Day 1c Completed
Day 1c Completed
Day 1c of the PokerStars Festival Main Event Rozvadov is in the books! No less than 475 poker enthusiasts gathered at King's Casino, bumping the total field up to 913 entrants. It's already the largest PokerStars event ever in "RozVegas", and with Day 1d putting the event over 1,000 runners it will also surpass the inaugural PokerStars Festival London Main Event total of 944.
Germany's Sven Weide (212,000) topped the 212 runners that survived, closely followed by Russia's Anton Lepshokov (193,200). Cenk Oguz from Belgium has one ante less and sits in third with 193,000. Hometown heroes Petr Targa (170,800), Lukas Zaskodny (147,900) and Martin Staszko (146,200) finished in the top 10.
The top 5 after Day 1c is as follows:
|5||Jan Timo Jobmann||Germany||173,100|
Players showed up in droves for the third of four starting days and 250 players took their seat directly at the start. It's a testament to the appeal that King's Casino has on poker players all around Europe, who are finding their way to the small Czech municipal more and more.
The winner and runner-up of the inaugural Festival in London, Rehman Kassam and Daniel Harwood, were among those to play today. Harwood's attempt at another big cash was cut short when he ran a set of fours into a turned straight and didn't fill up. Kassam survived the day with 117,000 in chips and still has a shot to go back to back.
A lot of well-known players entered Day 1c but failed to advance to the next day. Among them were Emrah Cakmak, Pierre Mothes Clyde Tjauw Foe, Raoul Refos, Kully Sidhu, Jerome Sgorrano, Walter Buss and Miroslav Forman. Although they were left empty-handed, they still have a shot in the Day 1d turbo if they do so desire. Updates of Day 1d can be found here.
Among those who survived were Team PokerStars Online aces Jaime Staples and Randy "nanonoko" Lew. Both popular streamers made their appearance in Rozvadov and survived the day, with Lew sitting at 120,900 and Staples bringing back 25,700. They will return on Day 2 and with no doubt be followed by many fans on Twitch as they progress through the tournament.
2011 WSOP runner-up and local hero Martin Staszko had a strong showing, ending at 146,200. Stazsko already cashed the €5,300 King's High Roller earlier this week and is looking to go two for two. Other notables to make it through were Jan-Peter Jachtmann (112,500), David Urban (72,300), Huseyin Arkun (71,000), Elena Litvinyuk (68,200), Martin Bartos (43,000), Quentin Lecomte (33,600) and EUREKA 6 Prague winner Hubert Matuszewski (16,900).
Day 2 will start tomorrow at noon and all Day 1 players will be back to continue the tournament. Levels will be bumped up to 60 minutes and there are a whopping 12 levels scheduled to be played. The blinds will start at 800 / 1,600 with an ante of 200. The final day is scheduled on Monday, where we will crown a new PokerStars Festival Main Event winner. Check PokerNews throughout the long Sunday for all live updates from the floor as the action in Rozvadov heats up!
Day 1c is done! The massive day has come to its conclusion, with Germany's Sven Weide as the presumable chipleader. An extensive recap and all chip counts will follow shortly.
Day 1d will commence at any second and PokerNews will continue coverage here.
The clock has been paused, the last five hands of the day will be played together.
Courtesy: Tomás Stacha.
Yehuda "ChiKKita BanAAna" Cohen, owner of the massage parlor next door, is sitting at 80,000. The popular local told PokerNews a beautiful story about how he achieved this stack, which unfortunately got lost in translation (perhaps there were a few holes in it as well).
No matter the reason, Cohen sits proudly at 80,000 and is looking to surpass his amazing feat from last November. Here in Rozvadov, "ChiKKita" banked an astonishing €144,551 for finishing second in the WSOP Circuit Event, by far his largest score to date.
What started out as a typical friendly game limped pot, suddenly exploded into a three-way all in on a flop. Milen Ivanov had flopped the wheel with but had a major sweat against and .
The on the turn and on the river kept Ivanov in front and he tripled up.