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Check Out Who the Big Winners Were at King's Casino in May

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  • Slovakia's "emMKay" finished on top of a three-way deal in the German Poker Days Main Event.

King's Casino, located on the border of Germany in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, hosts the largest poker room in Europe. The poker room is popular due to the plethora of cash games running around the clock and tournament festivals running each and every week.

May was no different at King's Casino. In addition to the amazing cash games, the casino hosted five different tournament festivals. Here is a look at the highlights.

May 4-7: Six-Way Deal in the Deutsche Poker Tour Main Event

The first big tournament in May was the €159 Deutsche Poker Tour Main Event on May 4-7. Each of the 71 players out of the 554 that cashed in this €100,000 guaranteed prize pool event was awarded a little bit more value than normal thanks to the tournament featuring a bit of overlay.

The top prize was slated to be €18,323. However, the final six players from four different countries agreed to a final table deal to flatten the top-heavy payout structure.

Players at King's Casino are not required to use their real names when entering most tournaments and can instead use nicknames. The players to score the top three prizes chose to remain anonymous, including Germany's "Nobody" who banked €10,306, the biggest prize of the tournament.

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1NobodyGermany€10,306*
2NoizyGermany€10,162*
3GarfieldCzech Republic€9,136*
4Helena HanzlováCzech Republic€8,918*
5Ashot OganesianRussia€8,235*
6Antonio Cabanas-FernandezBelgium€7,028*
7Vaclovas GalauneLithuania€3,012
8Arnošt KopeckýCzech Republic€2,100
9Patrick WagnerGermany€1,663

*Reflects six-handed deal

May 11-14: Hue Tran Wins the King's Knockout Series Main Event

The following week, the King's Knockout Series took place from May 11-16. The highlight of the poker festival was the €195 King's Knockout Series Main Event on May 11-14. The 55 players that cashed out of the 427 entrants in this event received extra value as for the second straight week the casino's Main Event featured overlay.

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Hue Tran

Similar to the Deutsche Poker Tour Main Event, the King's Knockout Series Main Event also ended with the final six players agreeing to a deal. Germany's Hue Tran walked away with the biggest prize of €9,740 excluding knockouts, his biggest live tournament cash to date according to The Hendon Mob.

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1Hue TranGermany€9,740*
2Unknown €7,800*
3Jurgen HeidlGermany€7,606*
4Benjamin BenoitAustralia€7,000*
5Marek SukupCzech Republic€5,856*
6Unknown €4,600*
7Aldo SegantiniItaly€2,401
8Unknown €1,738
9Josef TrojanCzech Republic€1,407

*Reflects six-handed deal

May 18-21: Ducardo Ueberfeldt Wins the Forbes Pokerman Open Main Event

The Forbes Pokerman Open Spring Edition took place from May 17-21 with the festival's €110 Main Event taking place from May 18-21.

As was the case in the first two events, there was extra value with the 859 entrants falling short of the number of entries needed to meet the €100,000 posted guaranteed prize pool.

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Ducardo Ueberfeldt

Also as was the case in the first two events in May, the tournament ended in a deal. However, in this case, it was down to the final three players before a deal was made when Germany's Ducardo Ueberfeldt, Czech Republic's Josef Baláž and Germany's David Sommer agreed to evenly split the remaining prize pool to award each player €12,277. Ueberfeldt earned his way to the win while also snagging his biggest live tournament score.

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1Ducardo UeberfeldtGermany€12,277*
2Josef BalážCzech Republic€12,277*
3David SommerGermany€12,277*
4NobodyGermany€5,957
5Róbert BendíkSlovakia€4,741
6Milivoj KokovićCzech Republic€3,639
7Sebastian SternkopfGermany€2,632
8Milan SkácelCzech Republic€1,796
9BigKing777Germany€1,425

*Reflects three-handed deal

May 21-25: Vasileios Koromplis Wins the Bavaria Cup Main Event

The Bavaria Cup Main Event began on the same day the Forbes Pokerman Open Main Event on May 21 and concluded a few days later on May 25. As has been the theme, the tournament featured overlay on its €100,000 posted guarantee with 898 entrants ponying up the €99 buy-in.

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Bavaria Cup Main Event Deal

As has also been the theme, the tournament ended in a deal with Germany's Vasileios Koromplis, Czech Republic's Tomáš Týr and Germany's "Matze" agreeing to split the remaining funds allotted to the final three players.

Koromplis walked away with the title and took home the tournament's biggest prize of €14,843. This was not only the German's first live tournament victory but his first tournament cash according to The Hendon Mob.

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1Vasileios KoromplisGermany€14,843*
2Tomáš TýrCzech Republic€11,942*
3MatzeGermany€10,542*
4Róbert ŠtrboSlovakia€6,128
5Sebastián KosCzech Republic€4,855
6GabryšPoland€3,781
7Dirk SchneegeGermany€2,755
8Eugen StrobelGermany€1,883
9Jan StariatCzech Republic€1,492

*Reflects three-handed deal

May 25-28: 'emMKey' Wins the German Poker Days Main Event

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Slovakia's "emMKey" shipped the biggest Main Event in May at King's Casino of €30,968 after he agreed to a three-way deal with Germany's Tim Jerome van der Heiden and Rasmus Sporré in the Germany Poker Days Main Event.

The tournament easily surpassed its €200,000 posted guarantee with the field attracting a massive 1,828 entrants to create a huge €269,173 prize pool.

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1eMKeySlovakia€30,968*
2Tim Jerome van der HeidenGermany€30,005*
3Rasmus SporréGermany€26,095*
4Jörg BenekeGermany€23,628*
5Murat KaracanGermany€11,386
6Christian StückenGermany€8,457
7Yury FilippovRussia€6,455
8Michael Manfred HochGermany€4,592
9Karl WürminghausenGermany€3,553

*Reflects three-handed deal

Action Gets Bigger in June

June promises to be even bigger at King's Casino with the partypoker MILLION Germany hitting the poker room June 1-5.

In a way, the festival has already kicked off with four of the seven opening days of the partypoker MILLION Germany Main Event already in the books. Two of the opening days of this tournament which features a mouth-watering €1 million guarantee were played live at partypoker while the remaining three will take place June 2-4 before all surviving players compete on June 4-5 until a champion is crowned.

The two-day $2,200 partypoker MILLION Germany High Roller: €200K Gtd [8-Max] on June 1-2 also is a tournament to keep your eyes on.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to cover the Main Event starting on Day 1E and the High Roller from start to completion.

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