Eureka6 Rozvadov: Day 1B live updates

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9:20pm: Day 1B is in the bag
Level 10 - Blinds 600/1,200 (200 ante)

That's the end of Day 1B. We'll bring you a recap of that shortly. Day 1C - a turbo flight with 20 minute levels - starts at 10pm. It'll be done around 2am and we'll bring you a recap of that flight when it ends.

9:10pm: Last three hands
Level 10 - Blinds 600/1,200 (200 ante)

The clock has been paused and they'll be three more hands before play is done for the day.

9pm: Fallen at the last
Level 10 - Blinds 600/1,200 (200 ante)

Just 157 of 338 players remain now. Among the players who've been eliminated in level 10 are: Markus Zimmer, Mario Eder, Marc Klausen, Gerald Soldermann, Ivan Curic, Anthony Ghamrawi and Mark Blockhaus.

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Anthony Ghamrawi

8:50pm: Viola can't spike
Level 10 - Blinds 600/1,200 (200 ante)

Michail Jekimov can't believe that he's still in this tournament. He shoved for 12,300 with 5♦5♥ and Andres Viola gave him a spin with A♣J♥.

The 6♣T♣8♣ flop made Viola the favourite but he bricked the 3♥ turn and T♥ river. "Wow I continue!" exclaimed Jekimov. " You had so many out!"

After that had Viola drops to 85,000.

8:40pm: Tight at the top
Level 10 - Blinds 600/1,200 (200 ante)

With just over 30 minutes to go it's very close at the top of the chip counts. Less than a big blind separates Amir Mozaffarian (171,000) from Martin Ilavsky (170,000).

8:35pm: Last level begins
Level 10 - Blinds 600/1,200 (200 ante)

The final level of the night has just started but for some they didn't make it this far: John Kiernan, Paul Michaelis, Martin Greizinger, Mirek Spicka, Marc Goschel, Christa Hacke, Stefan Raab, Mikhail Filatov, Jan Matousek, Florian Baum, Stefan Hulin, Benjamin Philipps, Keith Christie and Martin Mulsow are among those who fell during level nine.

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Stefan Raab

8:25pm: No comeback for Lampropoulos
Level 9 - Blinds 500/1,000 (100 ante)

Maria Lampropoulos has been playing a short stack for most of the day and she couldn't get a double up when she needed it. She shoved for 13,000 from the button with 8♥7♥ and Ayhan Agdas called from the big blind with T♥T♠

A 9♠4♣K♥Q♠3♠ board kept Agdas in front and Lampropoulos tapped the table before exiting the tournament.

8:10pm: Chip counts
Level 9 - Blinds 500/1,000 (100 ante)

Here's a look at some of the names, notables and big stacks:

NameCountryChips
Amir MozaffarianGermany171,000
Dag PalovicSlovakia160,000
Jonas LauckGermany132,000
Jean-Marc JelkAustria100,000
Michael PanovecAustria90,000
Hannes SpeiserAustria85,000
Feryat ToprakliGermany70,000
Robert SchulzGermany48,000
Paul MichaelisGermany42,000
Bahador AzadGermany36,000
Stefan RaabGermany36,000
Martin GuthGermany31,000
Maria LampropoulosArgentina16,000
Ronny VothGermany15,000
Anthony GhamrawiAustria11,500

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Amir Mozaffarian

7:55pm: Bad news, good news
Level 9 - Blinds 500/1,000 (100 ante)

The bad news for Christopher Derrick, Apostolos Chatzopoulos, Martin Romba, Stefano Rossomando, Steffen Bendit, Aram Ali, Josef Antos, Jiri Horak, Patrick Kuriger, David Dolak and Antonin Duda is that they're all out of the Main Event.

The good news is that they can play Day 1C which starts in a little over two hours.

7:45pm: Two more to go
Level 9 - Blinds 500/1,000 (100 ante)

The players are back for the final two levels of the night.

