Main Event
Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Kovachev Leads the Last 35; Jobmann and Petleshkov Among Biggest Stacks

zedmaster84 • Level 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Viktor Kovachev Leads the Last 35
Viktor Kovachev Leads the Last 35

Day 2 of the 2017 World Series of Poker International Circuit €1,650 Main Event at the King's Casino in Rozvadov is in the books and just 35 players remain in contention in Europe's biggest poker arena. Before the cards went back in the air, another 28 players opted to buy in with just shy of 20 big blinds in order to take a shot at the juicy prize pool. A field of 672 entries emerged and the min-cash for the top 71 spots was set with €3,639, while the winner can look forward to the WSOP Circuit ring, a payday of €184,812 and entry to the WSOP Circuit Championship Freeroll in 2018.

At the end of level 23, only 35 players bagged up chips and it was Viktor Kovachev who claimed the overnight spotlight with a stack of 1,739,000, followed by Jan Timo Jobmann (1,443,000) and Viliyan Petleshkov (1,423,000). Other chip millionaires include Asher Dahan (1,130,000), Aliaksandr Shylko (1,094,000) and Day 1b chip leader Pavel Stolar (1,031,000). Jobmann is currently second in the WSOP Circuit ranking after a cash in the Monster Stack, a victory in the €666 NLHE Event and a third-place finish in the €420 Bounty Hunter Event.

Other notables and big stacks still in contention include Michael Magalashvili (817,000), EPT12 Prague Main Event champion Hossein Ensan (690,000), Carlo Savinelli (448,000), Tomas Fara (420,000), Brandon Cantu (377,000), €5,300 High Roller third-place finisher Robert Schulz (249,000) and Jaroslaw Sikora (237,000).

Until the dinner break after the sixth level of play, only 85 players remained in contention. Among those to bust before the money were Vitaly Lunkin, Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Jan Bendik, Andre Difelice, Guy Goossens, Ivo Donev, two-time WSOP Circuit Rozvadov runner up Felipe Ramos, Artan Dedusha, Jeff Lisandro, 2016 November Niner Vojtech Ruzicka , Maxim Lykov and Fabrice Soulier.

Just before the money bubble, speech play expert Martin Kabrhel and Catalin Pop were sent to the rail. The bubble eventually burst when Anatoly Korochenskiy ran with pocket kings into the pocket aces of Carlo Savinelli and the Russian left the poker arena while everyone else started clapping.

Jan Timo Jobmann's rise to the top started when he scored a big double against Muhamet Perati with aces versus jacks and he also took the remainder of Perati's stack soon after. Phil Hellmuth, who went from smiling and high-fiving with opponents to emotional outbursts after losing pots, ran his stack up to half a million in chips before having to settle for 56th place. Down to a mere six big blinds, Hellmuth got it in with pocket eights against the pocket jacks of Viktor Kovachev and found no help from the poker gods.

Dutchman Sander van Wesemael was sent to the rail in the last level of the night and Vlado Sevo ended up second best with ace-eight against the ace-jack suited of Aliaksandr Shylko to become the last casualty of Day 2. Right after, the remaining hopefuls bagged up and have already locked up €4,788 for their efforts.

The action resumes tomorrow Monday October 16th 2017 as of 2 p.m. local time with level 24 and blinds of 10,000/24,000 with a running ante of 3,000. The tournament is scheduled to play down to a winner tomorrow, but an additional day may be added depending on the progress once the final table is reached.

Main Event Seat Day 3

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
191Tezer CetindagGermany187,0009
192Brandon CantuUnited States377,00019
193Daniel SmiljkovicGermany198,00010
194Jaroslaw SikoraPoland237,00012
196Aliaksandr ShylkoBelarus1,094,00055
197Michal ŠtipskýCzech Republic459,00023
198Hossein EnsanGermany690,00035
201Krzysztof DulowskiPoland397,00020
202Maciej KondraszukPoland508,00025
203Stefan MitalCzech Republic654,00033
205Pavel StolarCzech Republic1,031,00052
206Carlo SavinelliItaly448,00022
207Jaromír HanelCzech Republic927,00046
208Michael MagalashviliIsrael817,00041
211Lukasz Szymon GrossmannPoland225,00011
212Ivan KruljacCroatia629,00031
213Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria1,423,00071
214Robert SchulzAustria249,00012
216Adriano ScagnettiAustralia603,00030
217Hubert Baran-OsinskiPoland565,00028
218Luigi MicuRomania546,00027
221Daniel NietrzebkaPoland256,00013
222Aleksandr NemtcovRussian Federation128,0006
223Davit OkropiridzeGeorgia273,00014
224Olaf KühleGermany200,00010
225Raphael WimmerAustria301,00015
226Jan MachCzech Republic338,00017
228Jan Timo JobmannGermany1,443,00072
231Karel KovaříkCzech Republic391,00020
232Rifat GegicGermany400,00020
233Jan JuzekCzech Republic276,00014
234Tomas FaraCzech Republic420,00021
236Van Tiep NguyenCzech Republic822,00041
237Asher DahanIsrael1,130,00057
238Viktor KovachevBulgaria1,739,00087

Tags: Aliaksandr ShylkoAnatoly KorochenskiyAndre DifeliceBrandon CantuCarlo SavinelliCatalin PopFabrice SoulierFelipe RamosGuy GoossensHossein EnsanIvo DonevJan BendikJan Timo JobmannJeffrey LisandroMartin KabrhelMaxim LykovMichael MagalashviliMuhamet PeratiPavel StolarPhil HellmuthRobert SchulzSander van WesemaelTomas FaraViktor KovachevViliyan PetleshkovVitaly LunkinVlado SevoVojtech Ruzicka

