Eureka5 Rozvadov Day 3: Level 21 -24 (15,000/30,000, 4,000)

6:40pm: Dinner break
The remaining 14 players are on a one-hour dinner break. Full counts and updates for the rest of the day can be found by clicking here.

6:30pm: Ercan Atmaca eliminated in 15th Place (€6,180)
Ercan Atmaca had departed in 15th place after he lost a classic race against Marek Blasko.

The latter min-raised from under the gun with pocket jacks and called after Atmaca three-bet all in for 610,000 from the small blind with ace-queen. The board ran blank.


Ercan Atmaca - 15th

6:08pm: Christos Kachrimanidis eliminated in 16th place (€5,330)
The bigger they are, the harder they fall. A short while ago, Christos Kachrimanidis was chip leader, but he can now be found queuing up to get paid.

He three-bet all in for just under 300k after an under-the-gun open from Raphel Wimmer. Call.

Kachrimanidis: A♦7♥
Wimmer: J♣J♦

The board ran Q♠T♦T♥K♥Q♥. Kachrimanidis was drawing dead by the turn. He tapped the table and made his exit.


Kachrimandidis (red) exiting to Wimmer

6pm: Kachrimanidis doubles another player up
Christos Kachrimanidis has fewer than 300,000 chips after he doubled up another player in the shape of Marc Radgen.

The German moved all in for 342,000 from the hijack and Kachrimanidis called in the big blind.

Radgen: 8♣8♥
Kachrimanidis: A♠J♥

The board ran Q♠8♠J♣5♣9♥ to make Ragden a set.

5:50pm: Ensan doubles through Kachrimanidis
Hossein Ensan made a straight on the river and got paid by Christos Kachrimanidis for a full double up.

Ensan raised from under the gun and Kachrimanidis was the only player to call, from the hijack. Both players checked the 2♠7♣9♥ flop before Kachrimanidis bet 50,000 on the T♦ turn. Ensan check-raised it up to 145,000 and Kachrimanidis made a quick call.

Ensan moved all in for his last 256,000 on the river and Kachrimanidis called after a period of tanking. Ensan opened K♥J♣ for a straight, beating out Kachrimanidis' Q♥J♠.

LEVEL UP: BLINDS 15,000/30,000, 4,000-100

5:35pm: Two table re-draw
Table Seat Name Country
1 1 Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz Poland
1 2 Marc Radgen Germany
1 3 Hossein Ensan Germany
1 4 Josef Pavelka Czech Republic
1 5 Michael Huber Austria
1 6 Christos Kachrimanidis Greece
1 7 Josef Gulas Czech Republic
1 8 Raphel Wimmer Germany

2 1 Rastislav Paleta Czech Republic
2 2 Langar Oghabian Netherlands
2 3 Stefan Zollinger Brazil
2 4 Ercan Atmaca Netherlands
2 5 Ruben Pleijster Netherlands
2 6 Marek Blasko Slovakia
2 7 Branislav Ondrus Slovakia
2 8 Aleksandar Zuberovski Germany

5:25pm: Two tables remain after Blaha exit
Roman Blaha, chip leader from Day 1B, has been eliminated in 17th place. He had folded to a few three-bets this level so he decided to make a stand.

He opened to 60,000 and then four-bet all in for 750,000 after Ruben Pleijster three-bet o 145,000. Call.

Blaha: 4♦4♠
Pleijster: Q♠Q♥

The board ran A♣A♦J♠7♥9♥.

The remaining 16 player are being re-drawn onto two tables.


Blaha: the fours were weak in this one

5:15pm: A lull before Cubukcu exits
There had a been a slow period of play before Omer Cubukcu departed in 18th place. All tables had seen raises and three-bets but some of the players were taking a long time to make decisions, especially if they ended up folding.

Cubukcu himself took five minutes to fold (showing an ace) after he three-bet a quarter of his stack before being min four-bet. Only a clock call by Marc Radgen nudged him into a decision.

Maybe he should've gone with that ace holding as he was out the very next hand. Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz raised from the button and called after Cubukcu three-bet all in for 370,000 from the big blind.

Wyrzykiewicz: A♣K♠
Cubukcu: A♠T♦

The board ran 8♦8♠4♦5♠Q♦. Wyrzykiewicz fist pumped as his remarkable level continued; he's up to 1.55 million chips now.

4:50:pm: Double-double for Wyrzykiewicz
Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz came back as the shortest stack with just 263,000 but two double ups have seen his stack grown to more than 1.1 million.

First up, his A♦Q♦ was good against the J♣J♠ belonging to Stefan Zollinger and then he was all in again, with pocket queens against Marc Radgen's A♣T♣.

Those hands left Zollinger with 1.3million and Radgen with just 250,000.

4:30pm: Full chip counts from the break
Christos Kachrimanidis - 1,566,000
Stefan Zollinger - 1,523,000
Ruben Pleijster - 1,399,000
Josef Gulas - 1,390,000
Hossein Ensan - 1,235,000
Roman Blaha - 1,205,000
Branislav Ondrus - 1,110,000
Rastislav Paleta - 1,014,000
Marc Radgen - 832,000
Raphel Wimmer - 794,000
Langar Oghabian - 733,000
Aleksandar Zuberovski - 699,000
Omer Cubukcu - 539,000
Ercan Atmaca - 529,000
Josef Pavelka - 522,000
Marek Blasko - 491,000
Michael Huber - 465,000

LEVEL UP: BLINDS 12,000/24,000, 3,000

4:05pm: Three players bust just before the break
The final 18 players have gone off for their first 15-minute break of the day. There are only 18 players remaining after a frantic few minutes where three players busted.

Stefan Raab was eliminated in 21st place from the TV table. No details of the exit.

