EPT8 Campione: "Dude, where's my horse?" aka pros en route to Campione

ept-thumb-promo.jpgDay 1A may be light on big name pros, but it always is. We may well have the likes of Team PokerStars Pros Theo Jorgensen, Alex Kravchenko, Pierre Neuville and Luca Pagano already grinding, as well as many other names, including Luca Falashi, James Mitchell, James Dempsey, Roberto Romanello and Konstantinos Nanos, but Day 1B is when the largest battery of big guns starts firing.

Slated to play tomorrow are EPT champions Liv Boeree, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Arnaud Mattern and Salvatore Bonavena (all Team PokerStars Pro), and Kevin MacPhee, David Vamplew, Zimnan Ziyard, Michael Tureniec, Martin Finger, Tobias Reinkemeier, and Rupert Elder (EPT winners of the non-liveried kind).

While most are arriving by a combination of plane and taxi, Mattern appears to be trying to get here by ElkY stallion, if the photo posted by fellow Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov is anything to go by. Mattern, who broke his leg last year playing tennis, damaged his ankle in Madrid. That's his excuse for the horsey ride anyway.

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Elky (left, horse) and Mattern (right, carriage) with bemused businessman looking on

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Level 2: blinds 75-150
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Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in Campione