Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
The final table of the 2022 World Series of Poker International Circuit €1,700 Main Event at the King's Resort in Rozvadov is set. Out of a field of 808 total entries, only nine hopefuls remain in contention for the lion's share of the €1,189,780 prize pool.
They have all locked up €17,369 for their efforts but all eyes are set on the top prize of €204,053 and the coveted WSOPC gold ring that comes along with it. Furthermore, the final nine have also locked up an entry ticket for the 2022 WSOP Europe Main Event at King's worth €10,350 as well.
After a late surge at the end of the night, Ronnie Lemmens topped the leaderboard with a stack of 7,950,000. The Dutchman was second in chips heading into Day 3 and burst the final table bubble after winning a flip against Ioannis Chaitas. Second in chips is Feyzullah Karaarslan (7,070,000) followed by King's regular Aleksandar Tomovic (6,500,000).
The trio atop has already established a small gap over the two medium stacks Claudio Di Giacomo and Roman Chochola. Also still in the mix are Do Tran, Simone Andrian, Sharon Sade and Michael Ugucctoni. For Andrian, it could be yet another victory in Europe's biggest poker arena after he won his maiden WSOP gold bracelet during the 2021 WSOPE a few months ago.
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Claudio Di Giacomo||Italy||4,875,000||49|
|7||Roman Chochola||Czech Republic||4,675,000||47|
Among the Day 3 casualties were the WSOP bracelet winners Alessandro Pichierri, Dalibor Dula, Sergiu Covrig, and Albert Hoekendijk. The latter was the first player to secure the €10,300 entry for the WSOPE Main Event in late 2022 after Denmark's Thomas Vass was eliminated on the ticket bubble.
While Lemmens soared to the top of the leaderboard during the final stages of the day, Feyzullah Karaarslan built his stack early on and then won the largest pot of the day on the final three tables. Karaarslan caught Matteo Cirillo bluffing in a battle of the two chip leaders.
Josef Gulas was also among those to make the final three tables but depart soon after returning to the seats. The father of the 2021 WSOP Europe Main Event champion went out with a gutsy bluff as well, which set the stage for a frantic period of extraordinary all-in showdowns.
The action concluded with 21:56 minutes in level 27 with blinds of 50,000-100,000 and a running ante of 100,000. All nine finalists will return at 2pm local time on Tuesday, January 25, to determine a winner and the action is set to be streamed on the King's Resort Twitch and YouTube channels on a security delay of one hour.
The final nine players have bagged up their chips and will be back the following day to play down to a winner. All chip counts and a recap will be posted once the live stream delay has caught up.
Over on the outer table, Ronnie Lemmens raised to 210,000 from under the gun and Ioannis Chaitas three-bet to 600,000 in the big blind. Lemmens then shoved and Chaitas called for around 2.8 million.
The headache of the Dutchman was clearly visible but he was marginally ahead with his mighty pair. That remained to be the case on the flop, turn and the river to let the final table bubble burst.
Roman Chochola raised to 200,000 with the in the cutoff and Do Tran came along out of the small blind with the . On a flop of , Tran check-called a bet worth 165,000 and the turn went check, check.
Tran also checked the river and Chochola gave up by checking behind.
Simone Andrian raised out of the small blind with the in the small blind and Feyzullah Karaarslan defended the out of the big blind. Following the flop, Andrian bet 250,000 and Karaarslan raised it up to 600,000 for the Italian to call.
The followed on the turn and Andrian checked once more. Karaarslan barreled for one million and Andrian stuck around once to then face yet another overcard on the river.
Andrian checked the second street in a row and Karaarslan bet one million once more. A brief tank by the Italian followed and he then folded to get shown the bluff.
After defending the big blind against an under-the-gun raise by Michael Ugucctoni, Sharon Sade checked the flop. Ugucctoni bet 100,000 and then faced a shove for about 1.75 million, which eventually forced a fold from the Italian.
Michael Ugucctoni raised to 200,000 in the cutoff and Claudio Di Giacomo three-bet to 550,000 on the button. Ioannis Chaitas then four-bet shoved for 1,870,000 and Ugucctoni asked for a count.
He eventually let go and Di Giacomo went into the tank for more than two minutes. The second Italian in the hand also folded to see Chaitas flash the .
Michael Ugucctoni raised in the cutoff and then called the shove by Ioannis Chaitas for 810,000 in the small blind.
The Greek and Germany resident was in prime shape for another double, and he held onto the lead throughout the board.