Main Event
Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Stolar Leads After Day 1b; Dedusha; Lykov and ElkY Advance with Decent Stacks

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Pavel Stolar
Pavel Stolar

The second and final starting day of the 2017 World Series of Poker International Circuit €1,650 Main Event at the King's Casino in Rozvadov saw a far bigger field emerge in Europe's biggest poker arena. After 12 levels of 45 minutes each, the tournament screens showed 448 entries, which boosts the total field to 646 entries.

Only 186 players bagged up chips and it was local player Pavel Stolar that jumped into the overall lead with 228,600, edging past Artan Dedusha who claimed 223,100. Vazha Kometiani, who is third in Georgia's all-time money list, seems to be the third biggest stack after Day 1b with 190,600 while further big stacks include Roberto Manfredi (187,000), Arturs Scerbaks (183,000), Vlad Darie (182,100), Maxim Lykov (176,600), Rifat Gegic (176,200) and Tomas Fara (170,600).

Jan Timo Jobmann already recorded seven cashes in Rozvadov this year, and he added a WSOP Circuit Ring in the €666 NLHE Event and a third place finish in the €420 Bounty Event to his poker resume. Jobmann finished Day 1b with very respectable 143,000 in chips. Other notables that made it through to Day 2 were Sander van Wesemael (126,700), Philipp Zukernik (118,400),Pedro Lamarca (95,700), Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (93,500) and Jeff Lisandro (53,200). Felipe Ramos, who already finished second in two tournaments during the festival including the €5,300 High Roller, was among the big names that didn't bag up.

The day started with a bang by Liang Feng, as the Chinese and Prague resident clashed with Ondrej Drozd in the first level of the day when the duo got it in preflop for almost 600 big blinds each with kings versus queens. Feng flopped best with top set, Drozd turned a straight and Feng rivered quads kings to spike an early double. Fabrice Halleux, who finished fourth in the €5,300 High Roller, was among the early casualties as well after running into the set of Luigi Micu, and the Belgian also busted on his second bullet.

Ivo Donev's rise to the top came just before the dinner break when the Austrian flopped top set against bottom set and an overpair to bust two opponents. Donev eventually settled for 100,000, which is still well above average for the start of Day 2. Pierre Neuville ran with jacks into the aces of Andrej Cintula and was not spotted for another attempt after that anymore, while Gregor Greko was among those that fired two bullets and ran out of chips as many times. Greko flopped top two pair and Tomas Fara held middle set to send the German to the rail.

Things heated up towards the end of the day and Artan Dedusha seemed poised to claim the overnight spotlight before losing some chips after trading two big pots with Sandro Pitzanti during the last hands of the night. Pavel Stolar's flopped set and rivered full house to bust Timur Caglan in a big pot vaulted the Czech into the lead, however and both were separated by a mere three big blinds when they bagged up.

More than 250 players will return for Day 2 as of 2 p.m. local time on Sunday, October 15th and at least 10 levels of 60 minutes each are scheduled for the penultimate tournament day. Action resumes with blinds of 800-1,600 and a running ante of 200, and the registration will close once the cards are back in the air. The tournament is well short of the 851 entries - including 114 re-entries - of the previous year, but the guarantee of €1,000,000 has almost been covered.

The PokerNews live reporting team will provide all the action from the floor until a winner is crowned, so make sure to tune back in regularly to find out who lifts the trophy here at King's Casino in Rozvadov.

