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WSOP Circuit Spring Festival Opening Event Day 1B Brings Chip Lead to Marijo Nad

Poker players from around the world, rejoice! The poker action in Kings Casino located in Rozvadov, Czech Republic is well on its way and chips are flying on the poker tables of the World Series of Poker Circuit Spring Festival. The first event of the busy schedule is currently in progress and Marijo Nad from Croatia has a reason to celebrate since he became the chip leader this Friday.

One of the constant hotspots when it comes to poker festivals and riveting tournaments is the well-known poker room of the casino location which is seeing so many poker tournaments and festivals held throughout the year. This Thursday saw the official start of the festival with its first event which was the €299 Opening Event. During the first starting flight, there were as many as 121 players registered for action, but only 18 of them made it to the final minutes of Day 1A.

The chip leader among those players who survived the fast-paced action was Thomas Kirchner from Germany, who is well-known in the poker field for his flawless performance at the Deutsche Poker Tour, which took place at the same gaming venue. At the end of Day 1A, he had 551,000 in chips to his name.

Action during Second Starting Flight

The popularity of the Opening Event progressed to captivate players and Day 1B brought even more of them to the poker location. There was a total of 288 registrations for participation, as well as 23 re-entries from players willing to give their luck a second chance on the felt. Every player participating in the Opening Event has the right to re-enter field two times.

The player who managed to amass the largest amount of chips throughout the second starting flight of the first event was Nad, who bagged a total of 409,500 of them. This made him the chip leader among the 51 players who survived this rapid fire of a day.

All of them continue ahead towards Day 2 which will see the players of all four starting flights come together to see who is the best among them. As for Day 1B of action, the top positions on the official leader board were taken by accomplished players who managed to outplay the field. The runner-up position in this starting flight was taken by Martin Frič from Slovakia who bagged a total of 319,000 at the end of the day.

So far in his live poker career, he has amassed $22,018, as his largest earning from a poker tournament is $12,261. He received it back in 2014 at the same gaming venue when he participated in the €250 Friend of King’s Series Main Event #1 and finished 7th. The third position in the final minutes of Day 1B was claimed by Dejan Govedič from Slovenia, as his chip stack amounted to 291,500 at the end of this starting flight. He also has quite the potential to become the first champion at this year’s edition of the Spring Festival, as his total live earnings amount to $66,552.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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