PokerStars Festival Rozvadov: Jokes, chips and payout info from the ME and HR
"A woman goes to see a doctor in the USA to get her test results. The doctor says 'First you have to pay me. It costs $302.' The woman reaches into her wallet and hands the doctor $300. The doctor looks at the money, looks at the woman, and says 'tumour'."
It's clear to me now why the players remaining in the PokerStars Festival Rozvadov Main Event are sat down playing cards instead of on stage telling jokes.
That gag came courtesy of Germany's Stefan Bachmann, who called me over to ask how many players remained. "73" was the answer, but that number has now dropped to 69.
A few notable chip counts from the end of Level 19 (5K/10K/1K) include chip leader Artürs Ščerbaks (yeah - we're not sure how to pronounce it either) with 1.75 million, who's followed by Oleg Mandzjuk with 1.145 million, Roman Kleyman with 1 million, and Martin Kabrhel with 946,000.
Elsewhere, the last remaining Team Pro in the field Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier is still in with 285,000, as is the winner of the PokerStars Festival London, Rehman Kassam, with 184,000.
Two of the Czech Republic's World Series of Poker November Niners are still at it. Martin Staszko is currently sitting with 172,000, while Vojtech Ruzicka has 332,000.
Oh, and thanks to Bachmann for that gag - he has 137,000 and is in need of a double up.
A quick reminder of what's up top in the Main Event:
High Roller Prize Pool
Turning our attention over to the €2,200 High Roller, the field was confirmed at 118 entries creating a €228,920 prize pool. Here's what's up for grabs:
Just 44 remain in that event, with Boris Kuzmanovic out in front (200,000) closely followed by Team Online's Randy 'nanonoko' Lew (172,000). You can follow live updates for both events over at PokerNews - just click the link below.
In the meantime, check out all of our latest coverage here from Rozvadov.
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