Eureka5 Rozvadov Final Day: Level 29 – 32 (100,0000/200,000, 25,000)

March 01, 2015

7:15pm: Break time
The players are on a 15-minute break. Next level updates will appear in a new post, found here.

7:15pm: Blasko’s turn to double
Marek Blasko has doubled up to 2.935 million through Ruben Pleijster, who didn’t hold on to those newly won chips very long.

Blasko moved all in for 1.405 million from the small blind and Pleijster called from the big blind.

Blasko: A♠9♥
Pleijster: K♣2♥

The board ran 4♣Q♥5♠3♠8♦. Pleijster dropped back to 1.825 million.

7pm: Double Dutch for Pleijster
Start of day chip leader, Ruben Pleijster, has doubled up and found himself back in the hunt for the title.

He was down to 1.690 million when he moved all in from the cutoff. Current chip leader, Raphel Winner made the call from the big blind.

Pleijster: 3♣3♥
Wimmer: A♠5♣

The board ran 5♠10♠9♣7♣4♠ to pair the Dutchman’s five. He moved up to 3.605 million whereas Wimmer dropped to 6.48 million.

6:42pm: Final 5 chip counts
Seat, Name, Country, – Chips
1. Marek Blasko, Slovakia – 1,095,000
2. Ruben Pleijster, Netherlands – 1,375,000
3. Rastislav Paleta, Czech Republic – 3,565,000
4. Josef Gulas, Czech Republic – 6th place
5. Josef Pavelka, Czech Republic – 2,780,000
6. Branislav Ondrus, Slovakia – 7th place
7. Raphel Wimmer, Germany – 7,795,000

6:40pm: Josef Gulas eliminated in 6th place (€25,630)
The second player of the day to bust was Josef Gulas who will take home €25,630 for a few days of work

Before he busted, he had shoved with K♥8♥ from the button and managed to pick up the blinds antes. Next time though, he found a customer.


Josef Gulas – 6th place

Marek Blasko opened to 400,000 from the hijack before Gulas moved all in for 1.065million from the small blind and Josef Pavelka did the same, for 1.165 million from the big blind. Blasko went into another tank and eventually folded A♠5♥.

Gulas: 6♠6♥
Pavelka: Q♣Q♠

The board ran 2♦3♥2♣8♦7♦.

6:30pm: Missing – flops. Last seen before 6pm
With four (of the six) players so short, it’s not surprising that no flops have been dealt for more than half an hour. The play is all pre flop shoving and no calls, right now.

LEVEL UP: BLINDS 100,000/200,000, 25,000

6:10pm: Updated chip counts
Seat, Name, Country, – Chips
1. Marek Blasko, Slovakia – 1,500,000
2. Ruben Pleijster, Netherlands – 1,020,000
3. Rastislav Paleta, Czech Republic – 3,210,000
4. Josef Gulas, Czech Republic – 1,350,000
5. Josef Pavelka, Czech Republic – 1,350,000
6. Branislav Ondrus, Slovakia – 7th place
7. Raphel Wimmer, Germany – 8,115,000


Wimmer clear of the field

5:55pm: ICM fold from Paleta
There has been a lot of surprising folding going on today from the players, but one just now from Rastislav Paleta, made more sense.

He opened to 320,000 from the cutoff with 10♣10♦ and was shoved on by Raphel Wimmer who had A♥K♥ in the big blind. Tens are a big hand but Paleta must’ve wanted to maintain his second position in the counts as he folded.

5:40pm: Blasko makes another big fold
Raphel Wimmer has taken firm control over the final with 7.42million after Marek Blasko made a big fold against him.

Wimmer raised to 32,000 from the cutoff before Blasko three-bet big to 1.4million, leaving 1.2million back. It seemed as if he was committed but he thought for a few minutes and folded K♣Q♥ after Wimmer shoved on him. It turned out that he was behind as Wimmer was holding A♥A♠.

5:28pm: Chip counts from the break
Seat, Name, Country, – Chips
1. Marek Blasko, Slovakia – 2,940,000
2. Ruben Pleijster, Netherlands – 1,920,000
3. Rastislav Paleta, Czech Republic – 3,350,000
4. Josef Gulas, Czech Republic – 2,030,000
5. Josef Pavelka, Czech Republic – 1,630,000
6. Branislav Ondrus, Slovakia – 7th place
7. Raphel Wimmer, Germany – 5,190,000

LEVEL UP: BLINDS 80,000-160,000, 20,000

5:08pm: Break time
The remaining six players are on their first break of the day.

5pm: Branislav Ondrus eliminated in 7th place (€18,680)
Someone had to go first and it ended up being Branislav Ondrus.

The action folded to him on the button and he moved all in for his last 1,395,000. Raphel Wimmer was on the button and made the call.

Ondrus: K♣Q♣
Wimmer: A♥9♣

The board ran J♣5♠9♠10♠7♥ and Wimmer’s friends on the rail erupted as their man took the scalp to move clear at the top of the counts with 4.79million.

