EPT Warsaw: Merciless

You know it's a frantic day on the EPT when Isabelle Mercier isn't at least somewhere near the centre of attention. But yesterday, day 1b, Mercier found herself tucked on a table just beside the staircase in the lower of the two tournament floors, largely shielded from the energetic crowd and seemingly away from most of the heavy-duty action.

And it suited her just fine. As we walked past throughout the day to check on her progress, Mercier never looked in any danger of elimination and steadily increased her stack level-by-level. By the time play came to a halt at the end of level seven, Mercier had 25,950 to bag up and a place in the upper regions of the leaderboard.

The video blog team caught up with Mercier midway through yesterday. Here's what she had to say:

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Howard Swains
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