Deauville, France is the latest location for PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT), and Monday saw Day 1b of the €5,300 Main Event fill the tables with another 390 players with their hopes on a prestigious EPT title. Eight levels of play later, 227 people bagged up their chips for Day 2.
The event now has a total of 592 entries, and 335 will be back on Tuesday.
When the day was complete, Guillaume Darcourt of France held the most chips with 167,800. He steps ahead of Day 1a leader and fellow Frenchman Nathan Gozlan. Some of the other familiar faces in the field include Team PokerStars Pros Jan Heitmann, Bertrand Grospellier, Marcin Horecki, Julien Brecard, and Jake Cody, and Team PokerStars Online Gabriel Nassif, as well as Kevin MacPhee, Anton Wigg, among the European-dominated field.
There were still no recognizable Canadians in the field, and Day 2 begins on Tuesday — the starting flights are now closed. We'll be back with a report of the day's events to see who survives another day and is one day closer to being the next EPT Champion.