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German Poker Tour Easter Edition Gives Start to €200,000 GTD Main Event

When we talk about poker festivals and the amount of thrill they are able to provide, two words usually come to mind – Main Event. This is the event which guarantees a high level of action as well as generous cashes. The German Poker Tour Easter Edition which is currently in progress in King’s Casino in Rozvadov saw its first starting flight this Thursday and transported all participants one step closer to the summit.

The culminating event is a tournament highly anticipated by all participants of the Easter Edition festival as it comes with a relatively low buy-in, but considerable guaranteed prize pool. Each participant had to invest as much as €299 before taking their seat on one of the poker tables at the well-known poker room of King’s Casino. This guaranteed them the chance to play for a fair share of the guaranteed prize pool amounting to some €200,000. As many as 126 players registered for participation in the poker event, but following a premature elimination, some 27 of them opted for a re-entry in the poker tournament.

This is how the final number of entries in Day 1A of the Main Event reached 153 and brought riveting poker action to the tables. Every player had a starting chip stack amounting to 50,000 which gave them the freedom to operate and direct the game as they wish in order to provide the best entertainment for everyone interested in the poker action happening in King’s Casino.

Only as many as 52 players remained on their seats after the action of the first starting flight and they are going to continue ahead towards the official Day 2 of action which is scheduled to take place this Sunday.

Scheduled Poker Action in the Main Event

It is going to sift the players and pass only the best among them to the Final Day which is going to take place on Monday. This is also going to be the last day of the Easter Edition poker festival in Rozvadov. At the moment the cheap lead in the Main Event rank list is reserved for a poker player from Germany with the nickname Prof. Dr. Bär who has a total of 351,900 in chips.

This makes him the chip leader until someone from the second starting flight manages to demonstrate better poker skills on the felt this Friday. The runner-up position in the unofficial leader board from this Thursday was reserved for Gazmend Bekteshi from Germany who managed to generate a total of 316,000 in chips at the end of the poker action, which is more than most of the poker parleys on the field.

The third place in the leader board was then taken by Dirk Schneege who is also a fellow German poker player with a chip stack amounting to 307,200. This Friday is going to see new players taking their seats around the tables and many of them will reunite again on Sunday.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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