€1,700 Main Event
€1,700 Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Jocius Takes Day 1a Chip Lead of the WSOP International Circuit Main Event; Begovic and Chmielewski Chasing 2nd Main Event Title

poolshir • Level 12: 700-1,400, 1,400 ante
Arunas Jocius
Arunas Jocius

The first day of the WSOP International Circuit Rozvadov Main Event has come to an end after twelve levels of 40 minutes each have been played. The first of two starting flights attracted 205 unique players and 31 reentries to create 236 entries in total to battle it out for the €1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool and WSOPE Main Event Tickets. Claiming the Day 1a chip lead out of the 98 remaining players is Lithuania’s Arunas Jocius.

Jocius only has one live tournament cash recorded to his name according to The Hendon Mob which he collected last week when he finished in 48th place in the WSOPC Mini Main Event. That might have been a good forewarning for his result in the Main Event. He has bagged 384,700 for Day 2 which equals 240 big blinds when play commences on Sunday, October 13.

Trailing Jocius in the chip counts are Dominik Arnold and Marius Iftimia who both also surpassed the 300,000-mark by bagging 363,300 and 359,700 respectively. Amar Begovic won the WSOPC Main Event in 2018 for €220,000 when he beat the 690-strong field. He has a great chance to repeat this feat as he bagged 231,900 in chips today. Marcin Chmielewski won at the beginning of 2017 and is still in it to win a second title and ring as he bagged 61,400.

Amar Begovic
Amar Begovic

Other previous WSOPC Rozvadov Main Event winners Emil Bise and Martin Kabrhel were less lucky. This was also the case for Andrej Desset, Ondrej Lon, Michael Magalashvili, Pierre Neuville, Thai Ha, Milad Oghabian, Albert Hoekendijk, and maybe the most illustrious player to have entered the field today, Viktor Blom for example. They all tried once or twice today to make it through but will need to return for Day 1b to try again.

Jaroslav Peter won the Seven Card Stud Limit Ring earlier this week and is aiming to add a second one to his collection. He was at the top of the chip counts throughout most of the day and ended up with 205,300 in his bag. As expected, the Czech players came out in throngs and a bunch of them made it through. Players like Vaclav Vlach, Lukas Zaskodny, Josef Snejberg, and Jakub Oliva have had success here at the beautiful King’s Resort before and will looking for even more of the same.

Day 1b will commence at 2 p.m. local time on Saturday, October 12 and follow the exact same structure of Day 1a which featured 12 levels of 40 minutes and a break of 15 or 30 minutes after every three levels. Players can reenter once during each flight or during the first two levels on Day 2 and players who are unsatisfied with the stack that they bagged on Day 1a can elect to play again to try and build a better one. If the player bags on Day 1b too, they can select which stack they will use on Day 2.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand, as usual, to bring you all the action from the Czech Republic as soon as the cards go back in the air!

Tags: Albert HoekendijkAmar BegovicAndrej DessetDominik ArnoldEmil BiseJakub OlivaJaroslav PeterJosef SnejbergMichael MagalashviliMilad OghabianOndrej LonPierre NeuvilleThai HaVaclav Vlach

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 12: 700-1,400, 1,400 ante
Arunas Jocius lt
Arunas Jocius
lt 384,700 -3,300
Dominik Arnold at
Dominik Arnold
at 363,300 53,300
Marius Iftimia ro
Marius Iftimia
ro 359,700 39,700
Han Kuo de
Han Kuo
de 288,500 8,500
Alexandru Ciureanu ro
Alexandru Ciureanu
ro 282,400 232,400
Ondrej Houra CZ
Ondrej Houra
CZ 256,600 6,600
Christian Liel de
Christian Liel
de 243,200
Yaniv Peretz lv
Yaniv Peretz
lv 240,400 70,400
Amar Begovic ba
Amar Begovic
ba 239,900 -10,100
Kasparas Klezys lt
Kasparas Klezys
lt 218,700
Daniel Gavish IL
Daniel Gavish
IL 206,100 21,100
Jaroslav Peter cz
Jaroslav Peter
cz 205,300 25,300
Mykola Lakatosh cz
Mykola Lakatosh
cz 202,000
Vaclav Vlach CZ
Vaclav Vlach
CZ 199,000 -62,000
Ionut Voinea ro
Ionut Voinea
ro 198,100 101,100
Konstantin Kirianov ru
Konstantin Kirianov
ru 182,800
Arturs Scerbaks lv
Arturs Scerbaks
lv 182,800
Zohar Schonfeld IL
Zohar Schonfeld
IL 181,900 54,900
Miroslav Hurta cz
Miroslav Hurta
cz 177,600
Angelo Falletta DE
Angelo Falletta
DE 173,000
Marcin Jaworski pl
Marcin Jaworski
pl 169,500 79,500
Eddie Cronholm se
Eddie Cronholm
se 168,700 -54,300
Andrii Kozlenko ua
Andrii Kozlenko
ua 157,700
Grzegorz Wyraz pl
Grzegorz Wyraz
pl 152,300 10,300
Alistair Moss GB
Alistair Moss
GB 148,100

