EPT Deauville Main Event 2015 Gets Under Way: €197,000 for First

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EPT Deauville Main Event 2015 Gets Under Way: €197,000 for First

Day 1a of the €5,300 EPT Deauville Main Event is under way with at least 150 already in seats.

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They include EPT4 Prague winner Arnaud Mattern, Christophe Ducrot, who won Season 4 of the French poker TV show Maison du Bluff, international chess master Gaby Livshitz runner-up in the Eureka Cup in Prague in December, Kamel Tir - who won last year's FPS High Roller, EPT Madrid champion Frederik Jensen (who won his seat in a live satellite), WSOP-E winner and Spanish Player of the Year Adrian Mateos and EPT9 Deauville runner-up Walid Bou Habib. More than 100 players qualified for the event online including Ben Dobson, David Vamplew, Joao Vieira, PokerStars sponsored 2014 PCA champ Dominik Pańka, Sergio Aido, Robin Ylitalo, Dominik Nitsche and Team PokerStars Pro Online’s Vicente Delgado who are all set to play today.

Argentina's Ivan "Negriin" Luca leads the remaining 22 players going in to the final day of the €1,100 FPS Deauville Main Event. The LAPT Punte del Este finalist is on an extended international poker tour after winning packages for EPT Prague and the PCA. In Prague, he had two great cashes - runner-up in the €500 NL Deepstack Turbo for €12,000 and third in the €4k NL Deepstack 4x4 for €33,900.

In January, he headed to the Bahamas (after winning a total of four packages!) where he had another great result: 33rd in the $25k High Roller for $44,540. Event with 3,265,000. Others still in contention for the €197,000 first prize here in Deauville include French FPS regular Sacha Israel, currently second in chips, plus nine players who qualified for the event online.

There were 1,355 entries in the €1,1000 event, generating a massive €1,300,800 prize pool with €197,000 for first. 
 PokerStarsLive is broadcasting in French every day of the FPS Main Event as well as the EPT Main Event from Day 2 until cards-up final table.