CROATIAN POKER PRO TAKES THE HIGH ROLLER HONOURS IN ROZVADOV
Small field but big buy-ins make Czech tournament profitable for Stipo Vladic.
Rozvadov in the Czech Republic, and specifically the Kings Casino, was the focus over the weekend as the World Series of Poker Circuit Euro 25,000 buy-in Super High Roller concluded in victory – and a Euro 256,025 payday – for Croatian poker pro Stipo Vladic.
Entries and re-entries totalled just 22 in this competition, but with the big buy-in generating a large main prize, it proved to be a magnet for the professionals, although just three of them were scheduled to cash.
The highly competitive final table took 14 gruelling hours to deliver a winner when Vladic eliminated high-stakes Czech professional Martin Kabrhel, sending him to the exit to collect the runner-up prize of Euro 153,615.
It was a disappointing finish for the Czech player, who had started the two-and-half-hour heads up with a substantial chip lead.
Third-placed Pierre Mothes from Germany took home Euro 102,410.
Other final table players included Patrik Antonius, Aleksandar Tomovic, Hans Olymp and Philipp Zukernik.