EPT10 Deauville: Katchalov continues to collect
When we spoke with Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov following the first level back on Day 1A, we'd noticed he'd added a few chips to his starting stack during the early going, punning on his starting to "bulk up" his stack a little at a time much as he has done thanks to a regimen of physical fitness and eating well.
Well, the bulking up has continued, chip-wise, as Katchalov has been occasionally reporting to his Twitter followers over the last few days.
Finished day 1A if #EPTDeauville main event with 74k from 30k starting. Avg is 51k. Day off Tomo— Eugene Katchalov (@EugeneKatchalov) January 26, 2014
Finished day 2 of #EPTDeauville main event with 345k, avg is 140k. Play again Tomo— Eugene Katchalov (@EugeneKatchalov) January 28, 2014
Just broke through the bubble in #EPTDeauville I'm probably one of the chip leaders with around 560k...avg is 211k— Eugene Katchalov (@EugeneKatchalov) January 29, 2014
925k and the chip lead with 2 more levels to go. Moving to the featured webcast table next...Can watch live on Pokerstars.tv #EPTDeauville— Eugene Katchalov (@EugeneKatchalov) January 29, 2014
Finished day 3 of #EPTDeauville main event with 1.194M good for 2nd in chips. 41/671 remain avg is 490k— Eugene Katchalov (@EugeneKatchalov) January 29, 2014
Talk about steady progress!
With just three tables left and still sitting within the top five, thoughts of the Triple Crown are beginning to emerge and how Katchalov only needs to collect an EPT title to join that exclusive club.
Katchalov spoke with Laura Cornelius this afternoon about his steady climb up the counts. Take a look:
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 also starts today, so tune in there for a close-up view of the action.
Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.