2015 partypoker World Poker Tour Vienna

Main Event
Day: 1a
Event Info

2015 partypoker World Poker Tour Vienna

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
j10
Prize
€150,000
Event Info
Buy-in
€3,000
Prize Pool
€625,500
Entries
220
Level Info
Level
27
Blinds
25,000 / 50,000
Ante
5,000

Main Event

Day 1a Completed

Fedor Holz Is the Boss on Day 1a of the World Poker Tour Vienna Main Event

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Fedor Holz
Fedor Holz

Day 1a of the partypoker World Poker Tour Vienna Main Event wasn't the busiest, but it was one of the strongest fields we've seen in recent history. After eight levels of play, there were just 39 players left from the 67 that entered. Leading the charge was German high roller Fedor Holz with over six times the stack he started with.

Holz was just one of many familiar names to enter the event. Every table had at least four players with a six-figure Hendon Mob résumé it seemed, and the level of play was high.

Alexander Lakhov previously found wins on the WPT main tour and the WPT National tour, but he was the first to bust in Vienna. He lost a huge hand where he got it in with two pair against Holz's combo draw, and the {5-Clubs} on the river gave Holz his flush. Lakhov was eliminated not much later. He didn't reenter, but still has the chance to do so on Day 1b.

Another player who might be seen giving it a second go on Day 1b could be World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Simeon Naydenov after he was rather unlucky on Day 1a. He lost a bunch of small pots, only to commit his last chips with pocket eights, running into David Abramov's pocket aces. Naydenov was already up from the table before the entire board was out, but it didn't matter much as no help came for the Bulgarian.

Back to Holz, though, as he proved to be the story of the day. His tangling with Marko Busic was especially interesting. We're not entirely familiar the tone of some of Busic's remarks, but he seemed to be making fun of Holz on more than one occasion.

"What is he doing with king-ten?" he asked about a pot Holz lost holding that hand. "He could've been dead." Busic later commented that Holz was a "donk."

Holz didn't reply, but instead let his chips do the talking. And boy did they. One might say his chips shouted, as Holz destroyed his opponent all day long.

Hold first made a big call with king high against another opponent, and that was something that really got Busic going. The next hand, Holz won a serious pot against Busic where he called a raise with top pair on the turn, only for both players to check the river. Holz's hand turned out a winner. Not much later, Holz value-bet a weak top pair and a somewhat irritated Busic paid him off with a weaker hand. After that, Holz finished the job by seducing Busic to stick it all in with pocket eights on a ten-high flop. Holz had pocket kings and sent his foe to the rail.

A total of 39 players will return to the Montesino Card Casino on Saturday for Day 2, but Day 1b awaits many more players on Friday. Be sure to follow all of the action again on PokerNews.com, and we'll see if someone was able to catch up with Fedor Holz.

Tags: Alexander LakhovFedor HolzMarko BusicSimeon Naydenov

PokerNews Podcast Ep. #272: Live Streaming Allen Bari’s $200/$400 Game

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante

Rich Ryan and Donnie Peters discuss Anthony Zinno's back-to-back World Poker Tour wins and the industry's big bet on Twitch. Then the team cold-calls #PNPod super fan Allen Bari.

You can subscribe to the entire iBus Media Network on iTunes here, or you can access the RSS feed here. The PokerNews family of podcasts is now available on Stitcher.

Tags: Allen BariAnthony ZinnoPokerNews Podcast

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Player Chips Progress
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
182,500 47,500
Evangelos Bechrakis gr
Evangelos Bechrakis
108,000 108,000
Danijel Jovanovic at
Danijel Jovanovic
101,800 101,800
Gerald Karlic at
Gerald Karlic
100,000 21,000
Niki Jedlicka at
Niki Jedlicka
94,500 44,500
Ivan Stefanovic at
Ivan Stefanovic
90,700 90,700
Ihsan Mert at
Ihsan Mert
84,200 84,200
Mario Eder at
Mario Eder
79,200 79,200
Michel Abecassis fr
Michel Abecassis
71,600 33,600
Georgios Sotiropoulos gr
Georgios Sotiropoulos
69,900 2,900
Josef Bartalos sk
Josef Bartalos
67,200 67,200
Jens Lübbe de
Jens Lübbe
64,300 64,300
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
63,100 63,100
Clemens Mazoano at
Clemens Mazoano
54,500 54,500
Gaelle Baumann fr
Gaelle Baumann
53,000 17,500
Winamax Team Pro
Luca Giovannone it
Luca Giovannone
49,700 49,700
Jan Ramik cz
Jan Ramik
48,600 8,600
Alexander Freund at
Alexander Freund
46,800 46,800
Andreas Freund at
Andreas Freund
44,400 44,400
Ognyan Dimov bg
Ognyan Dimov
41,400 22,400
Fabian Gritsch at
Fabian Gritsch
39,900 39,900
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
39,300 9,300
Wilfried Härig de
Wilfried Härig
38,700 9,700
Jitka Seidler at
Jitka Seidler
37,900 37,900
Thomas Bichon fr
Thomas Bichon
37,600 5,600
WPT 1X Winner

