Day 2 Completed
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Day 2 Completed
The 2017 World Series of Poker International Circuit King's Casino Rozvadov has determined the next champion and winner of the elusive WSOP Circuit ring. Bulgaria's Fahredin Mustafov emerged victorious in the 40-entry strong €5,300 High Roller after 10 hours of play on Day 2 and claimed the lion's share of the €190,000 prize pool, taking home €70,300 for his efforts.
PokerStars Team Pro Felipe Ramos, who already finished second to Ben Bensimhon in the €550 Monster Stack for €43,636 at the start of the festival in Europe's biggest poker arena, had to settle for another runner-up finish once more. "It is all good, I will save my luck for the big ones" the Brazilian said with a smile on the face.
Final Result €5,300 High Roller
Day 2 Action
Late registration remained open for the first two levels and following break, and until then the number of entries grew to 40 in total. Among those to enter the tournament for the first time were Martin Kabrhel, Asher Dahan, Yair Bitoun and, at the last minute, Felix Schulze.
In the first level of the day, Pavel Plesuv went from top spot to zero after losing two big pots against Robert Schulz. Plesuv bought back in, but would ultimately fail to reach the money. Others that bowed out early on and didn't buy back in were Viliyan Petleshkov, Gregor Greko and Michal Ozimek. Mike Brandau busted in the first hand of the day and his second attempt was not crowned by success either.
Martin Kabrhel fired twice and ran with deuces into the pocket nines of Pierre Neuville. By the turn of a jack-high board, Kabrhel could only chop to remain in contention and his set on the river was of no help as Neuville had already flopped the higher set. Bernd Gleissner and Vojtech Ruzicka both busted on Day 1 and tried their luck again today, but also failed to reach the money.
Well before the final table, Michael Sklenicka and Sander van Wesemael ran out of chips and Ognjen Sekularac went from big stack to the rail in one massive bluff attempt. Robert Schulz happily called his shove on the river of an ace-high board with a flopped set of sixes, while Sekularac only had queen-nine suited for a lot of hot air. The eliminations of Pavel Plesuv, Asher Dahan and Aleksandar Tomovic set up the last table and Schulz was dominating at the top of the counts.
Anatoliy Zyrin was short and doubled twice before losing a big flip to Felipe Ramos. The remaining few chips vanished soon after and Zyrin was gone in 9th place. He was joined by Czech high stakes pro Pavel Binar, who had his pocket jacks cracked by the ace-three of Fahredin Mustafov. One level later it was game over for Vadzim Lipauka, who jammed 16 big blinds with deuces into the kings of Mustafov in a battle of the blinds.
On the money bubble, both Felix Schulze and Pierre Neuville were on life support and it was the German who was forced to commit his last chips first. Schulze picked up non fewer than four callers and his pocket nines were no good against the pocket kings of Felipe Ramos. Neuville tripled up once before calling the shove of Ramos with jack-six suited. Ramos had three-deuce of the same suit and flopped a pair, then rivered a straight for good measure to eliminate Neuville in fifth place.
Fellow Belgian Fabrice Halleux was the next to fall. Down to fewer than one big blind, he called all in and saw Robert Schulz and Fahredin Mustafov check down all the way to the river when an ace hit. Schulz bet, Mustafov folded and the German, based in Vienna for more than two years already, turned over ace-seven for top pair. Halleux grinned, mucked pocket queens and took fourth place.
Down to the last three players, Fahredin Mustafov held more than half of the chips in play and he would boost his lead further after sending Robert Schulz to the rail. In a three-bet pot, Schulz check-called a bet by Mustafov on the flop and shoved the river after having missed his nutflushdraw with ace-queen suited. Mustafov snap-called with king-nine suited, of diamonds as well, for a flopped straight and second nutflushdraw and turned top pair.
Heads-up only lasted a few hands, and Fahredin Mustafov three-bet jammed with his commanding lead and ace-queen. Felipe Ramos called with ace-eight suited and failed to get there despite turning an open-ended straight draw.
This wraps up the updates from the WSOP Circuit High Roller, and the PokerNews live reporting team will be back in action tomorrow Saturday october 14th 2017 for the second and final starting day of the €1,650 WSOp Circuit Main Event.
Felipe Ramos raised to 40,000 and Fahredin Mustafov moved all in out of the big blind, Ramos called for around 340,000.
The flop was of no help for Ramos, but he picked up a big sweat on the turn. The river was a blank and the Brazilian was eliminated in 2nd place for €48,450. After finishing second in the Monster Stack Event a few days ago, Ramos ended up as the bridesmaid for the second time. "It is all good," the Brazilian said with a smile on the face, and will be back in action for the Main Event and the upcoming World Series of Poker Europe.
A recap of today's action is to follow.
Fahredin Mustafov raised from the button and called the three-bet to 75,000 by Robert Schulz out of the big blind. The flop fell and Schulz checked, then called a bet of 125,000 by Mustafov who had inquired about his stack size.
Both checked through the on the turn and Schulz carefully counted his stack on the river, which amounted to 309,000. Schulz moved all in and Mustafov immediately tossed in a single chip for the call.
Schulz rolled over for the busted nut flush draw and Mustafov showed for a pair of kings (and second nut flush draw). The field is now down to heads up with a commanding lead for Mustafov, while Schulz takes home €30,875 for his efforts. Felipe Ramos and Mustafov agreed on a short break before the battle for the WSOP Circuit ring commences, and the Brazilian will be eager to better his runner-up finish in the Monster Stack Event a few days ago.
In a battle of the blinds, Fahredin Mustafov bet the flop for 40,000 and Felipe Ramos called from the big blind. The appeared on the turn and Mustafov checked, then folded to a bet by Ramos.
Mustafov still holds half the chips in play and a comfortable lead with three hopefuls remaining, but it is all but over for Ramos and Robert Schulz.
Fahredin Mustafov raised first to act to 24,000 and Felipe Ramos moved all in from the button. Fabrice Halleux in the big blind folded with 12,000 behind and Mustafov folded face up.
One hand later, Robert Schulz raised on the button and Halleux called all in for fewer than the full big blind, Mustafov called from the big blind. The two remaining active players checked the flop and the turn. After the river, Mustafov checked and folded to a bet worth 17,000 by Schulz.
The German showed and Halleux cracked a smile before mucking his . The Belgian takes home €22,325 and the tournament is now three-handed with plenty of big blinds in play.
After tripling up his tiny stack to around five big blinds, Pierre Neuville was in the big blind and Felipe Ramos pushed all in from the small blind. Neuville called and the cards were turned over.
The board came and Ramos flopped a pair, then rivered a straight to eliminate Neuville in 5th place for €18,050.
Fahredin Mustafov raised to 30,000 and Felix Schulze called all in for 9,000, then Felipe Ramos, Robert Schulz and Fabrice Halleux all called. The remaining active players checked down the board and Schulze showed . Schulz had that beat with , while Halleux with and Mustafov with had none of it.
Ramos turned over as best hand though and scooped the entire pot to burst the bubble.
Fahredin Mustafov lost a small pot with kings against a rivered straight by Robert Schulz, while Felix Schulze and Pierre Neuville play a waiting game of who will be forced all in first. "It is a satellite game," Mustafov joked.