In the poker world, there is one brand that manages to attract the attention of all enthusiasts with every tournament it introduces. Its latest one took place in the well-known and beloved King’s Casino in Rozvadov, the Czech Republic which is one of the hotspots when it comes to poker in Europe. Grand Prix Germany recently came to its end and granted local player Ondrej Lon with the first-place prize amounting to some €84,686 following the deal set.
Summer is usually the time for every poker enthusiast willing to explore the live offerings available, to find a cool venue providing them with the chance to generate a considerable amount of cash in a matter of hours. This is the period of the year witnessing heated poker festivals around the world and Europe is no exception to this unwritten rule. The premium battle arena available at the King’s Casino is known for its constant flow of festivals, ranging from partner events with international brands to King’s very own gambling congregations.
partypoker gave green light to its highly-anticipated Grand Prix Germany event on 5th August giving enough time for all players to make their way into the Main Event tournament. Final Table was set to take place this Monday and surviving participants were eagerly anticipating it. The first day of action was conveniently taking place on Sunday, providing them with the possibility to make their way to the location and register for participation. There were some 57 players registering on Day 1 and paying the mandatory buy-in of €220 reserving them a spot.
It should be taken into account that the overall interest towards the Grand Prix quickly jumped through the roof. The overall number of entries reached a total of 3,420, making the competition for the top positions on the rank list even more interesting. Some 846 of the players had to opt for a re-entry in the Main Event.
Day 1A, 1B, 1C, and 1D took place online, featuring 15-minute levels picking up the pace of action. Buy-in for those events ranged from €5.50 and €44. There were 18 levels each day and up until the 12th one players had the chance to make it in.
Poker Action Spans across More than a Week
In addition to the online starting flights, there were also live ones taking place on Thursday and Friday. Day 1E saw some 848 players making their way into the event and the chip leader among them was player registered under the nickname Koekiej Monster from the Netherlands who had a chip stack amounting to some 2,095,000.
Friday brought the last batch of 728 players, the survivors among which were led by players with the nickname EasyGo. He also became the overall chip leader among all six starting flights. Those who made it to the other side were set to meet once again on Day 2. From the overall number of participants only 2,899 reunited on the official second day of poker action.
Only the top 431 players were in for the cash prizes, as the minimum payout amounted to some €500. The first player to leave with cash was Tobias Walter from Germany. The big winner entered the tournament during the fourth online starting flight where he made it to the 15th position on the rank list. Lon’s chip stack of 915,000 ranked him 99th on the Redraw Day 2.
Slowly but surely the Final Day was reached when a total of three hours and a half were necessary for players to reach the final stages of action. The top four positions on the official leader board arranged a deal making the Final Table go much smoother. Runner-up for this event was German player Nino Wagner claiming some €76,158, whereas the third position on the rank list as claimed by Samuel Merawi Tebege from Germany.
He bagged some €73,683 for his deep run in the poker tournament. Simon Benjamin was the player climbing all the way to the fourth spot of this Main Event, bringing him a sweet payday of €69,213. Now that the premium Grand Prix Germany has come to an end, King’s Casino is ready for the next poker festival which would be The Indian Poker Series.
Starting this Wednesday and continuing all the way to the 19th, this poker tournament brings Main Event with a guaranteed prize pool of €100,000, as well as a wide range of poker tournaments. CasinoGamesPro’s team would continue following closely development on the felt.