European Poker Tour

FPS Deauville: Hattab leads into the penultimate day

A day full of action here in Deauville has finally come to a close a little later than scheduled due to a prolonged bubble period. At the start of the day there were 658 players, but over the course of eight one-hour levels approximately 500 of those have fallen by the wayside.Sebastien Hattab will ...more

by Chris Hall on January 30, 2015 12:56 PM

FPS Deauville: Level 17-18 updates (3,000/6,000/1,000)

8.30pm Level 18 - 3,000/6,000 (1,000)The level is officially going up now but there's only around twenty minutes orso left before play ends. A full recap of the day is here.8.20pm: Three exits in one hand, bubble prize splitFour all ins, three exits, two cash prizes, one hour. That's what it took to...more

by Chris Hall on January 30, 2015 10:00 AM

FPS Deauville: ElkY eliminated with the bubble in sight

Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier had developed quite a rail in the far corner, but anyone hoping that he would be having a deep run in the French Poker Series will now be sorely disappointed. ElkY had pushed all in preflop from the button with both blinds calling and the latter pair c...more

by Chris Hall on January 30, 2015 8:54 AM

FPS Deauville: Brecard healthy; side event round-up

Team PokerStars Pro Julian Brecard just came by the media room and everyone (given that it's mostly French journalists at this point) were assuming the worst. But Brecard had instead come to steal a cigarette for a celebratory smoke. "I've just doubled," he said, "aces against queens, I have 160,000...more

by Chris Hall on January 30, 2015 6:41 AM

FPS Deauville: Differing fortunes for Team PokerStars Pro

As expected, the first level of Day 2 has been packed full of eliminations. The sound of players riffling with chips is only matched by dealer cries of "Player down!" which echo across the room with incredible frequency.Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" GrospellierThe tournament is already over fo...more

by Chris Hall on January 30, 2015 3:52 AM

FPS Deauville: Huge field returns for Day 2

The second day of this record-breaking event is about to get underway here at Casino Deauville. There are 658 players remaining from the 1,355 in the tournament - to put that into context, there were only 542 players from a field of 1,738 who returned for Day 2 of Eureka4 Prague in December.It's the...more

by Chris Hall on January 30, 2015 2:43 AM

FPS Deauville: Mann in charge

Like yesterday, Day 1B saw another huge field to create a record-breaking prize pool for the France Poker Series. Over 880 players put up €1,000 to make a field that breached the 1,300 mark. With numbers still to be confirmed as well as the prize pool, there's no doubt that Sunday will be providing ...more

by Chris Hall on January 29, 2015 1:07 PM

FPS Deauville: Operation Haystack

As Day 1B heads towards its conclusion, there's a top-secret classified mission that myself and the rest of the poker media are getting ready to engage in. It's finding the chip leader with around 520 players still remaining, also know as Operation Haystack. There are multiple targets of opportunity...more

by Chris Hall on January 29, 2015 11:35 AM

FPS Deauville: Big names sans big stacks

Like bees to nectar, the seven-figure prize pool has drawn in many of Europe's big names into the France Poker Series in Deauville. Among those who made it into the tournament before registration closed were Team PokerStars Pros Eugene Katchalov (29,000) and Bertrand Grospellier (32,000), joining th...more

by Chris Hall on January 29, 2015 8:49 AM

FPS Deauville: Julian Brecard on baths and fatherhood

Scouring the record field today, there's few who'll know how to play against a big French field than Team PokerStars Pro Julian Brecard. During the last break, he briefly took time to chat.Hey Julian, how are things going today?Pretty good, I arrived about two hours late because I wanted to take my ...more

by Chris Hall on January 29, 2015 7:20 AM
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