The very phrase “Main Event” is capable of eliciting strong emotions in many poker players especially among those who have already participated in such culminating event and have experienced it to the fullest. This Thursday brought the Dutch Classics Main Event experience to players at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, drawing a total of 219 players to the first starting flight.
Providing players with the chance to make their way all the way to the top and claim one of the considerable cash payouts, the Main Event is predestined to attract the attention of a large crowd. Such is the case with this one, as the anticipated number of registrants in this culminating tournaments was surpassed this Thursday. The afternoon hours of yesterday brought the spotlight to the special Satellite event which has the potential to grant skillful participants with a chance to participate in the culminating tournament.
Main Event Fever Taking Over Rozvadov
Buy-in for it amounted to some €40 providing them with the chance to win a seat at Main Event Day 1A at an affordable price. Once this event was over and players had the chance to reunite once again for the official start of Day 1A. This event featured a buy-in of €195, making it one of the affordable congregations.
Each of the players registering for participation had the option to re-enter the tournament and receive a second chance for winning if they have been eliminated earlier than expected. This option was utilized by as many as 59 players, which in turn boosted the overall prize pool of the event. It is going to be estimated once all starting flights have come to an end and survivors have reunited once again for the official Day 2 of the Main Event.
When all was said and done, the last minutes of the final level for the day witnessed 69 players bagging their chips. There was a significant prevalence of Dutch poker players registering for participation, resembling the situation at the Opening Event on Wednesday.
278 entries made a great start for the €200k gtd Dutch Classics Main Event! Today we continue with day 1b at 4 pm. Buy-in €175+€20, 50k chips/40 minutes levels.13 levels will be played. #pokerroomkings #kings
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— King's Resort (@PokerroomKings) September 14, 2018
Players Showcase Full Potential on the Felt
Many familiar names from previous events at King’s Casino made their way to Day 1A. Tom Hoekstra was one of them and this time he might have more luck to his name. It could be recalled that he managed to reach the 17th position on the official rank list of the Opening Event which brought him some €158.
In the starting flight yesterday he managed to reach the 52nd spot on the unofficial leader board with his chip stack of 106,500. The eventual winner of the Dutch Classics’ festival first event Jan Henderikus Halsema was also present, aiming to make the best of his good fortune and potentially mark a winning streak. It could be recalled that yesterday he bagged a total of €2,319 following a two-way deal between him and the runner-up player.
Once the initial starting flight of this event was over he claimed to the fourth position on the unofficial leader board with a chip stack of 481,000 to his name. In the meantime, the player who reached the top position was Sven Kersten from the Netherlands.
He succeeded in amassing the largest chip count in this flight reaching 526,500 in chips, which reserved him a spot on Day 2, as well as a guaranteed advance among players returning. More poker action is set to take place this Friday with the Dutch Classic Main Event Day 1B, projected to draw even more players to the poker tables.