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On Course – The Festival in Bratislava Day 2

On Course – The Festival in Bratislava Day 2

The first starting flight of the Main Event of The Festival in Bratislava is in the books and with 134 entries the tournament is on course to hit the €500k guarantee.

After 12 levels of intense poker action in the main event area, 39 players bagged chips with Rickard Larsson being the lead with 256k chips – more than eight times the starting stack. Not long before the end of the day, he had an even more impressive stack of over 350k, but he lost a pivotal hand against Peter Behr, who is also in the top 10 of the count.

Those are the top 10 players of yesterday’s Main Event flight:

PlayerChipsBig Blinds
Rickard Larsson256,000107
Carsten Lund Larsen245,000102
Aaron Frese194,00081
Kenneth Aspestrand180,00075
Kristiansen Eirik177,00074
Michel Molenaar177,00074
Peter Behr156,00065
Ian Vertefeuille145,00060
Istvan Kovács141,00059
Wessam Bitar140,00058

Today the Main Event starts at noon with day 1B. We expect a slightly bigger field than yesterday, but the big action is reserved for Thursday and Friday when the huge flights 1c through 1e will be played.

You can find the full counts in our live blog

Here is what else happened yesterday:

Swede Wins Sviten Special

Michael "Lilly" Johansson
Michael "Lilly" Johansson

The Sviten Special was the first tournament of this year’s Festival in Bratislava and the Nordic poker variant found a Swedish winner after the final table was played out yesterday afternoon.

Michael “Lilly” Johansson won against the Italian Matteo Crapanzano after both players agreed on a 2-way deal.

Full Results:

1Michael Johansson€3,841
2Matteo Crapanzano€3,500
3Barrie Dear€1,650
4Totti Lind€1,150
5Janne Risberg€835
6Joshua James Stewart€705
7Edward Furniss€580
8Jonas Norrstroem€350

Daniel Sahlin wins the PLO Masters

The first big PLO event of The Festival Series was the €250 PLO Masters – a one-day four-card PLO tournament that attracted 94 runners. In the little hours of last night Daniel Sahlin prevailed in the heads-up against Leif Iversen and took home a little under €5,500.

Those are the full results:

1Daniel Sahlin€5,482
2Leif Iversen€3,365
3Miroslav Zitka€2,560
4Jakob Pilgaard€1,960
5Toni Mykkaenen€1,555
6Roy de Jonge€1,255
7Sandeep Nene€1,055
8Joel Holmberg€855
9Ville Konttinen€665
10Philippe Laval€460
11Ylva Thorsrud€460
12Stevan Kusicki€420

Daniel Pirlot Wins the Button, Franke Cruises to Cash

The last event to finish this night was the €125 Win the Button. A small NLH tournament that saw 91 participants.

After more than four hours of play the bubble burst and The Festival Series founder Martin “Franke” von Zweigbergk was still in the tournament and cashed for €270. A little while later the tournament was decided and Daniel Pirlot took home the title and €2,600 prize money.

1Daniel Pirlot€2,600
2Carsten Lund Larsen€1,620
3Ole-Johnny Fagerslett Karlsen€1,240
4Terje Jahn€950
5Lior Goffer€760
6John Tunstall€620
7Daniel Jackson€500
8Sami Pullainen€380
9Gerianne Dijkstra€300
10Jonatan Wedde€270
11Martin "Franke" von Zweigbergk€270

Today: Blackjack, PLO Highroller and 8-Game

Today will be another busy day in the Banco Casino in Bratislava. Besides the Main Event, many other tournaments will run on the various poker floors.

At 2 pm the first true mixed game tournament, the €125 8-Game starts. Later in the afternoon the first High Roller Event of the series, the €1,100 PLO High Roller starts with a guarantee of €20k and during the day, at 2 pm, 5 pm and 7 pm we will offer the starting flights of the Blackjack Championship.

Here’s the full schedule for today:

TimeEventBuy-InRe-EntryChips / Level
12:00MAIN EVENT DAY 1B - 12 Levels
€500,000 gtd.
500+502x per flight30k / 40
14:008-Game110+156 lvls10k / 20
Blackjack Championship Day 1A + B + C225+253 rounds10k / 20 hands
17:00PLO High Roller
€20,000 gtd.
1000+1008 lvls100k / 30
17:00Gambling Cabin Sportsbook Tourney50+10No-
19:00Satellite to Main Event
5x €550 Main Event tickets gtd.
50+108 lvls10k / 20
20:00Cash Game Challenge €2/2 Texas (*)250-
21:00Turbo Sat to NL HR (2 Tickets gtd)
2x €1,100 NLH High Roller tickets gtd.
135+158 lvls10k / 15
22:00Roulette Championship Day 2-
22:00Texas Progressive Knockout125+100+256 lvls15k / 20
22:30Cash Game Challenge €2/2 PLO4 (*)250-
00:00Blackjack Championship Day 2-