After four days of intense play, heavy action, and bright spotlights, the small Czech village of Rozvadov is finally ready to bring the curtain down and return to the old ways. But before doing that, a winner must be decided, one worthy of being called the champion of the biggest ever Eureka standalone Main Event.
The stage is now set with eight players ready to return tomorrow for the final showdown. The leader, Slovakian Martin Meciar, has a slight edge but will need much more than his 2.2 million stack to get rid of the rest of the pack as three of his opponents are within striking range.
Meciar took the lead right at the end and was the player responsible for bursting the official final table bubble. He eliminated Ismail Kalkan in ninth place, although he was much of an underdog preflop with #ah#10d. Kalkan had #ac#qc and flopped top pair – top kicker, but the river brought him down when Meciar connected with a straight.
Belgium’s Michael Passy will follow the Slovakian closely tomorrow with his 1.89 million stack. He started the chip accumulation early, doubling up with #as#ad against some unlucky ladies – #qh#qd – held by former EPT winner Michael Eiler. Passy also denied Czech Petr Subik the opportunity to make history and become the first local to win the Eureka Rozvadov Main Event.
Nevertheless, there is one other player left who can rewrite poker history and his name is Michael Eiler. He can become the first ever to do the Eureka/EPT double if he remains the last man standing tomorrow. To do that, he will have to win some all-ins as he has the seventh largest stack at the final table with 720,000 chips.
Sascha Ranzinger (1.22 million), Beatrix Wolfsberger (1.14 million), Day 2 chip leader Bert Geens (1.035 million), Christian Jambor (935,000), and Dawid Mysiewizc (595,000) are the other final table competitors who will put their skills to the test tomorrow afternoon.
Who will emerge victorious in Rozvadov?