Guillaume Darcourt Leads EPT Deauville Main Event Into Day 2

Guillaume Darcourt leads the field going into Day 2 of EPT Deauville Main Event (Photo courtesy of PokerStars)

Guillaume Darcourt leads the field going into Day 2 of EPT Deauville Main Event (Photo courtesy of PokerStars)

Guillaume Darcourt tops the chip counts after the first two Day 1 flights of the EPT Deauville Main Event. Darcourt amassed 167,800 in the second flight which attracted 390 entrants and 227 of them survived the day. Across both Day 1 flights the field drew 591 entries and 335 total players move onto Day 2.

Two other players from the second flight, Alessandro Vallie (154,800) and Andrius Beilskis (150,200) finished ahead of Day 1A leader Nathan Gozlan (148,500). Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Kevin MacPhee, Govert Metaal, Gabriel Nassif and Vladimir Troyanovsky all advanced to Day 2.

The survivors from Day 1B join the 108 players that bagged up from Day 1A. Nathan Gozlan and Alexander Ivarsson topped the counts with 148,500 and 145,800 respectively. Anton Wigg, Martins Adeniya, Dimitar Danchev, Eugene Katchalov and Dominik Panka all advanced from to Day 2 from the first flight.

Those that didn’t survive the day include Steven Watts, Simeon Nyadenov, Oleksii Khoroshenin, Bruno Fitoussi and Sofia Lovgren.

Day 2 has cards in air at noon local time and the field is scheduled for a full eight levels of action from France’s northern shore.

Top Ten Chip Counts for Day 2

  1. Guillaume Darcourt – 167,800
  2. Alessandro Valli – 154,800
  3. Andrius Bielkis – 150,200
  4. Nathan Gozlan – 148,500
  5. Alexander Ivarsson – 145,800
  6. Michal Mrakes – 135,900
  7. Emil Ekvardt – 133,600
  8. Carlo Savinelli – 131,400
  9. Stefan Schillhabel – 126,300
  10. Jan Heimann – 126,100
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Paul Oresteen

Senior Writer: Paul Oresteen originally joined BLUFF in 2008 as an intern. He covered two World Series of Poker’s before leaving to join PokerNews.com. After a two year hiatus Oresteen returned to BLUFF in November 2012. Since starting as a poker journalist Oresteen has covered the World Series of Poker, WSOP Circuit, World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour. He graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Communications in 2008.
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