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Waldemar Kopyl Leads 45 Advancing From Final PokerNews Cup Starting Flight

will_shill • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Waldemar Kopyl
Waldemar Kopyl

The poker playing public of Rozvadov saved the best until last with 228 players entering the final flight of this year's €250 PokerNews Cup Main Event. This brought the total number of entrants to 617, a slight dip on last year's number.

With two flights in the same day there were a number of familiar faces across both flights, with the likes of Mike Hansen, chiKKita banAAna, Olaf and Magic Man 558 featuring in both starting flights.

After 15 levels, the leader of the 45 players from the final starting flight going into Day 2 is Waldemar Kopyl with 482,500. Close behind him is Rifat Gegic with 461,000.

Kopyl began to amass chips in earnest in the final levels of the day, getting it in with a flush draw against a straight draw, only for his flush draw to come in on the turn. He also later went on to flop a set of sevens against the top pair of a third player in a pot worth well over 300,000 in chips.

There are a bunch of players hovering at just under 300,000, including Tezer Cetindag (293,500), Peter Muller (276,000), Paul van Alst (266,500), Holger Bansner (272,400) and Zurab Ejibia (282,500). They will be looking for a strong start to Day 2 to kick on to challenge among the Day 1 chipleaders.

Here are the details of the chip leaders from all Day 1 flights:

DayEntriesChip LeaderCountryChip Count
1A15/87Vytautas MilbutasLithuania696,000
1B18/106Paulius KatinasLithuania546,000
1C38/196Markus FritscheGermany422,500
1D45/228Waldemar KopylGermany482,500

Other stacks advancing from Day 1D include Roman Cieslik (81,500), Timothy Waltner (101,500), Khossrow Paydar (52,000), and chiKKita banAAna (77,500).

In a strange perk of this tournament, David Taborsky (191,000) bagged up for the second time in this tournament after bagging 101,000 in Day 1C. It is unclear how many players exactly did the same thing has him, but he has the opportunity to take his best stack forward.

