The tenth season of the European Poker Tour (EPT) takes a Gallic turn this week as leg 5 hails from the French seaside resort of Deauville. The €5,300 main event is already in progress, with Day 2 currently underway. You can watch the EPT Live stream right here on PokerPlayer.co.uk. Just click this link.
669 players entered the main event, and 332 remain at the time of writing. The number of entrants is down from both the 2013 Deauville leg (782 runners) and the gargantuan PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (987 for the Bahamas event which is, bizarrely, a part of the EPT) but if you consider the competition from Melbourne’s prestigious Aussie Millions festival 669 players still has to be regarded as a successful turnout. It shows the power and clout of the EPT that despite this competition and unfavourable placing in the calendar nearly 700 players still made the trip to France.
The most famous winner to come out of EPT Deauville has been UK pro Jake Cody in 2010. Cody famously won a huge hand with just 18 players remaining when he 5-bet shoved T-4 versus Hugo Lemaire’s pocket Kings. Cody rivered a straight. Since that €857k breakthrough win Cody has gone on to win both WSOP and WPT titles to complete poker’s coveted ‘Triple Crown’.
Can Cody make it a double victory in 2014? (Spoiler: He can’t. He got eliminated on Day 1.) And if not, who will take the crown? You can find out in real time by watching EPT Live right HERE.
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