Main Event Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerNationalityChip CountBig Blinds
792Manuel FischerGermany119,70075
793Hermann BehrensGermany36,20023
794Vojtěch ŠkalákCzech Republic53,00033
795Tomasz Alojzy SumekPoland21,00013
796Vardan LapayanArmenia108,10068
797Emil LukáčSlovakia66,70042
798Rifat GegicGermany176,200110
831Michal MrakešCzech Republic140,00088
832Xiaofeng ZhanGermany51,50032
833Amar BegovićGermany31,80020
834Lukáš PřibylCzech Republic31,90020
836Feng LiangCzech Republic100,20063
837Michele CasaburiItaly41,80026
838Rakesh LalwaniMorocco48,60030
841Alfred NaderLebanon135,30085
843Hossein EnsanGermany115,00072
844Dariusz JedrzejczykPoland10,4007
845Martin KabrhelCzech Republic115,10072
846Aleksei IvanovBelarus19,30012
847Ivo DonevAustria100,00063
848Jose PonceGermany127,20080
851Radek ČástkaCzech Republic70,60044
852Raphel WimmerAustria24,00015
853Claduio Di GiacomoItaly76,00048
854Philipp ZukernikChina118,40074
855Roberto ManfrediItaly187,000117
857Jaromír HánělCzech Republic68,00043
858Lambros VrakasGermany160,300100
892Robert Gunter JrUnited States15,0009
893Phil HellmuthUnited States35,50022
894Majid Ejlal NoubarianIran, Islamic Republic Of104,10065
895Siamak TooranGermany23,30015
896Viacheslav BelyaevRussian Federation114,30071
897Michal OzimekPoland83,10052
898Micky BlasiMalta88,80056
901Daniel SmiljkovicGermany63,20040
903Lukasz Szymon GrossmannPoland119,40075
904Aviv MeiriIsrael59,60037
905Milan KubickiGermany16,00010
906Michael HochGermany62,50039
907Levan DzidzikashviliGeorgia21,90014
908Daniel NietrzebkaPoland89,00056
911Christian StoyanovGermany54,60034
912Zbyněk KorešCzech Republic143,60090
913Luboš HrubýCzech Republic34,90022
915Maxim LykovRussian Federation176,600110
916Hubert Baran-OsinskiPoland111,00069
917Krzysztof SlabikPoland72,30045
918Antoninó KármánHungary18,50012
951Grzegorz GrochulskiPoland27,40017
952Piotr BrodzikPoland25,30016
953Ján BendíkSlovakia64,50040
954Marek TatarSlovakia130,00081
955Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria96,80061
956Maciej KondraszukPoland61,90039
957Michael SkleničkaCzech Republic63,70040
961Roman SchäferGermany90,70057
963Kai Juhani VälimäkiFinland105,50066
964Piotr ZawadzkiPoland201,600126
965Francisco Morgado LopesPortugal145,00091
966Ivan BarićCroatia143,70090
967Georgi DangelGermany170,000106
968Irakli KutchavaIsrael14,4009
972Horst RiedlingenGermany58,00036
973Massimilliano PatronciniItaly62,10039
974Vazha KatsaravaIsrael40,90026
975Philipp LütkemeierGermany22,60014
976Stanislaw MiadzelGermany101,00063
977Vitalii TrusevychUkraine49,60031
978Aleksandr PozdniakovRussian Federation58,40037
1011Silviu ToguiRomania76,00048
1012Jean Paul PasqualiniFrance21,90014
1013Rui FigueiredoPortugal42,20026
1014Vladimír FabokSlovakia74,70047
1015Vazha KometianiGeorgia190,600119
1017Andro ScarpaCroatia140,00088
1018Artan DedushaUnited Kingdom223,100139
1022Bart FergiatakisNetherlands115,10072
1023Ali SameeianGermany53,30033
1024Kamphues LarsGermany45,30028
1025Morgan BonnaudFrance53,50033
1026Giovani Di CeglieCroatia36,80023
1027Jan MachCzech Republic136,20085
1028Christian OswaldGermany25,20016
1031Abboud FadiLebanon149,00093
