2015 PokerStars EPT Deauville Day 1a: France's Nathan Gozlan Out in Front

Posted at 22:00 2015-02-03 by Josh Cahlik

On Sunday, Season 11 of the European Poker Tour continued from the tournament floor of Casino Barrière de Deauville, France. A grand total of 199 players came out for Day 1a of the €5,300 Main Event, and after eight full levels of play, the board showed just 108 players remaining in contention. In the end it was Nathan Gozlan of France who bagged up the biggest stack with 148,500 in chips.

EPT Deauville Day 1A

While Gozlan finished the day with the most chips in the room, other players were hot on his heels. Sweden's Alexander Ivarsson bagged up the second largest stack with 145,800, while Poland's Patryk Slusarek rounded out the top three with 123,300 in chips.

The aforementioned players topped the counts, but other familiar faces were present and made it through the first day of play as well. Notable players who'll return for Day 2 include EPT Copenhagen winner Anton Wigg (84,500), Martins Adeniya (74,400), Artur Koren (62,100), 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure champion Dimitar Danchev (32,900), and EPT London winner David Vamplew (18,400).

Team PokerStars Pro also had a strong showing throughout the day with Marcin Horecki (92,900) and Eugene Katchalov (16,000) each making it through the day. Ronan Monfort was the only surviving member of Team PokerStars Pro Online, bagging up 47,500. PokerStars Sponsored player and 2014 PCA champion Dominik Panka also survived the day with 48,800 to his name.

While the day was a success to some, others were left with nothing but empty felt in front of them by the time the final hand of the day was dealt. Players like Ian Simpson, Leonid Markin, Adrian Mateos, and Joseph Mouawad were all unable to survive the perils of Day 1a.

Top 10 Day 1a Chip Counts

Place Player Count
1 Nathan Gozlan 148,500
2 Alexander Ivarsson 145,800
3 Emil Ekvardt 133,600
4 Carlo Savinelli 131,400
5 Patryk Slusarek 123,300
6 Enrico Rudelitz 120,500
7 Jouny Hanna 118,700
8 Robert Schulz 109,700
9 Franck Kalfon 109,000
10 Benjamin Buhr 106,500

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