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WSOP Circuit NLH Main Event

Ricci Leads the Pack En Route to Crowning a Champion in Rozvadov

Andrea Ricci

Only nine players out of a field of 912 entries remain in the 2021 WSOP International Circuit €1,700 Main Event at the King's Resort in Rozvadov. Five different countries will be represented on the final table with Germany boasting four contenders and Italy having two hopefuls in the running for the biggest slice of the €1,342,920 prize pool.

Andrea Ricci returns to the final day as the chip leader with 63 big blinds and he another four players are then separated by four big blinds only including Sami Karli, Aliaksandr Shylko, and Simone Lombardo. Two years ago, Shylko finished fourth out of 768 entries in this very event in Europe's biggest poker arena for a career-high score of €78,850.

Also in the mix is the 2019 EPT Sochi Main Event winner Uri Gilboa, who will be the shortest stack among the finalists with just nine blinds. All nine contenders today and tenth-place finisher Mihai Stinca have earned another prize on top of their cash winnings as they all receive an entry to the 2021 WSOP Europe Main Event worth €10,300 each.

2021 WSOP International Circuit King's €1,700 Main Event Final Table Line-Up

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Sami KarliGermany6,810,00043
2Simone LombardoItaly6,475,00040
3Ahmad AchegseiGermany2,175,00014
4Andrea RicciItaly10,085,00063
5Uri GilboaIsrael1,385,0009
6Mr. BondGermany3,375,00021
7Aliaksandr ShylkoBelarus6,730,00042
8Vincent De NeveGermany6,410,00040
9Mourad TounnoutiNetherlands2,135,00013

The final table will resume at 2 pm local time with blinds of 80,000-160,000 and a big blind ante of 160,000. All levels last 60 minutes each until a winner is crowned and the top nine currently have €10,459 locked up. A top prize of €236,489 and the WSOP Circuit ring will be awarded to the eventual champion.

Since the action is also broadcasted with cards-up coverage and commentary on a delay of one hour on the King's Twitch channel and Facebook page, all PokerNews updates will be published on the same delay. Stay tuned for the conclusion of this event right here in Rozvadov as the return to live poker in Europe continues to thrive.

Tags: Ahmad AchegseiAliaksandr ShylkoAndrea RicciMihai StincaSami KarliSimone LombardoUri Gilboa