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Eric Sfez Eliminated in 23rd Place (€23,000)

Homer • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Joining the action on the turn of a {5-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} board with over 400,000 in the middle already, Remi Castaignon bet 200,000 and Eric Sfez was tanking.

Sfez took a couple of minutes before moving all for 657,000 in total and now Castaignon took some time to think. The cameras surrounded the table but finally Castaignon quietly said, "Call."

Sfez: {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}
Castaignon: {5-Spades}{4-Spades}

Castaignon needed to avoid an ace, queen or eight and successfully did so when the {J-Clubs} landed. 22 players remain.

Remi Castaignon fr
Remi Castaignon
fr 2,800,000 803,000
Eric Sfez fr
Eric Sfez
fr Busted

Tags: Eric SfezRemi Castaignon

Noel Posts Gaens

Homer • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Noel Gaens was all in preflop with {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts} against Freerk Post's {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}.

"I'm still 18%..." Gaens sighed hopefully.

The flop came {5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}.

"A four would be good," stating the obvious.

The {Q-Spades} hit the turn changing nothing but then the {4-Spades} did indeed appear on the river as Post could only sit and look exasperated.

Noel Gaens be
Noel Gaens
be 1,000,000 557,000
Freerk Post nl
Freerk Post
nl 200,000 -482,000

Tags: Freerk PostNoel Gaens

Aznar Over Gulyy

Shamus • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Table 1 was chosen as the feature table via a vote of viewers, picked from the final three by a wide margin.

The first orbit over there began quietly with a series of raise-and-take hands. Finally a hand arose in which Yury Gulyy opened with a minumum-raise and Pascal Aznar called in the big blind.

The flop came {6-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}. Aznar checked, Gulyy continued for 50,000, and Aznar called. The turn then brought the {K-Hearts} and another check from Aznar, another bet of 50,000 from Gulyy, and another call from Aznar.

The river then came the {J-Diamonds}, eliciting a bet of 75,000 from Aznar, and Gulyy quickly stepped aside.

Pascal Aznar FR
Pascal Aznar
FR 835,000 129,000
Yury Gulyy ru
Yury Gulyy
ru 605,000 -108,000

Tags: Pascal AznarYury Gulyy


All Chasing Andre to Start Day 5 at EPT Deauville Main Event

Cyril Andre
Cyril Andre

Bonjour once more from the Casino Barrière where Day 5 of the EPT Deauville Main Event is scheduled to start about a half-hour from now. Just 23 players remain from the starting field of 782 to begin this penultimate day of play, with Cyril Andre returning as today's chip leader as the only player to have accumulated more than 2 million chips thus far.

Not far behind Andre is fellow Frenchman Remi Castaignon who is just one 3,000-chip ante shy of 2 million himself. And the next three spots in the counts are presently occupied by players from France as well — Hugo Pingray, Aurelien Guiglini, and Matthieu Herve.

Today's schedule calls for the field to be whittled down to a final eight-handed table to take place on Saturday. The first players to fall today will earn a €23,000 return on their €5,300 investment, but all are eyeing the six-figure prizes awaiting those lasting until the top six spots, with a très formidable first prize of €770,000 up top for the winner.

Coverage begins shortly at noon local time (CET). Come back then to see how the Frenchman and others fare in their battle to reach the EPT Deauville Main Event final table.

Day 5 Table and Seat Draw

11Fernand MicheletFrance534,000
12James MitchellUK990,000
13Joseph El KhouryLebanon935,000
14Yury GulyyRussia713,000
15Jean Pierre PetroliFrance770,000
16Aurelien GuigliniFrance1,671,000
17Pascal AznarFrance706,000
18Glen CymbalukCanada 1,100,000
21Noel GaensBelgium443,000
22Cyril AndreFrance2,108,000
23Walid Bou HabibLebanon676,000
25Matthieu HerveFrance1,194,000
26Freerk PostNetherlands682,000
27Robert RomeoBelgium972,000
28Gordon HuntlyUK1,015,000
31Hugo PingrayFrance1,864,000
32Eilert EilertsenNorway1,000,000
33Joseph MouawadLebanon886,000
34Jeffrey HakimLebanon474,000
35Remi CastaignonFrance1,997,000
36Franck KalfonFrance645,000
37Eric SfezFrance 883,000

Official Start-of-Day 5 Chip Counts

Cyril Andre fr
Cyril Andre
fr 2,108,000
Remi Castaignon fr
Remi Castaignon
fr 1,997,000
Hugo Pingray fr
Hugo Pingray
fr 1,864,000
[Removed:13] FR
FR 1,671,000
Matthieu Herve FR
Matthieu Herve
FR 1,194,000
Glen Cymbaluk ca
Glen Cymbaluk
ca 1,100,000
[Removed:4] DE
DE 1,100,000
Gordon Huntly gb
Gordon Huntly
gb 1,015,000
Eilert Eilertsen NO
Eilert Eilertsen
NO 1,000,000
James Mitchell gb
James Mitchell
gb 990,000
Robert Romeo BE
Robert Romeo
BE 972,000
Joseph El Khoury lb
Joseph El Khoury
lb 935,000
Joe Mouawad lb
Joe Mouawad
lb 886,000
Eric Sfez fr
Eric Sfez
fr 883,000
Jean Pierre Petroli FR
Jean Pierre Petroli
FR 770,000
Yury Gulyy ru
Yury Gulyy
ru 713,000
Pascal Aznar FR
Pascal Aznar
FR 706,000
Freerk Post nl
Freerk Post
nl 682,000
Walid Bou Habib lb
Walid Bou Habib
lb 676,000
Franck Kalfon fr
Franck Kalfon
fr 645,000
Fernand Michelet FR
Fernand Michelet
FR 534,000
Jeffrey Hakim lb
Jeffrey Hakim
lb 474,000
Noel Gaens be
Noel Gaens
be 443,000
Main Event
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