Eureka4 Rozvadov: The post-dinner break hunt for a chip leader
With players now back from the dinner break, the hunt begins for a chip leader. At the moment, there's no-one above 100,000 just yet but there are several stacks loitering with intent at the 80,000 mark. At the very top at this moment looks to be Sven Haberger with 82,500 coming back from break and is just ahead of Anthony Ghamrawi who sits in second place with 82,000. Ghamrawi finished second at EPT Vienna for over €440,000 back in March. Since then he also cashed at the EPT Grand Final coming 51st for €24,400.
Other stacks in contention include Jan Bures (81,000) who was featured earlier in our "A round with..." post while Briski István also has 80,000. Thomas Scheld (78,500) is a regular here in Rozvadov and also cashed at EPT Berlin for €14,000 back in Season 6 when Kevin MacPhee was the champion.
PokerStars qualifier Colin Lovelock (72,000) has travelled all over the world to play PokerStars events. Most recently he cashed at the APPT in Seoul for 4,800,000 KRW, finishing in 26th place. This year he has also cashed in the Eureka Mini in Vienna for €610 finishing 87th and the UKIPT Main Event in Dublin coming 90th for €1,340.
The better known players are struggling so far since coming back from the dinner break. Marius Pospiech, Ognjen Sekularac and former WSOP Main Event winner Pius Heinz have all been knocked out of the tournament. Friend of PokerStars Natalie Hof is struggling a little on the feature table having been pushed back to 17,500. Jan Bendik and Michael Eiler are just slightly under average with 28,000 and 32,000 respectively. Perhaps doing the best is Martin Kabrhel, the Czech pro is sharing the feature table with Hof and is above average with 45,000 at this point.
However, all this could change as there's still three and a half levels to go until the end of play.
- Blinds are currently 300/600 with a 75 ante.
- 173 players remain out of the 301 entries
- 493 players entered overall meaning the tournament has an overlay of €7,000