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Day 1a Completed

Verkhoturov Tops Day 1a of The Big Wrap in Rozvadov

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 1,500-3,000, 0 ante
Sergei Verkhoturov
Sergei Verkhoturov

There are very few Pot-Limit Omaha tournaments with a big guaranteed prize pool, let alone one with seven figures, but that didn't stop the King's Casino and Resort in Rozvadov to put €1,000,000 on the line for all four-card lovers in yet another edition of The Big Wrap. With a buy-in of €2,350, that requires more than 450 entries in total and the first of two starting days attracted a field of 128 entries in total, consisting of 107 unique players and 21 re-entries.

If there was any doubt over who will be the overnight chip leader, Sergey Verkhoturov put an end to those thoughts at the end of the penultimate level when he turned a full house in a three-bet pot and sent Calogero Lupo to the rail in one of the biggest pots of the day so far. It vaulted the Belorussian to more than ten times the starting stack and he ended the day with an astonishing 1,070,000 in chips.

Second in chips is Kyrylo Shkrob (494,000) followed by Salavat Shafigullin (475,000) and Tim Hoffmann (427,000). Other notables that advanced with a healthy stack after the first of two starting days were Robert Cowen (410,000), Ilyaz Dosikov (385,000), Leonid Yanovski (379,000), and Han Kuo (368,000).

King's regular The Talk was one of 10 players to already have secured a stack for Day 2 thanks to the online Day 1 on partypoker and managed to bag up more than double of what he already had at his disposal from the virtual felt, advancing to Day 2 with 352,000. He needed a second bullet for it, though, after he was eliminated in the first level of the day.

Many other familiar faces of the European poker circuit headed to Rozvadov to take a shot at the seven-figure prize pool. The exploits of Maksim Shuts, Robert Zipf, Stanislav Koleno, Andrej Desset, Jesper Hougaard, Marcel Luske and Samuel Albeck were not crowned by success just yet. However, they may all enter once more on Day 1b and also in the first two levels of Day 2 with a fresh stack of 100,000.

Marcel Luske
Marcel Luske among the Day 1a casualties

The first bullet of Tomasz Kozub went down in flames when his flopped top two pair and gutshot straight draw ended up second-best to the set of aces of Yves Henschel and he ran out of chips a second time towards the end of the night. The second entry of Netanel Amedi ended with a flopped set of aces when Petr Svoboda got there with a runner-runner straight. The luck of Svoboda ran out soon after as his wrap failed to pick up any help against Kyrylo Shkrob.

Towards the end of the night, the late entries and bustouts from Besim Hot, Martin Kabrhel and Renato Nowak brought a sudden surge of intense PLO action to the tables and fewer than half of the field remained when it came to bagging and tagging.

The second and final starting day kicks off on Saturday, September 14th, 2019, at 4 p.m. local time and the PokerNews team will be back on the floor to provide all the action from start to finish.

Tags: Calogero LupoDidier RablJesper HougaardKyrylo ShkrobMaksim ShutsMarcel LuskeMartin KabrhelPetr SvobodaRenato NowakRichard TothRobert CowenRobert ZipfSalavat ShafigullinSergey VerkhoturovStanislav KolenoThe TalkTomasz Kozub

End-of-Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 1,500-3,000, 0 ante
Sergey Verkhoturov ru
Sergey Verkhoturov
ru 1,070,000 70,000
Kyrylo Shkrob ua
Kyrylo Shkrob
ua 494,000 24,000
Salavat Shafigullin ru
Salavat Shafigullin
ru 475,000 -5,000
Tim Hoffmann DE
Tim Hoffmann
DE 427,000 7,000
Alfred Sand FR
Alfred Sand
FR 423,000 423,000
Robert Cowen gb
Robert Cowen
gb 410,000 190,000
Ilyaz Dosikov ru
Ilyaz Dosikov
ru 385,000 -35,000
Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
il 379,000 284,000
Han Kuo de
Han Kuo
de 368,000 273,000
The Talk de
The Talk
de 352,000 62,000
Adon Ursu TR
Adon Ursu
TR 339,000 99,000
Karel Chaloupka cz
Karel Chaloupka
cz 334,000 234,000
Victor Nalim TR
Victor Nalim
TR 330,000 230,000
Karel Mokry cz
Karel Mokry
cz 324,000 -26,000
Daniel Rejc cz
Daniel Rejc
cz 297,000 97,000
Goran Urumovic SE
Goran Urumovic
SE 288,000 28,000
Matthew Beck nz
Matthew Beck
nz 288,000 -2,000
Alexi Skoulos SE
Alexi Skoulos
SE 282,000 282,000
Polar DE
Polar
DE 278,000 278,000
Yves Henschel DE
Yves Henschel
DE 275,000 -25,000
Didier Rabl ch
Didier Rabl
ch 267,000 27,000
Greko Gregor GR
Greko Gregor
GR 245,000 -40,000
Yusuf Kurt AT
Yusuf Kurt
AT 243,000 -47,000
Maxim Khruslov BY
Maxim Khruslov
BY 223,000 3,000
Dieter Ditz AT
Dieter Ditz
AT 222,000 157,000