1032Bertrand GrospellierUnited Kingdom93,50058
1033Peter BorosSlovakia61,20038
1034Aleksandr PantiukhinRussian Federation52,60033
1035Steven StephanGermany129,60081
1037Vlado SevoAustria35,20022
1038Neculai MacoveiRomania98,20061
1071Pedro LamarcaSpain95,70060
1073Sebastian LangrockAustria44,50028
1074Petr SetkaCzech Republic219,400137
1075Lászlo TothHungary186,100116
1076Artur WasekPoland125,50078
1077Ricardo Morais CaprichosoPortugal57,00036
1078Velodi ShoniaGeorgia75,90047
1081Ricardo ChauriyeChile33,50021
1082Sandro PitzantiNetherlands65,00041
1083Eleftherios TzikasGermany95,80060
1084Arsenii KarmatckiiRussian Federation31,60020
1085Abbas MoradiUnited Arab Emirates22,20014
1086Vladimir AndjelicItaly17,00011
1088Andrej DessetSlovakia22,40014
1091Lukasz WasekPoland106,00066
1092Dennis KrausGermany89,80056
1094Georges ChehadeLebanon27,20017
1095Štefan MitalCzech Republic60,00038
1096Benjamin RichardsonAustralia132,60083
1097Wladimir MajerGermany61,20038
1098Martin GutierrezSpain50,20031
1131Karol RadomskiPoland70,20044
1132Sergiu CorneaRomania66,50042
1133Sergiy SeredyukUkraine51,30032
1134Daniele ScatragliItaly80,60050
1135Giuseppe GridellaItaly66,20041
1137Armen ZakaryanArmenia38,70024
1138Yitshak BaharIsrael63,70040
1141Walid Abdi AliGermany80,20050
1142Van Tiep NguyenCzech Republic98,60062
1143Pierre MothesGermany80,70050
1144Cheng-Wei YinBelgium131,40082
1145Dawid PaczkaPoland34,30021
1146Jan ŠubíkCzech Republic102,80064
1147Stephan JarkGermany102,00064
1151Bijan MauerGermany42,40027
1152Victor KaitIsrael31,80020
1153Jaroslav PeterCzech Republic55,30035
1155Jan Dominik HorniGermany34,20021
1156Georgios VrakasGermany77,60049
1157Peter SiemundGermany34,10021
1158Rainer ZiermannGermany77,20048
1191Oleg JdanUkraine32,30020
1192Grzegorz WyrazPoland66,20041
1193Tamazi SkhirtladzeGeorgia85,40053
1195Oliver KalabusSlovakia34,30021
1196Tomas FaraCzech Republic170,600107
1197Erol GünencGermany70,40044
1198Luigi MicuRomania89,20056
1201Denis SemialjacGermany43,70027
1202Krzysztof DulowskiPoland104,80066
1204Michal WilczynskiPoland59,40037
1205Guido GarniesGermany126,10079
1206Szymon PieszczochPoland88,30055
1207Eusebiu-Nicolae JalbaRomania131,00082
1208Kai MünsterGermany24,10015
1211Tal Shemon CohenIsrael52,20033
1212Sander van WesemaelNetherlands126,70079
1213Kenneth ThomsenDenmark10,6007
1214Tomasz PanekPoland53,20033
1215Marcin ChmielewskiPoland74,80047
1216Carlo SavinelliItaly69,60044
1218Davit OkropiridzeGeorgia29,30018
1251Andre DifeliceCanada27,20017
1253Brandon CantuUnited States141,50088
1254Zdenko SlavíkSlovakia40,70025
1255Kristiyan KrusharovBulgaria27,20017
1256Thomas ZurekGermany22,00014
1257Alexandar DenishevBulgaria27,50017
1258Aleksandr NemtcovRussian Federation81,70051
1262Petr KleskaCzech Republic14,8009
1263Vadzim LipaukaBelarus20,70013
1264Akser OsakPoland33,80021
1265Fabrice SoulierFrance117,10073
1266Quoc-Thanh LamGermany21,40013
1267Olaf KühleGermany66,70042
1268Fabrizio NaselliItaly34,30021
1271Pavel PlesuvCzech Republic34,70022
1272Michal ŠtipskýCzech Republic138,50087
1273Thanh HoangCzech Republic45,70029
1274Filip HanusekCzech Republic25,10016
1275Vlad DarieRomania182,100114
