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Excitement, Elation and 585 Entries (and Counting) – The Festival in Bratislava – Day 4

Excitement, Elation and 585 Entries (and Counting) – The Festival in Bratislava – Day 4

After the fourth day here at The Festival Series in Bratislava, we’re approaching the hot part of the event. We got a glimpse of the commotion and excitement that is The Festival Series yesterday and we expect nothing less but mayhem, drama and elation today.

But let’s first look at the day that was yesterday.

280 Main Event Entries in Day 1c

Attila Kuna
Attila Kuna

The most important Festival Event, the Poker Main Event attracted a whopping 280 entries, bringing the total count to 585. This means we’re more than well on our way to smashing the €500k guarantee as there are two more starting flights today and late reg is open until the second level of Day 2.

After the dust settled yesterday, Attila Kuna emerged as the overall chip leader with a massive 384k stack – almost 100k more than the next-best player. We’ll see whether he will be surpassed today.

Those are the top overall main event counts:

Attila Kuna384,0001541c
Ronald Zapantis296,0001231b
Yasen Dichev278,0001161b
Rickard Larsson256,0001071a
Hans Erlandsson263,0001051c
Michael Sklenička250,0001041b
Carsten Lund Larsen245,0001021a
Wang Lu253,0001011c
Markku Tammisto219,000881c
Siegfried Rath201,000841b
Fotios Ntamaris211,000841c
Fronimakis Ioannis209,000841c
Aaron Frese194,000811a
Sergejs Cugainovs193,000771c
Kenneth Aspestrand180,000751a
Kristiansen Eirik177,000741a
Michel Molenaar177,000741a
Simon Ye184,000741c
Giorgi Tqemaladze180,000721c
Nils Linden170,000711b

High Roller Night Shift

Down in the Ashoka room of the Banco Casino, our NLH High Rollers gathered to play a friendly game of €1,100 No Limit Hold’em. We guaranteed €30,000 in this event, but with 86 runners, this guarantee was easily surpassed and after it struck 6:13 am in the morning, the German Manuel Fischer struck gold, defeated Jason King in the heads-up and took home a whopping €22,400.

Those are the full results:

1Manuel Fischer€22,400
2Jason King€13,900
3Catalin Dragomir€10,600
4Adam Kharman€8,200
5Peter Behr€6,500
6Dominik Desset€5,300
7Kasper Nielsen€4,300
8Chen Keren€3,300
9Rolf Jauring€2,600
10Robin Hegele€2,300
11Patrik Ciklamini€2,300

Dudas Takes Down Half & Half

Earlier in the night the Half and Half was decided. This was a €125 tournament where NLH and PLO were switched as variants. After 10 hours, Sandor Dudas triumphed over Arnold Neumaier and took home almost €3k.  

1Sandor Dudas€2,977
2Arnold Neumaier€1,830
3Laila Hawaszadeh€1,410
4Emmanouil Zacharakis€1,080
5Anne Bezdek€860
6Tibor Benko€665
7Asgeir Lund€500
8Aslan Tanis€390
9Siegfried Rath€325
10Jakob Pilgaard€260
11Joe Jackson€260
12Anna Malmi€260
13Kurt Engfors€260

Totti Lind crowned as PLO King

Late in the evening we started with the big PLO mix tournament where regular PLO, 5-card PLO and 6-card PLO were played.

This rather special poker variant attracted 61 runners and after all was set and done, none other than the Swede Totti Lind emerged victorious.

1Totti Lind€4,433
2Toni Mykkaenen€2,610
3Björne Lindberg€1,695
4Michael Wehner€1,305
5Joel Holmberg€1,045
6Ylva Thorsrud€780
7Didier Rabl€650
8Nikolaos Zacharakis€520

Andras Matrai Wins Big Surprise

One of the last events to start yesterday was our Texas “Surprise”. For some reason, we didn’t manage to hide the surprise very well. Or, let’s say it was hidden in plain sight, right in the schedule. The surprise was an added package for our next stop in Nottingham. This was scooped by Andras Matrai, who won the tournament a few minutes before 7 am against Jan Hribernik.

1Andras Matrai€3,895
2Jan Hribernik€3,737
3Eirik Kristiansen€1,945
4Adam Jindra€1,535
5Jakub Matusiak€1,235
6Eden Azulay€1,010
7John Tunstall€785
8Kalle Kulju€485
9Karev Tralla€335

Full House Today

We’re expecting a very crowded tournament area today as we’re preparing for a busy Day 1d in the Main Event which will be followed by a turbo 1e flight in the evening.

In parallel, we will also run multiple side events, albeit it is possible some of those will be slightly postponed as the tables might be needed for the Main Event Mayhem.

This is the schedule for today:

TimeEventBuy-InRe-EntriesChips / Level
12:00MAIN EVENT DAY 1D - 12 Levels
€500,000 gtd.
500+502x per flight30k / 40
13:00Pokerlistings Championship225+258 lvls30k / 30
13:00Open Face Chinese225+256 lvls20k / 30
14:00Heads Up Texas, CAP 32, Final 4 playersClosedClosed-
16:00The Festival Queens110+1525k / 25
19:00NL Texas 15.000€ gtd.
€15,000 gtd.
110+158 lvls20k / 20
20:00Cash Game Challenge €5/5 Texas (*)500-
20:00MAIN EVENT DAY 1E Turbo - 12 Levels
€500,000 gtd.
500+502x per flight30k / 20
21:00PLO/PLO8110+156 lvls15k / 20
23:00Texas Turbo Midnight Madness110+158 lvls10k / 15
22:30Cash Game Challenge €5/5 PLO4 (*)500-