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The Final Table of the 2017 PokerNews Cup Rozvadov is Set

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Holger Bansner Leads the Last Eight

The final table of the 2017 PokerNews Cup Rozvadov €250 Main Event is set, as just eight players out of an 617-entry strong field remain in contention for the lion's share of the €200,000 guaranteed prize pool at the King's Casino in Rozvadov. Among the hopefuls is also defending champion Timur Caglan, who may become the first player to win two PokerNews Cup Main Events in the 12th edition.

Holger Bansner leads the final table line-up with 4,025,000, followed by Timur Caglan (3,405,000) and Daniel Novak (2,930,000). Benjamin Benoit, who finished 3rd in the partypoker German Poker Championships €5,300 High Roller a few days ago at the very same venue, will return with 2,855,000. The other finalists include Jörg Kunz (1,570,000), JOBBI (1,470,000), Jens Steuber (1,060,000) and Willem de Jong (1,055,000). All finalists have €3,933 locked up for their efforts, but all eyes are set on the trophy and payday of €36,385 that comes along with it.

Among those to bust in the money on Day 2 were the King's Casino regulars chiKKita banAAna (82nd for €589), Roman Cieslik (77th for €589) and Philipp Zukernik (72nd for €589), as well as David Taborsky (66th for €665), Martin Kabrhel (64th for €665), Day 1d chip leader Waldemar Kopyl (48th for €741), Marek Blasko (47th for €741), Day 1b chip leader Paulius Katinas (43rd for €741), Sebastian Langrock (33rd for €855), Cenk Oguz (27th for €1,121), Day 1c chip leader Markus Fritsche (24th for €1,121), Vytautas Milbutas (19th for €1,482), Karol Radomski (15th for €1,862) and Tezer Cetindag (14th for €1,862).

Final Table Seat Assignments

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Holger BansnerGermany4,025,00067
3Jörg KunzGermany1,570,00026
4Willem de JongNetherlands1,055,00018
5Benjamin BenoitFrance2,855,00048
6Timur CaglanGermany3,405,00057
7Jens SteuberGermany1,060,00018
8Daniel NovakSlovakia2,930,00049

Day 2 Action

After four starting days, a total of 114 players advanced to Day 2. Two players had bagged in two flights and carried over their bigger stack and the first goal of the day was the min-cash. Only the top 87 spots earned at least €589 and among those to bust before that were Vadim Taller, Michal Riczak, Ronald Van De Linde and Yordy Bakker. Action Man was crowned as bubble boy in the second level of the day when his pocket tens were unable to hold up against the jack-five suited of Barrelnbink.

What followed was a plethora of casualties in quick succession and many of those seat open were caused by Bariskaan Cinitas, who became the first chip millionaire of the tournament. Czech poker pros David Taborsky and Martin Kabrhel were eliminated just a few minutes apart, with Kabrhel standing no chance with pocket nines versus pocket aces. Marek Blasko was sent to the rail with pocket fives versus pocket tens and it was no other than Cinitas who immediately flopped top set to leave Blasko empty-handed.

However, the run-good of Bariskaan Cinitas came to a crashing end in 29th place. After losing several showdowns, he failed to crack the pocket aces of eventual end-of-day chip leader Holger Bansner with king-queen suited despite picking up a straight and flush draw. Cinitas bowed out soon after against Bansner and the last three tables were set with the elimination of TonyBet qualifier Dmytro Nesin.

Start-of-the-day chip leader Vytautas Milbutas had to settle for 19th place after getting short and losing a flip with pocket jacks against the ace-king of fellow Lithuanian Arnas Vaškevicius. Karol Radomski and Tezer Cetindag were eliminated in 15th respectively 14th place and the all in showdowns kept coming within minutes from each other. JOBBI went from chip leader to bottom stack and back into the lead in just half an hour and Benjamin Benoit was also very active at the same table.

Bertram Bechtold missed out on the last table when he failed to get there with pocket sevens against the pocket tens of Holger Bansner and the field was reduced to the last nine. Defending champion Timur Caglan was among the shortest stacks but doubled up twice. Ultimately, it was Alexander Weel that became the last casualty of the night. The Dutchman three-bet shoved with pocket eights and initial raiser Daniel Novak called with jack-five suited to spike a miracle jack on the river.

The action will resume on August 21st 2017 as of 3 p.m. local time with 18:58 left in level 27 at blinds of 30,000/60,000 with a running ante of 10,000, a live stream on security delay of half an hour will be available on the Twitch channel of the King's Casino and the PokerNews updates will be published accordingly.

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