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Day 2 Completed

"ElkY" Second After Day 2 PokerStars Festival Main Event Rozvadov, Kamaras Retains Lead

KaleGozer • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Peter Kamaras
Peter Kamaras

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:

#PlayerCountryChip Count
1Peter KamarasHungary2,541,000
2Bertrand GrospellierFrance1,694,000
3Arünas JociusLithuania1,527,000
4Oleg MandzjukGermany1,504,000
5Leonardo RomeoItaly1,500,000

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

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
141Gerhard BrimmersGermany1,021,000
143Martin KabrhelCzech Republic563,000
144Michael AdamCzech Republic380,000
145Oleg MandzjukGermany1,504,000
146Peter KamarasHungary2,541,000
147Stanislav KolenoSlovakia714,000
148Mahyar RezaiGermany804,000
151Artürs ŠčerbaksLithuania664,000
152Max HenkelGermany1,077,000
153Bertrand GrospellierFrance1,694,000
154Pavel StolařCzech Republic793,000
155Marian FlesarSlovakia971,000
156Mindaugas JonuskisLithuania546,000
158Ondrej VlasanekCzech Republic1,376,000
162Patrick BornickeGermany946,000
163Lennart DijkkampNetherlands996,000
164Michael RohdeGermany537,000
165Lukas ZaskodnyCzech Republic1,047,000
166Sonay KehyaNetherlands259,000
167Michael ChmelicekGermany1,400,000
168Petr SvobodaCzech Republic561,000
171Cenk OguzBelgium520,000
172Felix SchulzeGermany1,479,000
173Leonardo RomeoGermany1,500,000
174David NovakCzech Republic419,000
175Robert SchünemannGermany893,000
176Ioana SilvanaRomania414,000
177Konstantinos NanosGermany1,500,000
178[Removed:266]Russian Federation697,000
181Michal Jan LubasPoland965,000
182Patrick Max BrückGermany542,000
183Karel MokryCzech Republic816,000
184Rehman KassamUnited Kingdom570,000
185Jan StariatCzech Republic532,000
186Ivan SebelediSlovakia411,000
187Salvatore GrecoSwitzerland481,000
188Arünas JociusLithuania1,527,000
"ElkY", second in chips after Day 2

Tags: Arunas JociusAviv MeiriBertrand GrospellierCheng-Wei YinClyde Tjauw FoeDaniel HeidelbacherEugene KatchalovHuseyin ArkunIoana SilvanaJaime StaplesJerome SgorranoJosef GulasLennart DijkkampLukas ZaskodnyManish GoenkaMario TiedmannMartin KabrhelMichael HierlMichal MrakesPaul GreselPeter KamarasPietro ParrinoRobert HanaSander van WesemaelSebastian MalecStanislav KolenoUsman SiddiqueVladimir TroyanovskiyVlado BanicevicVojtech Ruzicka

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

KaleGozer • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Peter Kamaras hu
Peter Kamaras
hu 2,541,000 541,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 1,694,000 94,000
Arünas Jocius lt
Arünas Jocius
lt 1,527,000 777,000
Oleg Mandzjuk de
Oleg Mandzjuk
de 1,504,000 104,000
Konstantinos Nanos gr
Konstantinos Nanos
gr 1,500,000 1,250,000
Leonardo Romeo it
Leonardo Romeo
it 1,500,000 740,000
Felix Schulze de
Felix Schulze
de 1,479,000 1,029,000
Michael Chmelicek DE
Michael Chmelicek
DE 1,400,000 720,000
Ondrej Vlasanek CZ
Ondrej Vlasanek
CZ 1,376,000 476,000
Max Henkel DE
Max Henkel
DE 1,077,000 1,077,000
Lukas Zaskodny cz
Lukas Zaskodny
cz 1,047,000 297,000
Gerhard Brimmers de
Gerhard Brimmers
de 1,021,000 965,400
Lennart Dijkkamp nl
Lennart Dijkkamp
nl 996,000 321,000
Marian Flesar sk
Marian Flesar
sk 971,000 61,000
Michal Lubas pl
Michal Lubas
pl 965,000 795,000
Patrick Bornicke DE
Patrick Bornicke
DE 946,000 26,000
Robert Schunemann DE
Robert Schunemann
DE 893,000 593,000
Karel Mokry cz
Karel Mokry
cz 816,000 -64,000
Mahyar Rezai DE
Mahyar Rezai
DE 804,000 304,000
Pavel Stolař cz
Pavel Stolař
cz 793,000 343,000
Stanislav Koleno sk
Stanislav Koleno
sk 714,000 -19,000
[Removed:266] RU
RU 697,000 -303,000
Artürs Ščerbaks LV
Artürs Ščerbaks
LV 664,000 -736,000
Rehman Kassam gb
Rehman Kassam
gb 570,000 370,000
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 563,000 -187,000

