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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