Day 1c completed
Day 1c completed
Gicovanu Leads Day 1c of the €1,100 FPS Main Event at EPT Monte Carlo; Spragg and Mateos Return for Day 2
Day 1c of the €1,100 French Poker Series (FPS) Main Event has come to an end at the 2022 PokerStars European Poker Tour presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®️ and 927 players turned out for the third of four flights in the return of EPT action to Monte Carlo.
A total of 287 players will return for Day 2, with 139 runners representing Day 1c.
Marius Gicovanu is the chipleader after going on a late run in the final levels to finish with 852,000. Among the others near the top of the leaderboard are Eugenio Peralta, Enrico Francesio, and Ervin Gjini. Other notables who advanced include PokerStars Ambassador Benjamin Spragg, Jessica Teusl, John Mooney, Justin Saliba and Adrian Mateos.
€1,100 French Poker Series Main Event Day 1c Top Ten Chip Counts
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Spragg was in the mix all day long and he steadily built his stack to 265,000. The popular streamer will return tomorrow in search of his first EPT title. Elsewhere, Mateos had an up and down day, finishing with 88,000 after being down to the felt and running it back up over 200,000. The 2015 EPT Monte Carlo Main Event champion will return on Day 2 looking to make a run at another EPT title.
Action concluded on Day 1c in Level 16 with 12:48 left on the clock. The surviving players from all four flights will return tomorrow to play Day 2 and blinds will continue in the earliest level reached by the opening flights. Everyone returning for Day 2 will be in the money and official payouts will be announced prior to the beginning of the day. The plan for Day 2 is to play through the end of Level 22.
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After a lightning-fast bubble, the surviving 139 players are now bagging their chips and will return tomorrow a Noon local time for Day 2.
Serge Chechin got his last 83,000 into the middle and Gregory [Removed:372] was the one to put him at risk.
The board ran out and Chechin picked up aces and queens to secure the late double.
With roughly 230,000 in the pot on a completed board, Yiannis Liperis checked the big blind and Gregory [Removed:372] bet 100,000 in the cutoff, sending Liperis into the tank.
"Do you have it?" Liperis asked. [Removed:372] only made an ambiguous hand motion.
Eventually, [Removed:372] called the clock and Liperis quickly mucked his cards.
[Removed:372] threw down the onto the table for a busted straight draw.
"Sometimes it looks obvious for a reason," Liperis said as [Removed:372] added the chips to his stack.
Andrei Stoenescu shoved his last 190,000 from early position and Enrico Francesio called quickly to put him at risk.
The board ran out and the aces held to eliminate Stoenescu from the tournament as the Day 1c bubble nears.
Enis Chetita got his short stack of only a few big blinds in from the big blind and was at risk against Adrian Mateos in early position.
The board ran out and Mateos improved to a pair of jacks to eliminate Chetita.