The poker industry has a lot on offer at the moment, as poker action is in full throttle at the King’s Casino located in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. One of the most recent poker tournaments which is still in progress is partypoker MILLIONS Open providing its participants with quite the experience. At the moment there are a total of 30 players left on the felt and the chip leader is Ivaylo Sivinov from Bulgaria, who has a chip stack amounting to some 87,500,000 in chips.
The second day of action on the poker tables made sure that all players are even more determined to lay their hands on the generous first place prizes. The buy-in at the beginning of Day 1 amounted to €1,100 which in turn guaranteed that the total prize pool is going to exceed the guaranteed one which was promising €1 million for the best players. The opening date for this tournament was 10th February and this is where all participants received their stacks of chips amounting to 1,000,000 as a starting pack.
Timeline of the Poker Event
As for the total number of entries which were interested in running towards the throne, there were 976 players signing in for the poker tournament, of which 173 were re-entries willing to give their luck a second chance. An interesting fact is that the current chip leader Sivinov managed to get the last 35th position in the end of Day 1a chip count when he had collected only 835,000 at the end of the day and was more on the short side when it comes to chip count.
During Day 2, however, things started turning around for him as he had the chance to play against all participants from the four starting flights of the event. Throughout the day he advanced to the leading position and welcomed all remaining participants with a chip stack amounting to 87,500,000, ready to bust anyone willing to challenge him for the first place. On the runner-up position on the unofficial leader board at the moment, there is Pierre Neuville from Belgium who has his hands on a chip stack amounting to 61,800,000. The final day is expected to bring more action to the tables and the eventual winner at the end.
Sivinov’s live poker career commenced back in 2015 when he demonstrated his skills during Sofia Poker Week VIII where he finished 7th in the BGN220 No-Limit Hold’em Knockout and for this, he received BGN1,005 (US$546). His largest live cash so far reaches $107,760 and he laid his hands on it in 2017 when he played at the World Series of Poker Europe in which took place in the same gambling venue at the King’s Casino. He entered the €550 No-Limit Hold’em The Colossus and finished fourth in the tournament, bagging €91,711 for his efforts.