Day 3 Completed
|Blinds||200,000 / 400,000|
Day 3 Completed
The final day of the €225+€25 PokerNews Cup Main Event at the King's Casino in Rozvadov saw eight players out of a 1,104 entry strong field return to the feature table at Europe's biggest card room and the top 103 players shared a portion of the €235,980 prize pool.
Ronny Voth was leading the field of survivors and the German ultimately also reached the heads up after eliminating four opponents, but a hard-fought duel of more than two and a half hours saw Timur Caglan emerge victorious for a payday of €44,707.
It all started with a bang when Miroslav Lelek shoved out of the small blind in the second hand of the final table and failed to hold up with ace-five suited against the king-queen of Ondrej Vlasanek. Soon after, Christian Sperrer followed in seventh place, his dominated ace-three didn't get there against the ace-nine suited of Voth.
One hour later, Alin-Florin Toma was eliminated in sixth place. He flopped top two pair with king-queen and Voth called with the nut flush draw, hit on the turn and then put Toma in after a blank river.
Less than 10 minutes later, the field was already reduced to the last four. King's Casino regular "Magic Man 558" started the day third in chips, but quickly lost half of his stack and then got it in with pocket jacks. Vlasanek called with pocket nines and found a gutshot on the flop, turned the straight and Magic Man was gone in 5th place.
Rikk Effendi had the least amount of chips when the final table started and found an early double. The German laddered up all the way to fourth place and got it in with a four-bet, holding ace-queen. Three-bettor Voth looked him up with jack-seven suited and flopped a seven, another seven on the river gave him trips.
Another 15 minutes later, the heads-up was set. Vlasanek lost a few pots and then three-bet all in with ace-five. Voth snap-called with ace-queen suited and the Czech was drawing dead on the turn to finish in third place for €19,539.
While many would have expected an easy ride for Voth, who held a commanding 3-1 lead at the start of the heads-up, was soon disappointed. Caglan slowly but surely grinded it up to even stacks and then both players took a strong lead before leveling again. A series of bigger hands including an expensive bluff saw Voth on the short stack again and he then shoved king-five suited. Caglan called with ace-eight and flopped two pair, Voth was drawing dead on the turn and settled for second place.
It was by far the biggest payday so far for Caglan, who previously had an 18th place in the German Poker Tour here in Rozvadov as best result for €2,007. Now, he takes home stunning €44,707 and the trophy as well as bragging rights.
Official final table result
|3||Ondrej Vlasanek||Czech Republic||19,539|
|5||Magic Man 558||Germany||11,775|
This marks the end of the PokerNews live coverage here in Rozvadov and the next edition of the popular PokerNews Cup will make it's North American debut at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. The two-day featured event will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 as part of the 14th annual Borgata Poker Open tournament series. The live reporting team is heading to Barcelona at the end of this week for the first stop of the European Poker Tour in Season 13.
In hand #145 of the eight-handed final table, a winner has been crowned. Ronny Voth open-jammed his last 4,950,000 and Timur Caglan quickly called.
The flop of gave Caglan two pair and Voth was drawing dead after the turn, making the river a formality. As soon as he was guaranteed the win, Caglan let out all his emotions and both players shook hands. Voth has to settle for second place and a payday of €27,350.
A recap of today's action will be available shortly.
Ronny Voth raised with the and Timur Caglan called with . On the flop, Caglan check-called a bet worth 1,000,000 and did so again for 2,300,000 on the turn.
After the river, Caglan checked for a third time. Voth bet 4,500,000 and Caglan needed some time, but called eventually. Voth tapped the table in defeat and said "good call" before showing his bluff. That hand left him with only 12 big blinds.
Now it is Timur Caglan, who won the majority of the pots and established a sizeable lead once again. He picked up kings without getting paid, then raised to one million with the . Ronny Voth called with the and found a flop of .
Voth check-called a bet of 1,100,000 with his gutshot, but then check-folded the turn when Caglan fired 2,000,000.
Ronny Voth pulled away further after winning a series of smaller hands. One in particular saw him flop two pair with versus on the flop. On the turn, Caglan bet one million and then folded his move to a raise.
Shortly after, Caglan bet one million on the with , Voth folded his .
The blinds went up and Ronny Voth moved all in for 7,675,000. Timur Caglan called and both players had live cards.
The flop came and Voth paired his ten, Caglan had some outs. After the turn, Caglan made a pair of fours and then jumped up when seeing the only to quickly realize the same card gave Voth a flush and make his two pair meaningless.
Timur Caglan raised with to 800,000 and Ronny Voth defended the . Both players checked the flop. On the turn, Voth bet 900,000 and Caglan called before the appeared on the river. Voth bet 2,200,000 and Caglan folded.
Soon after, the flop was reading and Caglan bet 700,000. Voth raised to 2,000,000 and Caglan called with . On the turn, Caglan shoved and Voth folded his .