The third and final day of the World Series of Poker Circuit €1,650 Main Event saw the final 31 players of a 715-entry strong field return to the tables of the King's Casino in Rozvadov.
After more than 14 hours of play, Poland's Mateusz Dziewonski defeated Andrew King in heads-up play to win coveted WSOP Circuit ring and €206,927 first-place prize.
Final result 2015 WSOP Circuit Rozvadov Main Event
Over the next half an hour, four players were sent to the rail in quick succession. Ismail Kalkan lost his fight on the short stack, and the same applied for Steven Stephan. Meanwhile, Quirin was running bad in all bigger pots and then lost a flip for his tournament life.
The bustout of Vasili Firsau was a bad beat story, as the 2015 WSOP bracelet winner and Rozvadov Circuit ring winner lost with ace-king to ace-nine. As for Süleyman Erdar, he started as one of the biggest stacks but lost a massive pot with set under set before bowing out in 19th place.
Michael Magalashvili's attempt to bluff Dziewonski off a full house on a scary board was not met with success, and the Israeli busted shortly after. Next to go was King's regular Ali Sameeian, who called all in with ace-ten only to see Zoltan Gal's ace-eight connect with the flop to reduce the field to its final two tables.
Once again it only took 30 minutes to lose five players and head into the dinner break with 11 hopefuls remaining. At that point, Thomas Erler's ace-seven failed to hold up against the king-queen of Johnny Hansen, and shortly after the hopes of Alexandar Denishev to win the WSOP Circuit were crushed in 10th place when the pocket kings of the Bulgarian were cracked by Dragoslav Timaric.
Aleksei Ivanov experienced the same fate and also had the second-best hand in no-limit hold'em cracked to join the rail in ninth place.
Tonino Schmitz started the final table of eight second in chips, but was the first to get eliminated. After a couple of unlucky spots, the German put his hopes on a flush draw and Jens Steuber called with top pair to hold up.
Dziewonski started the final table last in chips, but doubled up quickly and took over the lead after sending Timarac to the rail in seventh place. 2015 WPT National Vienna champ Zoltan Gal tangled with the lead for several levels before losing a few all-in showdowns. His last all in with ace-five suited found a caller in Hansen with ace-jack suited and the Dane faded a flush draw on the flop to bust Gal.
Down to three players, the Pole held half of the chips in play and the final trio played aggressively throughout the short-handed battle. Hansen had to settle for third place when his ace-five suited bricked against Dziewonski's ace-nine off suit.
An expensive top pair versus trips hand restored the 2-1 lead for Dziewonski, and the Pole then called a check-raise all in after the turn with top pair. The board was reading and King's were unable to improve against the of Dziewonski with a blank completing the board on the river.
With the end of the festival highlight, the PokerNews coverage comes to an end, but in just one week's time the live reporting team will be back in the King's Casino for the second edition of the PokerNews Cup. The Main Event features four starting days with an affordable buy-in of €250 and a staggering guarantee of €200,000.