Mateusz Rypulak was next to go in 20th place. He was left with 55,000 chips after he doubled up Ercan Atmaca; his J♠T♦ failing to stay ahead of the Dutchman's 9♣5♥ after the chips went in pre flop. Those remaining chips went in the very next hand with J♦9♦ and Roman Blaha made the call with Q♦4♦. The board ran 7♥2♠T♦7♣A♣.

Finally, Yoram Ayad went on 19th place. He was short, moved all in with K♥T♥ and picked up a caller in the shape of Ruben Pleijster, who held A♦5♦. The board 6♣9♣6♦8♠Q♣.

3:55pm: Mras unlucky to Bust from TV table
Jaroslaw Mras got his chips in dominating his opponent but Marc Radgen hit his kicker to take the pot and scalp.

Mras was all in for 336,00 with A♥K♥ and in great shape against Radgen's A♣Q♠ but a queen flopped to end his hopes of making the final table.

3:45pm: Wendt and Szafraniec simultaneously
Bartosz Szafraniec and Sven Wendt busted at the same time on two different tables so will split the difference in in prize money seeing there was a jump 24th to 23rd place.

For the records, Wendt finished in 24th place. He open shoved for 330,000 with 9♦9♣ and was called by Josef Gulas holding K♦K♣. The board ran T♠6♠6♥8♠5♠.

Szafraniec was down to 171,000 when he shoved from the button with Q♥J♦. Langar Oghabian was in the small blind and shoved to isolate with 6♣6♠. The board came 5♦A♦8♠5♣2♣.

Both take home €3,940 for their efforts.

3:30pm: Tournament a three-table affair after Kratochvil exits
Ruben Pleijster was lucky to double through Karel Kratochvil earlier, but when he came back to finish off the job, he was way ahead.

Pleijster opened to 40,000 from the cutoff and called after Kratochvil three-bet all in for 300,000 from the next seat.

Kratochvil: K♥T♥
Pleijster: A♥A♠

The board ran 2♥J♠8♦Q♣7♣.


Not Kratochvil's day

3:15pm: Schulz busts from TV table
Robert Schulz put his tournament life at risk with an open-ended straight draw but he missed to depart in 26th place for €3,640.

He opened from under the gun and was only called by Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz in the next seat. The flop fanned 9♣T♣T♠ and Sculz check-raised all in for 379,000. Wyrzykiewicz had bet 40,000 and made the call with K♠K♣. Sculz opened Q♣J♥ and failed to hit through the 6♠6♥ turn and river.


Schulz failed to hit

3:10pm: Tzimas the next out
The new level has seen the action levels rise across all tables. Georgios Tzimas got aggressive with a small pair and was soon out the door.

He three-bet all in for 370,000 after a raise to 40,000 from Branislav Ondrus. Call.

Tzimas: 4♠4♦
Ondrus: 9♠9♦

The board ran 5♦3♠3♣K♥6♥.


Tzimas second player out

LEVEL UP: BLINDS 10,000/20,000, 3,000

3pm: Pleijster doubles up, then down again
Ruben Pleijster was lucky to double up to 640,000, in a battle of the blinds versus Karel Kratochvil. The chips went in pre flop and the cards were on their backs.

Pleijster: 3♣3♠
Kratochvil 5♠5♣

The board ran 3♦Q♥A♥2♠6♥ to make Pleijster a set.

That put him up to 640,000 but minutes later he was back down to 420,000 after doubling up Ercan Atmaca. All the chips went in pre flop and Pleijster's A♣9♣ failed to come from behind to beat Atmaca's A♠A♥. The board ran Q♥9♠8♦6♠5♠.

2:40pm: First player down
It too almost 40 minutes to lose the first players of the day, and the honour went to Bartosz Ziolkowski of Poland.

The action folded around to him in the cutoff and he moved all in for his last 270,000. Josef Gulas was in the small blind and made the call.

Ziolkowski: Q♠J♦
Gulas: A♣J♠

The board ran 6♣4♠3♥2♥T♣ to miss both players, meaning Gulas' ace was good.

2:20pm: Cagey start
The action has been slow to start off the day as the players feel each other out. There's yet to be an all at any of the four remaining tables.

Aleksandar Zuberovski came in as one of the short stacks (316k) and even he played a hand cautiously despite flopping top pair.

He raised from the hijack and Hossein Ensan defended his big blind. The board ran out 8♣T♦7♠Q♣2♥ and neither bet until the river where Ensan led for 55,000 with 8♣A♣. Zuberovski called with K♥T♥ and took the pot.

2pm: Shuffle up and deal.
Cards are in the air for Day 3.

12:30pm: Welcome back to the penultimate day
It's a big day today inside the King's Casino, as by the end of play today the first final table of Season 5 on the Eureka Poker Tour will be set.

After nine one hour levels on Day 2, the field had been whittled down to 28 players, and left five players with more than a million chips:

Rastislav Paleta - 1,194,000
Roman Blaha - 1,070,000
Langar Oghabian - 1,068,000
Marc Radgen - 1,039,000
Raphael Wimmer - 1,003,000

For the Day 3 seat draw (with chip counts), click here.


It's close at the top but Paleta leads

All remain players are guaranteed €3,190 for making it this far, and a reminder that tomorrow, the winner will take home €119,200. For a full breakdown of the payouts, click here.

The plan for today is simple, or maybe not so simple. Eight one hour levels are scheduled and will be played out even if we reach the final table of eight. Play will stop though if only six players remain. If the final eight haven't been reached by the end of the eighth level, play will continue until eight remain.

Cards will be in the air at 2pm CET.

Marc Convey
@The_Conv in Eureka Poker Tour