2023 PokerStars EPT Paris

€1,100 FPS Paris Main Event
Dias: 1a
Event Info

2023 PokerStars EPT Paris

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
300,000 / 600,000
Informações sobre o torneio - Dia 1a
Jogadores em jogo

€1,100 FPS Paris Main Event

Dia 1a Concluído

Labryga Bags Day 1a Chip Lead in €1,100 FPS Main Event

Nível 14 : Blinds 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
Jean Labryga
Jean Labryga

It has been another action-packed day at the inaugural PokerStars European Poker Tour Paris, as the €1,100 FPS Main Event kicked off with its first of three starting flights.

Day 1a of the tournament attracted 796 entries and contributed €764,160 to the prize pool. The overall prize pool currently stands at €1,572,480 thanks to the entries in Day 1b and those who have already registered for Day 1c.

Day 1a wrapped up after 14 levels of play and saw 179 players bag and tag a stack for Day 2. Topping the chip leaderboard from the first heat of the FPS Main Event was Jean Labryga, who ended the night with 526,000.

Steeve Sultan (428,000) and Vardan Zakaryan (402,000) round out the top three chip counts but are still way behind Labryga's monster stack.

Other notable players to make it through to Day 2 include Kenny Hallaert (128,000), Kyriakos Papadopoulos (240,000), and Michael Rocco (362,000).

Ramon Colillas
Ramon Colillas

However, there were some other famous faces such as William Kassouf, Samuel Ju, and Tobias Peters who weren't so lucky and fell at the first hurdle. PokerStars Ambassador Ramon Colillas was also among the Day 1a casualties.

Day 1a Top Ten Chip Counts

PlaceNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Jean LabrygaFrance526,000132
2Steeve SultanFrance428,000107
3Vardan ZakaryanArmenia402,000101
4Michael RoccoUnited States362,00091
5Alan OuegoasdFrance346,00087
6Damien LuisFrance343,00086
7Willem de JongNetherlands304,00076
8Djamel BoutalebFrance290,00073
9Dorian DecaucheFrance281,00070
10Dawid SmolkaPoland281,00070

Notable Hands on Day 1a

There were some big hands and massive coolers throughout the session. David Vedral slow-played his aces and flopped a set against Quentin Roussey who had flopped top two pair.

Petar Kalev
Petar Kalev

Petar Kalev and David Hareuveni also tangled in one of the biggest pots of the early stages. Kalev, who finished eighth in the 2023 PSPC, had some kicker issues which saw a 90-big blind pot head to his opponent.

Herve Mary then went from a below-average stack to one of the chip leaders. He was the winner of a three-way all-in, where he ended up with quad queens to crack an opponent's pocket aces.

French poker superstar Antoine Saout tried pulling off an ambitious bluff jam with ace-high but was picked off by Sweden's Alexander Ivarsson.

Chip leader Labryga nearly lost a chunk of his stack towards the end of the night. He was in a three-way all-in which ended up in a three-way chop to the dismay of Dragos Trofimov who was a huge favorite to triple up heading into the river.

The PokerNews live reporting of the FPS Main Event continues on Friday, February 17 at 12 p.m. for Day 1c, the tournament's final starting flight. After Day 1c is completed, the fields will merge for Day 2 which takes place the following day.

Tags: Alan OuegoasdAlexander IvarssonAntoine SaoutDamien LuisDavid HareuveniDavid VedralDawid SmolkaDjamel BoutalebDorian DecaucheDragos TrofimovHerve MaryJean LabrygaKenny HallaertKyriakos PapadopoulosMichael RoccoPetar KalevQuentin RousseyRamon ColillasSamuel JuSteeve SultanTobias PetersVardan ZakaryanWilliam Kassouf

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (Completo)

Nível 14 : Blinds 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Jean-Luc Labryga fr
Jean-Luc Labryga
526,000 21,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
Steeve Sultan fr
Steeve Sultan
428,000 267,000
Vardan Zakaryan am
Vardan Zakaryan
402,000 402,000
Michael Rocco us
Michael Rocco
362,000 214,000
Alan Goasdoue fr
Alan Goasdoue
346,000 346,000
Damien Luis fr
Damien Luis
343,000 78,000
Willem de Jong nl
Willem de Jong
304,000 44,000
Djamal Boutaleb fr
Djamal Boutaleb
290,000 290,000
Dawid Smolka pl
Dawid Smolka
281,000 131,000
Dorian Decauche fr
Dorian Decauche
281,000 36,000
Mathieu Rabalison fr
Mathieu Rabalison
274,000 104,000
David Sacksick fr
David Sacksick
271,080 1,080
Yvan Hadjadj il
Yvan Hadjadj
263,000 140,000
Herve Mary fr
Herve Mary
262,000 72,000
Yury Masliankou by
Yury Masliankou
260,000 212,000
Thierry Delpui fr
Thierry Delpui
257,000 32,000
Diogo Viera pt
Diogo Viera
252,000 252,000
Bernardino Paulo pt
Bernardino Paulo
249,000 249,000
Eric Geraume fr
Eric Geraume
249,000 69,000
Kyriakos Papadopoulos gr
Kyriakos Papadopoulos
240,000 125,000
Jordan Levy fr
Jordan Levy
239,000 239,000
Romain Macaux fr
Romain Macaux
237,000 91,000
Amir Etemad ir
Amir Etemad
235,000 235,000
Jacques Misonne be
Jacques Misonne
222,000 222,000
Mickael Erbil fr
Mickael Erbil
222,000 51,000