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7:30pm: Eight in the bank
Level 8 - Blinds 400/800 (100 ante)

That's the end of level eight and the players are on their final 15 minute break of the day.

7:15pm: Double barrel gets the job done
Level 8 - Blinds 400/800 (100 ante)

Pavel Sourek opened to 1,800 in early position and picked up calls from Gerald Soldermann and Jan Bloch (big blind). On the 5♠Q♣2♦ flop the action checked to Soldermann and he bet 2,675. Bloch was the only caller.

The A♠ fell on the turn and a bet of 4,375 from Soldermann was enough to win him the pot.

7pm: 33% down
Level 8 - Blinds 400/800 (100 ante)

A third of the Day 1B field have been eliminated in the opening 10 levels. The latest exits include the likes of: Mario Lenzi, Ulf Steringer, Jose Ponce, Samuel Fasel, Michael Wiertzema, Domenico Gal, Jens Kleinschmidt, Hanno Offen, Marc Radgen, Frank Reichel, Bulent Caliskan, Georgios Vrakas, Dawid Rana, Van Hoa Dang and Gregor Abmayr.

6:40pm: Where in the world?
Level 7 - Blinds 300/600 (75 ante)

Whilst it's no surprise that Germany (221) and Czech Republic (72) dominate the Eureka6 Rozvadov field, players have come from all over the world to take part.

We've had entries from Afghanistan, Argentina, Canada, Vietnam, Iran, Israel and Kosovo. The full breakdown is pictured below.

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6:30pm: Palovic powers on
Level 7 - Blinds 300/600 (75 ante)

Dag Palovic is up to 130,000. That looks to be good for the chip lead right now.

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This chip leading lark is tiring...

6:20pm: Kohnen zapped by Zurek
Level 7 - Blinds 300/600 (75 ante)

I missed the pre-flop action but on a 8♥A♠[3s flop Christoph Kohnen (button) bet 1,450, Thomas Zurek (small blind) check-raised to 4,700 total and after a brief think Kohnen called.

The Q♥ fell on the turn, Zurek checked, Kohnen bet 6,700 (about half his stack), Zurek bet enough to set Kohnen all-in and he called it off.

Kohnen: A♥3♦
Zurek: A♦8♦

Both players had flopped aces-up but Zurek's were better and he held up on the 4♥ river to climb to 50,000.

6:10pm: Going to have to take the turbo route
Level 7 - Blinds 300/600 (75 ante)

During the break we received a whole host of bust out slips from the tournament staff. As a result we can tell you that: Zeljko Jovanovic, Petr Targa, Karel Hanykyr, Sandro Pitzanti, Nevidas Biriokovas, Vitezslav Pesta, Nikolai Bozic, Hussein Dhani and Ewald Fichtner are all out.

They've all got the option to enter the turbo Day 1C that starts at 10pm.


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6:03pm: Late registration is closed
Level 7 - Blinds 300/600 (75 ante)

With the start of level seven it means late registration is closed. As it stands 268 of 338 players remain on Day 1B. We'll get confirmation of that soon.

5:48pm: Break time
Level 6 - Blinds 200/400 (50 ante)

That's the end of level six and the players are on a 15 minute break.

5:40pm: Gone
Level 6 - Blinds 200/400 (50 ante)

Sadly for Deniz Maska, Salih Ozdemir, Pascal Wagner, Stefan Toelle, Drazen Kapusta and Vladimir Burstein they've all lost their chips during level six.

5:25pm: Mountains for Mozaffarian
Level 6 - Blinds 200/400 (50 ante)

Amir Mozaffarian is up to 120,000 after eliminating Michael Hierl. The latter shoved with pocket tens but Mozaffarian had him pipped with pocket jacks and they held up to eliminate Hierl.

5:10pm: Double up for Meiri
Level 6 - Blinds 200/400 (50 ante)

On the river of a 4♠5♥K♣4♣J♠ board Hannes Speiser bet just 200 into a pot of some 4,500. Aviv Meiri responded by moving all-in for 5,450 and Speiser requested a count.

