Thousands of words

The stars are out in force again today and, while most players now exhange the odd 100 in chips, rendering counts slightly ineffectual, here are a few photos of those competing in flight 1B.


Patrick Bruel: France's music megastar and owner of a World Series bracelet



Isabelle Mercier: Team Pokerstars



Julian Gardner: "The Kid", 2002 World Series runner up



Christer Johansson, WPT champion, over the shoulder of Val Lettieri, serial PokerStars qualifier from the United States



Edgar Skjervold: WCOOP winner and second place at EPT Copenhagen



David Colclough: European player of the year



Birgitta Johansson: more than a match for husband Christer



Adrian Creagh: PokerStars qualifier from Bagshot, England. Says hello to son Kieron



Anina Gundesen: top-placed female finisher in EPT history



Alexios Assimakopoulos: PokerStars qualifier from Athens, Greece (just call him Alex)



Carlo Citrone: professional from Newcastle, England



Iwan Jones: winner of the inaugural London Poker Open



Thomas Fougeron: French hope



Surinder Sunar: former WPT champion



Brent Russel: one of the Canadian contingent in Deauville



Johan Wemmenhag: one of eight players from Vasteras, Sweden, in town



John Gale: 2005 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure champion


The total number of entrants in EPT Deauville has been confirmed as 434. That means 225 play today.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in European Poker Tour