Georgios Kapalas is the chip leader with 1,398,000 among the final 36 players of the EPT Deauville Main Event. The Greek pro missed this tournament for the first time ever last year when his fellow countryman Sotirios Koutoupas bested a field of 671 players (and denied Eugene Katchalov the triple crown heads-up) for €614,000. Now, Kapalas sits in a great spot to take Greece back-to-back titles in Deauville!
Not familiar with Georgios Kapalas? Don't worry, because several familiar faces will be back today and continue the journey towards the final table (where the last man standing will take home €543,700). Just to mention a few: Kevin MacPhee (1,313,000) Guillaume Darcout (801,000), Benjamin Pollak (514,000), and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (120,000).
The plan for Day 3 is to play down to 16 players, which means that the the final table should be ready sometime on Friday. Check back for another update tomorrow morning.
We are getting down to the business end of this great tournament now and i look forward to tomorrows update on who has got through. Elky is still in but looks very short stacked and will have to get lucky to progress
Elky is not in good shape i am just gonna say that it is becoming difficult for him to reach the final table Greek players are starting to make names for themselves but i am still hoping a french pro will take this tourney down
I do not really care what the big guys are doing in this tournament. I rather play the corresponding freeroll on Ppokerstarss myself. Yesterday I was very close to the payed places. I finished 2.800 th with 2.470 places getting paid.
Heh, these greeks are always up to no good. From the olympics to their yoghurt. They have to act faster otherwise soon when they going to arrive back home with all these dough from playing cards there won't be a functioning bank there to put all the winnings into. Not even a food bank.
Not familiar with Georgios Kapalas? Well, I am not familiar with Sotirios Koutoupas, Eugene Katchalov, Kevin MacPhee, Guillaume Darcout, Benjamin Pollak or Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier either, but again I am not a frequent subscriber to the 'International Who Is Who In Poker' so that must be the main cause.