PokerStars EPT Barcelona

Main Event

Level Info

Level 36
Blinds 150,000 / 300,000
Ante 50,000

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Entries 796
Prize Pool €1,134,300
Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Amar Begovic Wins WSOPC International Circuit Rozvadov Main Event for €220,000

will_shill • Level 36: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante
Amar Begovic Wins 2018 WSOP Circuit Rozvadov Spring Edition
Amar Begovic Wins 2018 WSOP Circuit Rozvadov Spring Edition

Amar Begovic has won the €1,650 WSOP International Circuit Rozvadov Main Event for €220,000 and his first WSOPC gold ring after seeing off a field of 796 players. He also wins himself a place in the $1m GTD 2018 WSOP Global Casino Championship held in August.

This is Begovic’s biggest score to date, besting the €10,910 he won way back in 2009 in the Sarajevo November Challenge Main Event. It also boosts the Bosnian into third place in Bosnia & Herzegovinia’s all-time money list. Begovic doubled up twice at the final table, before rivering a two-outer on his first chance to eliminate his opponent, to take down the title.

Runner-up Timur Margolin also has cause to celebrate, with this result being his biggest score in almost three years, since narrowly missing out on a bracelet at the 2015 World Series of Poker. He finished runner-up in Event #47: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em for $341,338. Margolin also wins a $16,000 package to the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona for being the last online qualifier standing.

Here are the final table results:

PositionPlayerCountryPayout (€)Payout ($)
1Amar BegovicBosnia & Herzegovina€220,000$270,600
2Timur MargolinIsrael€135,000$166,050
3Paris StavridisGreece€97,000$119,310
4Martin KabrhelCzech Republic€76,244$93,780
5Ben ZechGermany€59,766$73,512
6Grzegorz WyrazPoland€46,960$57,761
7Florian SarnowGermany€35,050$43,112
8Alexander RommeGermany€24,274$29,857

From the start of the Day 3, it looked like players and tournament staff were in for a long one. Eleven eliminations in the first level soon dispelled that preconception for a while, that was until just six headed out the door in the next two levels. Among those to bust early on Day 3 were Konstantinos Misailidis, whose elimination would boost Amir Begovic into the chip lead early, and Amir Goliz and Oleksandr Vikhtiuk, whose eliminations at the hand of Timur Margolin pushed his chipstack ever skyward.

Yehuda Cohen and Dennis Kirsch were eliminated by Alexander Romme and Stanislav Koleno respectively, and our final two tables were set. The chip lead, which had changed between Begovic and Margolin all day, sat with Begovic, although the two players were the only ones over the three million mark.

On the feature table, Begovic would push forward to four and then five million, while those on the outer table toiled with double-ups for Florian Sarnow and Martin Kabrhel, among others. The last English player Tom White was eliminated in 10th place and the unofficial final table was set, still lead by Bosnian Begovic.

Official Final Table Group Picture

The short stack at the unofficial final table of nine was Omer Yoruk, and he ran eights into queens to finish in 9th place. It took four hands for Alexander Romme to follow him out the door, after failing to overcome the tens of Kabrhel. Kabrhel had now eliminated two players in a row, but didn’t look like kicking on into the chip lead as he had done so in the High Roller.

Florian Sarnow was next to go, losing a flip to Timur Margolin who took over the chip lead, with a stack of over seven million. Grzegorz Wyras had struggled with a shortstack all final table and was eliminated in sixth place, followed by Ben Zech who got it in with two pair, only to face a better two pair by opponent Margolin.

Margolin was building up a head of steam, his chipstack in excess of ten million at this point, and he would extend that to twelve by the time Martin Kabrhel was eliminated in fourth place. Kabrhel ran deuces into the ace-king of Amar Begovic, with his pair getting counterfeited on a double-paired board.

Amar Begovic

This kept Begovic (pictured above at the final table) in touch with his Israeli opponent, and Begovic would subsequently moved into the chip lead after some carefully river bets and flop raises. However, it didn’t last long with Begovic three-bet folding with six-deuce suited to lose a million chips to Margolin, and then bluffing off another two million when Margolin check-called three streets with top pair. This pushed Begovic down towards Paris Stavridis, who stuck around in three-handed play, and doubled up through Begovic to level out the stacks even more.

