EPT Deauville High Roller: The players are gathering...

Dominik Nitsche, Marvin Rettenmaier and Thomas Butzhammer (who recently busted the Main Event after losing a big pot with ace-king to Gordon Huntly's ace-queen) are stood talking to one side of the High Roller. EPT runner-up Kevin Vandermissen and EPT winners Michael Tureniec, Anton Wigg and Dimitar Danchev are all seated. Another EPT champ is on his way in the form of cheeky-chappy Roberto Romanello. Candian grinder Chris McClung is also in the field.

Starting stacks are 50,000 with blinds kicking off at 100-200, ante 25 with 10 one-hour levels set to play. Registration and re-buys are open until the start of play tomorrow.

The clock has just started. Stay with us for full live coverage.

8G2A5274_EPT9DEA_Royal_Flush_Neil Stoddart.jpg

Play has begun (this hasn't happened)

Click through to live coverage of the EPT Deauville Main Event or you can take a look at the High Roller reports. Check out all the festival results from EPT Deauville. Follow the @PokerStarsBlog Twitter account to keep up-to-date with all the PCA action.

is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in High Roller