Eureka4 Rozvadov: A tale of two champions

Most poker players build up their bankrolls by grinding their way up the stakes while there are businessmen and others who have acquired their wealth elsewhere which allows them to play impetuously at almost any stakes. Then there are people who win gameshows.


Sebastian Langrock, a man who is already €1 million up in life

Sebastian Langrock, who is seated on the feature table, falls into this latter group. Langrock won €1 million in the German version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" (wonderfully titled "Wer wird Millionär?") in March last year. Since then the German has had numerous cashes which include making the money of both the Eureka and European Poker Tour events in Prague in December last year.

His table today is looking like one of the tougher ones in the tournament, it features Dutch player Tobias Peters who has nearly $600,000 in live tournament cashes. Nevertheless, Langrock has made a solid, if unspectacular start, he has 23,000.


Zoltan Gal, Eureka4 Vienna champion

Langrock might have been a winner on the TV but the last big winner on the Eureka tour was Zoltan Gal. The Hungarian player won €208,655 by winning the biggest ever Eureka Main Event in March beating 1,431 other players for the title. Gal is already up to 28,000 here after he fired bets of 700, 1,600 and 4,000 on the flop, turn and river of a K♥2♠6♠T♣6♦ board. Christoph Giesa had check-called the first two streets before giving up to the final bet.

Tournament Update:

- 186 players have entered the event so far today
- Late registration is open until the end of level 4
- Former EPT Grand Final winner Pieter de Korver is among the latest entries
- Miroslav Michalisko, Georg Fink, Vlad Darie, Rabea Bogdan, Jens Peter Thomsen, Mariusz Weryszko, Hoang Pham, Nikhil Makkar, Stefan Aerts and Hans-Jörg Tangermann have all been eliminated

Chris Hall
@PokerStars in Rozvadov