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Victor Sbrissa Leads Going into Day 2 of EPT Grand Final

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May/08/2013
Victor Sbrissa Leads Going into Day 2 of EPT Grand Final

LAPT Sao Paolo champion Victor Sbrissa is chip leader at the end of Day 1b of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final today with 224,800.

The 24-year-old from Sao Paolo, one of ten Brazilians competing here, had an emotional victory in his home city just over a week ago when he took down the LAPT Main Event for $250,000, beating a 753-strong field - and a final table that included Team PokerStars Pros Leo Fernandez and Andre Akkari.

Sbrissa is one of 215 players left from the 423 who started Day 1b. Combined with yesterday's 53 survivors, that means 268 are coming back for Day 2.

There were 531 players for this season's EPT Grand Final Main Event. The festival is running from May 6-15 and features 50 events including the €100k Super High Roller, €25k High Roller and first ever €500,000 guaranteed €1,000 Monaco Cup.

NEW ONLINE CELEBRATION BEING ANNOUNCED START OF DAY 2 - 11.50am, SALLE DES ETOILES 
Lee Jones, PokerStars' Head of Poker Communications, will be announcing a special new online celebration for poker players at the start of Day 2 today. The announcement, which includes a video, will take place just before play starts at 11.50am in the Salle des Etoiles. Additional content, including text, graphics & video, will also be available online at http://psta.rs/13foxTy, in English, Russian, German and Spanish.

JASON MERCIER WINS €2K OPEN FACE CHINESE TOURNEY 
Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier won the €2k Open Face Chinese tourney last night for €48,000. 
Jason Mercier, USA, Team PokerStars Pro, € 48,000 
Yakov Onuchin, Russia, € 30,000 
Alex Klimashin, Russia, € 17,600 
Victor Ramdin, USA, Team PokerStars Pro, € 12,700 
Alex Kravchenko, Russia, Team PokerStars Pro, € 9,300 
Joseph Cheong, USA, € 6,800 
Nicolas Ren, France, € 6,000 
Yulius Sepman, Russia, € 5,400 
See PokerStars blog report

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