Almost an entire month of poker action is what is on offer at the World Series of Poker International Circuit in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, and the poker industry has already become seriously invested in it. It started on the 28th September and it is scheduled to continue well into 16th October. All poker tournaments are taking place at the King’s Casino, able to host an international event of WSOP Circuit’s scale.
The first event in the rich schedule of WSOP Circuit Rozvadov was the €270 + 29 No-Limit Hold’em – Oktoberfest (Ring Event #1) and it commenced on the 28th September. Over the span of five days, poker pros from all over the world competed for the coveted WSOP Circuit ring and there were a total of 2,085 entries running for it. The prize pool reached €534,802 (US$628,691) which guaranteed a sweet payday to the top positions on the leaderboard. Andrej Desset from Slovakia defeated all players on the felt and laid his hands on €94,495 (US$111,084) and a sparkling ring. Again on 28th September began the one-day €90 + 10 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo, offering a more affordable alternative, and Australia’s Martin Benda managed to defeat the 41 entries for the big prize. The prize pool reached €3,506 (US$4,122) which helped him to receive €1,297 (US$1,525) for his first place.
October Began with a Bang
From 1st to 4th October a total of 1,163 poker players participated in the €200 + 20 No-Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Open. Their joint efforts swelled the prize pool to the tempting €220,790 (US$260,815) which, in turn, boosted the prize for the big winner. He happened to be local poker pro Adam Reitoral, who outplayed all participants and received €34,975 (US$41,315) for his efforts on the felt. A fellow player from the Czech Republic claimed the throne at another one-day event which started on the 1st. Vojtech Kratochvil won big at the €150 + 15 Pot Limit Omaha after he defeated a total of 70 entries reaching for the first place. The prize pool amounted to €9,975 (US$11,783) which guaranteed a sweet payday for Kratochvil, who received €2,992 (US$3,534).
The third event which commenced on 1st October and ran for a whole day was the €80 + 10 No-Limit Hold’em Championship Series 3, which attracted 416 entries. With the prize pool swelling to €31,616 ($37,347) the prizes were big for everyone around the top. Ashot Oganesian from Russia claimed the first place and the €4,690 (US$5,540) coming with it. The 3rd October featured two single-day tournaments, both dominated by poker players from Bulgaria. The first one was €100 + 10 No-Limit Hold’em Championship Series 5, which attracted 206 players. Asaf Adato defeated them all and won €4,000 (US$4,701) from the prize pool of €19,570. The second event was the €300 + 30 Pot Limit Omaha, where Matey Sidiki went home with €3,898 (US$4,581).
The most recent winner at a WSOP Circuit Rozvadov event was Portugal’s Romeu Rato who participated in the €100 + 10 No-Limit Hold’em on 4th October. The prize pool of €13,205 (US$15,498) boosted his first place prize to €2,966 (US$3,481).