2014 PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville

€5,300 Main Event
Day: 1a
Event Info

2014 PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
60,000 / 120,000

€5,300 Main Event

Day 1a Completed

Day Leads After Day 1A of the PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante
Chris Day
Chris Day

This week the European Poker Tour has returned to French shores for the PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville event. The tournament, which was won last year by Frenchman Remi Castaignon, saw 234 players try their luck on Day 1A with eight levels of action being the order of the day.

Chris Day was the chip leader at the end of the day after finishing with 154,100 – precisely a single chip more than Jorma Nuutinen who is in second place with 154,000. Day had tweeted during the early parts of the tournament that he was on a crazy table which seemed to feature six-bet pots and players winning big hands with things like third pair. The British player nearly reached the 200,000 mark having won a 100,000 chip race with queens against ace-king. Although he lost some chips towards the end, so did some of the other big stacks, ensuring Day would be in pole position for Day 2.

With many players arriving during Day 1A, choosing to play online or still in the French Poker Series Main Event or High Roller, the names involved were slightly rarer than those expected for Day 1B. Team PokerStars Pro was represented by Eugene Katchalov and Marcin Horecki, both of whom successfully navigated the stormy, qualifier-filled waters of the first starting day. Team Online was also involved but the French pair of Ronan Monfort and Gabriel Nassif were both knocked out fairly early on in the day.

Fairing slightly better was former EPT winner Anton Wigg, the Swede finished the day with 105,000 after winning some crucial pots including a set over set hand at one point. Wigg was one of the ever-growing community of former EPT winners, all still striving to be the first two-time champion. Those who joined Wigg on Day 2 included EPT Loutraki champion Zimnan Ziyard (88,800) – who found that life was pretty easy when you raise with {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and the flop comes {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}...

Jannick Wrang (74,200), the winner of the sole EPT Campione event, was an early chip leader before dropping back into the pack. He still managed to make Day 2 however. He will be joined by EPT Barcelona winner Kent Lundmark (37,300) Dominik Nitsche, Barny Boatman, Friend of PokerStars Pierre Neuville and finalist here last year Jeffrey Hakim.

Lots of former EPT champions failed to even make this first hurdle, the first French winner of EPT Deauville, Lucien Cohen was one of the earliest players to be eliminated this year. He was met on the rail by David Vamplew, Arnaud Mattern as well as the latest EPT Champion, Dominik Panka who won the PokerStars Carribean Adventure for over $1.4 million less than two weeks ago.

Other players who were eliminated and sent home with a spanked bottom included Fabrice Soulier, Michel Abecassis, John Eames, Niall Farrell, WSOPE Main Event winner Adrian Mateos Diaz and Vitaly Lunkin.

Tomorrow, the field is expected to be much bigger with nearly 200 seats already sold. Numerous Team PokerStars Pros are involved including the home hope Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier and the winner here from EPT Season 6, Jake Cody.

The Pokernews Live Reporting Team will be back here once again at 12pm local time for another for the second exciting start day to Season 10's EPT Deauville!

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Official End of Day 1A Chip Counts (full)

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante
Player Chips Progress
Chris Day
Chris Day
154,100 -10,900
Jorma Nuutinen fi
Jorma Nuutinen
154,000 154,000
Tatu Maenpaa fi
Tatu Maenpaa
142,700 -37,300
Alessio Isaia it
Alessio Isaia
131,500 -8,500
Jose Carlos Garcia pl
Jose Carlos Garcia
125,900 -44,100
Hugo Felix pt
Hugo Felix
Mikolaj Zawadzki pl
Mikolaj Zawadzki
Rasmus Agerskov dk
Rasmus Agerskov
108,700 43,700
Pierre Mace fr
Pierre Mace
108,600 108,600
Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
105,000 -22,000
EPT 1X Winner
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
102,000 19,000
Grzegorz Derkowski pl
Grzegorz Derkowski
Artem Metalidi ua
Artem Metalidi
Steven Comte fr
Steven Comte
Jerome Huge fr
Jerome Huge
Nikita Nikolaev ru
Nikita Nikolaev
Eric Sfez fr
Eric Sfez
89,500 21,500
Zimnan Ziyard gb
Zimnan Ziyard
88,800 30,800
EPT 1X Winner
Oleksii Khoroshenin ua
Oleksii Khoroshenin
EPT 1X Winner
Alberto Fiorilla it
Alberto Fiorilla
88,200 9,200
Julia Vassort ad
Julia Vassort
Konstantin Tolokno ru
Konstantin Tolokno
Olof Haglund se
Olof Haglund
85,000 -8,000
Joel Ferando Durfort fr
Joel Ferando Durfort
Marc Uzan fr
Marc Uzan

