EPT Deauville

EPT10 Deauville in review: Panka confirms his talent, Greece plants its flag

At every EPT festival there are stories. Most involve poker, some involve late night shenanigans, of which we are largely asked to show a little discretion, but Deauville had a few great threads that lasted right until the very last hand of the Main Event. Would Team PokerStars Eugene Katchalov comp...more

by Rick Dacey on February 5, 2014 8:30 AM

EPT10 Deauville: Greece is the word as Sotirios Koutoupas pips Eugene Katcha

Among 671 poker players there are countless unique stories. The overall narrative of a major tournament can become desperately tangled. But from a remarkably early stage of EPT Deauville this week, two particular tales stood out from the page--and they were still being written right until the very l...more

by Howard Swains on February 1, 2014 12:40 PM

EPT10 Deauville: Brits' bust brings Koutoupas-Katchalov clash

At the start of five-handed play, Sotirios Koutoupas of Greece and the Ukrainian Eugene Katchalov bookended the chip counts, with Koutoupas enjoying the lead he'd held all day with more than 7.8 million and Katchalov the table's short stack with but 1.735 million.In between the pair were three Briti...more

by Martin Harris on February 1, 2014 10:51 AM

EPT10 Deauville: Dominik Panka confirms his PCA class with €270,000 High Rol

Dominik Panka today won the EPT Deauville High Roller for €272,000 confirming the arrival of a bright new talent. Just weeks ago, Panka put on an incredible display to win the PCA Main Event for $1,423,096, which was met with glowing praise from Team PokerStars Online's Ike Haxton on the PCALive str...more

by Rick Dacey on February 1, 2014 9:27 AM

EPT10 Deauville: The route to the final table

We have had a quick look back through our spreadsheets of chip counts from EPT Deauville, tracing the stacks of the final table players throughout the week. It can be interesting to see which of them have stayed ahead of the curve and which have trailed. We can (sort of) plot their path to the fina...more

by Howard Swains on February 1, 2014 7:52 AM

EPT10 Deauville: Magic ends for Muratov in a fairy tale place

He had committed just €82 to the EPT10 Deauville Main Event, did Rustem Muratov, earning his way to northern France after satelliting via PokerStars. One of 671 to start the tournament, Muratov wasn't necessarily a favorite to last the entire week to today's final table. He'd never played an EPT b...more

by Martin Harris on February 1, 2014 7:30 AM

EPT10 Deauville: A Price that Nitsche couldn't pass up at EPT Deauville

The rail may not be as boisterous as it was at the start of the day - local boy Anthony Lerust's elimination sent most of the excitable French supporters out the door - but at least one person is looking pretty intent on the action. Dominik Nitsche, who's sat alongside EPT London winner David Vample...more

by Rick Dacey on February 1, 2014 6:40 AM

EPT10 Deauville: A tricky trip to the Triple Crown

The one in horse racing is the most famous, the last claimed by Affirmed way back in 1978. In baseball it had been even longer -- Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 -- since one had been won, then Miguel Cabrera got there two years ago.Poker also has its Triple Crown, a more recent creation. A side effect, ...more

by Martin Harris on February 1, 2014 5:42 AM

EPT10 Deauville: Two tournaments, three players out, all the spectators leav

The three rows of chairs between the two final tables were absolutely packed at the start of play. But it soon transpired that almost all of the supporters--literally all but about three--were there to rail Anthony Lerust, the man from Amiens in France.When Lerust was introduced to the crowd before ...more

by Howard Swains on February 1, 2014 4:52 AM

EPT10 Deauville: Before and after Eugene, Part II

The final day of play of the EPT10 Deauville Main Event has begun. From the 671 who started the tournament, just eight are left. Each has played hundreds of hands and made thousands of decisions over the past week amid long, winding journeys to the final table.Such is the nature of large field tou...more

by Martin Harris on February 1, 2014 4:03 AM
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