The Kings Casino in Rozvadov has grown into a very popular poker room in Europe. It has become an attractive venue for the Indian players because it is not very expensive to live here. Last month saw several Indians travel to Rozvadov to participate in the German Poker Days series (running from August 26 to September 1). Some of these players stayed back to attend the German Pokerclub Championship (GPC), including Prashanth Sekar who is known for his online exploits.
The casino hosts daily tournaments and Sekar participated in their King’s Big Thursday, which drew a field of 91 entries (including 15 re-entries). Featuring a €115 ( INR 9,092) buy-in, the tournament paid to the top 11 finishers with a min-cash of €238. The largest share of the prizepool was taken down by none other than Sekar who beat Russia’s Anton Pivovarov in heads-up to win the title for €2,611 (INR 2.06 Lac). This win was the best live score for Sekar, the winner of the inaugural Game Changer.
Final Table Payouts (EURO)
- Prashanth Sekar – €2,611
- Anton Pivovarov – €1,857
- Bart van Dijk – €1,216
- Kevin Klebe – €936
- Artur Vartikian – €741
- Unknown – €580
- Brigitte Klotzin – €456
- Grinberg Yair – €356
- Aleksandras Kotliancuk – €271
GPC Main Event Day 1A
Another major tournament series currently running at Kings Casino is the German Pokerclub Championship (GPC). The biggest highlight of the series is its GPC Main Event that promises a massive €500,000 (INR 3.95 Crores) prize pool guarantee. The first starting flight of the €285 buy-in event took place on September 5 and drew a total of 140 entries (112 unique and 28 re-entries).
Out of 140 entries, only 19 players advanced to Day 2 and among them were the two Indians – Ankit Kapoor and Tanveer Kohli. Kapoor ended the day headlining Day 1A survivors with a stack of 1,915,000 chips. He has been in great form right from the start of 2019. He had started 2019 in style by taking DPT February 2019 Main Event for INR 22,50,000, his best live score till date. Later, he followed up these scores with a 6th place finish for €464 in the King’s Special Tuesday event at the German Poker Days in March 2019 and a win for €2,746 prizemoney in the €115 Pot Limit Omaha Turbo at the TIPS & KENTA series. Kapoor will now be eyeing a massive score in the GPC Main Event.
Coming to Kohli, he has bagged 295,000 and is the shortest stack among the Day 1A survivors. However, he is no stranger to live poker and will be looking to stack up when he returns for Day 2.
Top 5 Chip Counts At Day 1A End:
- Ankit Kapoor – 1,915,000
- Andreas Thomas Gondrom – 1,100,000
- Jan Boye – 1,070,000
- Alon Gutman – 1,040,000
- Yakov Bar El – 930,000