FPS Monaco: Brito, Camitsis, and Deadman charge ahead

Players are back from tonight's dinner break and back in their seats for the final three 45-minute levels of Day 1A of the France Poker Series Main Event. A total of 265 began play today, from which less than 150 are left

Joao Brito returns from dinner as the apparent chip leader, with the player from Portugal having built a stack of 144,000 during the day's first nine levels. Nicolas Camitsis of France (125,000) has also done well for himself thus far today, having spun up to 125,000 already, with the U.K. player Simon Deadman not far behind him with 124,000.

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Simon Deadman

Samy Salah (122,000) and Laurent Patroni (109,000) are also in the six-figure club at the moment, as is Chinese player Aaron Shunu Zang (105,000) whom we noticed earlier today having hit the ground running over at Table No. 1, Seat No. 1.

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Aaron Shunu Zang

Back soon with news from the post-dinner session of poker at the FPS Monaco Main Event, as well as results from that satellite to tomorrow's €100,000 Super High Roller and a look-in over at another side event, the FPS Monaco Cup for which the first of three Day 1 flights is playing out this evening.

FPS Monaco Main Event update:
- As Level 10 begins, 146 remain of the 265 registered for Day 1A
- Joao Brito, Nicolas Camitsis, and Simon Deadman lead the counts
- Day 1A of the FPS Monaco Main Event will stop tonight at the end of Level 12
- Russia's Ismail Erkenov was the winner of Event No. 7, the €550 fixed-limit hold'em event


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Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.