He had a stack of around 80,000 so it was a small percentage of his chips to call and call he did. Meiri showed K♠Q♥ which bested the A♦J♠ of Speiser.


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5:02pm: More level five fallers
Level 5 - Blinds 150/300 (25 ante)

Five not alive are: Gernot Kroiss, Rolf Baldus, Arash Safavi, Khabat Jahany and Ondrej Goetz.

286 of 328 runners remain.

4:50pm: Palovic picks up a pretty pot
Level 5 - Blinds 150/300 (25 ante)

A big pot for Dag Palovic to tell you about, he did a little fist pump after winning it which tells you just how crucial the pot was.

I only saw the action from the turn but there were three players still in the pot and 23,000 in the middle. The action was on Palovic and he bet 8,000. Radostin Todovichin eyed up the 4♠3♠5♥7♥ board and then moved all-in for 11,125 total.

Florian Baum was the third wheel in this hand and he wanted to know what Palovic's options were if he called the all-in. Whilst this was happening Palovic took out his phone and took a photo of the board! Once it had been made clear Palovic wouldn't be able to raise, Baum folded and Palovic put in the extra.

Palovic: 7♠7♦ - turned set
Todovichin: A♣2♣ - flopped straight

The 5♦ fell on the river to give Palovic a full house and that's when he fist pumped. He's up to 59,000 after that hand.

4:40pm: Do not advance to level six
Level 5 - Blinds 150/300 (25 ante)

Over 30 players have busted out during the opening four and a half levels. Among the latest to lose their chips are: Henrik Unverricht, Marian Virlanuta, Carmelo Argento, Markus Ganglbauer, Dennis Kirsch and Julius Legen.

4:25pm: Chip counts
Level 5 - Blinds 150/300 (25 ante)

Below are the counts of some of the names, notables and big stacks in the Day 1B field.

NameCountryChips
Feryat ToprakliGermany65,000
Bahador AzadGermany60,000
Robert SchulzGermany60,000
Jonas LauckGermany53,000
Hanno OffenGermany52,000
Ronny VothGermany47,000
Paul MichaelisGermany44,825
Stefan RaabGermany30,400
Dag PalovicSlovakia26,625
Martin KabrhelCzech Republic25,400
Marc RadgenGermany25,300
Martin GuthGermany22,300
Martin MulsowGermany18,500
Antonin DudaCzech Republic17,700
Anthony GhamrawiAustria17,000
Matias RuzziArgentina15,625
Maria LampropoulosArgentina14,000

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Hanno Offen is one of the big stacks


4:15pm: Duda dented
Level 4 - Blinds 100/200 (25 ante)

Antonin Duda has dropped to 17,700 after losing a pot against Mihai Hanu. Pre-flop Hanu opened from the cutoff and called when Duda three-bet from the button. The 7♦9♦J♠ flop checked through and the K♥ fell on the turn. Hanu check-called a bet of 3,000.

The A♠ completed the board and Hanu checked again. Duda thought long and hard about what to do but he checked and said: "Two pair," and opened K♠7♠, Hanu had a better two pair though as he held A♣K♣.

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Duda is down but not out


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4pm: B is for busted
Level 4 - Blinds 100/200 (25 ante)

There's no easy way to say this but: Vedat Coknez, Elias Scott, Petr Jelinek, Thomas Erler, Ivan Sebeledi, Jan Nakladal, Heiko Rauch, Laurenz Desavis, Viorel Gavrila and Hussein Dhaini are all out of Day 1B. They might be back for Day 1C tonight at 10pm though.

3:50pm: Voth gets river value
Level 4 - Blinds 100/200 (25 ante)

I joined the action to see Tim Gruber betting 2,900 on the river of a 8♥5♣8♥T♥A♣ board. Ronny Voth was his lone opponent and the German raised it up to 8,900 total. This sent Gruber into the tank but he eventually elected to call. Voth showed T♠T♣ for a turned full house and Gruber mucked.

