Eureka6 Rozvadov: Day 3 live updates archive

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* This is an archive of Day 3 coverage. For latest updates click here.

6:30pm: End of the level
Level 22 - Blinds 10,000/20,000 (3,000 ante)

The players are now on a 15 minute break.

6:25pm: No stopping Ivan Luca
Level 22 - Blinds 10,000/20,000 (3,000 ante)

Ivan Luca has about 1,800,000 after eliminating Johannes Dandl. It was actually Oliver Heppchenwho started the action, he raised to 50,000 from the hihack, Dandl smooth called and Luca then three-bet to 177,000 total. Heppchen folded but Dandl called, leaving himself just 195,000 back.

On the 4♣9♠T♥ flop Luca bet 50,000 and Dandl smooth called. On the 3♥ turn Dandl moved all-in and Luca snap called. The Argentinian had T♦T♠ and Dandl was drawing dead with A♠J♣.

6:15pm: Kokoska wins big pot to eliminate Farcasanu
Level 22 - Blinds 10,000/20,000 (3,000 ante)

A huge pot has boosted Robert Kokoska to around 1,400,000 and sent Alexandru Farcasanu out in 23rd place.

Pre-flop Kokoska made it 40,000 to go from the cutoff, Farcasanu three-bet to 100,000 from the button and Kokoska smooth called. The flop fell K♠2♣3♦, Farcasanu bet 85,000, Kokoska check-raised to 180,000 total, Farcasanu moved in for about 600,000 total and Kokoska made the call.

Kokoska: K♣Q♣
Farcasanu: A♠7♥

Farcasanu's bluff had gone wrong and he didn't catch up on the J♦ turn or 3♣ river and Kokoska just had him covered.


Alexandru Farcasnu

6:05pm: Kristeller cracks kings
Level 22 - Blinds 10,000/20,000 (3,000 ante)

Oh boy!

Andres Viola opened, Martin Kristeller three-bet jammed for 433,000 with 8♦7♦ and Karol Radomski re-shoved with K♠K♦. The T♦6♥4♠T♣5♦ run out meant Kristeller rivered a straight to climb to around 900,000 whilst Radomski is down to 160,000.

6pm: Final three tables
Level 22 - Blinds 10,000/20,000 (3,000 ante)

Below is the redraw for the final three tables of the Eureka6 Rozvadov Main Event

11David Urban
12Patrick Wolff
13Domenico Gala
14Rene Kodlin
15Grzegorz Wyraz
16Daniel Rose
17Peter Siemund
18Mick Heder
21Martin Ilavsky
22Oliver Heppchen
23Dragoslav Timarac
24Johannes Dandl
25Ivan Luca
26Dariusz Beres
27Stoyan Stefanov
28Fabian Schaack
31Hannes Speiser
33Robert Kokoska
34Alexandru Farcasanu
35Andres Viola
36Martin Kristeller
37Karol Radomski
38Maria Lampropoulos

5:45pm: Down to 23, Luca keeps climbing
Level 22 - Blinds 10,000/20,000 (3,000 ante)

The clock had been paused as Mahmut Yildirim (26th) and Lazer Gjergji (25th) had been eliminated which meant redraw of the final 24 players.

There was though still a pot happening at Ivan Luca's table. Domenico Gala had opened to 40,000 from under-th-gun, Luca flat called, as did Grzegorz Wyraz.

Action passed to Christian Tauscher in the small blind and he moved all-in for 129,000 total. Back on Gala he raised, but it wasn't enough to meet the minimum required. As it was over 50% of the legal raise size though it went as a min-raise to 218,000 total to be precise.

Back on Luca he thought for a couple of minutes before raising to 395,000 total. That got rid of Wyraz but Gala tanked for a couple of minutes before folding and leaving himself with 350,000 back. After the hand he said that his intention had been to raise Tauscher's all-in bet.