In total there will be 114 players advancing to Day 2 which will be covered live on PokerNews tomorrow as of 1 p.m. local time. Before the restart, the details of how many players will cash will be released and action recommences in level 16 at blinds of 2,500/5,000 with a running ante of 500.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
791Markus FritscheGermany422,50085
792Ömer SahinGermany212,00042
793Yordy BakkerNetherlands127,50026
794Eimantas NavickasLithuania90,50018
795Wolfgang JeindlAustria237,50048
796Krzysztof MisiuraGermany79,50016
797Oldrich TravnicekCzech Republic131,00026
798Jean BellanceFrance92,50019
831Roman CieslikGermany81,50016
832Michal RiczakCzech Republic97,00019
834Darius LiesisLithuania155,00031
835Igor DereviankoLithuania45,5009
836Alexander WeelGermany114,00023
837Mario HeissmannAustria88,00018
838Vytautas MilbutasLithuania696,000139
841Josef SteinerGermany136,50027
842Jens SteuberGermany109,50022
843Ronald MielenskiGermany108,00022
844Martin KlucknerAustria143,00029
845Christian BerentzenDenmark184,50037
846Przemyslaw MisztelaPoland59,50012
848Eric MagnificoFrance108,00022
851Christophe SimonisBelgium97,00019
852Mickey KoomenNetherlands184,00037
853Rytas StaniukynasLithuania51,00010
854Bertram BechtoldGermany106,00021
855Nadir AslanGermany120,00024
858Dmytro NesinUkraine300,00060
891Paul van AlstNetherlands266,50053
892Philipp ZukernikCanada153,50031
893Paolo MadaudoGermany96,00019
894Bariskaan CinitasTurkey475,00095
895Jonathan MorletBelgium92,50019
896Stefan SchmidtGermany14,0003
897Goga 27Germany72,00014
898William OberstGermany283,00057
901Roman TvrzníkCzech Republic146,00029
902Tezer CetindagGermany293,50059
903Khossrow PaydarDenmark52,00010
904Vadim TallerGermany103,00021
905Kristijan SoptaCroatia105,00021
906Cenk OguzBelgium135,00027
908Sebastien Le PortFrance112,50023
911Benjamin BenoitFrance239,50048
912Daniel WuytsBelgium133,00027
915Uta KemulariaGeorgia102,50021
916Action ManGermany146,00029
917Paulina RimkuteLithuania108,50022
951Paulius KatinasLithuania546,000109
952Daniel NovakSlovakia101,00020
953Waldemar EcksteinGermany67,00013
954Güney ArdilGermany102,00020
955Lukas KlimaCzech Republic79,50016
956Irakli KemulariaGeorgia176,50035
957Arnas VaškeviciuGermany174,50035
958Timur CaglanGermany354,50071
961Karlovarsky KralCzech Republic165,00033
962Uwe KlosGermany88,00018
963Rene SelbstGermany99,00020
964Onur KazganTurkey169,50034
965Johann JupekGermany118,50024
966Martin GreizingerCzech Republic65,50013
967Zurab EjibiaGeorgia282,50057
968Andrey YakovlevIsrael150,50030
971Martin KabrhelCzech Republic328,00066
972Sebastian LangrockAustria114,00023
974Filip MarsalekSlovakia58,00012
975David TaborskyCzech Republic191,00038
976Waldemar KopylGermany482,50097
977Matous SkorepaCzech Republic174,50035
978Manuel HelgertGermany97,50020
1011Maciej KondraszukPoland142,50029
1012Rokas BarzdziusLithuania88,00018
1013Jonathan DartevelleBelgium125,50025
1014OlafCzech Republic99,50020
1015Rifat GegicGermany461,00092
1016Karl-Heinz MetzGermany121,00024
1018Petteri VoutilainenFinland107,50022
1021Deividas CiakasLithuania32,0006
1022Holger BansnerGermany272,50055
1023Jaroslav MandikCzech Republic189,50038
1024chiKKita banAAnaGermany77,50016
1025Ronald Van De LindeNetherlands23,0005
1026Yaron KuznikIsrael100,00020
1028Peter MüllerAustria276,00055
1033Remi BlancFrance65,50013
1034Timothy WeltnerGermany101,50020
1035Benas KuzmickasLithuania64,50013
1036Petr SustaCzech Republic56,50011
1037Gintautas StriogaNorway344,00069
1038Michael LenderDenmark98,00020
1071Karol RadomskiPoland152,50031
1072Marek BlaskoSlovakia325,50065
1073Jörg KunzGermany297,00059
1074Nerijus LuksaNorway46,0009
1075Mindaugas MiknevičiusLithuania66,50013
1076Oluf VelbaekDenmark175,50035
1077Airidas StažysLithuania90,00018
1081Johan GrootNetherlands160,50032
1083Edgaras PipineLatvia96,50019
1084Wolfgang GrasslGermany161,00032
1085Onkel OttoGermany218,00044
1086Willem de JongNetherlands200,00040
1087Bouabdellah KarouiFrance250,00050
1088Michael HillAustria97,50020

Tags: chiKKita banAAnaDavid TaborskyHolger BansnerKhossrow PaydarMagic Man 558Mike HansenPokerNews CupRifat GegicTezer CetindagWaldemar KopylZurab Ejibia

Chip Counts from Day 1d (full)

will_shill • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Waldemar Kopyl de 482,500 12,500
Rifat Gegic de 461,000
Tezer Cetindag de 293,500 63,500
Zurab Ejibia ge 282,500 267,500
Peter Muller AT 276,000 213,000
Holger Bansner DE 272,500 272,500
Paul van Alst NL 266,500 -13,500
JOBBI DE 240,000
Wolfgang Jeindl AT 237,500 17,500
Barrelnbink DE 232,500 102,500
Ömer Sahin DE 212,000
David Taborsky cz 191,000 21,000
Mickey Koomen NL 184,000 119,000
LuckyRocky DE 183,500
Arnas Vaskevicius DE 174,500
Wolfgang Grassl de 161,000
Vorderer DE 155,500
Andrey Yakovlev IL 150,500 15,500
Action Man DE 146,000 26,000
Martin Kluckner AT 143,000 53,000
Cenk Oguz be 135,000 135,000
Karl-Heinz Metz de 121,000 -29,000
Nadir Arslan DE 120,000
Alexander Weel NL 114,000
Timothy Weltner DE 101,500 21,500

