Another day of poker has come to an end in Deuville, France. There are 138 players (of 592 entries) left with the chance of winning an EPT title along with the top prize of €543,700. Irishman Alex Tikhoniouk will lead the remaining player field to Day 3 with 312,600 in chips.
According to PokerStars Blog, Tikhoniouk was down to only four big blinds at one point on Day 2 before things changed for the better. He turns 25 on Sunday, the day of the final table. Who wouldn't want to reach an EPT ME final table on one's own birthday? We wish him the best of luck!
Besides Tikhoniouk, Kevin MacPhee was the only other player to accumulate over 300k chips on Day 2. With 308,300 in chips and lots of live tournament experience, the U.S. pro will be very dangerous on Day 3. Another player with plenty of chips and experience is Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (picture) in 7th place with 281,500. It will be interesting to follow all players mentioned above's journeys until the very end (hopefully the final table).
Check back tomorrow morning for another brief update on the EPT Deauville Main Event!