Jakub Oliva Wins First WSOP Circuit Ring & €205,000 at King's Resort
After more than fifteen grueling hours on Day 3 of the WSOP International Circuit Main Event King’s Resort Rozvadov, the spectacular gold WSOP Circuit Ring will stay in the Czech Republic for another six months at least. While Martin Kabrhel wasn’t successful in defending his title, Jakub Oliva ensured the title will remain in Czech hands as he defeated Toon Hanot heads-up for €205,000, the entry into the Global Casino Championship, and the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event Ticket worth €10,350.
After finishing third to the aforementioned Kabrhel just six months ago, Oliva was able to close it out this time and finish two spots higher. Back then, the Czech received €90,350 for finishing third, and with the win will now easily surpass the half-million in lifetime winnings on The Hendon Mob.
Other notable players on the final table included Grzegorz Wyraz and Andrei Makavets, with the latter winning the WSOPC Mini Main Event two weeks ago for €120,850 and a WSOPE Main Event Ticket.
2019 World Series of Poker International Circuit Main Event Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (in EUR)||Prize (in USD)|
|1||Jakub Oliva||Czech Republic||€ 205,000*||$226,060|
|2||Toon Hanot||Belgium||€ 123,500*||$136,187|
|3||Andrei Makavets||Belarus||€ 88,500*||$97,592|
|4||Aliaksandr Shylko||Belarus||€ 68,500*||$75,537|
|5||Shay Rozenbaum||Israel||€ 54,000*||$59,547|
|6||Grzegorz Wyraz||Poland||€ 42,000*||$46,315|
|7||Alois Sprachta||Czech Republic||€ 31,000*||$34,185|
|8||Daniel Wendorf||Austria||€ 21,200*||$23,378|
* plus a WSOPE Main Event Ticket worth €10,350
The first two starting days of the Main Event attracted 619 entries. Together with the 55 online partypoker entries, this tallied up to 674 entries. Another 94 entries were added on Day 2 for a total field of 768, making it the biggest Main Event ever WSOP Circuit Main Event at King’s Resort. 77 players would be making it into the money, six of them came through the online path, all guaranteed €3,500 at the start of Day 3.
As usual, after a bubble has burst, in this case at the end of Day 2, a steady stream of eliminations will come in as the short stacks get their chips in, sometimes good, sometimes bad. This event was no exception as the first three levels of the day ended the hopes of 33 players, including Jonas Lauck, Jaroslav Peter, Lukas Zaskodny, last year's WSOPC Main Event champ Amar Begovic, as well as runner-up in that same event Timur Margolin.
Anatoly Filatov honored his sponsor and made Day 3 by playing online but saw his deep run end in sixteenth place when his pocket eights failed to win against the ace-king of Hanot. Jaroslaw Kosmaty also played online to make Day 3 but finished in eleventh place and missed out on the WSOPE Main Event Ticket, which was part of the prize for finishing in the top ten.
Final Table Action
The eight-handed final table started with Oliva and Rozenbaum as the clear chip leaders and also the most aggressive players. It would take two hours before Wendorf would be leaving the stage in eighth place. Hanot found a big double-up against Wyraz when he held kings. Wyraz had shoved with jacks after a raise of Makavets and Hanot was the only one to make the call to catapult him into the chip lead.
Wyraz couldn’t recover after having been left short. Rozenbaum had been bleeding chips, doubling players up left and right and finally got his last chips in with king-queen. He was ahead against the king-ten of Makavets but the turn wasn’t kind to him as he was eliminated in fifth place.
An hour later, Shylko was to be sent away when he shoved with ace-eight and was looked up by Olive with ace-jack. Oliva had a commanding chip lead and wouldn’t let it go anymore. Makavets was taken out by Hanot when his shove with nine-seven was challenged. Hanot had the higher kicker with ace-six and those held throughout the runout of the board.
Heads-up lasted fewer than 15 minutes, Hanot held jack-eight in the final and. Oliva had the superior hand with jack-ten and flopped trips which held when the chips in on the turn. Hanot had flopped a gutshot straight draw and turned two pair but bricked the river to end the long day.