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EPT Deauville: 138 Players Move One Step Closer To The €543,700 First-Place Prize

Tags: Alex Tikhoniouk, Bertrand ElkY Grospellier, EPT Deauville, Kevin MacPhee.
Posted on 04 February 2015 by "T".

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!


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6 comments on "EPT Deauville: 138 Players Move One Step Closer To The €543,700 First-Place Prize"

 doubletop77704/02/2015 11:05:13 GMT
There is plenty of poker left to be played in this tournament but Bertrand 'Elky' Grospelier must be feeling good about his position in his home tournament. Good luck to all left in
 klash2304/02/2015 14:43:15 GMT
To go from only 4 big blinds left and expecting to be leaving fairly quickly to fighting back and ending the day as chip leader must be a great feeling in this kind of tournament and if he goes on to win then it will definitely be one hell of a birthday!
 StS504/02/2015 22:10:39 GMT
Today I have played the EPT Deauville freeroll on Ppokerrstaars but unfortunately did not get many good hands. In the end I had to go all in with A7 offsuit, because I had only six bigs left. Of course I lost and finished around 9.000.
 klash2306/02/2015 14:57:04 GMT
Unfortunately Alex Tikhoniouk did not make the final table but did manage to get into the money by finishing in 24th place and cashed a nice amount of nearly 17,000 Euro,(around $20k) but still a great recovery from only 4 bb.
 bowie198410/02/2015 21:08:25 GMT
I've never met an irishman named Tikhoniouk in my life, I guess he must be an interesting fella, With this name I just want to know how he become irish though. It looks to me that he at least can play cards in a decent way and plenty younger than me so I think my live tournament poker carrier finished before even started...
 bowie198412/02/2015 21:34:17 GMT
Don't call me Sherlock Holmes for nothing - so after a thorough detective work, I can say that Alex Tikhoniouk is not really somebody worth mentioning 'cuz his results follows as: $1,467 in 2011; $2,190 in 2012; $36,365 in 2013; $15,711 in 2014; $18,913 in 2015... Which is astonishingly good if you are comparing his live tourey results to mine, but otherwise there is a reason nobody knows him.

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