EPT Deauville: Zimnan Ziyard turns Main Event woes into a €33,000 win

Former EPT champ Zimnan Ziyard bust out of the Main Event in 69th place for €11,500. It was ultimately a disappointing finish for the Loutraki winner who had been chip leader for a time and best placed to achieve that elusive first double (well into the ninth season of the EPT we're yet to see anyone claim two Main Event titles - you can read about Ziyard's win here).

Ziyard's stumble in the big one did allow him to get involved in some side event action and that ended up paying off with a €33,000 win in the €880 Deepstack. Fellow EPT champ David Vamplew also made the money as did Ireland's Jason Tompkins, who made his maiden EPT final table this season.

EPT9 Deauville, event #32
Date: 9 February 2013
Buy-in: €880
Game: NLHE Deepstack
Players: 146
Prize pool: €112,128


Zimnan Ziyard

1. Zimnan Ziyard, UK, €33,000
2. Dmitrii Kislitcyn, Russia, €18,700
3. Hakim Chniyat, France, €10,800
4. Ludovic Sultan, France, €8,000
5. Jean Marie Salhani, France, €6,600
6. Erwan Regnault, France, €5,270
7. Justas Semaska, Lithuania, €4,128
8. Michel Drhey, France, €3,030
9. Rob Leunissen, Netherlands, €2,350
10. Tarek Bouchama, France, €2,350
11. David Vamplew, UK, €2,100
12. Anthony Picault, France, €2,100
13. Stevan Sudar, France, €1,900
14. Giorgi Kitessashvili, Georgia, €1,900
15. Sebastien Diaz, Switzerland, €1,750
16. Jason Tompkins, Ireland, €1,750
17. Shaun Sheffield, France, €1,600
18. Romain Ricard, France, €1,600
19. Sandrine Zeitoun, France, €1,600
20. Denis Kipnis, France, €1,600

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