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Navickas Finds Another Double

zedmaster84 • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

In one of the last hands of the night, Eimantas Navickas got his stack of 41,000 in with the {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs} and Rifat Gegic called from two seats over with {K-Hearts}{J-Spades}. The board came {Q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and Navickas doubled once more through the German, who likely lost the top spot for Day 1d as a result.

Rifat Gegic de 461,000 121,000
Eimantas Navickas LT 90,500 45,500

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Four More Hands

will_shill • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Tournament officials have announced that there will be four more hands before players bag up for the evening.

Gegic Scores a Big Double

zedmaster84 • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Rifat Gegic
Rifat Gegic

Eimantas Navickas opened to 10,000 and Rifat Gegic three-bet to 30,000, which Navickas called. On the {K-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop, Navickas checked to Gegic in the hijack and then moved all in once he faced the bet of 45,000 by the German. Gegic quickly called and the cards were turned over.

Rifat Gegic: {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}
Eimantas Navickas: {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}

The {Q-Hearts} turn and {8-Clubs} river changed nothing and Gegic doubled for close to 150,000. One hand later, Navickas shoved his last 20,000 in the Gegic isolated with a raise to 50,000. Navickas showed {8-Spades}{8-Clubs} and Gegic's {A-Clubs}{6-Clubs} failed to deal the final blow on a board of {K-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{K-Spades}{J-Diamonds}.

Rifat Gegic de 340,000 210,000
Eimantas Navickas LT 45,000 45,000

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Small Setback for Cieslik

zedmaster84 • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

"Every time," Roman Cieslik sighed when he paid off a short stack for 29,000. Cieslik had flopped the straight with {Q-}{9-} and his opponent had {K-Clubs}{J-Spades} for two pair than improved to a full house. The board came {K-Spades}{J-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{K-Hearts} and the German dropped below average.

Roman Cieslik de 74,000 4,000

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Olaf Secures Miracle Triple Up

will_shill • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Rokas Barzdzius raised to 7,000 from middle position and Jean Bellance called in middle position. Olaf was in the big blind and he three-bet all in for 9,000 and both other players called.

The flop came {q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{k-Hearts} and both players checked.

The turn was the {k-Clubs} and Barzdzius check-called a bet of 10,000. The river was the {2-Hearts} and both players checked.

"Deuce?" said Olaf, turning over the {2-Spades}. Barzdzius showed {9-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and Bellance {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} to win the side pot. Olaf turned over his other card, the {6-Hearts} and won the main pot and tripled up in the process.

Jean Bellance FR 130,000 -20,000
Rokas Barzdzius LT 110,000 -2,000
Olaf CZ 35,000 -48,000

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Kopyl Takes Commanding Lead

zedmaster84 • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
Waldemar Kopyl
Waldemar Kopyl

Wolfgang Jeindl tripled up with pocket nines versus {A-Spades}{7-Spades} versus ace-queen and the next pot was just a few minutes away. On the three-way flop of {Q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, Jeindl in the small blind was still in action while Waldemar Kopyl was in the big blind. Another big stack at the table was not willing to let go and a big check-raise was followed by the shove of the big stack.

Jeindl quickly got out of the way, but Kopyl snap-called for more than 200,000, having the other player covered. Kopyl showed {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and the other player turned over {Q-Diamonds}{2-Spades} for top pair and no kicker. The {5-Diamonds} turn and {6-Diamonds} river completed the board and Kopyl's stack skyrocketed to almost half a million.

Waldemar Kopyl de 470,000 280,000
Wolfgang Jeindl AT 220,000 220,000
Barrelnbink DE 130,000 -130,000

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