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 12: 700-1,400, 1,400 ante

Play has ended with 100 remaining players showing on the clock. The full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Three More Hands

poolshir • Level 12: 700-1,400, 1,400 ante

The tournament clock has been paused with ten minutes left on it. Three more hands need to be played before the players can bag and tag their chips for Day 2 on Sunday, October 13.

Kores Eliminates Apmann

poolshir • Level 12: 700-1,400, 1,400 ante

Adrian Apmann (small blind) and Zbynek Kores (cutoff) were heads-up and all-in with Apmann at risk with the slightly shorter stack.

Adrian Apmann: {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Zbynek Kores: {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {6-Clubs}{5-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for Kores to hold with the higher pocket pair to eliminate Apmann before the end of the day.

Zbynek Kores fr
Zbynek Kores
fr 140,000
Adrian Apmann de
Adrian Apmann
de Busted
Claudio Di Giacomo it
Claudio Di Giacomo
it Busted
Naor Slobodskoy il
Naor Slobodskoy
il Busted
Netanel Amedi il
Netanel Amedi
il Busted

Tags: Adrian ApmannZbynek Kores

Vlach Takes Grossmann Out

poolshir • Level 12: 700-1,400, 1,400 ante

The flop read {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and Lukasz Grossmann was all-in for his last chips in the small blind and called by Vaclav Vlach with the bigger stack on the button.

Lukasz Grossmann: {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Vaclav Vlach: {7-Spades}{4-Spades}

Grossman had flopped a pair of sixes and an open-ended straight draw while Vlach was sitting on two pair.

The rest of the board was completed with the {10-Diamonds} on the turn and the {6-Clubs} on the river for Vlach to stay ahead and eliminate Grossmann.

Han Kuo de
Han Kuo
de 280,000 80,000
Vaclav Vlach CZ
Vaclav Vlach
CZ 261,000 101,000
Eddie Cronholm se
Eddie Cronholm
se 223,000 63,000
Dragos Trofimov md
Dragos Trofimov
md 65,000 -11,000
Jakob Madsen dk
Jakob Madsen
dk 60,000 -12,000
Jozsef Liszkovics hu
Jozsef Liszkovics
hu Busted
Lukasz Grossmann pl
Lukasz Grossmann
pl Busted
Anatoly Korochenskiy ru
Anatoly Korochenskiy
ru Busted

Tags: Lukasz GrossmannVaclav Vlach


Oliva Busts Yanovski

poolshir • Level 11: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Jakub Oliva raised from the hijack and Leonid Yanovski shoved from the small blind for 26,200. Oshri Lahmani folded his big blind and Oliva made the call after confirming the amount.

Leonid Yanovski: {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}
Jakub Oliva: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {10-Hearts}{5-Spades}{q-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} for Oliva to hold with the higher kicker to eliminate Yanovski.

Zohar Schonfeld IL
Zohar Schonfeld
IL 127,000 40,000
Jakub Oliva cz
Jakub Oliva
cz 91,000 39,000
Josef Snejberg cz
Josef Snejberg
cz 81,500 53,500
Oshri Lahmani il
Oshri Lahmani
il 75,000 -25,000
Wojciech Wyrebski pl
Wojciech Wyrebski
pl Busted
Zeus Post nl
Zeus Post
nl Busted
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz Busted
Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
il Busted

Tags: Jakub OlivaLeonid YanovskiOshri Lahmani