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Day 1a Closes

Nível 14 : Blinds 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
EPT Paris
EPT Paris

After 14 levels of play, Day 1a of the FPS Main Event has closed.

The first starting flight has seen 796 entries, and 179 of those have survived the first stage. They're now bagging and tagging their stacks and will return on Saturday for Day 2.

Chip Counts and recap to follow shortly.

Three-Way All-in Leads to Three-Way Chop

Nível 14 : Blinds 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
Dragos Trofimov
Dragos Trofimov

Joao Tomas opened to 6,000 from the hijack and Jean Labryga called from the cutoff. Dragos Trofimov jammed for 63,500 from the big blind which then prompted Tomas to move all in for 83,500. Labryga agonized over the decision before calling.

Dragos Trofimov: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Joao Tomas: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Jean Labryga: {j-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

Tomas remained best following the {3-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop but Trofimov then had both of his opponents drawing to a chop after he made a wheel on the {5-Clubs} turn.

The {6-Hearts} river caused some commotion as all three players ended up with six-high straight. It was a cruel river for Trofimov as he was denied a massive triple up.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Jean-Luc Labryga fr
Jean-Luc Labryga
505,000 5,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
Joao Tomas pt
Joao Tomas
85,000 -51,500
Dragos Trofimov md
Dragos Trofimov
65,000 -2,000

Tags: Dragos TrofimovJean LabrygaJoao Tomas

Are PokerStars Live Events in the United States on the Horizon?

Nível 14 : Blinds 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
Severin Rasset
Severin Rasset

PokerStars is back in the United States – in New Jersey, as well as in the largest online poker network in the US after Michigan and Pennsylvania player pools were merged at the start of this year.

But now, PokerStars Live events on US soil look to be back on the cards according to a PokerNews interview with Managing Director of North America for PokerStars Severin Rasset.

Click here for the full interview to find out what Rasset had to say!

Tags: Severin Rasset

Labryga Sun Run Continues

Nível 14 : Blinds 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
Jean Labryga
Jean Labryga

Andrew Hulme opened to 6,500 from the button and was called by Jean Labryga from the big blind.

Labryga called bets of 6,000 and 18,500 on the flop and turn for the final board to read {q-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{9-Hearts}{k-Spades}.

On the river, Labryga led out for 30,000 and Hulme called. The Frenchman, who has appeared to have not lost a hand all day, tabled his {j-Clubs}{10-Hearts} for the nut straight. Hulme tapped the table before mucking his hand.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Jean-Luc Labryga fr
Jean-Luc Labryga
500,000 95,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
Andrew Hulme gb
Andrew Hulme
90,000 30,000

Tags: Andrew HulmeJean Labryga

Sanchez Turns Trips to Crack Aces of Zhechev

Nível 14 : Blinds 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
Mauricio Sanchez
Mauricio Sanchez

Mauricio Sanchez opened to 6,000 from the small blind and Ivan Zhechev three-bet to 17,000 in the big blind. Sanchez called.

Sanchez checked on the flop of {q-Spades}{5-Spades}{j-Diamonds} and Zhechev continued for 13,500. Sanchez called. Sanchez checked again on the {q-Clubs} turn and Zhechev announced "all in" before being met with a snap from his opponent, who had him covered.

Ivan Zhechev: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}
Mauricio Sanchez: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

Zhechev had aces but his opponent had turned trips and, to make matters worse, held an ace to have Zhechev drawing to just one out. It didn't come as the river brought the {7-Diamonds} and Zhechev hit the rail after suffering the brutal beat.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Mauricio Sanchez co
Mauricio Sanchez
Ivan Zhechev bg
Ivan Zhechev

Tags: Ivan ZhechevMauricio Sanchez

David Kaye "Blown Away" by Impact of PokerStars US Player Pool Merging

Nível 14 : Blinds 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
David Kaye
David Kaye

American David Kaye spoke with PokerNews about his journey from a small-town Michigan poker player to becoming a poker player and PokerStars ambassador.

He also gave insight into the current poker scene in Michigan, and the potential of online poker in the state.
“We know the end goal isn't just two states,” he said. “Two states is great, but this is just the groundwork to get where we really want to be when we have all the states under one umbrella — or as many states as possible.”

Find out what Kaye had to say about the bright future of PokerStars US here!

Tags: David Kaye