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We're here today to recognize something that doesn't get talked about enough in our society:EPT Live Withdrawal Syndrome. Symptoms include staring forlornly at your blank computer screen, singing "Everyone Loves a Chop Pot" in the shower, and buying a monkey with a stubbly beard and naming him "Stap...more

by Brad Willis on March 4, 2015 7:33 AM

EPT Malta festival set to break records

We're all out of superlatives (this may show from time to time). So can we just say that EPT Malta is going to be, well, big? Although thinking about it that doesn't really sum up what's going to take place on the next leg of the European Poker Tour, which is now just a few weeks away. Let's put it ...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 26, 2015 3:24 AM

EPT Deauville: Mateos wins two tournaments in a day

Adrian Mateos should avoid playing anything that has more than 15-minute levels because he is the Turbo king. The Spaniard has just won his second tournament of the day, the €2k Turbo 6-Max, mere hours after winning the €5k Turbo 6-Max.Adrian Mateos. Winning. AgainMateos picked up €31,450 defeating ...more

by Chris Hall on February 7, 2015 2:19 PM

EPT11 Deauville: Josip Simunic survives slug fest to win High Roller

If you walked through the tournament room tonight you might have missed the High Roller event. As sometimes happens it's the Main event, complete with feature table and more cameras than players, which is the first to get people's attention, and that's how it should be. Next along you would have fo...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 7, 2015 1:13 PM

EPT11 Deauville: Impossible is nothing for Ognyan Dimov, hauls in Parlafes t

The history of mankind has been defined by triumph over adversity. Nobody ever thought you could reach the South Pole, scale Everest or put a man on the moon. All of those "impossible" feats were relatively easy, however, compared with the task facing five poker players in Normandy, France, this aft...more

by Howard Swains on February 7, 2015 12:15 PM

EPT Deauville: Life is sweet for Abderrahim Ait Abbou

The Grasel Sweet EPT Superstack is over! Abderrahim Ait Abbou has defeated Jerone Cailleteau heads-up for the most sugary of titles here in Deauville. Cailleteau moved all in preflop with [Ks][3c] for his last four big blinds and Abbou called with [3s][3d]. The board bricked out coming [6s][Ad][2h][...more

by Chris Hall on February 7, 2015 11:54 AM

EPT Deauville: Adrian Mateos crushes the €5k 6-Max Turbo

Adrian Mateos has absolutely blitzed the €5k Turbo 6-Max, the Spanish player of the year held the chip lead from a long way out and crushed the final table completely. Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and FPS €2k High Roller winner Vladimir Troyanovskiy went out on the bubble finishin...more

by Chris Hall on February 7, 2015 8:04 AM

EPT11 Deauville: Battle of the ages in the High Roller

If you discount the PCA you have to go all the way back to EPT10 London to find the last time there wasn't a Russian or a German in the final five of an EPT High Roller. Here in Deauville the final five are comprised of one player each from: Sweden, France, Argentina, Austria and Lebanon. What's mor...more

by Nick Wright on February 7, 2015 8:02 AM

EPT11 Deauville: Butzhammer and Thorel. Compare and contrast.

If you were to stand them next to each other there's not much Jean-Noel Thorel and Thomas Butzhammer really have in common. Butzhammer is of that young breed of high roller. He wears track pants, trainers, a t-shirt and a hoodie. As far as uniforms go this is standard issue, clothes that take minima...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 7, 2015 6:24 AM

EPT11 Deauville: High Roller final table set, Ylitalo leads

With four of the 12 returning players in the High Roller having fewer than four big blinds at the start of play we figured that it wouldn't take too long for the official final table of eight to be set.That it took almost two hours to go from 12 to eight is a surprise in itself but that start of day...more

by Nick Wright on February 7, 2015 5:06 AM
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