Luca: A♦Q♣
Tauscher: 9♠7♠

A A♥T♦8♣2♥8♣ board meant Luca took the pot and eliminated Tauscher. After the hand Gala intimated that he'd have made a flush had he stayed in the hand.

As he didn't Ivan Luca is up to about 1,800,000. They'll now be a short break whilst the tournament staff conduct the redraw.

5:30pm: Wyraz wins big pot to dent Speiser
Level 22 - Blinds 10,000/20,000 (3,000 ante)

Hannes Speiser sure has been in the thick of the action over the last hour. I arrived at the table to see a pot of around 500,000 in the middle of the table, along with a complete board of 2♦7♥5♣A♠2♥ on the felt.

Grzegorz Wyraz (big blind) was first to act and he moved all-in. Speiser (button) had about 330,000 behind and tanked for a good two minutes before folding. Wyraz showed the 8♣ as he took the pot. He's up to around 900,000 after that hand.


An up and down hour for Speiser

5:18pm: Price of poker goes up
Level 22 - Blinds 10,000/20,000 (3,000 ante)

Into level 22 now and 28 players remain. That makes the average stack 602,000 for a shade over 30 big blinds. A 30 big blind average seems to be pretty consistent.

5:10pm: Lauck busts to Lampropoulos in huge pot
Level 21 - Blinds 8,000/16,000 (2,000 ante)

A huge pot has seen Maria Lampropoulos climb to 1,400,000 and send Jonas Lauck tumbling out of the tournament. Pre-flop Lampropoulos raised to 35,000, Lauck three-bet to 100,000 on the button, Lampropoulos four-bet to 175,000 and Lauck made the call.

The flop fell 7♠J♥8♠, Lampropoulos c-bet 125,000, Lauck raised all-in for 360,000 total and Lampropoulos called.

Lauck: A♠5♠
Lampropoulos: K♠K♣

The 2♥ turn and K♥ river kept the Argentinian in front and it's now an Argentinian one-two at the top of the chip counts as only Ivan Luca has more chips.


Lauck's luck ran out

5pm: Speiser surge! Doubles again
Level 21 - Blinds 8,000/16,000 (2,000 ante)

Hannes Speiser has enjoyed a great 10 minutes as after tripling up earlier he just doubled up! Pre-flop Dusan Privoznik raised from early position and Speiser defended from the big blind. A flurry of bets and raises on the J♥A♦2♦ flop saw Speiser all-in for 293,000 with J♣2♣ and looking to hold against Privoznik's A♠T♥.

The 9♠ turn and 5♣ river didn't change anything and Speiser doubled to around 670,000 whilst Privoznik dropped to about 100,000. He busted shortly afterwards when his Q♠T♦ couldn't get there against Fabian Schaack's A♦9♥.

4:50pm: Speiser back in the game; Popa busts
Level 21 - Blinds 8,000/16,000 (2,000 ante)

A three way all-in was in progress by the time I arrived at the table and this was the situation:

Hannes Speiser: A♠A♥ - all-in for 92,000
Martin Ilavsky: A♦3♦ - the covering stack
Catalin-Marcel Popa: A♣8♣ - all-in for roughly 108,000

The board ran 7♦Q♥5♠Q♦5♥, so Speiser trebled up to almost 300,000, Ilavsky dropped to 650,000 and Popa was left with just 16,000 and he was eliminated on the next hand.

4:40pm: Timarac busts Mozaffarian
Level 21 - Blinds 8,000/16,000 (2,000 ante)

Down to just 220,000 Amir Mozaffarian open shoved with 2♠2♦ and got a call from Dragoslav Timarac, who was in the big blind.

The Serbian player showed A♦Q♣ and we were off to the races. The 8♠9♣K♠Q♣K♣ board meant the overcards won this one and Timarac climbed to 730,000 as a result.

Szymon Sobanda and Daniel Nitzsche are also out. 33 players remain.

