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Guillaume Darcourt Tops Day 1B To Lead Into Day 2 Of Deauville Main Event

Yardley • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante
Guillaume Darcourt

The Deauville leg of the Season 11 European Poker Tour sponsored by continued Monday with the second Day 1 flight, and many of the big names on the circuit participated in what would eventually be a total of 390 entrants. After eight levels of play it was Guillaume Darcourt from France who bested the remaining 227 players with 167,800 chips.

Alessandro Valli from Italy finished the day in second place with 154,800, closely followed by Andrius Bielskis with 150,200. Team PokerStars Pro Jan Heitmann from Germany bagged up a top 10 stack of 126,100 chips.

There were several former EPT Main Event winners competing on Day 1b including four former Deauville champions. Defending champion Sotirios Koutoupas just failed to make it through when he ran pocket threes into kings in the last level. Remi Castaignon, who won EPT Deaville in 2013, and Lucien Cohen, who won in 2011, ended up on the same table towards the end of play and both managed to bag up chips with 91,800 and 85,600, respectively. Jake Cody entered after the dinner break and ran up that stack to 53,000 chips in the last two levels.

Last season’s EPT Grand Final winner Sylvain Loosli was eliminated shortly before the end of Level 8 when he shoved his short stack holding {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts} but ran into {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} and couldn’t improve. Vicky Coren-Mitchell, the only two-time EPT winner, managed to hold on with 22,200 when the day closed.

2008 PCA Main Event champion and Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier outshined the other previous champions, putting in a strong performance by finishing the day on 123,500. Grospellier proved a master of extracting maximum value several times when he flopped a big hand with an unexpected holding against opponents with strong hands, and he would do the same when he finally cracked the 100k mark. Holding {3-Hearts}{2-Hearts} on the turn of a board reading {3-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{2-Spades}{8-Clubs} Grospellier bet 6,600 into a pot of 12,000 and picked up one caller in Stephan Faig. The {a-Diamonds} hit the river and a bet of 9,200 again got called before Faig’s hand hit the muck.

Some other notables who navigated the Day 1b minefield include Sergio Aido (97,600), Ilan Boujenah (90,900), Michael Tureniec (90,600), Thomas Butzhammer (87,400), Kevin MacPhee (86,300), Govert Metaal (81,600), Marcin Wydrowski (79,500), PokerStars Team Online's Gabriel Nassif (74,700), PokerStars Team Pro Julien Brecard (61,800) and Vladimir Troyanovskiy (54,300).

While those players can look forward to another day in the Main Event with their dreams of a big pay-day still alive, some of those who failed to make it through and go home empty handed include Sofia Lovgren, Georgios Karakousis, Jean-Noel Thorel, Alex Goulder, Davidi Kitai and Artem Litvinov.

Day 1a saw Nathan Gozlan top the leaderboard with 148,500 heading a field of 199, and with the board showing 392 entrants Monday it created a total of 591 entrants. Gozlan will return second in chips, giving France the top two spots. Registration remains open until the start of Day 2, but that number still represents a slight downward trend since the peak of 2011 when 891 players entered.

Action resumes Tuesay at 12 p.m. local time when the two starting flights will combine and the remaining 335 players continue the battle it out to be crowned EPT Deauville Champion 2015. The PokerNews reporting team will be there to bring you all the live updates from the tournament floor as well as exclusive videos and interviews from Remko Rinkema and details on the feature table live stream.

