January was a great month for poker action, which seems to be carrying over into February now as the PokerStars European Poker Tour Deauville Main Event got underway yesterday. It was the first of two opening day flights with Day 1a bringing in a field of 307 players which was cut down to just 165 by the time the action was completed.
The player that emerged as the chip leader by the end of it was Jesper Feddersen, as he made a late surge to the top of the rankings with a total chip count of 188,900. The player who is currently running in second place was the player who had actually been the chip leader for most of the day Patrick Schuhl with 142,700.
Other Notables Through To Day 2!
Though the field was a little lighter than expected, probably due to the Superbowl being played out last night there were still plenty of big names that turned up. Many of them managed to get through to Day 2 with a PokerStars Team Pro being amongst them, he was Matthias De Meulder and he was joined by the likes of Zimnan Ziiyard, Yannick Bonnet, Marvin Rettenmeier, Isabelle Mercier and Roman Romanovski into the second day of the event.
Those Not So Fortunate!
Amongst the bigger names that didn’t quite manage to see themselves do quite enough were PokerStars Team Pro’s Marcin Horecki, Jonathan Duhamel and Eugene Katchalov, whilst they were also joined on the rail by names like Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Sam Grafton and Dimitar Danchev.
The latter was actually leading the event at one point but saw his pocket aces come unstuck in an all-in pot against an opponent who had pocket kings. That’s poker as they say, yet that phrase certainly doesn’t make anyone feel any better in situations like that.
Day 2 will be kicking off at noon today CET, with the field expected to be much bigger than it was yesterday. They will have to get through the same amount of levels as the players did yesterday, meaning a long session of twelve hours at the tables.
The Current Top Ten!
Jesper Feddersen – 188,900
Patrick Schuhl – 142,700
Andrei Stoenescu – 131,800
Remi Le Meur – 127,200
Daniel Dodet – 124,100
Alexandre Reard – 118,200
Tomas Pleticha – 117,600
Adrian Mateos – 115,700
Christophe Lesage – 115,700
Razif Valiullin – 114,900
We will once again be following this event right up until completion, so if you would also like to keep in the know of what is happening over in France, just pop in and see us every day to get the latest report.