PokerStars Festival Rozvadov: Randy 'nanonoko' Lew leads the High Roller
As the PokerStars Festival Main Event field dwindles, we're seeing a lot of players move from one side of the Poker Room to the other, to enter the €2,200 High Roller.
The 44 who started at the beginning of the day have since been joined by double that again, as we hit 106 entries by the end of level 7. With 82 players remaining and one level left to register (or re-enter for those who have already hit the rail) the prize pool currently sits at €205,640.
Leading the field is PokerStars Team Online pro Randy 'nanonoko' Lew. Following an unsuccessful jaunt in the main, the American sits on an impressive 170,000 - watch this space as we follow his action over the next few levels. He's followed in tow by Mladen Ivanov who sits on 115,000. Third in chips is EPT13 Barcelona winner Sebastian Malec (at 83,000 chips) after the Pole scooped a big pot on the last hand before the last break.
The action saw Malec and Mor call a 3-bet squeeze from the big blind with blinds at 300/600. Mor took the lead on the flop by betting 7,500 which Malec called and the big blind folded. The Q♦6♦5♣ prompted a check from Mor, as Malec put Mor effectively all-in for 20,500. Mor eventually called and flipped over J♦T♠ and Malec showed K♠Q♣. The A♣ river wasn't enough to save Mor as he hit the rail.
Other players that have jumped in the action since the beginning of the day include Eugene Katchalov, Roman Cieslik and David Urban. Names of note to hit the rail include King's High Roller champion Vladimir Troyanovski who scooped €52,208 earlier in the week, and Russian Andrey Andreev. Both have since re-bought to take a second stab.
Watch this space to find out more.
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