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Only One Pair

zerofive • Level 1: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Manderlier was very happy to show the bluff as he dragged in the pot
Manderlier was very happy to show the bluff as he dragged in the pot

Benjamin Schroder raised from middle position to 7,000, picking up no fewer than three callers, before Pavel Stolao put in the 3-bet to 35,000 from the small blind. Schroder folded, with Laurent Manderlier calling behind him, as he and Stolao went heads-up to a {3-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Spades} flop.

Stolao quickly put in a 40,000 continuation bet, which Manderlier was having none of, as he raised to 100,000. Stolao wasted no time calling the raise and the pair took a {9-Clubs} turn. Stolao checked it over to Manderlier, who this time reached for 180,000 chips. After a long dwell, Stolao put the call in before the {5-Diamonds} came down on the river.

Stolao counted out his stack and thought long and hard, before checking it over to Manderlier a second time. Manderlier confidently picked up his stack of blue 100,000-value chips, which easily had Stolao covered, and dropped them over the line. Stolao flirted with the idea of calling, before eventually folding, showing {a-Spades}{a-Hearts} face up. Manderlier was very happy to show the bluff and revealed his {k-Clubs}{8-Clubs} as he dragged in a nice pot.

Laurent Manderlier be
Laurent Manderlier
be 1,350,000 1,350,000
Pavel Stolao
Pavel Stolao

chiKKita banAAna Peels

Yardley • Level 1: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

chiKKita banAAna has brought a good stack through from a Phase 1 with nearly a million chips. He is resplendent in his sponsored yellow sports top and is a fun character to have on the tables. There is bound to be a lot of laughter on his table as long as he has enough chips and he just grabbed a few more.

banAAna opened for 8,500 and got calls from the player in the cut-off and the big blind. The flop was {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}{q-Hearts} with banAAna joking he hoped his opponent didn’t have a queen and out flopped his pocket tens.

All three players checked and the turn was the {a-Diamonds} where banAAna bet 25,000 and took the pot. He then offered a $1,000 bet that he had tens and when that was turned down he showed his {a-Clubs} with a cackle.

chiKKita banAAna IL
chiKKita banAAna
IL 1,000,000 1,000,000

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Jeff Lisandro Rides In To Town

Yardley • Level 1: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Jeff Lisandro has earned over $5,000,000 in live tournaments over the years making him 3rd on Australia’s all-time money list. Predominantly a cash game player Lisandro lives in Prague these days but having qualified for Day 1 he is here in Rozvadov to try to win a slice of that €1,000,000 prizepool.

Lisandro won an early pot while they were six-handed and still settling in, he opened for 6,000 under the gun and got one call from the player in the big blind. On a flop of {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{8-Clubs} it was checked to Lisandro and a bet of 8,000 from him took the pot.

Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 238,000

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Button Ante

Yardley • Level 1: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

All events at the German Poker Championships are using the system where the player on the button pays the antes for the other players. It will take a little bit of getting used to and of course there has been debate amongst players and commentators over the pros and cons of the system. The button ante was used in the High Roller yesterday with little problem.

Shuffle Up and Deal!

Yardley • Level 1: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Cards are in the air with 39 players seated that have taken their stacks through from various phase 1s.

More are expected to enter as the day progresses for €2,200 giving them a starting stack of 1,000,000.

Late registration is available until 9:30 p.m.


partypoker LIVE German Poker Championship Day 1a

King's Casino - Europe's Biggest Poker Arena
King's Casino - Europe's Biggest Poker Arena

Welcome to the German Poker Championships at King’s Casino on the Czech Republic–Germany border in the charming town of Rozvadov nestled in the ancient Bohemian Forest.

The casino has recently been rapidly expanding with a new poker room added and brand new hotel expected to be opened in the next few days.

Rozvadov is quickly gaining popularity as a destination for poker players and gamblers from all over the word and is earning the nickname ‘RozVegas’ after the gambler’s home Las Vegas.

The German Poker Championships consist of a multi-day poker tournament held both online and live. It has a massive €1,000,000 guaranteed prizepool including at least €200,000 for the winner. Players can enter as many Day 1 tournaments as they like. Your largest stack will be carried through to Day 2.

Plenty of Team partypoker will be joining battle on the felt over the next few days including Boris Becker, Sam Trickett, Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Anatoly Filatov, Kristen Bicknell, Marcel Luske, and Natalia Breviglieri. They will likely be joined by a host of top German Pros and other stellar names from around the world.

Cards are in the air for Day 1a at 12 p.m. here in Europe’s largest poker arena with late registration open until 9:30 p.m.

Play is scheduled to last eight one-hour levels with a dinner break after level six.

There are still plenty of opportunities to play the partypoker GPC with the full schedule available here.

The PokerNews Live reporting team will be on hand over the next five days to bring you all the action from the felt as King’s Casino crowns a new German Poker Champion.

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