Hermansen tops PokerStars.net King's Cup Day 1a field
The PokerStars.net King's Cup is back in the small town of Rozvadov, located near the Czech and German border. The popular King's Casino, regular Eureka Poker Tour host, is once again sharing forces with PokerStars to provide an action-packed 16-event festival running from September 3-6. This time, all tournaments are scheduled in a turbo format, creating a unique Turbo Edition.
The flagship €200,000 guaranteed €330 Main Event kicked off tonight with Day 1a with 83 entries (78 unique players + 5 re-entries), including EPT7 Vienna runner-up, Team PokerStars Pro Martin Hruby. The players started with 25,000 chips and after fourteen 20-minute levels only 26 players survived.
Hruby didn't make it to day 2. At the end of level 13 (1,200/2,400/300), Michael Bauer from Germany raised to 6,200, Hruby went all-in for his remaining 20,000 chips with Q♣T♣ and got called by Bauer with A♥Q♥. The board came 2♣8♠3♦Q♦J♥ and the Team PokerStars Pro from Czech Republic was eliminated.
Day 1a chip leader is Regnhard Hermansen from Denmark with 162,000 chips followed by Boris Tapelzon from Russia with 155,000. Day 1A survivors include Ali Sameeian (71,600 chips) from Germany, who finished third in the Estrellas Barcelona Main Event in 2013 for €158,475.
There are four starting days in total (1b and 1c on Friday, 1d on Saturday) with one optional re-entry per flight, meaning the players are allowed to fire up to eight €330 bullets in the Main Event. And we expect a lot more players on Friday and Saturday with over 70 qualifiers who earned their Main Event seats via PokerStars online satellites.
Day 1A chip counts:
|Dirk Klaus-Hinrich Sellhorn||Germany||99700|
|Jaroslav Peter||Czech Republic||80700|
|Michal Hamacek||Czech Republic||80100|
|Josef Antos||Czech Republic||77000|
|Ahmad Ali Sameeian||Iran||71600|
|Marcel Majer||Czech Republic||43600|
|Karel Kaspar||Czech Republic||38900|