The first round of heads up matches have been completed and we are down to just eight players in this €10,400 No Limit Hold'em Split format event.
The first player to lose his stack was Kent Lundmark, who first doubled up Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi up when the latter held kings to the 2010 EPT Barcelona champion's tens and he never recovered. Next out of the door were Bryn Kenny, Joel Nordkvist and Alexander Roumeliotis.
Erik Seidel turned up fashionably but never got going in his match against Brian Hastings and he became our 12th place finisher. He was joined on the rail by the current WPT Grand Prix de Paris champion Matt Waxman, Russian Dmitry Motorov and Jason Mercier who was going great in his match with Shawn Buchanan until the latter flopped three straights in about 25 hands to send the number one ranked tournament player in the world for an early bath.
The next round of matches starts at 2000 CET sharp, join us then for all the action, as it happens, here in picturesque Cannes.