The WSOP International Circuit Rozvadov is two playing days away from crowning its Main Event victor and action at the host venue King’s Casino in Rozvadov promises tons of entertainment to those watching the event live and those following the developments from anywhere else in the world.
Day 1B of the €1,650 buy-in tournament was played on Saturday and saw much greater interest than the Day 1A starting flight. The second day during which interested players were able to enter the field drew a total of 448 entries. They boosted the tournament’s overall field to 646 participants. Registration remains open until play resumes for Day 2, so there will probably be more players who will try their luck for the title and the first-place prize.
The tournament goes along with a guaranteed prize pool of €1 million and a gold ring for the winner. The original prize pool has not be exceeded yet, but this is likely to happen if more entries join the action today.
Despite the apparently big interest in the event, this year’s field is yet far away from the 2016 numbers. King’s Casino Rozvadov played host to a stop on the 2016 schedule of the WSOP International Circuit in November and its Main Event drew a massive field of 851 entries. Croatian poker pro Ivan Banic took down the prestigious tournament for a first-place prize of €232,241 and the coveted gold ring. It is yet to be seen how much exactly the winner of the 2017 Rozvadov Main Event will be offered as a reward for their deep run. The final prize pool and the places paid will be announced later today.
What Is to Be Expected from Day 2?
There were only 186 players to survive through Day 1B. They will be joined by the Day 1A remaining hopefuls for another day of quality action at the host casino, which is known to be home to Europe’s largest poker room.
At least 250 players will return to King’s Casinotoday. Play is set to resume at 2 pm local time and the remaining participants and any other players who have decided to take advantage of the late registration option are set to play at least ten 60-minute levels today.
The survivors will be led by Czech player Pavel Stolar who snatched the chip lead last night. The player bagged and tagged 228,600 in chips to become the overall chip leader from the two starting flights. He is closely followed by Artan Dedusha with 223,100 and Petr Setka with 219,400.
Notables to have made it to Day 2 include Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Philipp Zukernik, and Jan Timo Jobmann who cashed in seven events over the course of the festival and claimed a gold ring in the €666 No-Limit Hold’em tournament.
The overall chip leader has recorded 17 in-the-money finishes under his name over the course of several years and has accumulated $38,325 in tournament earnings. A victory in the Main Event will secure Stolar with his first major poker title.