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Rozvadov in the Czech Republic boasts of an active live casino scene, and adding to the frenzy is the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) that kicked off its Rozvadov stop on October 9, with the €550 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em.
The event features eight starting flights, the first of which kicked off with 154 entries, comprising of 123 unique players and 31 re-entries. Topping the field on Day 1A was Poland’s Dariusz Glinski (cover image), who holds a stack of 669,000 among the 12 survivors who made the cut for Day 2.
It’s been a breakout year for Team India at international tournaments as they have consistently come out in bigger numbers, pulling in deeper runs and sterling performances at some of the most prestigious tournaments all around the world. Part of the Indian story is the crucial role that domestic poker sites have played, by sponsoring all-expenses paid trips for their players, via various promotional campaigns.
While a large Indian contingent is busy at the ongoing Asian Poker Tour (APT) Vietnam, a good Indian turnout is expected at WSOPE in Kings Casino, particularly since APT Vietnam is about to culminate. One likely Indian representative at the stop will be Shravan Chhabria, who won a â‚¹300K package to the stop in PokerBaazi’sWSOPE Mega Satty promotional campaign on September 23.
Eliminations kept the pace of the event quick on Day 1A. The biggest pot of the day was witnessed when in a four-way all in showdown between Gil Thierry, Giuseppe Tedeschi, Michail Kavouras and Corentin Schmauch, Kavouras held ace-jack, while both Thierry and Tedeschi tabled pocket queens against Schmauch`s pocket kings. The board brought an ace on the river, allowing Kavouras to quadruple up while Tedeschi and Thierry were eliminated.
Shortly thereafter, Paul Berende was eliminated on the money bubble after his pocket nines were cracked by Glinski’s that improved to a pair of jacks on the flop.
Since the top 24 spots were paid, many Day 1A participants managed to pick up scores including Hannes Neurauter (17th for €883), Anatolii Zyrin (18th for €883), Miroslav Prochazka (22nd for €784) and Philipp Zukernik (24th for €784).
The event saw several former WSOP bracelet winners Chris Ferguson, Shaun Deeb, Dutch Boyd, and Jeff Lisandro, as well as seasoned pros Eugen Strobel and Allen Kessler hitting the rail empty-handed.
Corentin Schmauch (13th for €1,023) busted on the last hand of the day where he moved all in with versus Gerrit Muller’s on a flop. Schmauch with his flush draw was in decent shape against Muller’s flopped pair of queens, however the turn and the river blanked out for Schmauch.
Following Glinski in chips were the other big stacks Gerrit Muller (544,000) and Michail Kavouras (488,000).
Others notables who crossed the hurdle for Day 2 include Ricardo Chauriye (144,000), Julian Adamson (150,000), Nicolaas Baars (170,000), Samija Nasic (338,000) and Meir Avigal (382,000).
Top 10 Chips Counts At The End of Day 1A
1. Dariusz Glinski – 669,000
2. Gerrit Muller – 544,000
3. Michail Kavouras – 488,000
4. Meir Avigal – 382,000
5. Marcin Jaworski – 364,000
6. Samija Nasic – 338,000
7. Stephan Kohlstetter – 194,000
8. Wiljan van Woerkum – 186,000
9. Marino Ferrara – 173,000
10. Nicolaas Baars – 170,000
Action will continue in the subsequent flights of the event while Day 2 is slated for October 14.