1277Christian JamborGermany61,30038
1278Aliaksandr ShylkoBelarus119,00074
1311Viktor KovachevBulgaria76,00048
1312Siarhei SoikaBelarus71,30045
1313Arturs ScerbaksLatvia183,000114
1314Roman CieslikGermany42,10026
1315Giorgi GorgaslidzeGeorgia41,00026
1316Volodymyr KernytskyiUkraine71,60045
1317Nesrin CanTurkey47,20030
1321Oliver WulfGermany117,80074
1322Anatolii ZyrinRussian Federation62,70039
1323Anatoly KorochenskiyRussian Federation40,00025
1324Umberto FerratoItaly117,80074
1325Michael MagalashviliIsrael122,90077
1327Ozan GuruzGermany30,80019
1328Karel KovaříkCzech Republic58,20036
1331Michael BrandauGermany85,60054
1332Vitaly LunkinRussian Federation51,10032
1334Adriano ScagnettiAustralia126,10079
1335Jan Timo JobmannGermany143,00089
1336Fabian GumzGermany124,50078
1337Evgenii LeonidovRussian Federation23,30015
1338Piotr WiecekPoland102,70064
1371Vladimír VálekCzech Republic21,90014
1373Guy GossensBelgium32,50020
1374Eyal BensimhonIsrael169,200106
1375Pavel StolarCzech Republic228,600143
1376Hilary Hin CheungUnited Kingdom65,10041
1377Jan RamíkCzech Republic50,60032
1378Oguz CenkBelgium27,70017
1381Dominik PausGermany60,80038
1382Jan BednářCzech Republic76,60048
1383Oleksandr SadovyiUkraine53,90034
1384David TáborskýCzech Republic58,80037
1385Aleksej GrenzGermany55,40035
1387Tezer CetindagGermany45,80029
1388Wim Ben VerhaegenGermany37,20023
1391Frank SchreiberGermany29,10018
1392Boaz MeiriIsrael37,80024
1393Matthias GudeGermany25,00016
1395Dorde JovanovićSerbia62,40039
1396Langar OghabianNetherlands45,30028
1397Gerhard BrimmersGermany61,00038
1398Anatoly ChenRussian Federation125,30078
1431Amato LandiItaly37,10023
1432Andrej CintulaSlovakia28,90018
1433Jerome SgorranoBelgium32,70020
1434Ivan KruljacCroatia39,80025
1435Štefan VágnerSlovakia22,20014
1437Dmytro KhakhalyevGermany79,30050
1438Mathias PuzichGermany40,60025
1441Martin BartošSlovakia17,10011
1443Rabotkin DzmitryCzech Republic35,00022
1444Markus KuhnenGermany47,00029
1445Dov PeterfreundIsrael51,50032
1446Maximilian GrünbergerGermany105,70066
1447Ivo Frans HermansBelgium77,00048
1448Marek BlaškoSlovakia50,00031
1451Jeff LisandroCzech Republic53,20033
1452Vincenzo BiancoItaly38,80024
1453Robert SchulzGermany66,30041
1454Nourreddine ChinekBelgium79,80050
1455Vojtěch RůžičkaCzech Republic44,70028
1457Aleksandar TomovićSerbia72,90046
1458Jakob MiegelGermany74,50047
1491Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany46,80029
1492Peter BstielerGermany79,70050
1493Jaroslaw SikoraPoland147,00092
1494Tudor PopaRomania160,200100
1495Erik SturkenboomNetherlands81,60051
1496Sergei PetrushevskiiRussian Federation107,40067
1497Manfred Kurt HammerGermany36,40023
1501Martin WeiemannAustria88,00055
1502Mateusz DziewonskiPoland104,40065
1503Andrei KaigorodtcevRussian Federation77,80049
1504Catalin PopRomania165,500103
1505Krasimir YankovBulgaria129,70081
1506Robert ZipfGermany76,30048
1507Antoine ProfitFrance113,60071
1511Muhamet PeratiItaly103,60065
1512Norik BeglaryanArmenia66,10041
1513Daniele PrimeranoItaly52,00033
1514Michal SchuhCzech Republic65,40041
1515Slavomír ByrtusCzech Republic60,60038
1517Tomasz LitewkaPoland77,70049

