EPT Deauville: Sfez in charge of High Roller after Day 1

Eric Sfez won the EPT8 High Roller event in 2012 for €242,000. Three years later he's finished Day 1 of this three-day tournament as the chip leader.

The Frenchman has won more than $900,000 in live events including making the final table of the EPT9 London High Roller where he won £40,280. Sfez also won the €1,000 PLO High Low Championships at the EPT10 Grand Final for €16,600.

A total of 101 players have entered the tournament so far with 21 re-entries, though this number could increase with registration open until 11:45am on Friday.


Chip leader Eric Sfez

Eugene Katchalov was the only member of Team PokerStars Pro remaining at the end of the first day. He finished with a solid 124,700. He did better than fellow Team Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier who came into the event after a deep run in the EPT Main Event. The Frenchman was unable to get anything going and went bust. Meanwhile, PokerStars sponsored-player Dominik Panka--the winner of this event last year--fired two bullets. Neither hit their mark.

Players who did manage to make into the second day of this event include FPS €2k High Roller winner Vladimir Troyanoviskiy (147,100), European Rookie of the Year Adrian Mateos (73,100), €2k Turbo winner Davidi Kitai (137,400), Jonathan Little, (283,100), and FPS Deauville finalist Ivan Luca, (244,300).

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Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov on his way into Day 2

The 60 survivors will return tomorrow at noon for Day 2. We'll have a full payout list after the end of registration. You'll be able to follow all the latest news of this event on the EPT Deauville High Roller page as the event continues.

Chris Hall
@PokerStars in High Roller