EPT Deauville: €2,000 FPS High Roller final table on hiatus

With a total of 415 players having entered the €2,000 FPS High Roller, it was always going to be a tough ask to finish the tournament within two days. At 5am this morning and with eight players remaining, the tournament was put on hold until 9.30pm on Tuesday night allowing those who wish to play the EPT Main Event to do so.

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Vladimir Troyanovskiy, seen here playing Day 1b of the EPT Main Event, leads the €2,000 High Roller final table

Vladimir Troyanovskiy currently leads the final table with 3,955,000. The Russian, a well-known EPT regular, has a long string of big cashes including second in the PCA High Roller in 2013 for $793,180, 3rd in the Super High Roller in Barcelona in 2014 for €473,200 and a 5th placed finish for €339,500 in the Super High Roller at the EPT Grand Final in 2013. Troyanovskiy also won the €5,000 Turbo 6-Max here in Deauville back in Season 9 for €51,000.

The final table is as follows:

Vladimir Troyanovskiy, Russia, 3,955,000
Marcin Wydrowski, Poland, 2,730,000
Olivier Dahan, France, 1,580,000
Jean Montury, France, 1,400,000
Rui Ferreira, Portugal, 785,000
Cedric Massaro, France, 650,000
Miguel Use, Belgium, 645,000
Saoud Mnahi, Kuwait, 600,000

Second in chips is Marcin Wydrowski, currently ranked fifth on the Polish all-time money list. Wydrowski's best ever result on the EPT was when he came 6th in the High Roller event in Prague back in Season 8 for €55,500. He'll beat that should he finish fourth or better here.

Online demon Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira from Portugal will be spending at least some of his 22nd birthday tomorrow trying to regain the chip lead he had for much of yesterday. Ferreira has won over $3m online including some big SCOOP cashes (winning Event #8 for $78,469 and runner-up in #9 for $192,516) plus other victories in the Big $162 and the Sunday Warm-up. His best live result was second in a €2,000 Turbo 6-max event for €42,540 at EPT Prague a couple of months ago.

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Former EPT champion Salvatore Bonavena was among those who cashed in this event

In total, a €796,800 prize pool was created with 55 places being paid. Those who made the money included Eureka3 Rozvadov champion Bart Lybaert (20th - €8,600), EPT regular John Eames (29th - €5,500), EPT5 Prague champion Salvatore Bonavena (30th - €5,500) and PokerStars player Stavros Kalfas (49th - €3,900).

Chris Hall
@PokerStars in European Poker Tour