Tags: Artan DedushaArturs ScerbaksBertrand GrospellierFelipe RamosIvo DonevJeffrey LisandroLiang FengMaxim LykovOndrej DrozdPavel StolarPedro LamarcaPhilipp ZukernikPierre NeuvilleRoberto ManfrediSander van WesemaelSandro PitzantiTomas Fara

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

ajlamers • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

The full chip counts will be published when PokerNews receives them and a recap of today's action is to follow.

Pavel Stolar cz
Pavel Stolar
cz 228,600 8,600
Artan Dedusha gb
Artan Dedusha
gb 223,100 3,100
Vazha Kometiani ge
Vazha Kometiani
ge 190,600 190,600
Roberto Manfredi it
Roberto Manfredi
it 187,000 -8,000
Arturs Scerbaks lv
Arturs Scerbaks
lv 183,000 18,000
Vlad Darie ro
Vlad Darie
ro 182,100 22,100
Maxim Lykov ru
Maxim Lykov
ru 176,600 -3,400
Rifat Gegic de
Rifat Gegic
de 176,200 176,200
Tomas Fara cz
Tomas Fara
cz 170,600 -9,400
Georgi Dangel DE
Georgi Dangel
DE 170,000 112,300
Lambros Vrakas gr
Lambros Vrakas
gr 160,300
Tudor Popa ro
Tudor Popa
ro 160,200 74,600
Abboud Fadi LB
Abboud Fadi
LB 149,000
Ivan Baric HR
Ivan Baric
HR 143,700 -6,300
Jan Timo Jobmann DE
Jan Timo Jobmann
DE 143,000 23,000
Andro Scarpa HR
Andro Scarpa
HR 140,000
Jan Mach cz
Jan Mach
cz 136,200
Alfred Nader lb
Alfred Nader
lb 135,300
Benjamin Richardson AU
Benjamin Richardson
AU 132,600
Cheng-Wei Yin be
Cheng-Wei Yin
be 131,400 103,400
Eusebiu-Nicolae Jalba RO
Eusebiu-Nicolae Jalba
RO 131,000
Marek Tatar sk
Marek Tatar
sk 130,000
Krasimir Yankov bg
Krasimir Yankov
bg 129,700 29,700
Steven Stephan DE
Steven Stephan
DE 129,600
Jose Ponce DE
Jose Ponce
DE 127,200 -12,800

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Dedusha and Pitzanti Battle in Last Hands

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Sandro Pitzanti three-bet an open-raise and a call by Artan Dedusha to pick up a call by Dedusha only. On the {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop both players checked. Pitzanti check-called a bet of 16,000 on the {6-} turn before the {6-Diamonds} fell on the river. The Dutchman check-called the shove of Dedusha with pocket tens and doubled, as the Brit only had {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} for the rivered flush.

Soon after the duo would bang heads again. Dedusha overbet the {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} river for 45,000 and Pitzanti snap-called. Dedusha showed {9-Spades}{9-Clubs} for a full house and Pitzanti revealed his {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds}. As a result, Dedusha got almost all previously lost chips back and remains near the very top of the counts.

Artan Dedusha gb
Artan Dedusha
gb 220,000 -20,000
Sandro Pitzanti nl
Sandro Pitzanti
nl 65,000 15,000

Tags: Artan DedushaSandro Pitzanti

Last Hands of the Night

ajlamers • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

The tournament director has paused the clock with 10 minutes remaining in the day. There will be five hands remaining and then players will begin to bag and tag to return for Day 2.

Pavel Stolar Makes a Charge for the Chip Lead

ajlamers • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Pavel Stolar
Pavel Stolar

With around 8,000 in the middle, the flop came {a-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Hearts} and Timur Caglan in the big blind checked. The player in early position fired 3,500 into the pot and Pavel Stolar called from middle position. Caglan check-raised to 9,000 with a stack of 46,000 and the initial bettor just called. The action was on Stolar who pushed all-in and Caglan nearly beat him in the pot. The player in early position folded and the two remaining hands were turned over.

