The King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic has been anticipating this day since the very first tournament of the World Series of Poker Circuit, back at the beginning of March. The Spring Festival, just like every other poker congregation has its Main Event and this Friday saw the official start of the event. It is going to continue over the span of four days and thus provide all participants with a chance to get to the top positions.
The first initial flight of the Main Event took place this Friday and as it could be expected, many of the well-known names from previous poker events were already registered for participation. The interest towards the event was one of the largest in the poker festival so far, as there were a total of 241 players willing to enter the first flight towards the final table. Of course, the poker action did not go without some hitches and there were 21 re-entries of people, who were eliminated way too soon. The buy-in for this event which should be paid by each player willing to participate in it amounts to €1,650, which in turn guarantees generous payouts for the top positions thanks to the big guaranteed prize pool.
As it was confirmed, this year the Main Event features a guarantee of €1,000,000 and each of the best performing players will have the chance to cut a slice of it on the final day of action. At the end of Day 1a, the chip leader was Alexander Romme from Germany who managed to amass some 310,500 in chips at the end of the day. Romme is one of the relatively new players on the poker tables, even though his first registered cash from a live tournament came in 2010 at this same poker room. His total live earnings amount to some $31,725 and the largest one he has won so far is for his runner-up position at the Kings Super Saturday €180 No-Limit Hold’em event.
Culminating Event in Action
This was when he managed to bag a total of $5,389, thus confirming that this casino venue brings him good fortune. At the first starting flight of the Main Event, Romme is followed closely on the unofficial leader board by no other than Eyal Bensimhon from Switzerland, who has accomplished quite the impressive winnings during this Spring Festival so far. At the moment he has 250,500 in chips, but he has the potential to go far in the culminating tournament since he managed to outplay all of his rivals for the big win at €220 Deep Stack Open. This brought him the generous cash prize of €18,503, as well as the coveted WSOPC Ring which came with the first place.
A total of 94 players are going to continue ahead to Day 2 when the surviving players of all initial flights will meet and put their poker skills to the test close to the final table. This Saturday will bring Day 1b of action, while Sunday and Monday will witness the second day and the final one when the most accomplished one among them will be crowned.