12Gilles HuetFrance40,100
13Jose QuintasPortugal68,700
14Arvydas MerfeldasLithuania60,900
15Yannick ChevrierFrance45,500
16Didier PitchoFrance49,400
17Ronan MonfortFrance47,500
18Benjamin BuhrFrance106,500
19Sanid AlicicNetherlands39,200
21Gaelle BaumannFrance13,700
22Dan FurnivalUSA34,500
23Matti KonttinenFinland53,800
24Lucas MonnierFrance37,000
25Andrey BondarRussia24,000
26Nicolau Villa-LobosBrazil47,100
27Marcello MiniucchiItaly66,700
28Mercedes OstiFrance23,300
29Ivan GabrieliItaly47,700
31Rony HalimiFrance47,000
32Brian BenhamouFrance38,200
34Rob StrongNetherlands115,500
35Joseph El KhouryLebanon45,800
36Dimitar DanchevBulgaria39,200
37Omar DahmaniFrance55,500
38Robin YlitaloSweden63,400
39Jeremy DosseulFrance30,800
42Owain CareyUK94,000
43Pasquale GrimaldiItaly55,800
44Bartolomeo-Fulvio TatoItaly63,900
45Ruben VisserNetherlands31,000
46Carlos Mora AlvarezMexico36,100
47Michael TureniecSweden90,600
48Rhys JonesUK13,800
49Floris PayraudeauFrance37,900
51Ibrahim ghassanLebanon34,200
52Rasmus VogtDenmark47,500
53Bertrand "ElkY" GrospellierFrance123,500
54Olof HaglundSweden10,400
56Jeffrey LawrenceCanada18,400
57Bastien PanciarolaFrance98,950
58Nathan GozlanFrance148,500
59Jan-Eric SchwippertGermany100,600
61Eric QuFrance55,100
62Steven MoreauFrance26,700
63Sebastien LebaronFrance70,100
64Maxime ChilaudFrance19,500
65Joffrey BaillieuFrance54,500
66Aurelie QuelainFrance34,000
67Miguel UseBelgium27,800
68Tomasz CybulskiPoland45,900
69Luca GiovannoneItaly34,100
71Fabrice SoulierFrance17,000
72Bart MoensBelgium26,400
73Patrice BrandtGermany86,700
75Fatih AydinNetherlands56,200
76Daniel CarlssonSweden42,800
77Raffaele SorrentinoItaly30,100
78Lucien CohenFrance85,600
79Patryk SlusarekPoland123,300
81Benjamin PollakFrance67,800
82Nicolas ProustFrance79,500
83John EamesUK24,000
84Matthias RohrerSwitzerland46,400
85Paul BerendeNetherlands18,400
86Vladimir NovitckiiRussia12,800
87Luca MoschittaItaly33,000
88Anton BertilssonSweden58,000
89Michael Clifford HIllUK86,200
91Sören Ingwart VöhrsGermany88,200
92Yves SoussanFrance59,500
93Christopher FrankGermany34,700
94Marina RazuvaevaRussia87,400
95Clement Genon-CatalotFrance88,600
96Oleksandr ZhyrnovUkraine35,800
98Florian RavierFrance6,700
99Filip BedzinskiPoland27,500
101Sergio AidoSpain97,600
102Alexander PerevorukhaRussia74,200
103Eros NastasiItaly21,600
104Arunas SapitaviciusLithuania105,700
106Vlad LacheRomania17,200
107Dmitry YurasovRussia44,500
108Martins AdeniyaUK74,400
109Emin AghayevMonaco50,800
111Arnaud PeyrolesFrance84,000
112Marcin HoreckiPoland92,900
113Bernd VogelhuberGermany41,800
114Nandor SolyomRomania106,200
115David BalazucFrance26,400
116Benjamin SouriauFrance88,000
117Jeronen VaneenooBelgium55,100
118Remi CastaignonFrance91,800
119Joseph CarlinoFrance14,200
122Lionel RozenbergFrance20,600
123Jesper FeddersenGermany78,200
124Georgios ZisimopoulosGreece101,300
125Filippo LazzarettoItaly73,700
126Michel PomaretFrance49,300
127Jannick WrangDenmark58,900
128Frederic FabronFrance50,900
129Gennady MenshikovRussia16,200
131David Van Den BergNetherlands72,000
132Roman KorenevRussia47,700
133Mikhail MazuninRussia20,300
134Evangelos TsarisGreece100,800
135Jean Pierre DidierFrance100,400
136Francois EvardSwitzerland29,800
137Marcin WydrowskiPoland79,500
138Emile PetitFrance10,400
139Marton CzuczorHungary33,400
141Artur KorenGermany62,100
142Kevin MacPheeUSA86,300
143Stephan FajgFrance77,800