Ronny Voth, 47,000
Tim Gruber, 18,000

3:40pm: Good flop, bad turn
Level 4 - Blinds 100/200 (25 ante)

It's one thing making a big hand, it's another entirely to get paid, something Jens Kleinschmidt will be thinking right now after he played a pot against Riko Kohn.

I missed the pre-flop action but Kohn bet 1,000 on the T♣A♠Q♣ flop and called when Kleinschmidt check-raised to 3,000 total. The K♠ turn card put two flush draws and four broadway cards on the board but it didn't slow Kleinschmidt down. He bet 6,100 and Kohn looked disgusted at this turn card. He shook his head, whatever he held this card was an action killer.

He took about 20 seconds to fold and Kleinschmidt showed K♦J♥ as he took the pot, meaning he'd flopped the nuts but not got the brick on the turn he needed to get more value.

3:30pm: Play resumes
Level 4 - Blinds 100/200 (25 ante)

Cards are back in the air. Still plenty of time for the field to swell as late registration is open until the start of level seven.

3:15pm: Take a break
Level 3 - Blinds 75/150

That's three levels done and dusted. To celebrate the players are on a 15 minute break.


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3pm: 300!
Level 3 - Blinds 75/150

We're up to 300 runners now and Dag Palovic is among them. The Slovakian pro has almost $1,000,000 in lifetime earnings.

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Dag Palovic and Jan Nakladal

2:45pm: Cooler for Rudelitz
Level 3 - Blinds 75/150

One of the dangerous German players mention below (see 2:25pm post) is out and it was a cooler that did for Enrico Rudelitz. He opened to 300 with A♣A♦, Bahador Azad three-bet to 800, the small blind smooth called and Rudelitz then bumped the price of poker up to 3,000. Azad was the only caller.

The A♠T♥4♥ flop gave Rudelitz top set and he played it cute, check-calling a bet of 3,500. The 8♥ fell on the turn and Rudelitz check-called again, this time 7,000. The Q♣ completed the board and Azad set Rudelitz all-in for his last 11,000 and the German made the call.

Azad rolled over Q♥J♥ for the turned flush, he's up to 60,000 as a result.

2:35pm: Exits
Level 3 - Blinds 75/150

Two more exits to tell you about as Josef Gulas and Elena Litvinyuk are both out.

2:25pm: The Germans are coming
Level 2 - Blinds 50/100

A number of well known German players have joined the field during level two. Jonas Lauck is an EPT regular who has over $1.1M in lifetime earnings. A win in the FPS Deauville High Roller in 2013 and a second place in a second place in the $1,500 Ante-Up event at the 2014 WSOP and a fifth place in a WSOP $1,000 bracelet event in 2015 are just three of his notable results.

Enrico Rudelitz's biggest career score also came on French soil, when he finished fourth in the EPT9 Deauville Main Event. That deep run in a 782 runner field earned him €215,000.

Robert Schulz is another player who's made a deep run on the EPT, he had a deep run at EPT11 Barcelona, making it all the way to 13th place before busting out for a €69,300 payday.

Last, but not least, lets throw a token Austrian into the German mix. Anthony Ghamrawi was runner-up to Oleksii Khoroshenin at EPT10 Vienna and earned €446,481 for that performance.

We're up to 280 players now on Day 1B.

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Jonas Lauck


2:10pm: Like, erm, Rozvadov taxis
Level 2 - Blinds 50/100

Ok the metaphor doesn't exactly work but the point is the first exit has been followed by three more in quick succession.

Erdar Suleyman, Manuel Fischer and Miltiadis Roumeliotis all find themselves with time on their hands. Perhaps we'll see them in the turbo flight at 10pm tonight.


