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Day 2 Completed

Volkov Leads 57 Survivors After Day 2; Kabrhel and Gulas Jr Among the Big Stacks

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Ruslan Volkov
Ruslan Volkov

The Spring Edition of the 2022 WSOP International Circuit at the King's Resort in Rozvadov is one step closer to crowning a champion in Europe's biggest poker arena. After ten levels of 60 minutes each, the bubble burst in the WSOP Circuit €1,700 Main Event and 57 players bagged up chips for the night out of a field of 648 entries.

Unlike the previous two editions in September 2021 and January 2022, the €1,000,000 guarantee was not surpassed despite 95 new entries on Day 2 and the top 71 finishers locked up cash prizes. American poker Jason Wheeler was eliminated on the money bubble and more than a dozen contenders were sent to the payout desk at end of the night.

Ruslan Volkov finished Day 2 with the chip lead after he won a large three-way all-in during the final level, which ultimately propelled his stack to 1,378,000. Close behind are the €2,200 High Roller ring event winner Fausto Tantillo (1,330,000) and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Martin Kabrhel (1,265,000). Another seven players claimed seven-figure stacks to their name and that also includes the 2021 WSOP Europe Main Event winner Josef Gulas Jr (1,034,000).

WSOPC €1,700 Main Event Day 2 Top 10 Counts

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Ruslan VolkovUkraine1,378,00086
2Fausto TantilloItaly1,330,00083
3Martin KabrhelCzech Republic1,265,00079
4Nedeljko TodorovicSlovenia1,251,00078
5Anil AtaogluGermany1,225,00077
6Daniele D'AngeloItaly1,081,00068
7Nadir KinnoGermany1,078,00067
8Li ChenChina1,072,00067
9Josef Gulas JrCzech Republic1,034,00065
10Marek SulcCzech Republic1,005,00063

Among the remaining hopefuls with a shot at the €160,500 top prize are also Lukas Zaskodny, Claudio Di Giacomo, Raoul Refos, Vincent De Neve, 2021 WSOP Europe bracelet winner Edmond Jahjaga, David Taborsky, Mihai Ciprian Hanu, and Day 1a chip leader Tibor Nagygyörgy. Stephanie Agostinetti is the last woman in the field and advanced with a stack of 354,000.

Notables in the money included the former WSOP Circuit King's winner Andrea Ricci, the WSOP bracelet winners Sebastian Langrock and Emil Bise, Elias Abou Saleh, Ioannis Chaitas, and Marius Gicovanu.

The Action of the Day

From the get-go it was a frantic affair as the marquee tournament attracted several dozen new entries and re-entries in the first two levels. Towards the end of the registration period, the field was already shuffled significantly with the departures of notables such as Ondrej Drozd, Sergiu Covrig, Pierre Mothes, Michal Mrakes, Josef Snejberg, Alexander Dovzhenko, Renat Bohdanov, and Dalibor Dula.

Pierre Trauer started the day as one of the big stacks but fell well short of the money when he his turned straight only had two outs to a straight flush against he flopped full house of Mario Colavita. The 2021 EPT Prague €5,300 Main Event champion Symeon Alexandris started his rise on the leaderboard soon after when he flopped two pair to knock out Dimitri Huley.

GGPoker ambassador Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier was one of several high-profile casualties outside of the money when his pair was outflipped by Nadir Kinno. Floor ten Zijthof was halted by Martin Kabrhel, who was his usual jovial talkative self en route to running up a big stack. Another female contestant was eliminated before the money bubble when Aylar Lie saw her pocket queens cracked by the ace-queen suited of Volkan Alkan.

Dorian Melchers fell victim of the hot run of Fausto Tantillo and Aleksandar Nanchev was flushed away by the queen-four suited of Kabrhel. On the money bubble, Marius Gicovanu and Petr Subik doubled while Jason Wheeler lost a flip with pocket jacks to the ace-queen of Nedeljko Todorovic.

Jason Wheeler
Bubble Boy Jason Wheeler

More than two dozen contestants ran out of chips once the min-cash was locked up and Ruslan Volkov skyrocketed into the top spot thanks to a three-way all-in. He had the best of it heading into the showdown with pocket kings against the ace-queen of Yehuda Cohen and the pocket queens of Day 1b chip leader Birger Ohl. A king in the window sealed the fate of Cohen and Ohl to end the night in spectacular fashion.

Day 3 is scheduled to get underway at 2pm local time on Monday, April 22. The returning blinds in level 20 will be 8,000-16,000 with a big blind ante of 16,000. Another two days remain to crown a champion at the King's Resort and the penultimate tournament day will whittle the field down to the final nine hopefuls for the official final table.

Right from the start, the live stream action on the feature table will be broadcasted on a security delay of one hour on the King's Resort Twitch and YouTube channels. The PokerNews team will be back then to provide as many key hands as possible from all tables.