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It's Done!

KaleGozer • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

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.

Kamaras Clashes Huge With Koleno

KaleGozer • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Peter Kamaras
Peter Kamaras

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 {K-Spades}{3-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and Mandzjuk checked. Kamaras bet 58,000, Koleno called and Mandzjuk folded.

On the {8-Spades} turn, Kameras slowed down and checked. Koleno cut out a bet of 110,000 and Kameras check-called.

The {5-Spades} 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.

Peter Kameras: {3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}
Stanislav Koleno: {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}

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.

Peter Kamaras hu
Peter Kamaras
hu 2,000,000 900,000
Stanislav Koleno sk
Stanislav Koleno
sk 733,000 -1,267,000

Tags: Peter KamarasStanislav Koleno

Clock Stopped

KaleGozer • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

The clock has been stopped with ten minutes remaining. The players will play six more hands together until Day 2 is a wrap.

Vojtech Ruzicka Eliminated

KaleGozer • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Vojtech Ruzicka
Vojtech Ruzicka

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.

Vojtech Ruzicka: {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Marian Flesar: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

Ruzicka spiked the {A-Diamonds} in the window, but the dealer completed the flop with the {2-Hearts} and {10-Clubs} to improve Flesar to a set. Ruzicka said his goodbyes after the {Q-Clubs} turn and {2-Clubs} river and headed to the payout desk.

Marian Flesar sk
Marian Flesar
sk 910,000 -90,000
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
cz Busted

Tags: Vojtech RuzickaMarian Flesar

Koleno Up to Two Million

KaleGozer • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

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 {K-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} flop and {10-Hearts} turn, both active players checked. The river brought the {8-Hearts} and Rohde checked a third time. Koleno bet 250,000 and Rohde called after some deliberation.

Nico Heinrich: {K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}
Michael Rohde: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Stanislav Koleno: {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts}

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.

Stanislav Koleno sk
Stanislav Koleno
sk 2,000,000 1,100,000
Michael Rohde de
Michael Rohde
de 250,000 79,000
Nico Heinrich DE
Nico Heinrich
DE Busted

Tags: Michael RohdeNico HeinrichStanislav Koleno


Grospellier Scores a Big Double

KaleGozer • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and Arunas Jocius saw a flop of {K-Spades}{J-Spades}{9-Clubs} together, with Grospellier first to act. He bet 66,000 and Jocius called. On the {4-Hearts} turn, Grospellier bet 155,000. Jocius moved all in for effectively 710,000 and Grospellier almost beat him to the pot with his call.

Bertrand Grospellier: {Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Arunas Jocius: {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}

Jocius was drawing dead against Grospellier's flopped straight, leaving the {K-Hearts} on the river meaningless. Grospellier doubled to 1,6 million and is among the chipleaders.

Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 1,600,000 560,000
Arünas Jocius lt
Arünas Jocius
lt 750,000 470,000

Tags: Arunas JociusBertrand Grospellier