Week in Tournaments: WSOPC Tunica, EPT Deauville and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 06, 2013 Posted in Tournament News | No Comments »

World-Series-of-Poker-July-2010-dealer-tables-300x200There was plenty of tournament action to report on this past week, with tournaments taking place all over the world in the aftermath of the PokerStars PCA and the Aussie Millions. In the US the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open wrapped-up and players moved on to the WSOPC Tunica tournament series, while in Europe players headed to France and Spain for the EPT Deauville and the Estrellas Poker Tour event in Madrid.

Here is a look at those three tournaments:

WSOPC Tunica Main Event

The WSOPC Tunica Main Event had a very strong turnout, but the final number was probably one that the WSOPC tournament organizers were definitely hoping to avoid. In the end a total of 666 players registered for the tournament, creating a near-$1 million prize-pool, with over $200k set aside from the winner.

Here is a look at the final table payouts from the event:

1. Ryan Stevenson – $204,795

2. Norman McKeldin – $126,723

3. Andrew Rothfolk – $92,947

4. Michael Sanders – $69,121

5. Jonathan Cary – $52,098

6. James Watkins – $39,790

7. Mark Maletic – $30,789

8. Jerry Barlow – $24,136

9. David Kruger – $19,161

EPT Deauville

One of the biggest events on the EPT schedule in the past few years has been the EPT Deauville. This year the tournament saw a significant decrease in attendance, but the tournament still boasted a huge field of 782 players (down from 890 in 2012) and a prize pool of over €3.7 million.

First place will pay €770,000, and a total of 120 players will make the money –Day 3 will start with 159 players still in contention.

Here is a look at the Top 10 chip counts for the remaining players heading into Day 3:

1. Andrei Stoenescu — 485,600

2. Zimnan Ziyard — 380,200

3. Hugo Pingray — 374,400

4. James Mitchell — 372,400

5. Cyril Andre — 370,600

6. David Ostrom — 368,400

7. Vladimir Velikov — 351,200

8. Stephane Benadiba — 340,500

9. Kevin Miannay — 340,500

10. Andrei Konopelko — 335,900

PokerStars Estrellas Poker Tour Madrid Main Event

The Estrellas Poker Tour was in Madrid this past week, and a solid turnout of 632 players took part in the €1,000, generating a prize-pool of over $800k. A number of young, talented, Spanish players made the final table including the eventual winner Adrian Mateo Diaz.

Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

Adrian Mateos Diaz – $137,7763

1. Jose Alvarez – $119,038

2. Richard Milne – $108,338

3. Pedro Oliva Martinez – $54,784

4. Angel Camba – $40,580

5. Francisco Arce Bueno – $28,409

6. Vicente Delgado Zamorano – $20,290

7. Javier Sanchez – $15,214

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