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4:30pm: Counts at the start of level 21
Level 21 - Blinds 8,000/16,000 (2,000 ante)

During the break tournament staff did a comprehensive chip count of the remaining players. Ivan Luca has jumped out to the lead, whilst overnight chip leader Daniel Rose has seen his stack cut in half during the opening two levels.

Ivan LucaArgentina1,470,000
Alexandru FarcasanuRomania1,200,000
Daniel RoseGermany975,000
Patrick WolffGermany910,000
Dusan PrivoznikSlovakia731,000
Mick HederDenmark730,000
Robert KokoskaCzech Republic720,000
Grzegorz WyrazPoland715,000
Peter SiemundGermany700,000
Rene KodlinGermany680,000
David UrbanSlovakia674,000
Domenico GalaItaly600,000
Maria LampropoulosArgentina590,000
Dragoslav TimaracSerbia570,000
Jonas LauckGermany560,000
Petr MachacekCzech Republic515,000
Martin IlavskySlovakia500,000
Hannes SpeiserAustria380,000
Martin KristellerGermany365,000
Oliver HeppchenGermany320,000
Fabian SchaackGermany300,000
Andres ViolaArgentina300,000
Karol RadomskiPoland290,000
Christian TauscherGermany265,000
Tomasz CabaPoland255,000
Amir MozaffarianGermany242,000
Mahmut YildirimSwitzerland235,000
Stoyan StefanovBulgaria230,000
Daniel NitzscheGermany220,000
Lazer GjergjiCzech Republic195,000
Catalin-Marcel PopaRomania160,000
Dariusz BeresPoland155,000
Johannes DandlGermany121,000
Szymon SobandaPoland110,000
Azmi KorkmazGermany105,000
Stefan JordiAustria101,000


Luca leads

4:20pm: Back from the break
Level 21 - Blinds 8,000/16,000 (2,000 ante)

Play has restarted, the average stack is 468,000 which equates to just under 30 big blinds.

4:05pm: Break time
Level 20 - Blinds 6,000/12,000 (2,000 ante)

I don't know about you but we need a break after those opening two levels. 63 players have been knocked down to just 36. We'll be back in 15.

3:55pm: Gann gone
Level 20 - Blinds 6,000/12,000 (2,000 ante)

Andreas Gann - who you might remember from the famous Irish Open slowroll that went viral - has just busted out of this tournament, losing a race to do so.

He had about 70,000 and was all-in and at risk with 7♠7♦ against the K♦Q♠ of Martin Ilavsky. The 9♠5♠4♠9♥2♠ board stayed low but it also made Ilavsky a flush. He'd dropped some chips earlier today but is now back up to 400,000.

3:45pm: Sevens not lucky for Burstein
Level 20 - Blinds 6,000/12,000 (2,000 ante)

After Grzegorz Wyraz opened from late position, Vladimir Burstein re-raised all-in for roughly 70,000 from the small blind. Call from Wyraz.

Burstein: 7♠7♦
Wyraz: K♠J♣

The Q♦6♥[Qg]J♠J♥ board made Wyraz a full house. He's up to 715,000 after that hand.

3:35pm: Death by quads
Level 20 - Blinds 6,000/12,000 (2,000 ante)

Down to around just 65,000 Karel Novak shoved all-in with A♣K♠ and found a call from Alexandru Farcasanu, who had 4♦4♠. What started as a race was all but over when the window card was the 4♥. The J♠ and 4♣ completed the flop to make Farcasanu quads and leave Novak drawing dead.

Farcasanu is up to 980,000.


Big slick no good for Novak

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3:25pm: Payouts
Level 20 - Blinds 6,000/12,000 (2,000 ante)

We're updating the payouts page as we go - with the speed of exits it's not easy! But click here to see who's cashed and for how much.

3:15pm: Kokoska takes out Chalpuka
Level 20 - Blinds 6,000/12,000 (2,000 ante)\

Pavel Chalupka - which translates to English as Paul Cottage - is out after three-bet jamming for 100,000 with A♣K♦ and running into the pocket tens of Robert Kokoska.

