PokerStars Festival Rozvadov: It's taken more than 11 hours, but the Main Event final table is officially set!
The grind to get from 37 down to just eight was always going to be a long slog when the levels were increased to 75 minutes today. But eleven hours later and, by golly, we've only gone and done it!
Here's how the final table looks:
|2||Petr Svoboda||Czech Republic||1285000|
|6||Michal Jan Lubas||Poland||3575000|
|8||Jan Stariat||Czech Republic||1900000|
In our last update, we were down to 12. The man who exited first after that was Mindaugas Jonuskis (12th - €8,689); not too surprising as he was the short stack. The Lithuanian jammed his last seven blinds with the J♠3♠ and was looked up by Cenk Oguz with the A♠Q♠, which held up.
Next up was Artürs Ščerbaks, who benefitted from a nice pay jump when he busted in 11th for €11,184. He had only nine big blinds and shoved them in, only for Michal Lubas to re-jam and isolate him with the A♣J♣. Ščerbaks had a pretty hand with the 9♣8♣ but his flaw draw potential was redundant, and he couldn't hit on the 3♠4♦Q♥7♣T♦ runout.
Then we lost the sole Italian, Leonardo Romeo. His tournament ended in a hand which was kicked off Michael Rohde, who opened to 225,000 on the button. In the small blind, Romeo moved all-in and Rohde called. It was the A♠Q♥ for Romeo against Rohde's 6♣6♠, and the 8♣4♦5♠J♣5♥ board meant the sixes were best. Romeo netted €11,184 for 10th, and the final nine gathered around one table.
A little while later, Dutchman Sonay Kehya left the party. He was all in with the A♠J♦ against Cenk Oguz's A♦Q♣, and the bigger kicker played at the end. Kehya won €14,508 for ninth.
Then our official final table was set. Action is about to kick off - stick with us, we'll bring you an update as play goes on.
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