EPT8 Monaco Ladies event: Ladies Day at the EPT Grand Final
It may be raining outside but nothing is dampening the spirits of the female players inside the tournament area of the The PokerStars Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final. The €1,000 Women's Event has just kicked off with 35 runners and over on the Main Event Final Table Lucille Cailly of France is putting in a sterling performance as she battles it out for the title with just three players remaining.
Among the field in the €1,000 Women's Event is Team Pokerstars Pro Victoria Coren, fresh from her win in the €5,000 NLH Heads Up Event and Friend of Pokerstars Charlotte Van Brabander.
Other pros include Isabelle Mercier and Leo Margets, who made a side event final table at EPT Madrid last month.
Also in attendance are double Ladies Champion (2007 & 2008) Lynne Beaumont and Irish Open Ladies Champion 2010 Claire Renault hoping to add another title to their collections.
The tournament room this week
Jan Coombes, winner of the EPT London Ladies event last October, is also here and hoping to repeat her success here in Monte Carlo - perhaps she will end up against Lynne Beaumont at the heads-up stage again!
One to watch is serial qualifier Xuan Xuan Liu who took her live earnings over $1 million earlier this year when she took home $600,000 for her fourth place finish in the PCA $10,000 NLH event.
The tournament is still accepting late registrations throughout the first two 50 minute levels but in the meantime all eyes are still on that Main Event Final Table hoping for a top place finish from Lucille Cailly.