€5,300 Main Event

Who Can Stop Dany Parlafes?

Dany Parlafes

"It's the year of Romania" said Dany Parlafes multiple times yesterday. Even before he was the biggest stack in the house, he was foreseeing a good future for his country. He's in a great position to start that year off greatly poker wise, as he has 44 percent of the chips in play with just six players remaining in the PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville Main Event.

With 126 big blinds, he has twice the amount of chips of any one else on the final table. But it's not a lock just yet, there are five hungry competitors all eying that €543,700 first prize as well. If not Romania, than France has the biggest chance. Not only half the players are from there, with Benjamin Buhr they have the number two in chips and with Benjamin Pollak they have the most experienced player. And what about Joseph Carlino? The singing, taekwondo chopping Frenchman would be without a doubt the most flamboyant EPT champion of all 11 seasons. Or it might just become the year of Bulgaria (Ognyan Dimov) or Lituania (Andrius Bielskis), don't overlook these solid players either.

There will be enough rail fun this afternoon, so much is clear. There will be drama, there will be suck outs, and there will be singing most likely. PokerNews.com will be there to report on it all. All indeed, as we'll be doing hand for hand coverage so you won't have to miss a thing. Play starts at noon, but coverage will start an hour later, so we can include hole card information from the live stream and won't spoiler you if you're keeping track of both the stream and the live reporting blog.

There are 19 minutes left in level 28, with blinds at 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 ante. Stay tuned, reporting starts in 3 hours from now!

Final Table Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBB's in level 28BB's in level 29
1Benjamin PollakFrance1,670,0002821
2Andrius BielskisLituania1,680,0002821
3Dany ParlafesRomania7,580,00012695
4Ognyan DimovBulgaria3,405,0005743
5Benjamin BuhrFrance2,575,0004332
6Joseph CarlinoFrance875,0001511

Pay Out

1  €543,700
2  €338,700
3  €242,390
4  €187,550
5  €147,760
6  €115,650
7Massou CohenFrance€85,530
8Matas CimbolasLituania€58,820

Blind Structure

LevelSmall BlindBig BlindAnteDuration
2830,00060,00010,00018 minutes
2940,00080,00010,00090 minutes
3050,000100,00010,00090 minutes
3160,000120,00020,00090 minutes
3280,000160,00020,00090 minutes
33100,000200,00030,00090 minutes
34120,000240,00030,00090 minutes
35150,000300,00040,00090 minutes
36200,000400,00050,00090 minutes

Tags: Andrius BielskisBenjamin BuhrBenjamin PollakDany ParlafesJoseph CarlinoOgnyan Dimov