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Ondrus makes his exit

4:50pm: Blasko fades spades for a double
A strange blind-on-blind hand played out between Marek Blasko and Ruben Pleijster that helped the former to double to 3.12million.

The action folded to Blasko in the small blind and he raised to 1.01million. Pleijster just called and Blasko moved all in blind for his remaining 360,000 and Pleijster called before the flop fanned 2♠4♥A♠.

Blasko opened A♥J♥ for top pair and Pleijster showed Q♠J♠. An action flop despite no more action to occur!

The board ran out Q♣9♥ and Pleijster’s dropped to 1.36million. That was the first all in showdown of the day.

4:45pm: Jacks not a favourite hand today
Another player has managed to raise with pocket jacks and then find a fold to a three-bet.

Josef Gulas made it 240,000 to go from the cutoff but tank-folded after Josef Pavelka three-bet to 600,000 from the next seat with ace-queen. It was a surprisingly fold again but Pavelka has been playing very snug so far today.

The final day is still awaiting its first all in.

4:30pm: Chip counts
Seat, Name, Country, – Chips
1. Marek Blasko, Slovakia – 1,410,000
2. Ruben Pleijster, Netherlands – 3,270,000
3. Rastislav Paleta, Czech Republic – 1,985,000
4. Josef Gulas, Czech Republic – 1,850,000
5. Josef Pavelka, Czech Republic – 1,880,000
6. Branislav Ondrus, Slovakia – 1,375,000
7. Raphel Wimmer, Germany – 3,455,000

4:15pm: Same players, same outcome
Marek Blasko and Rastislav Paleta played out an almost identical hand once into the new level. The result was the same, the hands were different though.

Blasko opened to 240,000 from mid position with J♠J♣ before Paleta moved all in for 1,445,000 from the hijack with A♥K♦. Blasko tanked even longer this time but, once again, found a fold to drop to 1.5million.


Blasko (right) and Paleta battling on and off the table

LEVEL UP: BLINDS 60,000/120,000, 20,000

4:02pm: Blasko makes good fold
Marek Blasko was put in a tricky spot with A♦10♥ after he made a 200,000 raise from the cutoff. Rastislav Paleta was on the button and three-bet all in for his last 1,045,000 with A♣J♦.

Blasko thought for several minutes before making a disciplined, and correct, fold.

3:50pm: Cagey play
The final day is still waiting it’s first all in and call; it’s almost as of no one wants to be the first out. The pressure will really be on some stacks when the blinds increase shortly.

Branislav Ondrus opened a pot to 200,000 from the cutoff holding J♦2♦ before Ruben Pleijster set him all in for his remaining 1.1million from the big blind holding K♦Q♠. Ondrus folded.

Rastislav Paleta was involved in two pots, one he won uncontested; the other went the way of Raphel Wimmer.

First up, he moved all in fro 1.35 million from the small blind and Josef Gulas folded his big blind. A couple of hands later, he raised to 200,000 from the cutoff and Wimmer defended his big blind. The board ran out 3♥Q♠9♦6♠A♣ with neither player betting until the river where Wimmer check-called a 250,000 bet with A♥7♦. It was good as Paleta was bluffing with K♠J♥.

3:30pm: Gulas in the action early on
Two interesting hands played out in the in the first 30 minutes and both involved Josef Gulas.

Firstly, he raised to 200,000 from early position with K♣Q♥ and Marek Blasko (SB) three-bet to 455.000 with A♣4♥. Gulas called. Blasko bet a tiny 100K on the 10♣7♠5♥ flop and Gulas raised to 300,000. Blasko folded.


Josef Gulas

Shortly after, Raphel Wimmer opened for 200,000 with Q♥Q♠ from second Position before Gulas three-bet to 600,000 from the big blind. Wimmer needed some time then four-bet pushed for 2,485,000. Gulas folded

3:05pm: Shuffle up and deal
Cards are in the air!

2pm: Welcome to the final day!
Eight days ago the first 98 players sat down to play Day 1A of the Eureka Tour Roadavoz Main Event. Through Days 1B and C, the number of entries grew to 664 and now just seven remain. The official final table was hit last night but play continued until the allotted eights levels had been played out.

Ruben Pleijster enters today as the favourite, owing to the fact he’s the chip leader. They’re a tight bunch though as can be see by the following:

Seat, Name, Country, – Chips
1. Marek Blasko, Slovakia – 1,805,000
2. Ruben Pleijster, Netherlands – 3,430,000
3. Rastislav Paleta, Czech Republic – 1,655,000
4. Josef Gulas, Czech Republic – 2,805,000
5. Josef Pavelka, Czech Republic – 2,490,000
6. Branislav Ondrus, Slovakia – 1,485,000
7. Raphel Wimmer, Germany – 2,835,000


The official final table of eight

The play will start at the beginning of level 29 where the big blind will be 100,000, meaning that the average stack sits at around 23 big blinds. The action could well be fast and furious.

To find out the sums the players can still win, click here, and to find out a little bit more about the finalists, check out the player profiles.

Cards were in the air at 2pm but a cards up (German language) webcast is in operation with a one-hour delay so all coverage will be in line with that so any spoilers are avoided.


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