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Day 1a Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 1,500-3,000, 0 ante

There were a total of 128 entries and 52 players bagged up at the end of level 12. The full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Late Exit for Nowak

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Matthew Beck
Matthew Beck

Matthew Beck clashed with Renato Nowak and got his stack of 129,000 in after a {9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop, holding the {9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for top two pair and a flush draw. Nowak was trailing with the {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and the {6-Spades} turn and {a-Clubs} river let Beck double.

Nowak wanted to go all in blind the next hand, which did not happen. However, he ended up losing the remainder of his short stack against Tim Hoffmann and departed just shy of bagging and tagging.

Tim Hoffmann DE
Tim Hoffmann
DE 420,000 420,000
Matthew Beck nz
Matthew Beck
nz 290,000 70,000
Renato Nowak de
Renato Nowak
de Busted

Tags: Matthew BeckRenato NowakTim Hoffmann

Late Surge by Urumovic

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Goran Urumovic
Goran Urumovic

Goran Urumovic doubled with a straight flush against the turned nut full house by Salavat Shafigullin and soon after also scored a pot against Yusuf Kurt. The completed board showed {q-Hearts}{7-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and Kurt bet 37,000, which Urumovic called after some consideration.

Urumovic admitted he had a good hand with {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} for a flush and apologized for a possible slowroll. "It was a bluff catcher, still," he said while Kurt mucked his cards.

Salavat Shafigullin ru
Salavat Shafigullin
ru 480,000 80,000
Yusuf Kurt AT
Yusuf Kurt
AT 290,000 -130,000
Goran Urumovic SE
Goran Urumovic
SE 260,000 175,000

Tags: Goran UrumovicSalavat ShafigullinYusuf Kurt

Last Four Hands

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Besim Hot jumped in late and failed to run up a stack. He was joined on the rail by Martin Kabrhel and Jesper Hougaard.

With 12 minutes remaining in the level, the clocks were stopped with 56 players remaining and they will play another four hands for tonight.

Yves Henschel DE
Yves Henschel
DE 300,000 -55,000
The Talk de
The Talk
de 290,000 25,000
Pasquale Braco it
Pasquale Braco
it 240,000 160,000
Ivo Donev at
Ivo Donev
at 140,000 80,000
Gisle Olsen dk
Gisle Olsen
dk 130,000 30,000
Besim Hot ch
Besim Hot
ch Busted
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz Busted
Jesper Hougaard dk
Jesper Hougaard
dk Busted

Tags: Besim HotJesper HougaardMartin Kabrhel

Azor Doubles Through Christensen

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Ran Azor
Ran Azor

Ran Azor in the big blind jammed the {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{8-Clubs} river for the last 44,500 and there were 100,500 in the middle until then. Gustav Christensen tank-called and Azor tabled {j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{5-Spades} for the nuts, Christensen mucked {k-Hearts}{9-Spades}{9-Hearts}{3-Spades} for a set.

Ran Azor il
Ran Azor
il 189,500 49,500
Gustav Christensen DK
Gustav Christensen
DK 150,000 -110,000

Tags: Gustav ChristensenRan Azor

Back to the Drawing Board for Donev

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Kyrylo Shkrob
Kyrylo Shkrob

Having defended his big blind against the button raise of Kyrylo Shkrob, Ivo Donev check-raised the pot on the {8-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop and bet 100,000 on the {a-Spades} turn with fewer than that behind. Shkrob moved all in and Donev mucked {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades} face up after just a few seconds.

Shkrob verified with the dealer that it was indeed a fold and flashed {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts} before raking in the pot.

Kyrylo Shkrob ua
Kyrylo Shkrob
ua 470,000 10,000
Ivo Donev at
Ivo Donev
at 60,000 -135,000

Tags: Ivo DonevKyrylo Shkrob

Berente Doubles

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Mark Berente
Mark Berente

Juergen Pollack and Tomasz Kozub were eliminated right when the last level of the night kicked off and Mark Berente avoided the same fate after he doubled through Maksim Shuts.

Berente was all in after the {k-Spades}{10-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop with the {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and Shuts looked him up with {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. The {10-Spades} turn and {q-Clubs} river run out gave Berente a full house and he doubled.

Mark Berente hu
Mark Berente
hu 160,000 65,000
Maksim Shuts by
Maksim Shuts
by 90,000 -130,000
Tomasz Kozub pl
Tomasz Kozub
pl Busted
Juergen Pollack DE
Juergen Pollack
DE Busted

Tags: Juergen PollackMaksim ShutsMark BerenteTomasz Kozub