It was a flip and it's one the pair won on a 9♥5♣3♦7♦7♣. Kokoska is up to 510,000.

44 players remain.

3:05pm: What an hour!
Level 20 - Blinds 6,000/12,000 (2,000 ante)

Well that was an exciting 60 minutes. 15 exits and a ton of doubles. It's still Daniel Rose who leads, but Ivan Luca also has over a million now and lurks in second place.

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2:55pm: Kings cracked
Level 19 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

There have been a lot of all-in and calls in this level and Dominik Paus was just involved in two of them. In the first Lazer Gjergji shoved for 104,000 with A♦Q♠ and Paus called with K♣K♦. The A♠8♥5♥4♥7♠ board meant Gjergji doubled to 220,000 whilst Paus slipped to 101,000.

Those chips went in shortly afterwards with pocket aces against the king-queen of Serif Gozegir and this time the big pair held and Gozegir was out on the next hand.

2:45pm: Heder can't win with the hammer
Level 19 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

From the small blind Mick Heder shoved all-in for an effective 98,000 and Sergei Firsov took a look at his cards before announcing call.

Heder: 7♣2♣
Firsov: A♦J♣

Heder had made an ambitious shove, "I thought he'd fold," he said afterwards. The K♠T♦A♦9♣8♦ board doubled Firsov to 200,000 whilst Heder dropped to 195,000.

Meanwhile, Gaspare Leggio, Arsenii Karmatckii, Michael Panovec and Martin Kabrhel are out. 51 players remain.


Kabrhel and his hippo are out

2:35pm: Luca takes out Cho
Level 19 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

Down to just 64,000 Yong Cho shoved all-in from the button with A♣Q♥ and Ivan Luca re-raised all-in from the small blind with T♠T♥ and the big blind folded.

The 5♥6♥2♦K♥K♦ meant the Argentinian's hand held up and Cho was eliminated. Luis Reis Marto is also out.

2:20pm: Two out, one in
Level 19 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

A flurry of action in the opening 20 minutes here in Rozvadov.

Tilmann Ebeling is out after calling all-in with A♣4♠ for around 65,000 only to run into Jiri Horak's pocket aces.

Grzegorz Pysiak at least got it in good with Q♥J♠ against Robert Kokoska's 9♣7♣. The latter had shoved from the small blind with Pysiak calling off for about 100,000 from the big blind. A 6♠A♦6♦9♦4♣ board favoured Kokoska though.

Meanwhile Maria Lampropoulos was all-in for 114,000 on a K♣A♠5♠ flop with A♣7♦ and hoping to hold against Gaspare Leggio's K♠3♠. The monster draw missed on the T♦5♦ turn and river and she survived.

Maria Lampropoulos, 250,000
Gaspare Leggio, 150,000


Maria Lampropoulos

2:07pm: Eiler first out
Level 19 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

Given he returned with 1.7 big blinds it's no surprise that Michael Eiler is the first player out today. He was under-the-gun on the first hand and shoved with 9♠8♣. Marek Blasko re-raised all-in for 71,000 from middle position and everyone else folded.

Blasko showed A♠A♣ and Eiler couldn't crack aces as the board came 3♣5♠T♠2♠A♦.

2:03pm: Play has started
Level 19 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

Day 3 is under way here in Rozvadov.

1:50pm: The fight for the final table begins
Level 19 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

Welcome to Day 3 of the Eureka6 Rozvadov Main Event. A total of 63 players have made it this far and the plan for today is to get to the final table, or at least as close as possible. Whilst 63 players to 8 seems a lot, 31 players (almost half the field) return today with a sub 20 big blind stack.

That's not a problem facing Daniel Rose. Two huge back to back pots in yesterday's final level means he comes into Day 3 with a stack of 1,570,000. The average is just 267,000. In fact Rose has the average stack for when 11 players remain!

Play starts at 2pm CET, you can see the start of day seat draw here.

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

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