The second day of the PokerStars European Poker Tour Deauville Main Event was the biggest attraction on the poker calendar yesterday, with 419 players coming back to the felt having safely navigated themselves past one of the two flights of Day 1.
That field was dramatically reduced to just 154 by the time the required levels were passed meaning that on Day 3 just 34 more players will be heading home with nothing. The prize pool only stretches to the top 120 players in this event, with the player who wins the event taking home €770,000.
As Day 2 finished, the player that is in the best place to achieve that payout is Andrei Stoenescu, with him finishing the day with 485,600 chips to his name. That total has him more than 100k ahead of the best of the rest, with Zimnan Ziyard currently in second place with 380,200.
In With A Chance!
It is looking good for the PokerStars Team Pros with many of them still involved in the event, in fact they only lost four with Nacho Barbero, Bertrand Grospellier and local boy Julien Brecard being eliminated, whilst the newest addition to the team was also sent home. Jake Cody came out second best in a KK vs. AK encounter, and will be a little disappointed to have missed out on the pay structure.
The best performing of the Team Pros currently is Mattias De moulder, who has racked up 186,000 chips, whilst we still have names like Vanessa Rousso and Sandra Naujoks doing enough to see another days action.
Other players that survived included Jason Koon, Fabrice Soulier, Freddy Deeb, Yannick Bonnet, Sergii Baranov, Steve O’Dwyer, Ana Marquez and Britain’s Sam Grafton, who actually finds himself near the top of the leader board.
Day 3 is set to continue at noon CET today, with those returning all trying to squeeze into the top 120 paying places. With the business end of the event getting ever closer, it makes us wonder just which players will make a late surge up the leader board.
The Current Top Ten!
Andrei Stoenescu – 485,600
Zimnan Ziyard – 3980,200
Hugo Pingray – 374,400
James Mitchell – 372,400
Cyril Andre – 370,600
David Ostrom – 368,400
Vladimir Velikov – 351,200
Kevin Miannay – 340,500
Andrei Konopelko – 335,900
Sam Grafton – 311,400
Don’t forget to join us again tomorrow as we bring you the update on Day 3 of the event. Can Stoenescu stay out in front or will he be pulled back into the chasing pack. See you tomorrow!