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It took until the early morning hours, but the 2017 PokerStars Festival Rozvadov €5,300 King's High Roller has determined a champion.
At just after 4:30 a.m. local time, Vladimir Troyanovskiy defeated Eugene Katchalov in heads-up to lift the trophy and claim a payday of €52,208.
Troyanovskiy cut a deal with Katchalov before the one-on-one battle got underway, and the duo left €2,000 as well as the elusive PokerStars Festival High Roller trophy on the side with the Russian coming out on top.
Before the start of Day 2, another four players reentered the competition to bump the total field to 37 entries (including nine reentries), and the top six spots were guaranteed a portion of the €179,450 prize pool in the most expensive tournament of the festival at the King's Casino near the German border.
Final Result of the King's High Roller
|6||Martin Staszko||Czech Republic||12,560|
*denotes deal of the last two players
PokerStars Team Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier was the shortest stack coming back for Day 2 and became the first casualty after just two hands. Grospellier three-bet shoved with pocket queens and was called by Vladimir Troyanovskiy and Aviv Meiri.
Troyanovskiy then bet the turn of a king-high board to isolate successfully and showed ace-king for top pair. ElkY only had queens and bowed out. Right after, Pierre Neuville lost a flip with pocket jacks against the ace-king of Eugene Katchalov when an ace appeared on the flop.
Papa Guy's pocket aces were cracked by the pocket kings of Eugene Katchalov. Marcin Chmielewski and Mateusz Chwastek, both from Poland, were sent to the rail next along with Almedin Imsirovic.
Jonas Lauck, who reentered before the start of Day 2 and doubled up twice with ace-king, then dodged the ace-king of Czech poker pro Martin Kabrhel and held up with pocket sixes despite two over cards, a straight and flush draw for Kabrhel.
Steven Thompson, Tomas Jozonis and Vlado Banicevic then all failed to make the unofficial final table and bowed out in quick succession. Banicevic three-bet with pocket jacks and eventually called the four-bet shove of Andreas Samuelsson for 30 big blinds only to find himself up against pocket kings. Another king hit on the river and that was it for Banicevic.
Down to the last nine, Troyanovskiy was in the lead closely followed by Tomas Soderstrom.
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|5||Martin Staszko||Czech Republic||205,000||51|
Within one hour, Andreas Samuelsson twice picked up pocket kings and his stack was reduced to zero. The Swede first lost to the pocket aces of Andreas Eiler and then became the second casualty of the hot run of Vladimir Troyanovskiy in back-to-back hands.
First, Aviv Meiri three-bet shoved with pocket tens and Troyanovskiy called with queen-jack suited with a jack appearing on the flop. Exactly one hand later, Samuelsson four-bet shoved with pocket kings and Troyanovskiy called with ace-king to find an ace from space on the river.
On the money bubble, Viliyan Petleshkov was the shortest stack by far and managed to double once before three-bet jamming with ace-jack. Vladimir Troyanovskiy called with ace-king suited and a king on the flop all but sealed it.
Martin Staszko was the first player on the rail in the money when his ace-queen suited found no help against the ace-king of Tomas Soderstrom and that reduced the field to the last five.
Andreas Eiler lost his momentum and fell to the last spot in the counts before open-shoving from the small blind with the jack-four off suit. Vladimir Troyanovskiy looked down on pocket queens from one seat over in the big blind and Eiler failed to get there on an ace-high board.
The run of Jonas Lauck then came to an end in fourth place. He open-shoved for just 11 big blinds with pocket fives and Eugene Katchalov reshoved with pocket eights. There was no miracle on the board and Lauck had to settle for a payday of €20,640.
Down to the last three, 28-year-old Tomas Soderstrom, who only started playing live tournaments in late 2015 and then finished third in the 2016 Irish Poker Open in Dublin, eventually claimed the very same position here in Rozvadov as well.
Soderstrom shoved for 10 big blinds from the button with king-nine and Vladimir Troyanovskiy called with ace-ten in the small blind. An ace hit the flop and the Swede was drawing dead on the turn.
