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Rozvadov’s Poker Fever Cup Crowns mxg2411 a Champion after a Deal

With a surprising deal between the four finalists, the Poker Fever Cup at King’s Casino in Rozvadov ended Thursday evening. After several days of fast-paced poker action, the tournament crowned German player, known simply by his poker nickname mxg2411, a champion.

The Poker Fever Cup kicked off May 6 at the prestigious King’s Casino, a popular gaming venue in Rozvadov, the Czech Republic, that has witnessed a fair share of major poker tournaments over the years. Located on the border with Germany, the casino is extremely popular among German poker enthusiasts, which was quite evident during the Poker Fever Festival currently underway. The Poker Fever Cup Cup is just one of the many events taking place during the festival which boasts a €200,000 GTD Main Event. And many of the participants hailed from neighboring Germany, including the Poker Fever Cup title holder.

Known only as mxg2411, the winner took home the first-place prize of €13,374 after he agreed on a deal with the other four finalists on Thursday. With a guaranteed prize pool of €100,000 and a reasonable buy-in of €110 (€100+€10), the tournament attracted only 572 players and 322 re-entries, so the total amount that was paid in the end was only €95,000. Despite the initial interest, the size of the entry field just was not sufficient to cover, let alone, exceed the guarantee. Still, the final deal was welcomed and the last four players who remained on the final table were more than satisfied to grab a cash prize without having to fight each other for another few hours.

But before that, let us take a brief look at the Final Day on Thursday. Only 116 players returned to the felt and the top 95 finished in the money, taking a minimum of €280. Nurettin Bilici from Germany started as a chip leader with 520,000, followed by Rezet (Germany) with 457,000 and Giuseppe Caldara (Belgium) with 420,000. The winner was supposed to bank €18,141, but when a deal was proposed, those who finished received less than initially thought.

When the last four players on the table agreed on a deal, the one holding the largest stack was German player mxg2411 who grabbed the title and the first place prize of €13,374. The rest of the players were German grinders Franz Lederle who took home €10,597 and the previous chip leader Bilici who won €11,610. The fourth player to benefit from the deal was Kim Germer from Denmark who received €7,878. Rounding up the top 10 were also Raphael Degelo (5th, €4,855), Pavel S. (6th, €3,781), Giuseppe Caldara (7th, €2,755), Karlovarský Král (8th, €1,883), Dan Olin (9th, €1,492), and Markus Wellen (10th, €1,216).

Plenty of Thrilling Poker Action at Poker Fever Festival

Yesterday, the festival also launched the €550 Buy-in High Roller 8-Max which drew a field of 122 entrants with its guaranteed prize pool of €50,000. With such a great participation, the guarantee was easily exceeded and Day 2 started with 44 players. With 40-min levels and a starting stack of 40,000, this will be the Final Day of the High Roller but the winner will not be determined for several more hours of grueling poker play. Once again, Germany dominated the tournament and Day 2 chip leader was Stefan Kehrer with 265.500 in chips, followed by Jörg Wilfried Müller with 221,000. Martin Ilavský from Slovakia was close with 217,500 in chips and behind him, there were several more German players.

The more exciting event during the festival, however, is the €200,000 GTD Main Event which started Thursday with 106 players and another 19 re-entries. It runs through Monday, April 14, and is expected to lure a larger field that would make the total prize pool even more attractive. It comes with a €200 Buy-in and a €25 fee. Day 1A ended with 32 players left and the chip leader was Afshin Fattahi from Austria who held 277,500.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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