The atmosphere at the King's Casino has been buzzing with excitement thanks to the first ever World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) events taking place in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. The poker festival guarantees €1.8 million in total prize pools, and lasts through November 9 with 12 days of exciting action including 13 gold ring events.
Later today, there will be a ceremony recognizing the series' ninth ring winner, Belarus' Vasili Firsau who took down the two-day €3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller Event late last night for €44,100.
It appears 3,000 is a magic number for Firsau, as he previously won a tournament with that buy-in — in USD — this summer. To go along with his gold ring, Vasili won a WSOP gold bracelet and a $437,575 first-place prize in Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Handed just a few months ago.
The PLO High Roller event in Rozvadov attracted 36 entrants including at least three re-entries. Germany's Jan-Peter Jachtmann — who also has a WSOP gold bracelet to his name after winning a PLO event in 2012 — was able to parlay his first-day chip lead into a second-place finish in this tournament for €29,400.
France's Thomas Bichon was able to grab €14,700 for finishing third after having had the chip lead for a few hours during three- and four-handed play. And Germany's Dimitri Holdeew, who tried to unregister the tournament after taking his seat, managed to more than triple his buy-in by earning €9,800 for finishing fourth.
WSOP Circuit King's Casino PLO High Roller Results
Two more ring events will also be wrapping up today — the €350 Buy-In Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em event and the €300 Buy-In Omaha Hi-Low event.
Additionally, the much-anticipated €25,000 Buy-In Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) kicks off its first of two days at 18:00 CET today. We will be providing live updates here on PokerNews, and you can also follow the action from the feature table via live stream provided by the casino and hosted on PokerNews.
We expect many big names on hand with Jachtmann, Bichon, Jani Vilmunen, Patrik Antonius, Martin Kabrhel, Besim Hot, Roger Hairabedian, Quirin Zech, Hans Olymp, Leon Tsoukernik, Paul Newey, Elliott Smith, George Danzer, and Andreas Eiler already preregistered for this deep-stacked event sporting a €500,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Players will receive 100,000 starting chips, with blinds starting at just 150/300. Play is expected to continue through eight levels, then the action resumes tomorrow at 18:00 CET until a winner is declared.
Meanwhile the highlight of the WSOPC King's Casino festival begins tomorrow, Nov. 6, with the €1,650 buy-in WSOP Circuit Main Event commencing at 14:00 CET with the first of two opening days. The second opening day takes place on Friday (also starting at 14:00 CET) before the final two days continue on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9.
Stay tuned here at PokerNews for start-to-finish coverage as we provide live updates from both the Super High Roller and the Main Event at this inaugural WSOPC stop in the Czech Republic.