Stavridis would bust to Begovic to bring the tournament to heads-up play. Twice Margolin ground Begovic down and twice Begovic would hold to secure vital doubles. On the third all-in and call of heads-up play, Begovic made no mistake and the two-outer on the river handed him the title, the WSOPC ring, €220,000 in prize money and a place at the 2018 WSOP Global Casino Championship to be held later this year at Harrah's Cherokee

Tags: Alexander RommeAmar BegovicBen ZechFlorian SarnowGrzegorz WyrazMartin KabrhelParis StavridisTimur MargolinYoruk Omer

Timur Margolin Eliminated in 2nd Place (€135,000)

will_shill • Level 36: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante
Timur Margolin
Timur Margolin

Hand #134: Timur Margolin raised to 600,000 with {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} and Amar Begovic defended his big blind with {q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}.

Begovic flopped top pair on a {3-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{9-Spades} board and checked it over to Margolin who bet 850,000. Begovic called quickly and the turn was the {6-Spades}. Begovic checked for a second time and Margolin thought for a while before glancing at his chips and betting 2,150,000. Begovic announced all in and Margolin placed chips in the middle to call.

Margolin had a strong chance to double up to take a strong chip lead in this contest and leave Begovic short.

The river, however, was the {q-Clubs} giving Begovic trips and sending Margolin to the rail. The Israelian, who narrowly missed out on a WSOP bracelet three years ago, once again finished in 2nd place in a WSOP event and received €135,000.

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Hands #129-133: Begovic Moves into the Lead

will_shill • Level 36: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #129: Amar Begovic {q-Clubs}{6-Hearts} limped and Timur Margolin {q-Hearts}{j-Spades} raised to 1,000,000. Begovic folded.

Hand #130: Margolin {6-Diamonds}{x-} raised to 600,000 and Begovic {6-Hearts}{7-Clubs} called. The flop came {10-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs} and both players checked. The turn brought the {3-Clubs} and again both players checked. The river was the {2-Spades} and Begovic bet 425,000. Margolin called and was shown the flush of Begovic.

Hand #131: Begovic {a-Spades}{3-Clubs} raised and took down the pot.

Hand #132: Margolin {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} raised to 600,000 and Begovic {j-Hearts}{j-Spades} three-bet to 1,600,000. Margolin called and the flop came {10-Spades}{q-Spades}{6-Diamonds}. Both players checked and Begovic bet 1,250,000. Margolin called.

The river was the {j-Clubs} giving Begovic a set. The Bosnian bet 2,600,000 and Margolin folded.

Hand #133: Begovic {q-Clubs}{4-Spades} raised on the button to 600,000 and took down the pot.

Amar Begovic ba 13,425,000 5,550,000
Timur Margolin il 10,250,000 -5,550,000

Tags: Amar BegovicTimur Margolin

Level:
36
Blinds:
150,000/300,000
Ante:
50,000

Hands #122-128: Margolin Still Ahead

will_shill • Level 35: 125,000-250,000, 25,000 ante

Hand #122: Timur Margolin {7-Diamonds}{2-Spades} raised to 550,000 and Amar Begovic {k-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} called. The flop came {5-Spades}{6-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and both players checked. The turn was the {k-Spades} and Begovic check-called 575,000. The river was the {5-Hearts} and Begovic bet 1,075,000. Margolin called and was shown the top pair of Begovic.

Hand #123: Margolin got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #124: Margolin {j-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} raised to 550,000 and Begovic {j-Diamonds}{2-Spades} defended his big blind. The flop came {9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Begovic check-folded.

Hand #125: Margolin got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #126: Margolin {6-Spades}{7-Clubs} raised to 550,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #127: Begovic {8-Spades}{3-Clubs} raised to 550,000 and Margolin {3-Hearts}{2-Hearts} called. The flop came {2-Clubs}{j-Spades}{k-Hearts} and Margolin check-called a bet of 425,000. The turn was the {2-Spades} and Margolin bet 800,000 and Begovic folded.

Hand #128: Margolin {4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} limped and Begovic {k-Clubs}{9-Hearts} raised to 800,000. Margolin folded.

