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.
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.
Day 1b chip counts:
|Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||209600|
|David Wiese||Germany||PokerStars qualifier||90000|
|Karel Kovarik||Czech Republic||87300|
|Stefan Rauscher||Germany||PokerStars player||65600|
|Josef Pavelka||Czech Republic||64000|
|Michael Kammer||Germany||PokerStars qualifier||34800|
Day 1c chip counts:
|Michal Binczarski||Poland||PokerStars qualifier||175300|
|Hristo Anastassov||Austria||PokerStars qualifier||150900|
|Giordano Tovar Matos||Germany||111000|
|Christian Handschuh||Germany||PokerStars qualifier||108200|
|Johannes van de Wiel||Netherlands||98600|
|Felisa Westermann||Germany||PokerStars qualifier||74300|
|Ronald van de Linde||Netherlands||66400|
|Josef Lakatos||Czech Republic||57900|
|Danny van der Meer||Netherlands||41300|
|Ladislav Vitoslavsky||Czech Republic||31800|
|Yury Filippov||Russia||PokerStars qualifier||21200|