Arnaud Mattern, winner in Prague last season, has become something of a rocket man in the last level. Starting today on 11,000 he now has 85,000 after several well played hands, involving the Frenchman’s almost smoke and mirror ability to move players off a hand.
Mattern has company on day two with several other French players still in the running, albeit in varying degrees of safety.
Alexia Portal, who is back on the EPT after taking time off to have her second daughter, found a hand to move in with, her last 18,700. Marcel Luske asked for a count, considered calling and then chose otherwise. It’s still a tense affair for Portal who has outlasted Almira Scripcenco who crashed out earlier.
We’re down to 267 players into level 11.