Tags: Andrea RicciAylar LieClaudio Di GiacomoDalibor DulaDaniele D'AngeloDavid TaborskyEdmond JahjagaEmil BiseFausto TantilloJason WheelerJosef Gulas JrLukas ZaskodnyMario ColavitaMarius GicovanuMartin KabrhelNadir KinnoNedeljko TodorovicPierre TrauerRuslan VolkovStephanie AgostinettiSymeon AlexandrisTibor Nagygyörgy

2022 WSOPC King's Spring Edition €1,700 Main Event Day 3 Seat Draw

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
381Tim ZachowGermany247,00015
382Tibor NagygyörgyHungary161,00010
383Li ChenChina1,072,00067
385Besnik LalinovciKosovo442,00028
386Zoran DordevicSerbia632,00040
387Martin PaapNetherlands330,00021
388Raoul RefosNetherlands734,00046
      
391Gregor SverkoCroatia283,00018
392Jaromir HanelCzech Republic490,00031
393Andro ScarpaCroatia381,00024
394Volodymyr DrokinUkraine223,00014
396Marek SulcCzech Republic1,005,00063
397Nedeljko TodorovicSlovenia1,251,00078
398Lorenzo LavisFrance641,00040
      
401Nadir KinnoGermany1,078,00067
402Michael GloessGermany464,00029
404Volkan AlkanGermany714,00045
405Benyamin GlotIsrael170,00011
406Ion TabacaruRomania345,00022
407Onur GurTurkey539,00034
408Nicolo BartoloneItaly230,00014
      
411Vincent De NeveGermany607,00038
412Daniele D'AngeloItaly1,081,00068
413Ciprian PaunescuRomania475,00030
414Jens StumpeGermany92,0006
415Stephanie AgostinettiSwitzerland354,00022
417Symeon AlexandridisGreece241,00015
418Rene CrhaCzech Republic720,00045
      
421Milan JoksicAustria314,00020
422Petr SubikCzech Republic690,00043
423Itamar NachshonIsrael480,00030
424Lukas ZaskodnyCzech Republic975,00061
425Marek BlaskoSlovakia60,0004
426Fausto TantilloItaly1,330,00083
427David TaborskyCzech Republic359,00022
428Ali Reza Youzbashi DizajiIran229,00014
      
431Jakub KoleckarCzech Republic203,00013
432Tom CohenIsrael479,00030
433Silviu BaltateanuRomania679,00042
434Mario ColavitaItaly285,00018
435Anil AtaogluGermany1,225,00077
436Abdel KhalilGermany840,00053
437Umit DalkilicTurkey400,00025
      
441Rama MulajKosovo440,00028
442Martin ScharfetterAustria666,00042
444Luc TaGermany318,00020
445Nils EversGermany203,00013
446Martin KabrhelCzech Republic1,265,00079
447Jan Van Der StroomNetherlands485,00030
448Claudio Di GiacomoItaly945,00059
      
451Ruslan VolkovUkraine1,378,00086
452Edmond JahjagaKosovo503,00031
453Josef Gulas JrCzech Republic1,034,00065
454Mihai Ciprian HanuRomania203,00013
455Arthur SchaferGermany309,00019
457Oleksiy ParkhanovUkraine437,00027
458Alfredo CutiItaly658,00041

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Ruslan Volkov ua
Ruslan Volkov
ua 1,378,000 -72,000
Fausto Tantillo it
Fausto Tantillo
it 1,330,000 30,000
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 1,265,000 -35,000
Nedeljko Todorovic si
Nedeljko Todorovic
si 1,251,000 51,000
Anil Ataoglu de
Anil Ataoglu
de 1,225,000 25,000
Daniele D'Angelo it
Daniele D'Angelo
it 1,081,000 -169,000
Nadir Kinno DE
Nadir Kinno
DE 1,078,000 178,000
Li Chen cn
Li Chen
cn 1,072,000 432,000
Josef Gulas Jr cz
Josef Gulas Jr
cz 1,034,000 919,000
Marek Sulc cz
Marek Sulc
cz 1,005,000 105,000
Lukas Zaskodny cz
Lukas Zaskodny
cz 975,000 173,000
Claudio Di Giacomo it
Claudio Di Giacomo
it 945,000 195,000
Abdel Khalil DE
Abdel Khalil
DE 840,000 280,000
Raoul Refos nl
Raoul Refos
nl 734,000 -216,000
Rene Crha cz
Rene Crha
cz 720,000 145,000
Volkan Alkan de
Volkan Alkan
de 714,000 -86,000
Petr Subik cz
Petr Subik
cz 690,000 306,000
Silviu Baltateanu ro
Silviu Baltateanu
ro 679,000 229,000
Martin Scharfetter at
Martin Scharfetter
at 666,000 -34,000
Alfredo Cuti it
Alfredo Cuti
it 658,000 258,000
Lorenzo Lavis fr
Lorenzo Lavis
fr 641,000 191,000
Zoran Dordevic RS
Zoran Dordevic
RS 632,000 170,000
Vincent De Neve de
Vincent De Neve
de 607,000 -54,000
Onur Gur TR
Onur Gur
TR 539,000 -419,000
Edmond Jahjaga kv
Edmond Jahjaga
kv 503,000 -17,000

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Day 2 Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

The final 57 players all bagged up their chips and will return the following day at 2pm local time when the tournament continues the race towards the official final table. Full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Altinok Eliminated by Ataoglu

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

The stacks of Anil Ataoglu and Mehmet Altinok were counted with the cards and board still exposed. Martin Kabrhel kindly told the dealer to "give everything to seat eight" as he instantly saw that Altinok was covered. His {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs} had flopped top and bottom pair before getting it in on the {a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{8-Spades} turn.

