2015 PokerNews Cup King's Casino Rozvadov

Main Event
Days: 1a
Event Info

2015 PokerNews Cup King's Casino Rozvadov

Final Results
Event Info
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000

Main Event

Day 1a Completed

Rytas Staniukynas Leads After Day 1a of the 2015 PokerNews Cup Event

Level 14 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Rytas Staniukynas
Rytas Staniukynas

A total of 98 entrants ponied up the €250 buy-in to the PokerNews Cup Main Event with 19 players surviving until the end of the day. Many more are expected on hand during the three remaining opening days taking place on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 to compete for a share of at least €200,000 guaranteed prize pool .

Currently it is Lithuania's Rytas Staniukynas leading the way ending the day with 446,000 chips. Fellow Lithuanian Tomas Steponkus sits in second place after the action on Day 1A with 339,500 chips.

The day started off in a unique fashion with yesterday's PokerNews Cup Opening Event winner Timothy Weltner being the first player to bust out of the tournament. He was among the 12 players to re-enter today's event and now is sitting in decent shape with 102,500 chips.

Among the exits today were some familiar faces including "Homer Simpson", who was part of the five-way deal in yesterday's event and Australia's Lewis Murray who cashed yesterday after finishing in 17th place. While the Aussie poker player shared with us that he was using poker to help finance his travels around Europe, he appeared to be leaving Rozvadov to head to Prague.

"It's going to be Friday night, and Prague is calling," stated Murray.

Also surviving today are Russian film director Nikolay Karman with 70,000 chips and his wife and Russian film producer Anna Yamshchikova with 90,000 chips. Additionally Germany's Elena Litvinyuk will head to day two with a healthy third-place chip stack of 284,000 chips, while charismatic "Janja" busted out of the tournament just before the day ended.

The PokerNews Cup Main Event continues its play tomorrow, Nov. 20 at 17:00 CET. Also on the schedule tomorrow is a €35 buy-in Main Event Mega Satellite awarding at least eight guaranteed seats at 13:00 CET along with the €100 buy-in PokerNews Pot Limit Omaha 1 X Rebuy or AO side event with a €10,000 Euro guarantee at 16:00 CET.

Tags: Anna YamshchikovaElena LitvinyukHomer SimpsonJanjaLewis MurrayNikolay KarmanPokerNews CupRytas StaniukynasTimothy WeltnerTomas Steponkus

Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

Level 14 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

19 players survived out of the 98 entrants to pony-up the €250 buy-in for Day 1A of the PokerNews Cup Main Event. Here is a look at the chip counts:

Player Chips Progress
Rytas Staniukynas lt
Rytas Staniukynas
446,000 416,000
Tomas Steponkus lt
Tomas Steponkus
339,500 79,500
Elena Litvinyuk ru
Elena Litvinyuk
284,000 124,000
Andreas Altenburger at
Andreas Altenburger
225,500 225,500
Lazer Gjergji cz
Lazer Gjergji
201,500 201,500
Martin Greizinger cz
Martin Greizinger
194,000 194,000
Andreas Neukel de
Andreas Neukel
190,500 190,500
Thomas Pedersen dk
Thomas Pedersen
169,500 169,500
Eusebiu-Nicolae Jalba ro
Eusebiu-Nicolae Jalba
115,000 115,000
Josef Peterek cz
Josef Peterek
114,500 114,500
Timothy Weltner de
Timothy Weltner
102,500 2,500
Anna Yamshchikova ru
Anna Yamshchikova
90,000 -50,000
Jens Peter Rinke de
Jens Peter Rinke
81,000 81,000
Wouter Jozef A Dehaene be
Wouter Jozef A Dehaene
75,000 75,000
Nikolay Karman ru
Nikolay Karman
70,000 -20,000
Sebastian Wyzkiewicz pl
Sebastian Wyzkiewicz
68,000 68,000
Petr Kuchar cz
Petr Kuchar
65,500 65,500
Marcin Czerwionka pl
Marcin Czerwionka
55,500 55,500
Georg Danzer de
Georg Danzer
55,500 55,500

Tags: Andreas AltenburgerAndreas NeukelAnna YamshchikovaElena LitvinyukEusebiu-Nicolae JalbaJosef PeterekLazer GjergjiMartin GreizingerNikolay KarmanPokerNews CupRytas StaniukynasThomas PedersenTimothy WeltnerTomas Steponkus

Level: 14

Blinds: 2,000/4,000

Ante: 500

Level: 13

Blinds: 1,500/3,000

Ante: 400

31 Remaining in Day 1A

Level 12 : 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
PokerNews Cup
PokerNews Cup

As the day winds down, we have 31 players remaining out of the 98 entrants. There is a little more than an hour of play, and players that don't progress to Day 2, will have a three more opportunities to advance in Days 1b-1d.