PokerStars.net King's Cup: Kabrhel and Karatas shine on Days 1b & 1c

Martin Kabrhel was the latest player to appear on Day 1b of the €330 PokerStars.net King's Cup Main Event (there were 59 entries: 56 unique players plus 3 re-entries), but at the end, he bagged 206,900 chips to seize the chip lead. Kabrhel is #2 in the Czech all-time money list with over $1.7m in live tournament winnings. He's been regularly playing EPT High Rollers and Super High Rollers for many years. Back in Season 6, Kabrhel took down the €20k High Roller at EPT Deauville for €250,000, securing his career's biggest payday.

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Martin Kabrhel

Eureka 5 Rozvadov fourth place finisher Marek Blasko also survived Day 1b, bagging 104,400. Blasko is a King's Casino regular whose main achievements came here in Rozvadov - his local resumé includes three €60k cashes. Eureka 5 Rozvadov runner-up Josef Pavelka also arrived for Day 1b, but was the very first eliminated player. Pavelka fired a re-entry bullet and eventually made through Day 2 with 64,000 chips.

With David Wiese (90,000 chips) and Michael Kammer (34,800) only two of twelve PokerStars qualifiers are among the 16 players from Day 1b who survived for Day 2.

WCOOP, SCOOP and Micro Millions title holder Stefan Becker and WPT Marrakech champ Sebastian Homann were also in the field, they both busted.

While Day 1b survivors were already resting for tomorrow's Day 2, there was another starting flight on schedule as Day 1c kicked off at 8pm. There were another 149 entries made tonight (141 unique players plus 8 re-entries).

While Day 1b survivors were already resting for tomorrow's Day 2, there was another starting flight on tonight's schedule as Day 1c kicked off at 8pm. There were another 149 entries made on Day 1c (141 unique players plus 8 re-entries).

Germany's Sarharib Karatas collected 221,200 chips to take the overall lead from Martin Kabrhel. Frederic Grosjean from France also crossed the 200k mark, bagging 205,000. 51 players from Day 1c secured their seats for Day 2, which will start tomorrow right after the end of the last starting day (1d) at 4pm. The plan is to play down to six players.

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Overall chip leader

Day 1b chip counts:

NameCountryStatusChips
Martin KabrhelCzech Republic 209600
Ahmad AchegseiGermany 166400
Roman KadzielaPoland 109500
Karol RadomskiPoland 105800
Marek BlaskoSlovakia 104400
Hendrik VeenstraNetherlands 101600
David WieseGermanyPokerStars qualifier90000
Tim JurgawkaGermany 87600
Karel KovarikCzech Republic 87300
Christoph MullerGermany 67400
Stefan RauscherGermanyPokerStars player65600
Juraj SosovickaSlovakia 65100
Alexandru NeagoeRomania 64700
Josef PavelkaCzech Republic 64000
Agron HajrusiGermany 51800
Michael KammerGermanyPokerStars qualifier34800

Day 1c chip counts:

NameCountryStatusChips
Sarharib KaratasGermany 221200
Frederic GrosjeanFrance 205000
Michal BinczarskiPolandPokerStars qualifier175300
Stanislav PetrovicSwitzerland 152000
Hristo AnastassovAustriaPokerStars qualifier150900
Ercan DoganGermany 137000
Tomas SteponkusLithuania 136300
Giordano Tovar MatosGermany 111000
Sandorrom IlniczkyRomania 110700
Christian HandschuhGermanyPokerStars qualifier108200
Tobias GottwaldGermany 104600
Simon HemsworthUK 104300
Pascal MassetBelgium 101500
Reiner GlogglerGermany 99100
Johannes van de WielNetherlands 98600
Maciej KondraszukPoland 97300
Josef MairAustria 96700
Martin MuhlbergerGermany 79300
Thomas AnsemsNetherlands 78000
Andreas HeiderGermany 76300
Felisa WestermannGermanyPokerStars qualifier74300
Claudius IstrateGermany 70100
Volker StichGermany 69700
Stefan PasholliGermany 69000
Miroslav SeidlSlovakia 68900
Ronald van de LindeNetherlands 66400
Jonas JeschkeGermany 62400
Peter MullerAustria 61600
Josef LakatosCzech Republic 57900
Eusebiu-Niclae JalbaGermany 56000
Matthias BausenweinGermany 54300
Timo ScarcellaGermany 51100
Maximilian GrothGermany 50100
Aidar KulumbetovGermany 47000
Florin AndrenoiuRomania 42000
Franz GeorgeGermany 41900
Branko SlunjskiGermany 41600
Danny van der MeerNetherlands 41300
Rytas StaniukynasLithuania 39200
Dariusz BeresPoland 38400
Michail ManolakisGreece 32700
Ladislav VitoslavskyCzech Republic 31800
Ralf BarthGermany 29400
Olaf LehmannGermany 29200
Hannes FischerGermany 29000
Mathias NehringGermany 28700
Kerstin CollinsGermany 27600
Patrick PiatekGermany 26200
Angela JaussGermany 22500
Yury FilippovRussiaPokerStars qualifier21200
Heinz NeumannGermany 6800
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