Adeniya, Lacay Stacked After EPT Deauville Day 2

Martins Adeniya
Martins Adeniya

Brit Martins Adeniya and Frenchman Ludovic Lacay are the marquee names atop the leaderboard as Day 2 at EPT Deauville played out today in France.

Adeniya, a former stock trader in London who quit to go pro a few years ago, has built himself another big stack in an EPT event and bagged up 512,200 in chips to take the outright lead heading into Day 3.

He’s yet to close out a big event, however, settling for a final-table finish at EPT London for £86,350 last year for his biggest score to date.

Winamax pro Ludovic Lacay is part of a large group of players well over 300k in chips and on Adeniya's heels.

Lacay built up a big stack of his own over the day to lock down 377,300 for the start of action tomorrow.

Brahim Oubella (452,000), Artem Litvinov (397,100) and Jason Hallee (375,900) round out the top five.

Notables Rise, Notables Fall

Much like a Saturday on the PGA Tour, Day 2 in a poker tournament is moving day.

The contenders start to separate themselves from the pack and the pretenders start to fall by the wayside.

Big names positioned well to make another move upwards on Day 3 include Chris “NigDawG” Brammer (321,900), Bruno “Kool Shen” Lopes (304,600), Mustapha Kanit (289,000), Toby Lewis (278,000) and James Dempsey (274,600).

Still alive but around average stack or below are PokerStars pro Luca Pagano (172,000), Shannon Shorr (103,000), David Baker (98,400) and Ari Engel (50,400).


Notables hitting the rail today were Scotty Nguyen, Leonid Bilokur, Liv Boeree, Jake Cody, Fatima Moreira de Melo, Joe Ebanks, Vanessa Rousso, Kara Scott and Kevin MacPhee.

The money bubble hits at 128th place and with 178 players returning tomorrow it may be a while before it bursts.

A min-cash in Deauville is set for €7,500 with top spot paying out €875,000.

Action resumes at noon in Deauville; follow the live updates in the PokerStars blog.

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