The second and final day of the World Series of Poker Circuit €25,000 Super High Roller at Kings's Casino in Rozvadov saw the players return to the tables around 18:00 local time on Friday. The field size increased to 22 entrants thanks to five reentries and one new entry before the start of Day 2, and it would take 14 hours in total, or until 8 a.m. local time the next day, to determine a winner.
Only the top three spots were guaranteed a portion of the €512,050 prize pool. Ultimately, it was Stipo Vladic who emerged victorious after a 14 hour marathon throughout the night and into the sunrise. Vladic's previous biggest score came off a second-place finish in the GCOP €5,500 No-Limit Texas Hold'em 8-Max High Roller in Rozvadov for €45,539, but his latest victory comes with a payday of €256,025. Vladic won the title after defeating Czech high-stakes player Martin Kabrhel in heads-up play.
|2||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||€153,615|
Quirin Zech was the first casualty after getting his stack in with pocket nines only to see Kabrhel behind him isolate with pocket queens.
In a battle of Day 2 entrants, the gutshot of Jesper Hougaard didn't come and Besim Hot scored the knockout with a pair of queens.
Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller runner-up and 2012 WSOP Pot-Limit Omaha world champion Jan-Peter Jachtmann reentered before the first cards were in the air, but had a day he'd like to forget, ultimately falling to Franco Cantarella.
Within 15 minutes, three players were sent to the rail over on the feature table in Paul Newey, Evangelos Vrakas, and Renato Nowak.
Then, Hot's furious start ended in a cold shower and the Swiss missed out on the unofficial final table after ending up second best to Vladic. The Croatian also took care of Elliot Smith, and the official final table was set.
Pierre Mothes doubled up twice and then took most of the stack of start-of-the-day chip leader Aleksandar Tomovic by cracking pocket aces. The Serbian was not the next on the rail, though, as Kabrhel scored a big double through Vladic with trips deuces and then Cantarella put his hopes on a flush draw only to find Mothes with top pair and run out blank.
Tomovic followed soon after, and it seemed to be a rather quick day at the office until that point.
Down to six players, it took more than two and a half hours for the next elimination to take place. Patrik Antonius had flopped top pair, but Kabrhel rivered trips and moved all in to receive a snap-call by the Finn, reducing the field to the last five hopefuls.
Hans Olymp and Philipp Zukernik were both short stacked, and Olymp lasted another two hours before his straight and flush draw on the flop blanked out against Kabrhel's open-ended straight draw.
The bubble itself lasted 45 minutes, before Zukernik eventually called all in with queen-nine suited only to see Mothes hold up with ace-six suited to ensure a six-figure payday for the final trio.
Only half an hour later, Mothes found himself on the rail after a three-bet pot against Kabrhel. The Czech had flopped an open-ended straight draw and called two expensive streets before getting there on the river and crack the pocket queens of the King's regular. The German had to settle for a payday of €102,410, and Kabrhel entered heads-up play with a decent lead over Vladic. A flopped straight failed to hold up against the two pair of Vladic, though, and suddenly the latter was in the lead, consequently reducing the stack of the Czech.
In the two and a half hours of one-versus-one action, Kabrhel doubled up once but never got close to retake the lead. The final hand saw an open-shove of Vladic with the and Kabrhel called with the the . The appeared right away on the flop, and both the turn and river bricked, allowing the rail of the Croatian to celebrate at breakfast time. Mimosas anyone?
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