144Jessy DarthenayFrance44,300
145Fabrice MaltezFrance11,600
146Emil EkvardtSweden133,600
147Aurelien GuigliniFrance44,000
148Fernand MicheletFrance29,600
149Alexander IvarssonSweden145,800
151Cyril Ben SoussanFrance18,400
152Olivier BrousseFrance18,300
153Vicente DelgadoPortugal33,300
154Espen SolaasNorway39,000
155Bart LybaertBelgium61,500
156Marius PospiechGermany8,600
157Jonatan HellmanSweden27,900
158Marc IsmanFrance58,800
159Moundir ZoughariFrance42,500
161Dawid KuliberdaPoland12,500
162Paul-Francois TedeschiFrance37,100
163Adrien GuyonFrance58,700
164Soenke JahnGermany44,500
165Jacques VergnaudFrance23,500
166Franck KalfonFrance109,000
167David VamplewUK18,400
168Cedric AngostoFrance9,400
169Anthony PicaultFrance54,400
171Sameer KhuranaPoland41,500
172Ilan BoujenahIsrael90,900
173Olivier PiechaczykFrance50,900
174Georgy FilippovichRussia9,000
175Philippe KtorzaFrance28,200
176Laurent StroukFrance18,800
177Patrick NatafFrance49,200
178David GutfreundUSA76,900
179Nikita NikolaevRussia78,600
181Gabriel NassifFrance74,700
182Pablo GordilloSpain65,700
183Pascal AznarFrance48,400
184Anton AstapauBelarus31,200
185Vadim ShlezUSA67,300
187Bouali SaiahFrance49,000
189Jouny HannaSweden118,700
191Maurice MedioniFrance39,800
192Jimmy VasseurFrance20,600
193Luuk GielesNetherlands63,800
194Dan CharltonUK41,300
195Jacques GuenniFrance26,200
196Garcia RiveraSpain29,900
197Roberto Gomez RuizSpain44,300
198Guillaume DiazFrance69,800
199Stephane GojonFrance40,900
201Hoi Hoo LeungNetherlands40,900
202Stefano GarbarinoItaly20,000
203Pierre MorinFrance77,000
205Diogo CardosoPortugal58,500
206Sandrine ZeitounFrance7,800
207Micha HoedemakerNetherlands50,200
208Tomas PletichaCzech Republic46,400
209Claude MetaisFrance56,700
211Alexander TikhonioukIreland77,100
212Alfie AdamUK86,300
213Gareth TeatumUK41,700
214Sebastien BoyardFrance31,100
215Firas NassarLebanon51,400
216Erwann PecheuxFrance47,600
217Georgios KapalasGreece53,300
218Manuel Andrees SadornilSpain85,000
219Sebastien FeronFrance13,500
221Yannick AutaaFrance46,200
223Hamed SediniFrance35,000
224Jean-Philippe RohrFrance57,600
225Pierre PerettiFrance82,100
226Stefan SchillhabelGermany126,300
227Tobias PetersNetherlands31,600
228Alex LindopUK12,000
229Dominik PankaPoland48,800
231Ivan SoshnikovRussia35,300
232Jimmy GuerreroFrance70,000
233Jessy GabisonFrance61,600
234Alessandro ValliItaly154,800
235Atanas KavrakovBulgaria35,000
236Francesco DelfocoItaly20,000
237Sylvain MousnierFrance77,600
238Jerome ArnouldFrance106,100
239Daniel WilsonIreland47,400
241Amir MozaffarianGermany80,700
242Eugene KatchalovUkraine16,000
243Mike NeuensLuxembourg36,900
244Yury GulyyRussia49,400
246Edouard MignotFrance74,000
247Oleh OkhotskyiUkraine78,800
248Alexander ReardFrance36,500
249Marco LeonzioItaly54,700
251Giuseppe Di StasioItaly64,600
252Andrea DatoItaly34,600
253Xilong LinChina43,500
254Luciano Santos De HollandaBrazil80,100
255Miroslav AlilovicFrance64,600
256Aliaksei BoikaBelarus45,600
257Vladimir TroyanovskiyRussia54,300
258Pierre HussonFrance26,700
259Patrick SonigoFrance65,400
261Gilbert DiazFrance105,500
262Candido GoncalvesFrance20,100
263Michal MrakesCzech Republic135,900
264Saoud MnahiKuwait74,500
265Andrius BielskisLithuania150,200
266Pierrick BurbanFrance48,400
267Walter BussBelgium85,200
268Jean WangFrance41,300
269Stavros KalfasGreece116,100
271Matthieu LamagnereFrance82,500
272Patrick RenkersNetherlands37,300