Stolar tabled {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Caglan had a flush draw with {6-Spades}{5-Spades}. The turn was the {j-Hearts} and the river brought the {j-Spades}. Caglan made his flush on the river, but the paired board gave Stolar a full house.

Pavel Stolar cz
Pavel Stolar
cz 220,000 220,000
Timur Caglan de
Timur Caglan
de Busted

Tags: Pavel StolarTimur Caglan

Tooran Big Stack No More

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Siamak Tooran lost a big pot with pocket kings versus ace-queen to see his stack plummet below what he started with. Below are further assorted chip counts just before the end of the day.

Artan Dedusha gb
Artan Dedusha
gb 240,000 40,000
Tomas Fara cz
Tomas Fara
cz 180,000 15,000
Maxim Lykov ru
Maxim Lykov
ru 180,000 91,500
Arturs Scerbaks lv
Arturs Scerbaks
lv 165,000
Vlad Darie ro
Vlad Darie
ro 160,000 135,000
Ivan Baric HR
Ivan Baric
HR 150,000 55,000
Viliyan Petleshkov bg
Viliyan Petleshkov
bg 110,000 80,000
Sander van Wesemael nl
Sander van Wesemael
nl 105,000 8,500
Jan Bednar cz
Jan Bednar
cz 100,000 6,000
Georgios Vrakas gr
Georgios Vrakas
gr 80,000 52,000
Siamak Tooran de
Siamak Tooran
de 25,000 -55,000

Tags: Tooran Siamak

Brimmers Doubles Through Wasek

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

"I only got crap cards the last few hours and now those nines. I had a straight draw on the flop and pushed," Gerhard Brimmers said after having just doubled through Lukasz Wasek. The latter had defended his big blind with {8-}{7-} and flopped two pair on {8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}.

Brimmers got his stack of 38,500 in with {9-Clubs}{9-Spades} and immediately got there on the {9-Diamonds} turn to lock up the double and make the {3-Clubs} river a formality.

Gerhard Brimmers de
Gerhard Brimmers
de 86,000 25,000
Lukasz Wasek pl
Lukasz Wasek
pl 83,000 -27,000

Tags: Gerhard BrimmersLukasz Wasek

Filatov Busts in Three-Way All In

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Roman Cieslik raised and was called by Vardan Lapayan before Mikhail Filatov moved all in for 21,000. Cieslik moved all in over the top with the biggest stack of rhe trio and Lapayan called all in for 43,900.

Mikhail Filatov: {4-Clubs}{4-Spades}
Vardan Lapayan: {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Roman Cieslik: {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}

The board of {K-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} gave Lapayan a full house to eliminate Filatov and more than double as a result.

Vardan Lapayan AM
Vardan Lapayan
AM 110,000 110,000
Roman Cieslik de
Roman Cieslik
de 12,000 -53,000
Mikhail Filatov CZ
Mikhail Filatov
CZ Busted

Tags: Mikhail FilatovRoman CieslikVardan Lapayan

Fara Sends Greko Home Late in the Day

ajlamers • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Thomas Fara
Thomas Fara

Gregor Greko was in the middle of running up his short stack when he found himself in another tough spot. The pot was already massive with over 35,000 in the middle and the board reading {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and Tomas Fara checked from the big blind. Gregor Greko was in the cutoff and moved all-in for his last 19,000.

Fara looked back at his cards and then pushed in a stack of chips to make the call. Greko confidently turned over {a-Spades}{j-Hearts} for top two pair but Fara flopped a set with {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}. The river was the {k-Diamonds} and Greko was eliminated while Fara soared to the top of the chip counts.

Tomas Fara cz
Tomas Fara
cz 165,000 125,000
Gregor Greko DE
Gregor Greko
DE Busted

Tags: Gregor GrekoTomas Fara