€1,700 NLH Main Event
Days:

Event Info

Buy-in €1,700
Prize Pool €1,101,430
Players 748

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 400,000

Players Info - Day 4

Players Left 1
€1,700 NLH Main Event
Day 4 Completed

Denis Gergoc Wins the 2022 WSOP International Circuit Autumn Edition €1,700 Main Event at King's Resort

zedmaster84 • Level 34: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Denis Gergoc Wins 2022 WSOPC Main Event Autumn Edition
Denis Gergoc Wins 2022 WSOPC Main Event Autumn Edition

The third and final edition of the 2022 World Series of Poker International Circuit at the King's Resort in Rozvadov for the current year has crowned a winner. Out of a field of 748 entries in the WSOPC €1,700 Main Event Autumn Edition, it was Switzerland's Denis Gergoc who took home the biggest slice of the €1,101,430 prize pool after defeating Lars Kamphues in a brief heads-up encounter.

It was the first WSOP Circuit ring for Gergoc, who was railed by fellow countryman Emil Bise en route to victory. For his efforts, he took home a cash prize of €189,650 while runner-up Kamphues was denied a third gold ring. The German had to settle for €119,500 and the pay jump between first and second place was larger than the cash prize for fourth-placed Alireza Keyvar. It came as no surprise that Gergoc and Kamphues battled for the victory on the live stream feature table as both were near the top of the leaderboard all day long.

Italy's Natale Allegra finished in third place while the final table also included the former WSOP Main Event finalist Vojtech Ruzicka and current ring event winner Dorian Melchers. Ruzicka's run ended in sixth place while Melchers was denied a second triumph during the same WSOP Circuit stop when he was knocked out by Kamphues in seventh place.

Final Result 2022 WSOP International Circuit €1,700 Main Event Autumn Edition

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in EUR)
1Denis GergocSwitzerland€189,650*
2Lars KamphuesGermany€119,500
3Natale AllegraItaly€83,900
4Alireza KeyvarIran€65,500
5Frans van StaalduinenNetherlands€51,400
6Vojtech RuzickaCzech Republic€40,300
7Dorian MelchersFrance€30,100
8Alessandro PagliusoItaly€20,850
9Samir BoudeliouFrance€16,465

* the top 12 finishers also received an entry to the 2022 WSOP Europe €10,350 Main Event ticket

Denis Gergoc Wins 2022 WSOPC Main Event Autumn Edition
Denis Gergoc Wins 2022 WSOPC Main Event Autumn Edition

Only ten players returned to their seats, all of which had already locked up a five-figure cash prize and the entry to the upcoming 2022 World Series of Poker Europe €10,350 Main Event. More than 200 players have already qualified for the tournament highlight of the year at King's Resort thanks to the qualifying scheme in all major live poker festivals at the venue. The chase for the 15 WSOP gold bracelets is just around the corner and takes place from October 26 until November 16, 2022.

Two short stacks were under immediate pressure with just five big blinds at their disposal and it was Germany's Berkan Munar who had to settle for a payout of €13,525. On the main feature table, he called all-in with king-seven when Ruzicka pushed out of the small blind with eight-five suited and the Czech made two pair.

Once the last nine contenders combined to one table, it didn't take long for the second short stack Samir Boudeliou to depart. One of the key hands of the day followed when Gergoc turned a set of sevens to eliminate Alessandro Pagliuso and cement his top spot.

From there on, the action became more tense again and Melchers fell behind after losing several pots and then doubling Allegra in a flip. The end came in a battle of the blinds with Kamphues when the big stack jammed jack eight and got there to beat the king-nine of the Frenchman.

Down to the final six players, Kamphues assumed control and stayed in the top spot for an extended period. Gergoc lost a lot of ground during a period in which he seemed bewildered but things started to look a lot better after the next break. Four short stacks were fighting for their survival and two bowed out in quick succession.

The first one was none other than Ruzicka, who was unable to come back from a single chip. Frans van Staalduinen followed to the rail only a few minutes later after his ace-king was cracked by the ace-ten suited of Gergoc.

Nearly one hour passed until the roller coaster ride of Keyvar came to an end, courtesy of another blow by Kamphues with a four-card straight. By then, Allegra was the shortest stack and couldn't bounce back from that despite one double through Gergoc. The Italian was knocked out by Kamphues when both players had a piece on a king-high board and that set up a nearly even-stacked heads-up duel.

Gergoc quickly pulled away but needed lady luck on his side to emerge victoriously. Both having flopped top pair, the Swiss was undeterred by an overcard on the turn and moved all-in with the inferior kicker. However, a jack on the river improved Gergoc to two pair and Kamphues was denied a third WSOP Circuit ring.

Lars Kamphues
Lars Kamphues

That wraps up the PokerNews coverage from the King's Resort in Rozvadov for the time being but the next international poker tournaments are just around the corner.

Winner pictures courtesy of Maryna Kravchenko / King's Resort

Tags: Alessandro PagliusoAlireza KeyvarBerkan MunarDenis GergocDorian MelchersEmil BiseFrans Van StaalduinenLars KamphuesNatale AllegraSamir BoudeliouVojtech Ruzicka

Lars Kamphues Eliminated in 2nd Place (€119,500)

zedmaster84 • Level 34: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Lars Kamphues
Lars Kamphues

Lars Kamphues raised to 900,000 and was called by Denis Gergoc in the big blind.