Timur Margolin il 15,800,000 525,000
Amar Begovic ba 7,875,000 -525,000

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Hand #115-121: More For Margolin

poolshir • Level 35: 125,000-250,000, 25,000 ante

Hand #115: Amar Begovic limped in with {5-Spades}{2-Spades} and Timur Margolin opted to check with {k-Clubs}{5-Clubs}. The flop came {8-Spades}{3-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}, Margolin check-called the 300,000 bet of Begovic. The turn brought them the {2-Clubs}. Margolin check-called the 675,000 bet of Begovic. The river completed the board with the {3-Spades} on which they both checked. As the two pair of Begovich were counterfeited, the pot went to Margolin.

Hand #116: Margolin limped in with {q-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and Begovic opted to check with {8-Hearts}{5-Spades}. The flop came {3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, Begovic check-folded to the bet of Margolin.

Hand #117: Begovic raised to 550,000 with {k-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and Margolin folded.

Hand #118: Margolin limped in with {k-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and Begovic checked with {j-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}. The flop came {j-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}, Begovic check-called the 300,000 bet of Margolin. The turn brought them the {q-Clubs}, Begovic checked again. Margolin bet 650,000 and Begovic called. The river completed the board with the {5-Diamonds} and they both checked. The pot was sent Begovic's way as he had rivered two pair.

Hand #119: Margolin got a walk.

Hand #120: Margolin raised with {7-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and Begovic folded.

Hand #121 Begovic limped in with {q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}, Margolin raised with {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} and Begovic folded.

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Hands #110-114: Margolin Moves Further Ahead

will_shill • Level 35: 125,000-250,000, 25,000 ante

Hand #110: Timur Margolin {9-Spades}{8-Spades} raised to 550,000 and Amar Begovic {9-Hearts}{6-Clubs} called. The flop came {4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Begovic check-called 600,000. The turn was the {6-Clubs}. Begovic check-called a bet of 1,200,000. The river was the {2-Hearts}. Both players checked and Margolin took down the pot.

Hand #111: Begovic {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts} raised to 550,000 and Margolin {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} called. The pair checked both the {7-Clubs}{8-Spades}{4-Clubs} flop and {q-Diamonds} turn, and the river was the {3-Hearts}. Margolin bet 900,000 and Begovic called.

Hand #112: Margolin {a-Clubs}{10-Spades} raised to 550,000 and Begovic {j-Hearts}{5-Spades} called. The flop came {2-Hearts}{a-Spades}{5-Clubs} and Begovic check-called a bet. The turn was the {4-Clubs} and Begovic bet 700,000. Margolin called. The river {5-Diamonds} gave Begovic trips and he bet 900,000. Margolin called and was shown the bad news.

Hand #113: Begovic {j-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} raised to 550,000 and Margolin {q-Clubs}{4-Hearts} called. The flop came {q-Spades}{j-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and Margolin check-called a bet of 450,000. The pair checked the {10-Diamonds} on the turn and the river was the {8-Hearts}. Margolin bet 1,350,000 and Begovic called.

Hand #114: Margolin {9-Spades}{5-Spades} raised to 550,000 and Begovic {q-Clubs}{4-Clubs} called. The flop came {8-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and Begovic check-folded to a continuation bet from Margolin.

Timur Margolin il 15,275,000 4,300,000
Amar Begovic ba 8,400,000 -4,300,000

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Hand #110: Begovich Doubles Up To Take Chip Lead

poolshir • Level 35: 125,000-250,000, 25,000 ante
Amar Begovic
Amar Begovic

Hand #110:
Amar Begovic limped in from the button, Timur Margolin raised to 600,000 and Begovic called.

The flop came {6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{4-Clubs}, Margolin checked, Begovic bet 725,000. Margolin shoved and Begovic counted his stack. Begovic called.

Amar Begovic: {7-Spades}{6-Spades}
Timur Margolin: {A-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

Begovic had flopped top pair and just needed to avoid an ace or queen or running hearts.

The turn was the {j-Diamonds} and the river completed the board with the {j-Spades}. Begovic doubled up again which took him back into the chip lead with a difference of about 7 big blinds.

Amar Begovic ba 12,700,000 6,400,000
Timur Margolin il 10,975,000 -5,025,000

Tags: Amar BegovicTimur Margolin