Both Eugene Katchalov and Vladimir Troyanovskiy were almost even in chips and agreed to an ICM deal, but the prestigious trophy had to wait another two and a half hours before being lifted into the air. Troyanovskiy fell back and doubled twice, the second time with ace-six suited versus pocket eights, before pulling into a dominating lead.
Eventually, Katchalov shoved with nine-eight suited and Troyanovskiy called with queen-jack suited. A ten-high flop gave Katchalov middle pair and his opponent had a ton of outs with an open-ended straight flush draw. Another diamond on the turn completed the flush for Troyanovskiy and that was all she wrote.
That marks the end of the PokerNews live reporting from the €5,300 King's High Roller, but the action recommences in just a few hours. As of 2 p.m. local time, the second of four starting days of the €1,100 Main Event gets underway. Day 1a saw 183 participants and that brings the tournament on par with the excellent turnout of the previous PokerStars Festival in London at the end of January.
It is over! At 4.34 a.m. local time, the heads up duel has come to an end. Eugene Katchalov moved all in for around 575,000 and Vladimir Troyanovskiy looked him up.
The flop came and Katchalov gained a narrow lead with his middle pair, however Troyanovskiy had a ton of outs. The turn was one of them and left Katchalov drawing dead, making the river a formality.
As part of the deal, Katchalov takes home €50,972 for his runner-up finish while Troyanovskiy gets to add a trophy to his poker resume along with €52,208 for his efforts.
That marks the end of the King's High Roller and a recap of today's action will be available soon.
Eugene Katchalov hero-called a bet of 45,000 by Vladimir Troyanovskiy on the river with and was good, as Troyanovskiy only had .
Troyanovskiy returned the favor soon after with a bluff catcher on the river and had an ace, Katchalov briefly showed his cards and mucked. Both players laughed before returning to serious business soon after again.
Troyanovskiy scooped a pot with on a board of . The Russian bet the turn and the river was checked through. That pot created a 2-1 lead for him, but this duel is far from over almost two and a half hours after reaching the heads up stage.
Eugene Katchalov open-shoved from the small blind and Vladimir Troyanovskiy called. The cards were tabled and both players had an ace, but Troyanovskiy was ahead and Katchalov immediately sighed.
The flop confirmed Troyanivskiy's lead, and his double was locked up on the turn, making the river a formality. Troyanovskiy doubled for 534,000 and regained the lead.
Vladimir Troyanovskiy limped in and Eugene Katchalov raised to 120,000, Troyanovskiy called. On the flop, Katchalov made it 100,000 to go and Troyanovskiy folded.
Then, a limped pot without any action on the flop reached the turn and Troyanovskiy checked. Katchalov bet 40,000 and received the call before the duo checked the river. Katchalov showed and Troyanovskiy mucked .
One hand later, Katchalov open-shoved from the small blind and Troyanovskiy folded.
After losing a few pots early into the new level, Eugene Katchalov recovered to get back to almost even in chips. Vladimir Troyanovskiy limped in and Katchalov raised to 120,000, Troyanovskiy called. On the flop, Katchalov continued for 160,000 and that claimed the pot without further resistance.
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Another limped pot was checked through to the river. Eugene Katchalov bet 45,000 and Vladimir Troyanovskiy called. Katchalov showed the for a pair of nines and that won the pot.
One hand later, Katchalov min-raised to 60,000 and Troyanovskiy shoved to regain some chips.
In a limped pot, Vladimir Troyanovskiy bet the flop for 30,000 and Eugene Katchalov check-called. The turn was checked through before Katchalov bet the river for 75,000. Troyanovskiy called and mucked once he was shown by Katchalov.
Troyanovskiy raised to 60,000, Katchalov moved all in and Troyanovskiy called.
The board came and Troyanovskiy doubled up for 459,000 with trips aces, both players were separated by just half an ante after the hand.