EPT Deauville: Side event round-up; Appleby wins the €500

The two-day €500 event has just finished with Simon Appleby clinching the title after he beat Tonny van Eck heads-up. Appleby, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the United Kingdom, was supported by his son as he won the first prize of €28,680. In the final hand, Appleby's A♣9♥ beat van Eck's J♣9♣ on an A♦3♣8♣2♦6♠ board to finish off the tournament. As a consolation, van Eck picks up €19,070 for his runner-up spot. Michael Azria was third for €13,950 while Bryan Paris (11th - €2,500), Sergey Tikhonov (12th - €2,190), Ondrej Vinklarek (15th - €1,970) and Andrey Gulyy (28th - €1,120) all also cashed.

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The €500 event final table

The €1k Pot-Limit Hold'em event is down to just seven players but only four are getting paid with the winner receiving a slightly nicer trophy than usual (as this is one of the 'Championship' events) as well as €8,520 in prize money.

Over in the evening's Deep Stack Turbo, which has a Pot-Limit Omaha format tonight, there are 67 entries including Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki. Nine places will be paid a minimum of €568 with the winner receiving €5,750.

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Vicky Coren Mitchell

The biggest side event of the day is the €1k 6-Max event, which is up to 140 runners so far including two-time EPT winner Vicky Coren Mitchell, former EPT Monte Carlo winner Nicolas Chouity, PokerStars Snowfest champion Marius Pospiech and EPT runner-up Pierre Neuville. This event is scheduled to be a one-day tournament but it's not expected to finish until the early hours of the morning. There will be 20 places paid a minimum of €1,750 with €32,250 for the winner.

For all side event results, check out this page

Chris Hall
@PokerStars in European Poker Tour