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Viktor Kovachev bg
Viktor Kovachev
bg 1,739,000 139,000
Jan Timo Jobmann DE
Jan Timo Jobmann
DE 1,443,000 303,000
Viliyan Petleshkov bg
Viliyan Petleshkov
bg 1,423,000 23,000
Asher Dahan de
Asher Dahan
de 1,130,000 470,000
Aliaksandr Shylko by
Aliaksandr Shylko
by 1,094,000 -106,000
Pavel Stolar cz
Pavel Stolar
cz 1,031,000 561,000
Jaromír Hanel CZ
Jaromír Hanel
CZ 927,000 247,000
Van Tiep Nguyen cz
Van Tiep Nguyen
cz 822,000 32,000
Michael Magalashvili il
Michael Magalashvili
il 817,000 132,000
Hossein Ensan de
Hossein Ensan
de 690,000 -60,000
Štefan Mital cz
Štefan Mital
cz 654,000 174,000
Ivan Kruljac HR
Ivan Kruljac
HR 629,000 199,000
Adriano Scagnetti it
Adriano Scagnetti
it 603,000 13,000
Hubert Baran-Osinski PL
Hubert Baran-Osinski
PL 565,000 -135,000
Luigi Micu RO
Luigi Micu
RO 546,000 -101,000
Maciej Kondraszuk pl
Maciej Kondraszuk
pl 508,000 348,000
Michal Stipsky CZ
Michal Stipsky
CZ 459,000 28,000
Carlo Savinelli it
Carlo Savinelli
it 448,000 -159,000
Tomas Fara cz
Tomas Fara
cz 420,000 240,000
Rifat Gegic de
Rifat Gegic
de 400,000 49,000
Krzysztof Dulowski pl
Krzysztof Dulowski
pl 397,000 67,000
Karel Kovařík CZ
Karel Kovařík
CZ 391,000 171,000
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 377,000 52,000
Jan Mach cz
Jan Mach
cz 338,000 -310,000
Raphael Wimmer at
Raphael Wimmer
at 301,000 106,000

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Abdi Ali Busts in the Last Hands of the Night

ajlamers • Level 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The tournament has announced that there will be four hands remaining in the evening. Unfortunately for Walid Abdi Ali, he couldn't find a bag at the end of the day.

Abdi Ali moved all-in for his last 129,000 from middle position and Michal Stipsky made the call from the small blind. Abdi Ali tabled {9-Spades}{9-Hearts} but was up against the {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds} of Stipsky. The board ran out {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and Abdi Ali was sent to the rail.

Michal Stipsky CZ
Michal Stipsky
CZ 431,000 60,000
Walid Abdi Ali de
Walid Abdi Ali
de Busted

Tags: Michal Stipsky

Mital Doubles Through Nemtcov

zedmaster84 • Level 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

While Micky Blasi and Robert Manfredi on the feature table were eliminated, Stefan Mital was more successful in his showdown to double and leave Aleksandr Nemtcov short.

Viktor Kovachev raised and Nemtcov called in the small blind, Mital shoved for 226,000 in the big blind and that resulted in a fold by Kovachev and a call by Nemtcov.

Stefan Mital: {A-Spades}{K-Spades}
Aleksandr Nemtcov: {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

The board of {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{10-Spades} gave Mital the better pair and he locked up a late double.

Štefan Mital cz
Štefan Mital
cz 480,000 280,000
Aleksandr Nemtcov ru
Aleksandr Nemtcov
ru 130,000 -260,000
Micky Blasi it
Micky Blasi
it Busted
Roberto Manfredi it
Roberto Manfredi
it Busted

Tags: Aleksandr NemtcovMicky BlasiRoberto ManfrediŠtefan MitalViktor Kovachev

Value for Nguyen and Ensan

zedmaster84 • Level 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Jose Ponce left the tournament area after having bowed out in 42nd place while Van Tiep Nguyen and Hossein Ensan got value with river bets.

Nguyen made it 100,000 to go from the big blindf with the board showing {Q-Spades}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{J-Spades}{10-Hearts} and Aleksandr Nemtcov called, then mucked when he was shown {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for a flush.

Ensan's bet of 93,000 against Viliyan Petleshkov was also paid off and the German flashed {K-Spades}{9-Spades} for a full house on the {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{9-Clubs} board.

Viliyan Petleshkov bg
Viliyan Petleshkov
bg 1,400,000 -20,000
Van Tiep Nguyen cz
Van Tiep Nguyen
cz 790,000 620,000
Hossein Ensan de
Hossein Ensan
de 750,000 184,000
Aleksandr Nemtcov ru
Aleksandr Nemtcov
ru 390,000 -400,000
Jose Ponce DE
Jose Ponce
DE Busted

Tags: Aleksandr NemtcovVan Tiep NguyenViliyan PetleshkovJose PonceHossein Ensan

Jalba Loses Flip to Petleshkov

zedmaster84 • Level 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Eusebiu Jalba
Eusebiu Jalba

Eusebiu-Nicolae Jalba moved all in from the cutoff and Viliyan Petleshkov in the big blind asked for a count. The jam of the Romanian was for 338,000 and the Bulgarian announced the call after half a minute of consideration.

Eusebiu-Nicolae Jalba: {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}
Viliyan Petleshkov: {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}

The {A-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{7-Hearts} flop vaulted Petleshkov into the lead, which he didn't surrender anymore after the {7-Diamonds} turn and {3-Clubs} river. Jalba was eliminated in 43rd place and the field is getting thinned down further in the last level of the night.

Viliyan Petleshkov bg
Viliyan Petleshkov
bg 1,420,000 528,000
Eusebiu-Nicolae Jalba RO
Eusebiu-Nicolae Jalba
RO Busted

Tags: Viliyan PetleshkovEusebiu-Nicolae Jalba