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Jan Černý Claims Throne at World Series of Poker Circuit Spring Festival Ring Event #1

The World Series of Poker is one of the most renown poker festivals on a global scale, meaning that its current Circuit edition which takes place in Rozvadov, Czech Republic is able to draw many poker players from around the world. Ring Event #1 saw its final table this Monday and granted one lucky player with the big cash. Local poker pro Jan Černý reached the throne and bagged a total of €53,942 for outplaying his rivals.

This installment of the poker festival commenced with the very first day of the opening event, which took place on 1st March. This is when all enthusiasts willing to put their strength to the test and to demonstrate their poker potential had the chance to enter the first of four starting flights. With the help of these days, the best players were sifted and continued ahead towards Day 2 of the Opening Event. With the help of this approach, the final day of action of this event guaranteed exciting poker moves for all participants.

The first ring out of 14 which will be given away to the best players could not make it to the hands of a foreign poker player and it will have to remain within the borders of the Czech Republic, as the big winner is a local pro. The Opening Event featured a buy-in amounting to €299 which is also the lowest buy-in available in the schedule of the festival. As for the guaranteed prize pool of the first event which welcomed the guests of King’s Casino, it amounted to €300,000.

Final Day Action

There was a total of 984 entries who registered for participation in the poker event, but at the beginning of Day 2, only the most proficient ones among them took their spots at the final table. This was also the chance for the eventual winner to make their way towards the throne which came with the coveted WSOPC ring.

Černý is a player with many accomplishments throughout his live career, having amassed $139,917 up to this point. His name was listed on an official leader board for the first time back in 2010 when he played at the same venue in the Kings Casino €50,000 Guaranteed Tournament.

He finished 21st at the €365 No-Limit Hold’em event and this granted him $422. His largest winning before Monday’s final table amounted to €50,000 and it was received in 2017 when he became a champion. This happened when Černý played at the €310 + 30 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event at the Premier Poker Cup in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. This Monday was also successful for the runner-up player Massoud Assaf from Sweden, who was the chip leader at the start of Day 2 and made it close to the throne.

He bagged a total of €33,032 at the end of the final table after he was defeated by the winner in a heads-up duel. The third place on the official leader board was taken by French poker player Fabien Baldelli who pocketed some €23,598 for his great performance. This Wednesday is going to witness the official start of the second WSOPC Ring event which will be €500+ 50 Monster Stack, featuring a guaranteed prize pool amounting to €200,000.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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