€5,300 Main Event

Day 1B About to Start

PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville

At noon the tournament will start its second starting day. Yesterday was a rather easy going day with just 234 players in action. Exactly a hundred wouldn't make it through the eight 75-minute levels and had to forfeit their chips early.

Today should be a lot busier. Last year Remi Castaignon triumphed over a 782 other players, if this years PokerStars.fr European Poker Tour Main Event wants to beat those numbers we'll need at least 548 players today. The tournament room can handle those numbers, but will the players be here?

A lot of familiar names are in attendance here in Deauville today. Team PokerStars Pro's Jake Cody and Luca Pagano will play today, last years runner up Walid Bou Habib (2nd for €475,000) will start with 30,000 in chips and Niels Van Leeuwen, yesterdays French Poker Series winner, will start. And then there's Patrick Bruel, the accomplished French singer, actor, and professional poker player will make his appearance today. Not to sing a nice little intro song, but to gather all of the chips in the room.

PokerNews' live reporting starts in just under half an hour. Follow the action right here, from start to finish - what should be around midnight.

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 20 minute break  
 20 minute break  
 75 minute dinner break