€10,300 High Roller
€10,300 High Roller
Dia 1 Terminado

Eric Sfez Tops EPT Deauville High Roller Day 1

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Eric Sfez - Grabbed Chip Lead At the Death
Eric Sfez - Grabbed Chip Lead At the Death

The PokerStars.fr European Poker Tour Deauville €10,300 High Roller attracted 122 entrants at Casino Barrière, consisting of 101 unique players and 21 reentries, to beat last year’s record-breaking field of 115 entrants.

France’s Eric Sfez finished the day as chip leader after 10 one-hour levels of play gathering 315,300 in chips. Not far behind him was Jonathan Little from the US with 283,100 and in third place was Ivan Luca from Argentina who bagged up 244,300.

Sfez grabbed the lead in one of the last hands of the day when he held the {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds} and led the flop and turn before eventually calling a big river shove on a final board of {k-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{9-Clubs}. Sfez took his time to make the call but celebrated in relief when Nikolaus Teichert showed him just the {4-Spades}{4-Hearts}.

There was plenty of action at every table all day long with three- and four-bets before the flop a common occurrence, as the high rollers engaged in a succession of levelling wars with seemingly nobody wanting to get bluffed. One man who was bluffed was Davidi Kitai after he bet the river of a {5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{j-Spades}{3-Spades} board and faced a shove from the shorter-stacked Amir Mozaffarian. Kitai sensed something was up and took several minutes to fold before being shown the {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for air. Kitai said he was very close to calling with queen high, something he has done in the past.

At the other end of the spectrum, Vladimir Troyanovskiy check-raise shoved the turn on a board of {8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} holding the {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts} only to be shown the {7-Spades}{7-Hearts} of Piotr Franczak. Troyanovsky was on the verge of his second and final elimination until the case {8-Clubs} hit the river to save him.

"I thought you were bluffing," Troyanovskiy giggled.

Defending champion Dominik Panka fired two bullets on Day 1, but he couldn’t make it to the end. Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier fired one bullet and has the chance to reenter before play starts on Day 2, and other notables who failed to make it through included Dario Sammartino, Rhys Jones, and Leonid Markin.

Some of the notables who did make it through to Day 2, however, included Joao Vieira (174,100), Ivan Soshnikov (137,900), Robin Ylitalo (127,300), and Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov (124,700).

Action will resume Friday at 12 p.m. local time and registration will stay open until 15 minutes before the start of play. For that reason the seat draw will not be made available until registration has closed. Details of the biggest-ever EPT Deauville High Roller prize pool will be released shortly after play resumes and PokerNews will bring you all the details of that as well as all the action from the felt as 10 more levels of poker get underway on the penultimate day of the tournament.

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierDavidi KitaiDominik PankaEric SfezEugene KatchalovRhys JonesVladimir Troyanovskiy

PokerNews Podcast Ep. #267: WSOP Schedule Breakdown with Sexy Beast Daniel Negreanu

donpeters • Nível 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Two big things on the docket this week, as Aussie Millions has wrapped up and the World Series of Poker schedule has been released. Donnie Peters and Rich Ryan recap the big festival Down Under and the team is then joined by "Kid Poker" himself, Daniel Negreanu, to discuss the 2015 WSOP schedule.

You can subscribe to the entire iBus Media Network on iTunes here, or you can access the RSS feed here. The PokerNews family of podcasts is now available on Stitcher.

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End-of-Day Chip Counts (Completo)

[user38873] • Nível 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Eric Sfez fr 315,300
Jonathan Little us 283,100
Ivan Luca ar 244,300
Gilbert Diaz fr 232,600 77,600
Garret Gruener US 220,400
Thomas Butzhammer de 182,000
Joao Vieira pt 174,100
Josip Simunic at 169,000
Andrei Ivashkin RU 161,200 1,200
Andrey Andreev ru 157,800 7,800
Maxim Panyak ru 152,000 27,000
Jose Carlos Garcia pl 148,700 -16,300
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru 147,100
Ivan Soshnikov ru 137,900
Artur Koren at 137,400 53,400
Vicente Delgado es 136,600 16,600
Davidi Kitai be 135,000 -2,400
Eugene Katchalov ua 124,700
Robin Ylitalo se 122,300 -5,000
Tiago Martinho PT 122,000 -31,000
Emil Ekvardt se 116,200 116,200
Carlos Lopes FR 113,700 28,700
Fady Kamar lb 109,400 -35,600
Artem Metalidi ua 103,500 -51,500
Jose Quintas pt 101,000 -19,000

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Huge Bluff by Teichert Goes Horribly Wrong

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Nikolaus Teichert
Nikolaus Teichert

Just before the last three hands were announced, Nikolaus Teichert got involved in a massive pot against Eric Sfez and the Frenchman would jump into the lead just before the end of the day. Teichert called bets on the {K-Diamonds} {2-Clubs} {5-Diamonds} flop and the {10-Spades} turn before trying to represent a strong hand after the {9-Clubs} river.

His shove with {4-Spades} {4-Hearts} however was called by Sfez with {A-Spades} {A-Diamonds} and the monster pot went to the Frenchman.

Eric Sfez fr 320,000 320,000
Nikolaus Teichert de Eliminado

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Three Last Hands

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The clock has been stopped and three more hands will be played before everyone gets to bag and tag their chips.

Yurasov Crippled

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With the board reading {8-Hearts} {9-Hearts} {2-Hearts} {6-Spades} {Q-Hearts}, Joao Vieira put the ultimate pressure on now short-stacked Dmitry Yurasov and moved all in after the Russian had checked out of the big blind. Yurasov eventually tossed his cards into the muck and will need some double ups if he wants to become a serious threat in the event still.

Dmitry Yurasov ru 19,000 -56,000

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Panka Busts For Good

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Dominik Panka
Dominik Panka

The defending EPT Deauville High Roller champion has been eliminated for the second time and won't be able to defend his title here at the French coast. He called a raise of Jose Quintas to see a king-high flop and called a continuation bet by Quintas for 5,000, a third player involved folded.

The Portuguese also bet the {6-Spades} turn for 11,000 and Panka called to see the {J-Clubs} on the river. Quintas moved all in for effectively 28,000 and Panka called to muck when he was shown {K-} {J-} for two pair by Quintas.

Jose Quintas pt 120,000 70,000
Dominik Panka pl Eliminado

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Goulder Short And Shoving

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Alex Goulder
Alex Goulder

Alex Goulder opened for 3,200 and it folded round to Dominik Nitsche. Goulder had 21,500 behind and Nitsche wasn’t messing about and moved all in. Goulder made the fold.

Goulder shoved the next two hands and despite some serious contemplation he didn’t get called.

Alex Goulder gb 29,000 -33,000

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