An elite field packed the Aviation Club today for Day 1b of WPT Paris and, as might be expected, notable names pepper the leaderboard as they head to Day 2.
Nobody managed to build the massive stack of Day 1a leader Jacques Enjoubalt (225k), but both Peter Jetten and Matt Salsberg built up stacks slightly larger than the pack to sit just back of Day 1b leader Gregoire Boissenot.
Jetten, known as “Apathy” online and a familiar face on the live tournament circuit, bagged up 83,575 while Salsberg, producer for the hit TV show Weeds, bagged up an identical total.
Down to just 8k in chips at one point, Salsberg hit top set at the exact time Vanessa Selbst tried to make a move with a draw and rode her chips right to the top.
Musician Boissenot bagged up 95,000 to take the honors of Day 1b chip leader but he'll also be well back of Enjoubault when the 143 players left merge for Day 2 tomorrow.
No Notable Stacks but Several Notable Players
While there wasn’t a notable stack built on Day 1b there was a laundry list of pros who chipped up over the day.
Among the most prominent:
- Antoine Saout 77,795
- Mohsin Charania 72,250
- Salman Behbehani 71,900
- Fabrice Soulier 70,000
- Michael Mizrachi 69,750
- Tony G. 62,450
- Bertrand "ElkY” Grospellier 60,300
- Faraz Jaka 51,275
- Steve O’Dwyer 50,200
- Eugene Katchalov 47,675
Also staying alive were David Benyamine, Dan Smith, Kyle Julius, Scott Seiver and Tobias Renkemeier but they'll start Day 2 with less than the average stack.
Joining the survivors on Day 2 from Day 1a are Jason Mercier, Justin Bonomo, Kara Scott, Jonathan Duhamel and Dan Cates, among others.
Day 2 action picks up from the swank Aviation Club at 3 pm tomorrow; follow the updates from the WPT team here.