EPT Warsaw: Slicing through the field

The widespread brutality of day two at EPT Warsaw shows no sign of abating. The Team PokerStars Pro Gavin Griffin was recently seen wandering through the hotel lobby, leaving an empty seat around table three. He might now be sharing a beer with Johnny Lodden, whose terrible start to the day grew consistently worse and was finished off by Antony Lellouche.


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Gavin Griffin, during his brief stay on day two

Pascal Perrault just ran his short stack into a set of queens and departed, shortly after his fellow Frenchman Remy Biechel flopped a set of tens but lost to the turned flush of Josh Gould. Better news for Isabelle Mercier, who is keeping her head above water with about 30,000, doubling up with aces through Christophe Benzimra.

Gould is now among the leaders, although it's that man Lellouche who is out front on his own. He is probably the first player through the 100,000 mark, with Roland de Wolfe hot on his heels. Tables are breaking left and right, with the rail growing ever more packed. At last visit to the tournament floor, 61 players remained. Having typed three paragraphs since then, there's probably about 50 now.

They're into level 10, with blinds at 500-1,000 and a 100 ante.

Howard Swains
@howardswains in European Poker Tour