FPS Deauville: Hattab leads into the penultimate day

A day full of action here in Deauville has finally come to a close a little later than scheduled due to a prolonged bubble period. At the start of the day there were 658 players, but over the course of eight one-hour levels approximately 500 of those have fallen by the wayside.

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Sebastien Hattab will go into Day 3 as the chip leader

With so much going on, particularly during a frenetic bubble period, it was hard to discern who was leading. When the dust settled it was Sebastien Hattab who finished the day at the top with 723,000. Other notables remaining include Team PokerStars Pro Online Ronan Monfort (121,000), the sole remaining representative of PokerStars going into Day 3. Other players still in include Gaelle Garcia Diaz (405,000), David Vamplew (178,000), Arnaud Mattern (120,000) and Ilan Boujenah (269,000).

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Team PokerStars Pro Online Ronan Monfort is through to Day 3

Team PokerStars Pro Christophe De Meulder and Team PokerStars Online Gabriel Nassif were early casualties at the start of Day 2 while Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and Julian Brecard would join them on the rail just before the money bubble.

The bubble itself was suitably epic, the hand-for-hand part of the tournament lasting for over an hour leading to a cheeky suggestion from Simeon Naydenov that everyone should just donate ten euros as a bubble-saver. There were a total of ten double-ups before the bubble burst, with Claude Mirval, Stephane Magnani Dossetto and Sabina Hiatulla all busting in the same hand. This meant that two €1,800 prizes were shared between the three and they each went home with €1,200.

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The tournament saw a lengthy bubble

Tomorrow, the remaining players will attempt to play down to the final table. There will be a full list of chip counts available online shortly and you can download the EPT App on both Android and IOS to find out the seating draw for Day 3. A full list of payouts so far will also appear online later this evening.

Deauville Cup
So far more than 530 players have entered Day 1C of the €300 Deauville Cup, bringing up the total number of entries to almost 1,200. Those playing today include the talented Italian Luca Moschitta.

€500 PLO Turbo
Swedish player Daniel Carlsson has won the EPT Deauville €500 PLO Turbo today for €18,910 after defeating a massive 166-strong field. Carlsson's best live result to date was when a runner-up finish in the €1k Greek Cup at EPT Loutraki. There were 23 players in the money in the PLO, all snagging a share of a €81,340 prize pool. Among those who cashed were Team PokerStars Pro Online's Gabriel Nassif, fifth for €5,610, EPT regular Mikhail Korotkikh, EPT Prague champion Salvatore Bonavena and French veteran Bernard Boutbou

Chris Hall
@PokerStars in European Poker Tour