WPT Grand Prix de Paris Day 2 – Salsberg Leads

Matt Salsberg

At the start of Day 2 in the World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris, there were 16 players that decided to make a late registration into the event bringing the total number that had bought in up to 187. However by the time the players has seen their way past five levels of ninety minutes, there were just 65 of them going into Day 3.

Leading the event going into the third day will be the reigning champion Matt Salsberg, who claimed this title last year and has now amassed 212,600 chips to put him in a good position to try and defend that title.

He is leading a field that still does include many notable names so he will have to be at his best to win this event for the second time running. He still has Kimmo Kurko, Todd Terry, Marvin Rettenmaier, Bryn Kenney, Jason Koon, Kara Scott, Jake Schwartz, Dave Ulliot and Barry Greenstein to contend with.

He did lose plenty of rivals throughout Day 2 though as Martin Finger, John Juanda, Steve O’Dwyer, Paul Volpe, Phil Laak, Ana Marquez, Dan Heimiller, Martin Jacobsen and Freddy Deeb all had to go home earlier than they would have hoped.

Catch us tomorrow for all of the action on Day 3 where we will see that money bubble busted and have a better idea of who is in good shape to take down the title.

The Current Top Ten

1st) Matt Salsberg – 212,600

2nd) Hicham Hilmi – 200,700

3rd) Vasili Firsau – 193,300

4th) Connor Drinan – 175,000

5th) David Peters – 171,200

6th) Ricardo Manquant – 155,400

7th) Dimitri Holdeew – 147,700

8th) Kimmo Kurko – 139,700

9th) Philippe Ktorza – 139,300

10th) Bernard Guigon – 134,600

The Prize Pool Information

1st) $469,477

2nd) $317,867

3rd) $204,432

4th) $151,359

5th) $113,614

6th) $90,845

7th) $75,524

8th) $60,562

9th) $45,242

10th – 12th) $33,015

13th – 15th) $27,182

16th – 18th) $23,170

19th – 21st) $20,250