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1:50pm: First exit
Level 2 - Blinds 50/100

Our German colleague Robin Scherr was the man on the scene for the first exit of the day and this is what happened:

Peter Splettstosser opened to 250 from middle position, Hanno Offen called from the cutoff and the button and small blind (neither of whom are on the player list) both called as well.

So it was four to a flop, which came 6♣7♠9♦. Action checked to Offen, who bet 600. The button and small blind both called only for Splettstosser to check-raise to 3,500 total. Offen was the only caller.

The K♣ hit the turn, Splettstosser bet 6,100 into a pot of 9,200, Offen raised to 15,000, Splettstosser shoved for 19,700 total and Offen called the extra.

Splettstosser: K♥K♦ - a turned set
Offen: T♦8♣ - the flopped straight

The 8♠ river kept Offen in front and eliminated Splettstosser, after that hand Offen is up to 52,000.

1:35pm: A few names
Level 1 - Blinds 25/50

Players are continuing to drift into the tournament room and there are a few familiar faces amongst them. Antonin Duda has just taken his seat, the Czech player who wears an almost perma-smile whilst at the table.

He's had some great results over the years including two EPT Main Event final tables. Unfortunately for him they both resulted in seventh place finishes. Both were six-figure scores though with the EPT9 Barcelona result worth €125,950 and his EPT11 Malta performance netted a further € 108,200.

We had a WSOP bracelet winner in the field yesterday and that's the case again today. Paul Michaelis earned his last summer with a win in the $1,500 pot-limit Hold'em event. Ronny Voth is another dangerous German player in the field today and Martin Mulsow is also on the player list but we've yet to spot him in the field.

1:15pm: Stop and go
Level 1 - Blinds 25/50

The formality that is Day 1B being bigger than Day 1A has already been reached. There are currently 229 players in their seats but not all of them are playing poker.

As per PokerStars rules there must be three players at the table for play to start and there are a number of tables with one or two players only. It's been a leisurely start.

1pm: Shuffle up and deal
Level 1 - Blinds 25/50

Right on time the action has started.

12:45pm: Let's get ready for a super Saturday

Let's do it again! It's time for Day 1B of the Eureka6 Rozvadov Main Event and as (almost) always we expect Day 1B to be significantly bigger than Day 1A. So with 219 players turning up yesterday the hope is that this could be the biggest ever Eureka Rozadov Main Event. If we get a little over double yesterdays runners we'll beat the mark of 664, which was set last season. Given there's also a Day 1C turbo flight then we're expecting somewhere around 700.

Eureka Rozvadov Main Event history:
Season 3: 421 players, €500,000 prize pool, Bart Lybaert from Belgium for €115,000
Season 4: 493 players, €500,000 prize pool, Martin Meciar from Slovakia for €87,600
Season 5: 664 entries, €644,080 prize pool, Raphael Wimmer from Austria for €99,695

The target for anyone playing today is 194,400 as that's what Daniel Karacic managed to amass yesterday. He topped the 90 players who made it through. Full chip counts of the survivors can be seen here.

Play is due to start at 1pm.

Key Eureka6 Rozvadov Facts:

- 25,000 starting stack
- Blinds starting at 25/50 for 500 big blinds
- Levels are 45 minutes on Day 1 and they'll be 10 of them. On Day 2 from level 15 onwards levels increase to 60 minutes.
- Late registration is open until the start of level seven.
- Day 1B is today and there's also a special Turbo Day 1C at 10pm CET. That's only open to players who have busted either Day 1A or 1B. The field will then combine for the first time on Sunday. Players will reach the money on Day 2 and then play down to a final table on Day 3. The final table will play out on Tuesday. Cue mad celebrations and swigging of pilsner from the trophy (possibly).
- Full Eureka6 Rozvadov schedule here.

PokerStars Blog Reporting Team at Eureka6 Rozadov: Nick Wright. Photos by Tomas Stacha. Follow the PokerStars Blog on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog

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