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Poker Fever Festival Brings €200,000 GTD Main Event to Rozvadov

When it comes to poker the most notable location in Europe at the moment is no other than King’s Casino located in Rozvadov, the Czech Republic where poker action is in full swing at the Poker Fever Festival bringing thousands of poker players together. The long-anticipated Main Event commenced officially this Thursday and its impressive guaranteed prize pool amounting to some €200,000 is only one of the great features attracting players to the field.

The Main Event in every poker festival is the most attractive and promising poker tournament available in the schedule, surpassed in popularity only by the high roller ones and the special events. It is considered a culmination of sorts which usually attracts some of the most well-known names in the industry to the poker tables. They are ready to give their luck a try and see whether they can outplay many of their rivals on the felt. Such is the case of this Main Event as well and there are already hundreds of people registered for participation in it.

According to the previously announced schedule of the festival, the culminating event is going to feature as many as four starting flights, the last one set to take place this Saturday. All surviving players from the four flights will have the opportunity to meet once again at the official Day 2 which is scheduled for this Sunday and is going to bring the players closer to the coveted first-place prize. The first starting flight of this culminating for the poker festival event managed to attract as many as 106 players to the field and some 19 of them had to re-enter the game since they were eliminated from the race sooner than expected.

Poker Action during the First Starting Flights

From them, as many as 32 survived throughout the entire day and this is what guaranteed them a reserved seat at the final Day 2 of the Main Event. The chip leader at the end of the day was Afshin Fattahi from Austria who managed to amass a chip stack amounting to some 277,500 in chips.

This is how poker action reached the second starting flight taking place this Friday and attracting even more poker enthusiasts to the field. The registered players at the beginning of Day 1b were 169 and as many as 36 of them made a good use of their reentry option. Following an entire day of poker action on the tables, only 74 of them survived with chips when the last minutes were passing.

Over the first two flights of the Main Event, the total number of entries reached 330 which just comes to show that the interest towards the culminating tournament could meet the expectations. With the affordable buy-in of only €225 every poker player willing to put their skills to the test has the opportunity to do so and potentially make it all the way to the top.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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