Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
The nine-handed final table of the 2021 WSOP International Circuit €1,700 Main Event at the King's Resort in Rozvadov is set. Out of a field 912 entries, hopefuls from five different countries remain in contention for the lion's share of the €1,342,920 prize pool. Germany has four hopes in the mix while Italy boasts two finalists.
Andrea Ricci jumped into the top spot during the final stages of a long day, which started with 81 contenders and lasted nine full levels in order to reach the final table. The Italian was the only player to bag up an eight-figure stack and will enter the final table with 63 big blinds.
Another four players are within four big blinds and that also includes Aliaksandr Shylko, who finished in fourth place during this very tournament back in 2019.
Furthermore, the 2019 EPT Sochi Main Event winner Uri Gilboa will also be back on Tuesday, September 14, when a champion is crowned. He brings up the rear end of the leaderboard with just nine blinds but three other finalists are just a few big blinds ahead. The nine finalists and tenth-place finisher Mihai Stinca have also locked up a seat for the 2021 WSOP Europe Main Event worth €10,300 each.
2021 WSOP International Circuit King's €1,700 Main Event Final Table Line-Up
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|8||Vincent De Neve||Germany||6,410,000||40|
The action will resume at 2pm local time the following day with blinds of 80,000-160,000 and a big blind ante of 160,000. All nine contenders have locked up at least €10,459 locked up for the efforts but a significantly bigger payday of €236,489 awaits for the eventual champion.
Among the notables that fell throughout the day were the WSOP bracelet winners Martin Kabrhel, Vangelis Kaimakamis, and Armando D'Amanzo, Thomas Bichon, two-time WSOP Circuit Ring winner Emil Bise, Andrea Dato, Szymon Wysocki, and Robert Kokoska.
Especially during the early stages, the eliminations came at a rapid pace. The first level alone resulted in 20 casualties and D'Avanzo closed the gap to chip leader Ahmad Achegsei after he knocked out Vincent Lamy with aces versus kings in a preflop contest.
Kabrhel was sent to the rail on the final five tables when he lost a flip with ace-king against the pocket jacks of Alexey Mishuk. The big of D'Avanzo to add a WSOP Circuit ring to his poker resume after recently claiming his maiden gold bracelet on GGPoker ended just shy of the final three tables. His ace-queen found no help against the pocket queens of Alexey Mishuk.
Once the last three tables were set, the rise of Andrea Ricci started. He knocked out "Sammy" and Georgios Tsouloftas to take over the lead. The road from there on wasn't without speed bumps but especially during the very late stages, Ricci had the best of it against Achegsei several times to cement his status as the chip leader.
Two bubbles were played at the very end - one for the nine-handed final table and the other for the WSOP Europe ticket. Two Romanians came up second-best on these occasions as Petru Proca lost a battle of short stacks with Uri Gilboa and Mihai Stinca never recovered from a massive blow by Sami Karli with ten players remaining.
Stay tuned for the conclusion of this event on September 14 as the PokerNews team will be back to provide all the key hands from the first flop until the last river card.
Aliaksandr Shylko raised it up from the button and Mihai Stinca got his stack of 1 million in from the big blind, which the Belorussian quickly called. Stinca already took off his micro while the showdown was about to unfold.
The flop left Stinca with barely any hope, the turn and river made things official. Stinca has earned €15,965 and the €10,300 ticket for the 2021 WSOPE Main Event.
The full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.
Three ways to the flop, all three players check. Ahmad Achegsei bet the turn for 210,000 with the and was called by Aliaksandr Shylko with the and Sami Karli with the .
They checked the on the river and Shylko won the pot.
The clock has been stopped with fewer than ten minutes remaining and the last ten players will complete another three hands before bagging and tagging for the night.
In a battle of the blinds, Aliaksandr Shylko with the took a stab at winning the pot when leading the turn for 500,000. Andrea Ricci called with the for bottom pair and a gutshot. The river was checked through and Ricci claimed the pot.
Over on the outer table, Uri Gilboa raised the button and snap-called the shove by Petru Proca in the big blind.
The flop all but sealed the fate of Proca and he was gone on the turn, making the river a formality. They counted the chips and Proca was all-in for 1,030,000, which Gilboa had covered by a fraction of a big blind.
Gilboa celebrated as he not only scored the knockout but also burst the bubble for the 2021 WSOP Europe €10,300 Main Event tickets for the top 10.
Andrea Ricci raised to 240,000 with the and earned three callers including Mihai Stinca, Sami Karli, and Ahmed Achegsei. The flop fell and Ricci bet 200,000. Stinca called and Karli raised to 600,000, which prompted Ricci to check the stack sizes of his opponents.
Ricci gave it some show and folded, Stinca jammed for 4.1 million total and Karli studied his table neighbour and tried to engage in table chat. "Will you show?"
Stinca replied "I don't speak" and Karli then replied "so start speaking" before making the very reluctant call for the 2.4 million he had behind.
Karli turned a gutter with the and asked for a jack. Sure enough the fell on the river and Karli exploded in celebration.
"He didn't raise with ace-king twice," Karli explained numerous times to his rail in German. "That's what happens when you limp," Karli added while the stacks were counted.
Andrea Ricci min-raised to 240,000 with the and Ahmad Achegsei called in the big blind with the . The flop fell and Achegsei led for 400,000, picking up a call by Ricci.
On the turn, Achegsei fired another 900,000 to earn a call and that created a pot of 3.3 million to the river. Achegsei then fired 1.4 million and Ricci was sent into the think tank.
The Italian eventually called and dragged in the big pot. One player at the table then said "crazy guys", presumably Achegsei who just fired three barrels.