FPS Deauville: Breaking records once more
I was heading downstairs to check the tournament area and the number of runners who had already bought in for Day 1B of the France Poker Series only to have my journey curtailed by a literal battalion of dealers, all resplendent in their black shirts and waistcoats, who were filtering into the main hall. Yesterday the floor staff had been slightly surprised by how busy the first day had been but they were under no illusions about Day 1B, everyone is expecting the room to be completely full.
The tournament clock has over 640 players already registered before play began meaning that this is already the biggest ever FPS event with over 1,100 runners in total. Registration will remain open until the end of the break after level 4 (around 3.45pm CET) and at this point there's no telling how big this event could potentially get.
Among those playing today include French Team PokerStars Pros Julian Brecard and Team PokerStars Pro Online Gabriel Nassif while fellow Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki just popped by the press room to pick up his quota of PokerStars patches for the week. Others expected to be involved in the field include EPT7 London winner David Vamplew, one of nearly two hundred players who qualified for the seat online.
FPS Deauville facts:
- Players start with a 25,000 chip stack
- Blinds begin at 50/100
- Levels are 45 minutes on Day 1 and then 60 minutes from Day 2 onwards
- Late registration is open until the end of the break after level 4
- This is the second of two starting days
A list of the Day 1A survivors are here