The EPT season resumes this week with a return to the North coast of France. EPT Deauville, one of the most visited stops on the European Poker Tour, has a rich vein of poker history. Find following a Deauville crash course, including all the relevant links you’ll need for this season’s festival.
EPT Deauville winners
Season 8: Vadizm Kursevich, €875,000
Season 7: Lucien Cohen, €880,000
Season 6: Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody, €847,000
Season 5: Moritz Kranich, €851,400
Season 2: Mats Iremark, €480,000
Season 1: Brandon Schaefer, €144,000
(Click through to read their winner’s write-up)
No Deauville winner has been more dramatic than Jake Cody (although the plastic rat-shaking histrionics of Lucien Cohen perhaps come close). The young Brit was an unknown quality when he arrived in France three seasons ago; just another is-he-emo-or-isn’t-he online grinder. We all learnt in that tournament that Cody could play and as the months rolled on we discovered that he could really play, bagging poker’s Triple Crown in record time. All that led to this year’s PCA where Cody was unveiled as the newest member of Team PokerStars Pro.
30 January-9 February
FPS Main Event, €1,100 (30 January-3 February)
EPT Main Event, €5,300 (3-9 February)
EPT High Roller, €10,300 (7-8 February)
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Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.