Travel Diary: EPT Deauville

My usual journeys to EPT destinations are spent with enthusiasm and preparation for my impending week's work. Having had my 30th birthday party the night before I left for Deauville, turned a few normalities around. I'd had no sleep and was still in a jovial, partying mode, so to get myself to the a...more

by Laura Cornelius on February 15, 2012 5:24 AM

Vadzim Kursevich takes EPT Deauville title after marathon finale

The final table of EPT Deauville promised so much. In the end it delivered on some of what we'd hoped for, but for much of the eleven-and-a-half-hours this day took it became a tactical duel, riddled with a mixture of caution and patience. For eventual winner Vadzim Kursevich it was patience that wo...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 6, 2012 2:46 PM

EPT8 Deauville: Kursevich monster chip leader, Kerignard and Than Trong both

Vadzim Kursevich now holds an enormous chip lead, staking his claim to the €875,000 EPT Deauville title. The Belarusian won a 17,540,000 pot crippling Vuong Than Trong in the process. Trong opened the button for 500,000 and Kursevich three-bet to 1,200,000 out of the small blind. Trong quickly moved...more

by Rick Dacey on February 6, 2012 1:50 PM

EPT Deauville: Entertaining Jais out in 5th, Than Trong back in front

Frenchman Bruno Jais has just been sent to the rail by Vuong Than Trong who reclaims the chip lead with a 11,700,000 stack. Jais, who has been playing an entertaining if not unorthodox game, opened the pot to 450,000 from the cut-off and was thee-bet to 1,050,000 by Than Trong on the button.Vadzim K...more

by Rick Dacey on February 6, 2012 11:29 AM

EPT8 Deauville: 'VadziMoney' Kursevich continues to be final table fulcrum

Vadzim Kursevich is sitting front and centre of the EPT Deauville final table, arms resting around his stack. Just a few yards away sits Russian Andrey Pateychuk, who won EPT San Remo earlier this season for €680,000, railing the Belarusian who has been the most active player at this final table.Aft...more

by Rick Dacey on February 6, 2012 10:25 AM

EPT8 Deauville: Rogez makes it a memorable departure

We've just seen a first for the European Poker Tour, perhaps even for poker itself. Never before has a player moved all-in by force, shoving in for his big blind because, well, that's all he had left.It was as though Olivier Rogez felt better of himself than to submit himself to the misery of an aca...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 6, 2012 10:04 AM

EPT8 Deauville: Kerignard chokes, but only in the literal sense

It was probably the most dramatic moment of the final table so far, the double up of Yorane Kerignard in front of the home crowd. Short stacked, Kerignard got his chips in with king-six, not the best of options but Kerignard was short of chips and time, moving in for 660,000. Bruno Jais called with ...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 6, 2012 8:09 AM

EPT8 Deauville: Situation normal for those on the rail

The casino floor is not far away from the tournament room, just a short walk out the door and to the right where the main theme music to Jesus Christ Superstar blares out from somewhere. A Jesus Christ Superstar slot machine seems unlikely, even in secular France. But the sound carries to the door w...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 6, 2012 6:55 AM

EPT8 Deauville: Pagano left searching for elusive EPT title, out in 7th

Luca Pagano will have to wait for his first EPT title having lost a 3,300,000 flip against Vuong Than Trong to bust out in 7th for €110,000. It's been another fine performance from the Italian Team PokerStars Pro who extends his dual record of most EPT final tables (seven) and most EPT cashes (twen...more

by Rick Dacey on February 6, 2012 6:27 AM

EPT8 Deauville: Graydon out in 8th, Guichard stretches lead to 7.8m

Mick Graydon is the first player out at the EPT Deauville final table collecting €67,200 for his eighth place finish. His elimination at the hands of Paul Guichard has pushed the Frenchman further ahead of the pack, now up to 7,800,000, some way ahead of his countryman Olivier Rogez with 4,495,000. ...more

by Rick Dacey on February 6, 2012 5:34 AM
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