Day 2 of EPT Deauville has begun and when we took a look at the chip counts a very familiar name was sitting in the top 10, Ludovic Lacay.
Ludovic, which we assume is French for Ludacris, is among the best at building big stacks in tournaments.
We’d be lying if we said he was a stable player, he’s not, but he must be doing something right. His results prove it.
The first time we saw him play was back in October of 2007. I flew to Barcelona to cover the first WPT Spanish Championship.
Lacay was in the top ten when we arrived on Day 2 and he didn’t falter on his way to the final table. This particular tournament had a cool twist. The final table players and a few of the media would get on a bus and drive a few hours to a castle on the border between France and Spain, the town of Peralada.
At the final table Lacay made it to heads-up against wealthy poker enthusiast Markus Lehmann. Lacay was unable to close it out but took home just under €300,000.
Despite the score Ludovic was crushed at coming in second.
Since then he’s racked up almost $1.5 million in live tournament winnings. Four deep runs on the EPT including one final table and three cashes at the 2009 WSOP, most notable of which was 16th in the Main Event for $500,557.
Despite the success Lacay’s still looking for his first major win. Keep an eye on this blog for more updates from EPT Deauville or check out the live reporting from PokerStarsBlog right here.
Edit: Lacay finished Day 2 third in chips behind Nicolas Levi and George Claudius Secara.