PokerStars Festival Rozvadov: A midday-ish update from Day 1A

As level six comes to a close on Day 1A of the Main Event here at PokerStars Festival Rozvadov, we're now way over the mid-way mark. It's strange giving a midday-ish update given that it's just gone 9pm here in the Czech Republic, but as the saying goes, when in Rome-zvadov...

... do as the Czechs do! And from what we've seen of the action so far that means turning up to play. Although the late-registrants continue to find their way to the tables, an impressive 183 players have started the day, with 136 remaining in the four levels left to play.

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Patrick Börnicke leads right now

Of those still with a seat at the table are current chip-leader Patrick Börnicke who secured the first knockout of the day when he called a river shove on an A♣7♠3♦5♠K♠ board with 4♦2♦ to hit a straight against his opponents A♥A♠. PokerStars Team Pro Marcin Horecki is also still alive, but barely. The Polish pro now sits just below starting stack on around 24,000 chips following a short-stacked double up.

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Horecki's short but confident

Here are the chip-counts of the top ten as we hit the break:

Patrick Börnicke 150,000
Steve Toisul 110,000
Antje Henschel-Schmidt 98,000
Vasilij Shvarev 98,000
Jeffrey Szlanyinka 95,000
Gonzalo Araujo 90,000
Francois Mittertreiner 90,000
Nikolai Lagoda 85,000
Antonina Anapolska 77,000

It hasn't been fun and games for all. Former November-niner Pierre Neuville was eliminated in level five when his top two pair ran into a disguised bottom set. It's also been a testing day for WSOP bracelet winner Jörg Peisert who sits on 18,000 chips - half the field average.

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Neuville, in happier times

But the day is still young - or old - actually, it's neither - it's kind of in the middle.

Stay tuned for more.

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Dan Jones
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