PokerStars Festival Rozvadov: So sick for ElkY; Main Event now down to final two tables

With another two 75-minute levels in the books, it's time for an update. Warning: if you're an ElkY fan, you're not going to like it.

It's fair to say the Team Pro had a pretty lousy day. Nothing went ElkY's way - from doubling up Mindaugas Jonuskis with top two against a set, to eventually busting to Roman Kleyman. ElkY jammed on the button with J♥9♦ after it folded to him; he had just 349,000 or eight big blinds. Kleyman found the K♦J♠ in the small blind and made the call.

The T♦Q♦6♣ flop gave both open-ended straight draws, but the 3♥ turn and 7♣ river kept Kleyman's king-high in front. ElkY exited in 23rd Place for €6,803.

PSF Rozvadov main event final day Elky Kamaras Tomas Stacha-1857.jpg

End of the line for ElkY

Having come in to the day second in chips, this is not the way any of us saw this one going. However, once the cards were in the air, it felt like nothing went ElkY's way. So sick - on to the next one, Bertrand.

Another player for whom things didn't go well was Germany's Gerhard Brimmers (20th - €6,803). Now, if I told you he was all-in with the 7♦2♦, you'd probably tell me he deserved to be out. But you don't understand - he'd flopped two pair on a J♣7♣2♣ board.

Pre-flop, Sonay Kehya had opened to 90,000 and Brimmers decided to defend his big blind. When that flop fell Brimmers open-shoved for 1 million, which was four times the size of the pot! A huge overbet, and one that Kehya had no trouble calling with his Q♥Q♣. He was behind though, and the 9♠ turn was safe for Brimmers. But the Q♠ river gave Kehya a set and delivered the cruel knockout blow.

We've also lost this lot over the past two levels:

PlaceNameCountryStatusPrize (€)
17Max HenkelGermany 6,803
18Pavel StolařCzech Republic 6,803
19Karel MokryCzech Republic 6,803
20Gerhard BrimmersGermany 6,803
21Felix SchulzeGermany 6,803
22Ivan SebelediSlovakia 6,803
23Bertrand GrospellierFrance PokerStars Team Pro6,803
24David NovakCzech Republic 5,367
25Patrick Max BrückGermany 5,367

Start-of-day chip leader Peter Kamaras had a big blow to his stack, courtesy of Michael Rohde. The German opened to 105,000 under the gun with the K♣9♣ and Kamaras flat called with K♦K♠ in the hijack. It folded to the blinds, and Robert Schunemann called in the small with the A♥8♦, while Mindaugas Jonuskis defended his big with the 2♥2♠.

PSF Rozvadov main event final day Peter Kamaras Tomas Stacha-1849.jpg

Tough break for Kamaras

The flop came 9♠7♣7♠ pairing Rohde, who continued for 110,000 when it checked to him. Kamaras then raised it to 240,000, only for Rohde to three-bet to 605,000 when the blinds both folded. Kamaras just flatted and the turn came the 9♦ giving Rohde a full house. He didn't slow down; this time he made it 415,000 and Kamaras just called again. Finally the 7♥ completed the board and put a full house out there. Rohde was still best though and went for 520,000 worth of value, which he got when Kamaras called and saw the bad news. He dropped to 1.4 million, while Rohde increased by 1.9 million.

Here's a look at the chips for the final 16:

Michael RohdeGermany3650000
Leonardo RomeoItaly3150000
Stanislav KolenoSlovakia3140000
Petr SvobodaCzech Republic3030000
Patrick BörnickeGermany3000000
Roman KleymanRussian Federation2450000
Sonay KehyaNetherlands"2230000
Arünas JociusLithuania2075000
Marián FlešárSlovakia2030000
Oguz CenkBelgium1650000
Péter KamarásHungary1445000
Artürs ŠčerbaksLatvia1400000
JAn StariatCzech Republic1115000
Robert SchünemannGermany1035000
Michal Jan LubasPoland430000
Mindaugas JonuškisLithuania355000

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Jack Stanton
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