Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
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
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|19||2||Brandon Cantu||United States||377,000||19|
|19||7||Michal Štipský||Czech Republic||459,000||23|
|20||3||Stefan Mital||Czech Republic||654,000||33|
|20||5||Pavel Stolar||Czech Republic||1,031,000||52|
|20||7||Jaromír Hanel||Czech Republic||927,000||46|
|21||1||Lukasz Szymon Grossmann||Poland||225,000||11|
|22||2||Aleksandr Nemtcov||Russian Federation||128,000||6|
|22||6||Jan Mach||Czech Republic||338,000||17|
|22||8||Jan Timo Jobmann||Germany||1,443,000||72|
|23||1||Karel Kovařík||Czech Republic||391,000||20|
|23||3||Jan Juzek||Czech Republic||276,000||14|
|23||4||Tomas Fara||Czech Republic||420,000||21|
|23||6||Van Tiep Nguyen||Czech Republic||822,000||41|
In the last hand of the night, Vlado Sevo pushed for 196,000 from the hijack and Aliaksandr Shylko asked for a count before tossing in calling chips in the cutoff.
The board came and Sevo became the last casualty of the day.
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 but was up against the of Stipsky. The board ran out and Abdi Ali was sent to the rail.
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.
The board of gave Mital the better pair and he locked up a late double.
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 and Aleksandr Nemtcov called, then mucked when he was shown for a flush.
Ensan's bet of 93,000 against Viliyan Petleshkov was also paid off and the German flashed for a full house on the board.
Davit Okropiridze and Ivan Kruljac clashed with the latter at risk for 206,000, holding the . Okropiridze flipped over and the board came to see the player from Georgia miss out on two live cards and a gutshot.
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.
The flop vaulted Petleshkov into the lead, which he didn't surrender anymore after the turn and river. Jalba was eliminated in 43rd place and the field is getting thinned down further in the last level of the night.