Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Day 2 of the PokerStars Festival Main Event Rozvadov saw a field of 507 players being reduced to just 37 hopefuls. After twelve full hours of play, Day 1 chipleader Peter Kamaras retained the lead with 2,541,000 in chips. None other than Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier sits in second with 1,694,000. Inaugural PSF London winner Rehman Kassam (570,000) is still in the hunt for an astonishing back-to-back victory.
Other notables still in contention are Lukas Zaskodny (1,047,00), Martin Kabrhel (563,000) and Ioana Silvana (414,000). Team PokerStars Online's Randy "nanonoko" Lew and Jaime Staples busted on Day 2. All players already have €4,269 locked up but all eyes are set on the astonishing first place prize of €146,464, which will be awarded on Monday night.
The top 5 after Day 2 are as follows:
Day 2 started off with 507 out of 1,123 players returning to King's Casino. The four digit field made it the biggest PokerStars event ever in Rozvadov and is another testament to the effort Leon Tsoukernik and King's Casino put into making Rozvadov the premier poker destination in Europe.
The first goal for the players was reaching the money, which 215 of them would receive (or 217, as it eventually turned out to be). Clyde Tjauw Foe, Eugene Katchalov, Vlado Banicevic, Aviv Meiri, Antoine Vranken, Vladimir Troyanovskiy, Sebastian Malec, Quentin Lecomte and Cheng-Wei Yin all failed to add a Czech flag to their Hendon Mob.
On the bubble, two bustouts were needed before the money would be reached. During hand-over-hand, an all-in and a call took place on four tables, eventually resulting in three bustouts. Per PokerStars Festival rules, the three bustouts would share the sole money finish and all walked away happily. Daniel Heidelbacher, Mario Tiedmann and Pietro Parrino each received €511 as a consolation prize for their shared bust.
Once the money was reached, a slew of players busted in quick succession. Sander van Wesemael, Sven Weide, Manish Goenka, Benjamin Bauer, Usman Siddique and Paul Gresel had to settle for a mincash. Jerome Sgorrano did as well, after a herocall went awry against Martin Kabrhel. Sgorrano called three streets with a weak top pair, but Kabhrel had flopped a straight to send the Belgian packing.
Robert Hana could claim the biggest bad beat story of the day. Against Lennart Dijkkamp, Hana was all-in with aces against kings, with one king already folded by another player. The case king landed on the river to send the Czech to the rail. He was joined in bad beat city by Huseyin Arkun and Michael Hierl, who saw their pocket queens and pocket aces cracked by [Removed:266]'s pocket tens. In the final stages of the day, Josef Gulas, Michal Mrakes and Vojtech Ruzicka also made their way to the exit.
So, who survived? Starting with chipleader Kamaras, the Hungarian won a massive all-in in the last half hour against Stanislav Koleno. On a river that had paired the board and contained three spades, Kamaras bet, Koleno raised, Kameras three-bet shoved and Koleno called. Kamaras held pocket threes for a full house, Koleno showed ace-queen of spades for the nut flush and was forced to surrender a massive part of his stack to Kamaras. With the big pot, Kamaras reclaimed the chip lead that he held after the first day.
Bertrand Grospellier started off rather anonymously, but as the day progressed "ElkY" found more and more spots to chip up. Grospellier's biggest hand was a clash against Arünas Jocias. On a king-jack-nine flop, Grospellier bet 66,000 and Jocias called. The turn was the four and Grospellier bet 155,000. Jocias moved all in for 710,000 and Grospellier snap-called with queen-ten. Jocias held ace-king and was drawing dead. The big hand played a huge part in Grospellier's eventual second place at the end of the day.
The volatile Martin Kabrhel survived as well. The Czech became chipleader halfway through the day after the big hand against Sgorrano, but slipped in the latter stages. Kabrhel finished at 563,000 and will no doubt try to talk his way back to the top. Kabrhel is one of the most notable players left, together with Rehman Kassam, winner of the PokerStars Festival in London. Technically, Kassam is still undefeated in PSF Main Events and could set an astonishing precedent for the new incarnation of the PokerStars live series if he'd go back-to-back.
Tomorrow's final day will start at 12:30 local time. Levels will be 75 minutes for the remainder of the tournament and the first blind level will be 12,000 / 24,000 with a running ante of 4,000. Follow PokerNews throughout the day for updates as we crown our winner and find out who will claim the massive first place prize of €146,464.
Day 3 Seat Draw
|14||3||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||563,000|
|14||4||Michael Adam||Czech Republic||380,000|
|15||4||Pavel Stolař||Czech Republic||793,000|
|15||8||Ondrej Vlasanek||Czech Republic||1,376,000|
|16||5||Lukas Zaskodny||Czech Republic||1,047,000|
|16||8||Petr Svoboda||Czech Republic||561,000|
|17||4||David Novak||Czech Republic||419,000|
|18||1||Michal Jan Lubas||Poland||965,000|
|18||2||Patrick Max Brück||Germany||542,000|
|18||3||Karel Mokry||Czech Republic||816,000|
|18||4||Rehman Kassam||United Kingdom||570,000|
|18||5||Jan Stariat||Czech Republic||532,000|
The massive Day 2 of the PokerStars Festival Main Event Rozvadov is over. After twelve full hours of play, the field of 507 has been decimated to 37 hopefuls. An extensive recap and all chip counts will follow later in the night.
Peter Kamaras opened to 42,000 in early position, Stanislav Koleno called in late position and Oleg Mandzjuk defended from the blinds. The flop was and Mandzjuk checked. Kamaras bet 58,000, Koleno called and Mandzjuk folded.
On the turn, Kameras slowed down and checked. Koleno cut out a bet of 110,000 and Kameras check-called.
The on the river brought the fireworks. Kamaras spent quite a while in the tank before firing 125,000. It gave Koleno several minutes of thought before he decided on a raise to 325,000.
Back on Kameras, the Hungarian thought for a bit before coming over the top. He shoved all in for 847,000 and Koleno slumped back in his chair. The Slovakian didn't expect the shove, gave it another minute of thought, then called it off with an unhappy face.
Kameras' full house bested Koleno's nut flush, which might have just resulted in making the chipleader after Day 1 also the chipleader after Day 2.
The clock has been stopped with ten minutes remaining. The players will play six more hands together until Day 2 is a wrap.
2016 WSOP November Niner Vojtech Ruzicka has been eliminated from the Main Event. After Marian Flesar had opened, Ruzicka three-bet shoved around 400,000. Flesar called to put Ruzicka at risk and it was off to the races.
Ruzicka spiked the in the window, but the dealer completed the flop with the and to improve Flesar to a set. Ruzicka said his goodbyes after the turn and river and headed to the payout desk.
Stanislav Koleno opened on the button to 55,000 and Michael Rohde called in the small blind. In the big blind, Nico Heinrich three-bet shoved all-in for 170,000. Both Koleno and Rohde called, creating a pot of already over half a million.
On the flop and turn, both active players checked. The river brought the and Rohde checked a third time. Koleno bet 250,000 and Rohde called after some deliberation.
Koleno's backdoor flush outdid Rohde's rivered set of eights. Heinrich received a bronze medal for his one pair hand and he was eliminated in the last level of the day.
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and Arunas Jocius saw a flop of together, with Grospellier first to act. He bet 66,000 and Jocius called. On the turn, Grospellier bet 155,000. Jocius moved all in for effectively 710,000 and Grospellier almost beat him to the pot with his call.
Jocius was drawing dead against Grospellier's flopped straight, leaving the on the river meaningless. Grospellier doubled to 1,6 million and is among the chipleaders.