EPT Monte Carlo: Cruel for Patrick Bruel
In case you missed it:
EPT Monte Carlo: Pre-game coverage
EPT Monte Carlo Day 1 begins--A photo gallery of poker faces from Day 1 and the story of FPP qualifer Kevin Tennant
For Day 1, the EPT producers have chosen to not tape a featured table for television. Somehow, in some organic way, a featured table has grown from the floor. Perhaps it had something to do with Patrick Bruel, one of France's biggest stars, sitting at the table with Roland De Wolfe, a recent WPT Paris winner.
The Non-Featured Feature Table
DeWolfe pointed at Black's belly and said, "I'll bet you $1000 you can't grow the beard down to here by the World Series."
Black tugged at his beard, "Without extensions?" Then he said something I can't print here. But it was funny and involved a request for a Roland to contribute to the hair extension with some hair of his own.
Cameras crowd Bruel's table
Now, Bruel's day is done.
Patrick Bruel talking to Roland DeWolfe in happier times
A cursory look at the room reveals some impressive chip stacks. Martin Wendt has more chips than we've been able to count at the moment (Update: Yeah, he's got about 40,000). Roland DeWolfe has chipped up to around 15K. Ram Vaswani is on about 17K. And Erik Sagstrom has more than doubled his stack and now has about 26K.