Anil Ataoglu was trailing with the {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} but the {8-Clubs} river counterfeited the two pair of Altinok. With some 420,000 behind, Altinok was covered by Ataoglu and was sent to the rail.

Anil Ataoglu de
Anil Ataoglu
de 1,200,000 448,000
Mehmet Altinok DE
Mehmet Altinok
DE Busted

Tags: Anil AtaogluMartin KabrhelMehmet Altinok

Miracle Escape for Lalinovci

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Besnik Lalinovci jammed for 184,000 in the cutoff and was called by Nedeljko Todorovic on the button.

Besnik Lalinovci: {k-Spades}{8-Spades}
Nedeljko Todorovic: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

Lalinovci shook his head when the {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts} flop reduced his chances of survival significantly. However, he pulled a rabbit out of the hat with the {6-Diamonds} turn and {5-Clubs} river to improve to a straight and double.

Right after that, the clock was stopped and the final three hands of the night were announced.

Nedeljko Todorovic si
Nedeljko Todorovic
si 1,200,000 -175,000
Besnik Lalinovci KV
Besnik Lalinovci
KV 380,000 160,000

Tags: Besnik LalinovciNedeljko Todorovic

Late Night Shenanigans and Two Bustouts

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Vasileios Chatzilazarou hit the rail and Marius Gicovanu then sent his stack over to fellow Romanian Silviu Baltaeanu.

In the meanwhile, Mario Colavita lost a bigger chunk of his stack to Nedeljko Todorovic. They created a fairly large pot to the {9-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{5-Hearts} river on which Todorovic checked in the small blind. Colavita knuckled it back and Todorovic was immediately upset.

"Damn, straight, I was waiting for you to bet," Todorovic announced as he flashed the {6-Spades}{4-Hearts} for the six-high straight. "Che cazzo," Colavita exclaimed and chucked his cards into the muck.

Nedeljko Todorovic si
Nedeljko Todorovic
si 1,375,000 100,000
Mario Colavita it
Mario Colavita
it 280,000 -200,000
Vasileios Chatzilazarou cy
Vasileios Chatzilazarou
cy Busted
Marius Gicovanu ro
Marius Gicovanu
ro Busted

Tags: Edmond JahjagaMario ColavitaMarius GicovanuNedeljko TodorovicVasileios Chatzilazarou

Bise Eliminated by Cohen; Jahjaga Receives Double Up from De Neve

ChrisBean • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Emil Bise
Emil Bise

Emil Bise pushed all in for his remaining 64,000 chips which was called by Tom Cohen.

Emil Bise: {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
Tom Cohen: {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

There was no help for Bise on the board of {j-Spades}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. Cohen's nine-kicker was good enough for the win.

Meanwhile at a nearby table Vincent De Neve went all in on the river against Edmond Jahjaga with {7-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} on the felt. Jahjaga found a call and rolled over {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}. De Neve pat his hand on the table to acknowledge the good call. A big double-up for Jahjaga.

Vincent De Neve de
Vincent De Neve
de 661,000 -239,000
Edmond Jahjaga kv
Edmond Jahjaga
kv 520,000 270,000
Tom Cohen il
Tom Cohen
il 415,000 352,000
Emil Bise ch
Emil Bise
ch Busted

Tags: Edmond JahjagaEmil BiseTom CohenVincent De Neve

Cohen and Ohl Eliminated by Volkov

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Ruslan Volkov
Ruslan Volkov

Birger Ohl raised to 25,000 and Yehuda Cohen then moved all-in for 75,000 on the button. Ruslan Volkov called in the big blind and Ohl ripped it in for Volkov to snap-call as the two bigger stacks went to war.

Yehuda Cohen: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Birger Ohl: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Ruslan Volkov: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

"Ace one time, come on," Cohen demanded but instantly vaulted out of his seat when the {k-Spades}{2-Clubs}{2-Hearts} flop gave Volkov kings full. It was all over on the {6-Clubs} turn and the {8-Spades} river was a formality. Cohen's departure was already guaranteed while the stacks were counted. Volkov had 600,000 behind and Ohl was covered as he had just shy of 570,000.

Ruslan Volkov ua
Ruslan Volkov
ua 1,450,000 750,000
Birger Ohl DE
Birger Ohl
DE Busted
Yehuda Cohen il
Yehuda Cohen
il Busted

Tags: Birger OhlRuslan VolkovYehuda Cohen