EPT10 Deauville: Fish in a big pond

Bahram Chobineh is playing his very first EPT event. In fact, he's never played for more than a couple hundred dollars before in his life. He's participating in the EPT Deauville Main Event as the result of a bet with his home game buddies and a tournament they played.

He must have won, right? No, he lost. In fact, he was the first one out!

According to Chobineh, the bet was for the first player eliminated to come "play with the big boys" here in Deauville.

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Bahram Chobineh

And while the self-described fish readily admits he's a little out of his depth, he is doing well amid the dangerous Deauville waters to survive into the cash.

Chobineh spoke with Laura Cornelius about his unusual journey to Deauville and how the adventure has continued this week. Watch and pick up a new rooting interest...

Follow our coverage from EPT Deauville by heading to the main EPT Deauville page. There's hand-by-hand coverage in the top panel, plus chip counts, and feature pieces below. EPT Live coverage continues today as well, so tune in there for a close-up view of the action.

Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.

Martin Harris
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