The flop brought {10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and Gergoc checked to then faced a bet worth 1,100,000 by Kamphues, which he called. They headed to the {q-Clubs} turn and Gergoc checked once more.

Kamphues now bet 3,700,000 out of a stack of 11,675,000 and Gergoc jammed with the superior stack to get called by Kamphues.

Lars Kamphues: {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Denis Gergoc: {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

Kamphues was in prime shape to double into a comfortable lead but Gergoc struck golden with the {j-Hearts} river. He jumped out of his chair in celebration and ran over to his Swiss rail, which also included Emil Bise.

In the meanwhile, Kamphues could all but remove his microphone and then embrace the opponent briefly. For the German, a consolation prize of €119,500 awaits while Gergoc takes home the top prize of €189,650 along with the coveted WSOP Circuit gold ring.

Lars Kamphues Eliminated in 2nd Place
Lars Kamphues Eliminated in 2nd Place

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Denis Gergoc CH
Denis Gergoc
CH 37,400,000 11,325,000
Lars Kamphues de
Lars Kamphues
de Busted

Tags: Denis GergocEmil BiseLars Kamphues

Gergoc Rivers Trips But No Value

zedmaster84 • Level 34: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Lars Kamphues raised to 900,000 with {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs} on the button and Denis Gergoc came along with the {7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. Both checked the {j-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop and Gergoc's check on the {a-Hearts} turn brought a bet worth 1,600,000 by Kamphues, earning the call from his opponent.

Kamphues then checked behind the {7-Diamonds} river when a frustrated Gergoc tabled his trips sevens to widen his lead again.

Denis Gergoc CH
Denis Gergoc
CH 22,175,000 1,100,000
Lars Kamphues de
Lars Kamphues
de 15,175,000 -1,100,000

Tags: Denis GergocLars Kamphues

Kamphues Chips Back Up

zedmaster84 • Level 34: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Lars Kamphues
Lars Kamphues

Lars Kamphues opened to 900,000 with the {k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and Denis Gergoc came along with the {q-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}. On a flop of {k-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Hearts}, the check by Gergoc led to Kamphues' bet of 550,000 and the Swiss called with his gutshot.

Both checked the {9-Diamonds} turn and the {2-Clubs} river completed the board. Gergoc checked again and Kamphues now bet 2,250,000 into 3,250,000 to win the pot without any further resistance.

Denis Gergoc CH
Denis Gergoc
CH 21,075,000 -2,250,000
Lars Kamphues de
Lars Kamphues
de 16,275,000 2,250,000

Tags: Denis GergocLars Kamphues

Gergoc Check-Raises the Superior Hand

zedmaster84 • Level 34: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Many small pots without any major action followed thereafter and the next raise by Lars Kamphues with the {10-Clubs}{7-Hearts} on the button was for 900,000. Denis Gergoc called in the big blind with {j-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and the {4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop appeared.

Gergoc checked, Kamphues bet 550,000 and folded when the Swiss check-raised to 1,500,000.

Denis Gergoc CH
Denis Gergoc
CH 23,325,000 2,350,000
Lars Kamphues de
Lars Kamphues
de 14,025,000 -2,350,000

Tags: Denis GergocLars Kamphues

Heads-Up Starts With Advantage for Gergoc

zedmaster84 • Level 34: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Denis Gergoc Heads-Up
Denis Gergoc Heads-Up

Denis Gergoc raised to 800,000 on the button with the {8-Hearts}{6-Clubs} and Lars Kamphues called with the {j-Clubs}{6-Spades}. The {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} flop was checked and the {5-Diamonds} followed on the turn. Kamphues bet 1,600,000 for Gergoc to call and the {7-Hearts} fell on the river.

Kamphues now checked and Gergoc bet 4,200,000 to win the pot without any resistance.

Denis Gergoc CH
Denis Gergoc
CH 20,975,000 2,450,000
Lars Kamphues de
Lars Kamphues
de 16,375,000 -2,800,000

Tags: Denis GergocLars Kamphues

Natale Allegra Eliminated in 3rd Place (€83,900)

zedmaster84 • Level 34: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Natale Allegra
Natale Allegra

In the first hand back from the break, Lars Kamphues raised to 800,000 on the button and Natale Allegra called out of the big blind. The flop brought {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{4-Hearts} and Allegra near instantly shoved all-in for 4,600,000, which Kamphues called after double-checking his cards.

Natale Allegra: {k-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Lars Kamphues: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

The {j-Hearts} turn was of no help for the Italian, who paced around the final table setup. He also bricked the {9-Clubs} river and briefly shook the hand of Kamphues before heading to the payout desk.

Both contenders for the title are now on a short five-minute break before the action resumes near even in chips.

Lars Kamphues de
Lars Kamphues
de 19,175,000 6,025,000
Denis Gergoc CH
Denis Gergoc
CH 18,525,000 -200,000
Natale Allegra IT
Natale Allegra
IT Busted

Tags: Lars KamphuesNatale Allegra

Level:
34
Blinds:
200,000/400,000
Ante:
400,000