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Martin Kabrhel Emerges Victorious at WSOP Circuit €300,000 GTD Opening Event

King’s Casino in Rozvadov is currently stacked with some of the most coveted pieces of jewelry in the poker industry – the WSOP Circuit Rings sparkling temptingly. Following a total of four starting flights and a heated Final Table, Martin Kabrhel managed to reach the coveted ring as well as a total of €53,938.

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.

Day 1c of the poker tournament managed to attract some 337 players prepared to show their best poker moves and utilize their good fortune to the fullest.

Poker Action Attracts International Attention

A total of 115 of them were eliminated earlier than expected and this resulted in their re-entry into the tournament. Since it marks the beginning of poker action within the range of the WSOP Circuit festival, this memorable tournament was projected to attract a considerable number of players to the field.

Nourri Sebaa, a player from neighboring Germany succeeded in climbing all the way to the first position on the official leader board and with his chip stack of 653,000, he claimed the title of leader. This reserved him a spot on the eyed by many Day 2 of the event.

The last starting flight of this first event took place on Sunday, drawing the overall number of participants registering for participation to the staggering 1,116 people. Day 1d witnessed some 224 players making their way towards the seats which meant an additional boost of the overall prize pool of this first WSOP Circuit event.

There was one participant who managed to make it throughout all levels of the day with the largest chip count to his name and this was Ondrej Lon. The local player is familiar at King’s Casino for his previous poker accomplishments. His largest live poker winning came at the beginning of August when he played at the €220 No-Limit Hold’em – partypoker Grand Prix Main Event and became the champion bagging some €84,686 for his excellent performance.

Once this starting flight came to its conclusion, it became known that the overall prize pool has reached some €286,254.

David Taborsky was the overall chip leader commencing Day 2 with the largest chip stack of 698,500.

Final Table Action Brings More Excitement

Only the top 119 players were eligible for a cash payout for this event, as the minimum amount reached €644. Yoav Zilberman from Israel was the first participant to bag a cash prize from this event. This could be his motivation to make it all the way to the top in another of the upcoming poker events of the WSOP Circuit.

In the meantime, another Israeli player, Yoav Ram made it very close to the Final Table but failed to qualify for one of the seats. With his 11th position on the official leader board, Ram bagged some €3,306. What should be taken into account, is that the champion of this first event for this festival would lay their hands not only on the coveted by many Ring but also on some €53,938.

The chip leader at the end of the day was local player Josef Gulas who had some 7,380,000 in chips to his name, placing a significant gap between himself and the remaining nine participants taking their seats. From here on out it was only a matter of time before the eventual winner was crowned and Kabrhel succeeded in outplaying the remaining participants.

Runner-up position at the end of the day was claimed by the chip leader at the beginning of the day, as he could not defend his leading position. Gulas has to settle for the consolation prize of €32,805, which is a motivation enough for him to excel at some of the upcoming events.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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