Remi Castaignon Wins EPT Deauville
Remi Castaignon not only won the main event at the EPT Deauville, he absolutely stormed it. Going into the final table he looked like he was holding an insurmountable chip lead and that proved to be the case. With 40% more chips than his nearest rival in second place he always looked the likely winner. The action was fast, very fast as it only took one hand for the field to be chopped by one player when Jeffrey Hakim was eliminated when he took on the aces of Enrico Rudelitz. It really was plain sailing for Castaignon and the play continued in rapid fashion with the champion elect never looking like anything but the winner. The final table reached heads up play with Remi going up against Lebanese tour regular Walid Bou Habib and in all honesty this lasted much longer than was expected but then the inevitable happened when Castaignon's pair of 3's held up against the K, 8 of Habib. This was the Frenchman's first ever live tournament cash and he did it in some style taking home €770,000 and the trophy.
The EPT London Up Next
PokerStars takes the EPT to London on the next leg of the tour with the event running from March 5th through to the 16th however you can qualify now by playing satellites at PokerStars. London has always been a busy event on the EPT and attracts many of Europe's elite players and of course many of the Stars pros will be there. Last year the German Benny Spindler took he main event and a prize of £750,000 beating 691 players. This year the main event has a £5,000 + £250 buy in and there's also a high roller event too. The whole event in London takes place at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino and makes up part of the Grosvenor's annual European Poker Championships event.