2015 EPT Deauville: Roundup of Side Events

ept-deauvilleThe two-day €500 NLH event recently finished with Simon Appleby securing the title after he defeated Tonny van Eck in heads-up round. In the final hand, Appleby’s A♣9♥ beat Eck’s J♣9♣ on an board showing A♦3♣8♣2♦6♠ to conclude the tournament. Native of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the United Kingdom, Appleby won the first prize of €28,680, and van Eck picks up €19,070 for his runner-up spot.

EPT11 London finalist Artur Koren has won the €300 NLH Deepstack Turbo. Koren was among five players who came back for a second day. He beat a field of 201 players to win €12,240 with Artur Rudziankov finishing second for €8,240.

In the €300 PLO Deepstack event, there were 67 entries and the heads-up match was between Mikkael Sebbagh and Tomasz Cybulski in which former beat the later. Sebbagh held A♥K♦Q♦Q♣ and Cybulski K♠J♣T♠2♣. The board came J♦9♦8♠5♦6♥ and Sebbagh made a king-high flush to scoop the €5,750 first prize.

Makram Saber won €300 PLO Deepstack Turbo for €9,130 beating Antonin Duda (2nd – €6,170) heads-up at the moment when the tournament room was scheduled to close. Further, Petr Jelinek who finished 30th at EPT11 Prague, scored his biggest ever victory when he managed to defeat former EPT finalist Ludovic Geilich to claim the €2k title and €82,050 first prize. Other big winners were Petr Jelinek, Joep van den Bigjaart and Franck Jouve, who won the €2k, €1k Limit and €1k PLO respectively.

The €500 “Survivor” event also got over with seven players getting paid €3,291. The official winner was Anthony Monin with the other six winners being Diego Gomez, Laszlo Telek, Volodymyr Hancharyk, Albert Mykhaylyuta, Manuel Andrees Sadornil and Jonas Lauck.

Day 1a, 1b and Day 2 have reduced the field of 592 entrants of the €5,300 EPT Deauville Main Event to 138 hopefuls with Alex Tikhoniouk claiming the lead with 312,600 chips. The day 3 started with 138 hopeful players but in the end 36 succeeded in that endeavor. Kapalas ended the day with 1,398,000, just ahead of MacPhee who collected 1,313,000. Day 4 of the European Poker Tour Season 11 Deauville Main Event is near to completion. Though the day started with 36 hopefuls returning to the tournament but after four full 90-minute levels, just 15 players remain in contention for the title, trophy, and €543,700 in first-place prize money. France’s Joseph Carlino is the chip leader with stack of 2.757 million.