273Charbel SalloumLebanon43,500
274Eric SadounFrance45,800
275Viacheslav GoryachevRussia18,600
276Ognyan DimovBulgaria43,300
277Konstantinos NanosGermany27,900
278Zhikang DaiChina36,200
279Ognjen SekularacSerbia36,700
281Vasili FirsauBelarus59,500
282Cyril PussetFrance11,500
284Javier RodriguezSpain93,300
285Jean-Louis PerezFrance32,100
286Robert SchulzGermany109,700
287Mark MuehlhausGermany20,600
288Zoltan SzaboHungary47,000
289Maxence DupontFrance26,000
291Kent RoedNorway69,600
292Frans ClaessonSweden25,400
293Guy TomaselliFrance41,200
294Massou CohenFrance61,500
295Ben DobsonUK61,300
296Rui FerreiraPortugal17,100
297Nicolas FraioliFrance21,800
298Thomas ButzhammerGermany87,400
299Konstantin ToloknoRussia47,300
301Julien BrecardFrance61,800
302Berdugo SaulFrance98,200
303David MercierFrance33,700
304Jeremy CiupFrance38,200
305Govert MetaalNetherlands81,600
306Frederic BrunetFrance31,100
308Guillaume DarcourtFrance167,800
309Matas CimbolasLithuania42,000
311Pierre SakrLebanon113,300
312Jan HeitmannGermany126,100
313Jan BoubliFrance40,700
314Frederik JensenDenmark33,000
315Jacques Der MegreditchianFrance35,100
316Thomas SobolewskiFrance36,500
317Olivier DouceFrance41,300
318Drisse El OuaretFrance55,200
319Milan Tomasz RabszPoland101,700
322Giuseppe ZarboItaly21,700
323Carlo SavinelliItaly131,400
324Tatiana BarausovaRussia24,500
325Konstantin PuchkovRussia28,300
326Justas SemaskaLithuania30,400
327Pavel GonchakovRussia86,500
328Jean Pierre BesanconFrance91,400
329Dany ParlafesRomania62,500
331Philippe BaroukFrance49,800
333Jin HaijingChina74,100
334Kamel TirFrance51,600
335Jean-Francois RialFrance42,400
336Stepas TindziulisLithuania87,800
337Ioannis Angelou-KonstasGreece60,800
338Amerigo SantoroItaly52,100
339Valdemar KwaysserHungary72,500
341Anton WiggSweden84,500
342Christophe BenzimraFrance27,400
343Olivier TemamFrance12,900
344Jerome ZerbibFrance64,400
345Eric MeissonnierFrance102,100
346Ivan LucaArgentina53,000
347Artur YarovoyRussia26,900
348Philippe GellmanFrance52,400
349Jake CodyUK53,000
351Jeremy RoutierFrance18,400
352Julien DuveauFrance32,600
353Marc TrijaudFrance12,700
354Romain BaertFrance28,900
355Nicolas GredyFrance33,600
356Artem MetalidiUkraine18,000
357Damien LhommeauFrance85,700
358Jacob OhlundSweden96,200
359Pierre ChevalierFrance24,000
361Alexandre AmielFrance15,300
362Gregoire BoissenotFrance36,400
363Paul BertracFrance44,000
364Mindaugas JonuskisLithuania62,400
365Ihar SoikaBelarus30,000
366Dennis BerglinSweden35,700
367Charles VidalFrance6,600
368Dario SammartinoItaly28,800
369Ludovic GeilichUK21,200
371Emmanuel NakacheFrance28,700
372Boutros NaimLebanon39,000
373Hyunwoo KangKorea61,000
374Michael AronUSA102,100
375David JaouiFrance88,500
376Niki RositiItaly40,600
377Clyde Tjauw FoeNetherlands30,100
378Dimitrios BallasGreece48,400
379Shaun SullerUSA38,100
381Simon ApplebyUK36,200
382Todd JatrasCzech Republic52,800
383Nichiei HicksUK24,700
384Salvatore BonavenaItaly43,200
385Sophie TayebFrance12,100
386Vincent VerdicktBelgium24,900
387David HarouneFrance56,000
388Jeffrey BrouwerNetherlands16,400
389Isaac [Removed:250]France5,500
391Patrice BitonFrance39,300
392Jan PrzysuchaPoland52,300
393Antonin DudaCzech Republic33,600
395Albert MercierFrance54,500
396Vojtech RuzickaCzech Republic18,600
397Gangzhou HuFrance60,700
398Petr JelinekCzech Republic46,500
399Vicky Coren-MitchellUK22,200

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