ben Heath, Matas Cimbolas, Jack Sinclair, and Orpen Kisacikoglu showed up to play the event but they all failed to make Day 2.
Melika Razavi and Conor Beresford both busted out of the Main Event on Day 4 and hopped straight into the €2,200 Deep Stack. Razavi busted in the Main Event in 17th place, cashing for €36,620 while Beresford just missed out on the final table in 11th place, cashing for €50,930. Both of them weren't able to bag any chips and were sent to the rail empty-handed after their deep run in the Main Event earlier.
Ariel Celestino busted in the last level of the Main Event on Day 3 in 32nd place. He earned €17,310 with his deep run and now he has a shot to improve on that score. Celestino bagged 188,000 which is slightly above the average stack of 165,000. Celestino would have to finish in fifth or higher to improve on his Main Event score.
Jean-René Fontaine (212,000), Thomas Muehloecker (168,000), Maria Lampropulos (150,000), Artur Koren (137,000), Winfred Yu (131,000), and Aylar Lie (102,000) did make it through to Day 2 and they'll be battling for the first place prize of €72,170. Six players will bust out of the tournament empty-handed but the other 23 players are going to be guaranteed €3,600. A spot at the final nine will guarantee €7,200.
The tournament will continue Friday, May 4th, at 12:30 p.m. The remaining 29 players will battle for a spot in the money and they will play down to a winner. Levels will still be 30 minutes long. PokerNews will be on the floor to report on all the ins and outs of the tournament.
Milko van Winden has been a part of the poker media corps since 2017. An occasional [I]PokerNews[/I] contributor and live reporter, Milko is the Head of Digital Media at poker training site Pokercode.