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So Wrang it’s Right

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante

Before the flop Pierre Neuville had opened and Jannick Wrang raised only to be met by an all-in from Antonio Guerrero. Neuville had been thinking for just over two minutes when a player not involved in the hand called time. Neuville protested it had not been excessive but a short while later he got the countdown and, with Wrang still to act behind him, he folded. Now Wrang thought about it and made what he admitted afterwards was a reluctant call with {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}. He was up against the {10-Clubs}{10-Spades} of Guerrero. The board ran out {6-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{q-Spades} and Wrang was a lot happier with his call while Guerrero was busted.

Player Chips Progress
Antonio Guerrero us
Antonio Guerrero

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Tough at the Top

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante
Jorma Nuutinen
Jorma Nuutinen

As Day 1A enters its final throws the jostling for top spot is well and truly tight. Former chip leader Chris Day has slipped to 165,000 allowing Tatu Maenpaa (180,000) to claim the lead. But Jorma Nuutinen (160,000) and Jose Carlos Garcia (170,000) aren't far behind.

Player Chips Progress
Tatu Maenpaa fi
Tatu Maenpaa
180,000 60,000
Jose Carlos Garcia pl
Jose Carlos Garcia
170,000 170,000
Chris Day
Chris Day
165,000 -30,000
Jorma Nuttinen
Jorma Nuttinen
160,000 160,000

Tags: Jorma NuutinenTatu Maenpaa

Sfez Grabs Some Chips

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante

Sfez has been active today and just won a small pot off Christopher Frank.

Sfez had opened to 1,375 from middle position and Frank, the German player who final tabled EPT London last year (6th for £112,000), three bet to 3,300 from the button. Sfez made the call and check called another 3,800 on {3-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}.

Both players checked the {6-Spades} on the turn and the river was another six: {6-Clubs}. Sfez bet out 9,300 and Frank quickly folded.

The next hand Sfez opened once again to 1,375 but he folded his {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts} after neighbor Candido Goncalves shoved all in for 10,850.

Player Chips Progress
Eric Sfez fr
Eric Sfez
68,000 8,000

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Lannermark Doubles Through Mortensen

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante
Morten Mortensen
Morten Mortensen

Daniel Lannermark opened for 3,500 and was raised by Morten Mortenson to 6,800. Mortenson had bought in late today having cashed in the Mini FPS and had Lannermark covered. Lannermark was in no mood to fold though and moved all-in for a total of 32,600. Mortenson made the call with {a-Spades}{q-Hearts} and saw the bad news {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}. The board ran out {6-Spades}{2-Spades}{3-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{j-Hearts} and Lannermark doubled up with the close of play fast approaching.

Player Chips Progress
Daniel Lannermark
Daniel Lannermark
65,000 65,000
Morten Mortensen dk
Morten Mortensen
24,000 -24,000

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Read Tommy Angelo Talking Tilt at Learn.PokerNews

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante
Poker author and coach Tommy Angelo, strumming away the tilt
Poker author and coach Tommy Angelo, strumming away the tilt

Learn.PokerNews offers a variety of strategy articles, features, and more from a host of contributors, with advice primarily aimed at those who are just starting out but of use to more seasoned players, too.

Among the contributors is poker author and coach Tommy Angelo (pictured at left) whose books The Elements of Poker and A Rubber Band Story and Other Poker Tales have been well regarded as full of valuable insight for players of all levels. Check out his series for Learn.PokerNews titled "Tilt for Beginners," starting with the initial entry: "Where There's Poker, There's Tilt."

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