February 8, 2013
Frenchman Remi Castaignon holds the overwhelming chip lead heading into the final table of EPT Deauville.
Castaignon dominated Day 5 of the contest and saw his stack swell to a staggering 9.9 million after starting with 1.9 million. That’s nearly 50% of the chips left in play.
Walid Bou Habib is Castaignon’s closest opponent but he’s a distant second with 3.8 million chips.
There are no big-name pros in the final eight but skilled Lebanese online pro Jeff “YoungSupremacy” Hakim is looking to make some noise at his first EPT final table.
Unfortunately for Hakim he will be working from the short stack with 895,000 chips.
Hakim won’t be the only Lebanese player at the final table as both Habib and Joseph El Khoury hail from the country.
The final table is certainly an international affair with two Belgians, two Frenchman and one German.
It took roughly 13 hours to go from 23 players on Day 5 to the final table of eight players.