2019 World Series of Poker

The WSOP International Circuit is Fully Underway at King's Resort

WSOP International Circuit at King's Resort
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  • Three gold rings have been already claimed with 12 more still to go.

The WSOP International Circuit Rozvadov is fully underway at King's Resort. The festival will award a total of 15 gold rings and runs March 14 through April 1 with buy-ins ranging from €299 to €5,300.

The first three rings have already been claimed. A German player who wished to remain anonymous won Event #1: €299 Spring Opener for €64,431 ($72,887) after outlasting a field of 930 entrants.

The next two rings were claimed by players from Lithuania. Paulius Vaitiekunas won Event #2: €777 Lucky 7s for €34,681 ($39,367) while Irena Macesovic won Event #3: €660 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed for €11,671 ($13,248).

Irena Macesovic
Irena Macesovic

Another ring will be claimed soon with the one-day Event #4: €250 Seniors Event kicking off on March 20 at 3 p.m CET. The first of the eight opening flights of Event #5: €250 Mini Main Event, featuring a €551,750 guaranteed prize pool, begins three hours later at 6 p.m. CET.

The festival will conclude on April 1 after the winner of the Event #13: €1,700 Main Event is declared. This is easily the highlight of the festival with a €1,103,500 guaranteed prize pool on tap.

The Main Event is a deep-stacked affair with players starting with 50,000 in chips and blinds increasing every 45 minutes during each of the two opening flights on March 29-30. Players are allowed up to one reentry on each opening flight and can reenter again on Day 2 on March 31 before the end of the second blind level of the day. The structure becomes deeper on the final day with one-hour blind levels.

Switzerland's Emil Bise was the last player to win a WSOP Circuit Main Event in Rozvadov. In October 2018, he finished on top of a field of 675 entrants to win the top prize of €185,652 ($213,459)

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Emil Bise

Other events with big guarantees include Event #8: €550 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack with a €220,700 guarantee on March 24-29, Event #11: €2,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller with a €100,000 guarantee on March 27-28, and the one-day Event #12: €5,300 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller with a €100,000 guarantee on March 28.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to cover both the €1,700 Main Event and the €5,300 High Roller.

WSOP International Circuit Rozvadov Schedule

DateTime#Buy-inEvent
Thu 14 March6:00 p.m.Event #1€299Spring Opener Day 1A
Fri 15 March1:00 p.m.Event #1€299Spring Opener Day 1B
 5:00 p.m.Event #1€299Spring Opener Day 1C
Sat 16 March1:00 p.m.Event #1€299Spring Opener Day 1D
 5:00 p.m.Event #1€299Spring Opener Day 1E
Sun 17 March10:00 a.m.Event #1€299Spring Opener Day 1F Turbo
 3:00 p.m.Event #1€299Spring Opener Day 2
 6:00 p.m.Event #2€777Lucky 7s Day 1A
Mon 18 March2:00 p.m.Event #1€299Spring Opener Final Day
 6:00 p.m.Event #2€777Lucky 7s Day 1B
Tue 19 March2:00 p.m.Event #2€777Lucky 7s Final Day
 3:00 p.m.Event #3€660No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed
Wed 20 March3:00 p.m.Event #4€250Seniors Event
 6:00 p.m.Event #5€250Mini Main Event Day 1A
Thu 21 March1:00 p.m.Event #5€250Mini Main Event Day 1B
 3:00 p.m.Event #6€300Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
 6:00 p.m.Event #5€250Mini Main Event Day 1C
Fri 22 March1:00 p.m.Event #5€250Mini Main Event Day 1D
 3:00 p.m.Event #7€660Bounty Hunter
 6:00 p.m.Event #5€250Mini Main Event Day 1E
Sat 23 March12:00 p.m.Event #5€250Mini Main Event Day 1F
 6:00 p.m.Event #5€250Mini Main Event Day 1G
Sun 24 March3:00 p.m.Event #5€250Mini Main Event Day 1H Turbo
 3:00 p.m.Event #5€250Mini Main Event Day 2
 4:00p.m.Event #8€330Seven Card Stud
 7:00 p.m.Event #8€550No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack Day 1A
Mon 25 March2:00 p.m.Event #5€250Mini Main Event Final Day
 6:00 p.m.Event #8€550No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack Day 1B
Tue 26 March4:00 p.m.Event #10€550NLHE/PLO Mix
 6:00 p.m.Event #8€550No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack Day 1C
Wed 27 March5:00 p.m.Event #11€2,000Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
 6:00 p.m.Event #8€550No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack Day 1D
Thu 28 March12:00 p.m.Event #8€550No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack Day 2
 6:00 p.m.Event #12€5,300No-Limit Hold’em High Roller
Fri 29 March2:00 p.m.Event #8€550No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack Final Day
 2:00 p.m.Event #13€1,700Main Event Day 1A
 4:00 p.m.Event #14€220Ladies Event
Sat 30 March2:00 p.m.Event #13€1,700Main Event Day 1B
 4:00 p.m.Event #15€440No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout
Sun 31 March2:00 p.m.Event #13€1,700Main Event Day 2
Mon 1 April2:00 p.m.Event #13€1,700Main Event Final Day

* Photos courtesy of King's Resort.

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