We are inching closer to the final stage of the 2014 PokerStars EPT Deauville Main Event, with all but 8 of the 671 participants still alive and anxiously waiting for the final table to begin. Action will resume tomorrow and remaining players will be competing for almost €2 million, with a third of this amount to be collected by the winner.
Former chip leaders were either washed away by the flood, or are struggling with stacks that are way below the average of 2.5 million. This is the case of Anthony Lerust who has the third shortest stack but with blinds of 20k/40k and 5k antes, all it takes is one successful push to be back in the race.
Eugene Katchalov was the only Team PokerStars Pro left in the race and is now second in chips with 3.2 million and still in the run for the win and a possible Triple Crown.
— Eugene Katchalov (@EugeneKatchalov) January 31, 2014
Sotirios Koutoupas retained his position as chip leader and now has 6.4 million, almost a 2:1 advantage over Katchalov and 3rd placed Harry Law. He is no stranger to big tournaments as he finished second in the EPT Prague Main Event Season 9.
These are the 8 survivors and the stacks they will bring to the final table tomorrow when 2014 PokerStars EPT Deauville concludes:
1) Sotirios Koutoupas – 6,400,000
2) Eugene Katchalov – 3,280,000
3) Harry Law – 3,130,000
4) Eli Heath – 2,475,000
5) Oliver Price – 1,735,000
6) Anthony Lerust – 1,295,000
7) Rustem Muratov – 1,070,000
8) Carlo De Benedittis – 685,000