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Five More Hands

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante

And then the day is done for. After those five hands, the players will bag and tag after first racing of the 25 chips. We'll be back with an end of day recap and all the chip counts you can ask for.

End of the Music for Marko Busic

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante

Fedor Holz and Marko Busic have been tangling all day, both in pots and verbally. Just now Holz silenced Busic for good, or at least for today.

According to one of our colleagues it was Fedor Holz who raised it up to 1,300 under the gun. Marko Busic three-bet to 4,000 and Holz four-bet to 8,800. Busic made the call.

The flop came {10-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and Holz bet out 6,200. Busic moved all in for 23,000 chips and Holz called instantly.

Holz: {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}
Busic: {8-}{8-}

The board ran out {2-Hearts}, {A-Hearts} and Busic hit the rail. Holz's stack is up to 135,000 with just 15 minutes of play left for the day.

Player Chips Progress
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
135,000 27,000
Marko Busic
Marko Busic
Busted

Holz Silences Busic

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Fedor Holz opened to 1,300 from the cutoff and Marko Busic on the button made the call. Ivan Stefanovic in the big blind made the call as well.

All three of them checked the {A-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} flop and {5-Diamonds} turn, and the {10-Clubs} completed the board. Stefanovic checked again and Holz bet out 2,200. Busic instantly called, Stefanovic folded. Holz quickly showed {A-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and Busic silently mucked.

Tags: Fedor HolzIvan StefanovicMarko Busic

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown April 6-22 with $5M Guar. Championship

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

The $3,500 buy-in, $5 million guaranteed World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Championship will take place starting Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., announced that the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, now in its fifth year, will return April 6-22, 2015. Held in the resort ballrooms, the 17-day series will feature the $3,500 buy-in, $5 million guaranteed WPT Seminole Hard Rock Championship with three starting flights beginning Thursday, April 16 at 12 p.m. local time.

Last year's Championship was the largest WPT playing field in history with 1,795 entries. Players may play any or all starting flights and choose their best stack. Reentry will be allowed for six levels, and the televised final table will be take place on Wednesday, April 22 in Hard Rock Live located in Seminole Paradise, with live coverage available on www.SHRPO.com.

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown will open with a $250 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed no-limit hold'em tournament with six starting flights starting at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. on April 6 and April 7. The poker action will continue with a $570 buy-in, $1 million guaranteed deep-stack no-limit hold'em event with six starting flights April 9-12.

The WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship final table will be aired on Fox Sports. Broadcast schedule will be released at a later date. On-site registration for all Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown events is available 24/7 at the poker room. To participate, players must obtain a free "Wild Card" at the player's club or in the resort’s poker room located in Seminole Paradise. Visit www.SHRPO.com.

Enter to win a seat in to the $5 million WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship by visiting www.SHRPO.com/winaseat. Satellite events for the Championship will be held at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood starting February 22, 2015. To review the entire series and satellite schedule, please visit www.SHRPO.com; follow the event on Twitter at @SHRPO, hashtag #SHRPO.

Tags: Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

Jedlicka Busts Barbarez

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante
Sergej Barbarez
Sergej Barbarez

We hadn't noticed Austrian high roller Niki Jedlicka yet, but now he's on our radar for sure as he just busted two players in the same hand.

Sowa Gereon was all in before the flop for just a couple of big blinds and received calls from Sergej Barbarez and Niki Jedlicka.

The flop came {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs} and now Barbarez shoved all in for 16,000 according to one of our esteemed colleagues. Jedlicka made the call and it was time for all three of them to open up their cards.

Sowa Gereon: {Q-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Sergej Barbarez: {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Niki Jedlicka: {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}

The {A-Spades} on the turn filled up Jedlicka's straight and the {8-Diamonds} on the river was a blank. Welcome to the tournament mister Jedlicka!

Player Chips Progress
Niki Jedlicka at
Niki Jedlicka
50,000
Sergej Barbarez de
Sergej Barbarez
Busted
Sowa Gereon
Sowa Gereon
Busted

Tags: Sowa GereonSergej BarbarezNiki Jedlicka