Poker action never takes a break at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov which just witnessed the official start of the anticipated International Poker Cup this Tuesday. Aiming high when it comes to performance Markus Johannes Guber became the first winner claiming a total of €1,322 for his excellent performance at the Tuesday Night Deepstack event and a first live poker winning for this year as well as his largest career payout.
Players willing to make it all the way to the top prizes at a given poker event know the thrill of pouring in their buy-in and taking the hot seat at one of the poker tables available on site. The eager anticipation of poker action never decreases a fact which could be confirmed by many of the participants in the latest poker event which took place at the King’s Casino in the picturesque city of Rozvadov in the Czech Republic.
Transforming the heart of Europe into a heated battle scene and attracting both local pros and players from neighboring Germany, King’s Casino has a lot on offer.
Poker Festival Receives Green Light
Tuesday brought the first event of this festival which was one of the preferred by many players – a Deepstack tournament. Coming with a buy-in amounting to some €60, this event guaranteed the best players among those lining in a fair share of the guaranteed prize pool of €3,500. Each player had the chance to commence the race with a total of 50,000 in chips to their name, providing them with the chance to operate with them more freely.
This also results in a more riveting action, as they have the chance to apply pressure to the player pool and their rivals are challenged in a way.
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A total of 73 players were present on site at the time of the Event and they were ready to give their luck a try. This first event of the festival acted as a warm-up for all of them, as many would surely make their way to the following events ahead of Sunday’s final day of action. Re-entry options were utilized by as many as 19 of them further boosting the prize pool paid to €4,806.
Only the top 11 players on the official rank list were eligible to the cash payouts once the Final Table was reached and the first one to cash out was German poker player Jonas Norbert who received the minimum payout of €120.
Once action reached the money bubble burst, players on the felt could be seen becoming more excited to bag big at the end of the day. Markus Sindesberger could not manage to outplay his rival at the heads-up duel and had to settle for the runner-up position at the end of the day.
This brought him some €940 for his deep run – a consolation prize which could motivate him to make his way into some of the upcoming tournaments of the International Poker Cup.
Champion Marks First Live Cash for 2018
Guber is a familiar face at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, as over the past eight years he has participated in many of the poker tournaments hosted in site. His largest payout up to this point came soon after he commenced participating in live poker events, back in 2011.
He played at the Czech Poker Tour where he finished 1st and bagged some €1,286 for his excellent performance. This elevated his total live earnings to some $10,721 and motivated him to continue with his poker efforts. Up next in the structure of the poker festival is the official Opening Event coming with a buy-in of €80.
As more players are projected to make their way to the casino venue, the originally announced guaranteed prize pool of €7,000 could be easily surpassed. Starting pack for this event amounts to some 15,000 and there is a total of 20 levels of action featuring an unlimited number of re-entries.
Friday is set to bring another anticipated event, this time the Big Friday one which comes with a guaranteed prize pool of €10,000. Every enthusiast interested in registering would have to provide the mandatory buy-in of €90, securing them a seat at the event.
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