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WSOP Circuit Opening Event’s Temptations Draw Hundreds to King’s Casino

Poker action never seems to cease at the King’s Casino in one of the most attractive locations in the Czech Republic – Rozvadov. Among the main reasons for this is the recently launched WSOP Circuit with its wide array of gaming offerings and especially the premium Opening Event which saw its heated second starting flight this Friday.

There is no denying that the World Series of Poker Is able to provide people interested in the poker world and in excelling in this sphere with the chance to do just that at all times. This premium poker festival receives a warm welcome wherever it is hosted and this is especially true for the Circuit Event traveling around the globe.

King’s Casino is the current stop, transforming the heart of Europe into an arena where poker titans could meet once again and rival for the large cash payouts awaiting them at the end of each tournament.

Day 1b Bring More Enthusiasts to the Field

This Friday was the day which witnessed the second starting flight of the Opening Event, marking the start of this poker congregation. Players willing to go all the way to the top of some of the rank lists had the chance to join the already advancing survivors of the first starting flight of this tournament. A total of 199 players made their way to the poker room at King’s Casino just in time for the start Level 1 for the day.

Each of them provided a mandatory buy-in of some €299 in order to obtain their seat and commence the battle toward some of the top positions on the official leader board. This event would be the first one to bring one of the coveted WSOP Circuit Gold rings closer to its new owner and this is all the motivation needed for many of the registrants. Their entry fees granted players with some 30,000 in chips, giving them the chance to operate with them as they deem most appropriate.

Throughout the levels, some 45 of the players opted for utilizing their optional re-entry option which gave them a second chance at making it all the way through the levels and battling their rivals. Over the span of the 40-munite levels of action, many of the participants proved not worthy of the big prizes and this led to their elimination from the poker tournament. At the end of the day, there were only as many as 64 players still remaining in their seats.

Second Starting Flight Advances Poker Action

One of the biggest motivations for them was the fact that the guaranteed prize pool for this Opening tournament reaches €300,000 and due to the large interest towards participation, the overall prize pool generated with the help of the several starting flights is most likely going to surpass the originally announced figure.

The overall number of entries over the span of the first two days of action at King’s Casino reached 346. The end of the day saw local player David Taborsky claim the chip leading position with some 698,500 in chips to his name. His lifetime earnings currently reach some $365,309, generated through live poker tournaments across Europe, but mostly across the Czech Republic.

Taborsky’s chip stack is almost double the amount currently possessed by the player on the runner-up position at the end of the day. Alexandre Pau Viard coming straight from France was the participant who had to settle for the second place on the unofficial leader board with his chip count of a total of 390,000.

This is how all of the survivors would now have the chance to meet once again on Day 2 of the poker tournament which is set to take place on Monday. Right before that, however, another Ring event is going to commence, again with several starting flights – WSOP Circuit Deep Stack Open, coming with a guaranteed prize pool of €100,000 and a mandatory buy-in of €220. Next few weeks would definitely be heated at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, so stay tuned for more information.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

Benjamin Barry‘s career is worth observing, since he is not only a competent writer, but he has also practical experience at poker tables.