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Song, Thiemer Early Winners at WSOP International Circuit Rozvadov

April 07, 2022
King's Resort

The 2022 World Series of Poker International Circuit at the King's Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic is currently underway and is offering players 12 ring events and €3 million in guaranteed prize money.

The latest WSOP Circuit stop, which began on March 30 and wraps up on April 19, offers buy-ins ranging from €250 to €3,000 and includes poker variants including Pot-Limit Omaha, Big O and Mixed PLO/No-Limit Hold'em.

Action got underway on April 15 with Event #1: €250 NLH Mini Main Event, which attracted 2,002 runners to generate a prize pool of €541,215. Germany's Frederik Thiemer emerged victorious in the opening event to take home €92,250, or $102,743. Thiemer defeated Michal Zimani during heads-up play, who in turn earned €55,900, or $62,258.

Next up was Event #2: €660 No-Limit Hold'em Fifty Stack, a tournament that drew 187 entrants and generated €141,930 in prize money. Daewoong Song of South Korea took it down to earn €39,495, or $43,641, after defeating heads-up opponent Marko Topić, whose runner-up finish brought him a payday of €19,671, or $21,736.

Daewoong Song
Daewoong Song

After that, Event #3: €550 PLO Bounty Hunter drew 128 runners with a prize pool of €50,000 and it was Germany's Manfred Bass who took it down for €15,597, or $17,172.

Ring Winners So Far at WSOPC Rozvadov

 TOURNAMENTENTRIESPRIZE POOLWINNERCOUNTRYPRIZE (IN EUROS)PRIZE (IN USD)
 Event #1: €250 NLH Mini Main Event2,002€541,215Frederik ThiemerGermany€92,250$102,743
 Event #2: €660 No-Limit Hold'em Fifty Stack187€141,930Daewoong SongSouth Korea€39,495$43,641
 Event #3: €550 PLO Bounty Hunter128€50,000Manfred BassGermany€15,597$17,172

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The International Circuit stop will culminate with Event #11: €1,700 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event, which kicks off on April 15. The Main Event has a massive guarantee of €1,000,000 and could surpass that as it has in previous years. PokerNews will be live reporting the five-day marquee event, which has two starting flights.

Other highlights of the latest Circuit stop include Event #9: €2,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Max, which begins on April 12, as well as the final event, Event #12: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty Hunter, which gets underway on April 17.

The remaining schedule for WSOP International Circuit King's Resort Rozvadov is available in the table below.

Remaining Schedule for WSOPC Rozvadov

DateBuy-inEventGuarantee
Apr 5-6€550WSOP Circuit Mixed PLO/NLH - [Ring #4]€50,000
Apri 6-7€777WSOP Circuit NLH Lucky 7's - [Ring #5]€100,000
Apr 7-11€550WSOP Circuit NLH Monsterstack - [Ring #6]€500,000
Apr 10€1,100WSOP Circuit 5-Card PLO - [Ring #7]€50,000
Apr 11-12€440WSOP Circuit PLO 6-Max - [Ring #8]€50,000
Apr 12-13€2,000WSOP Circuit PLO 2k 8-Max - [Ring #9]€100,000
Apr 13-14€3,000WSOP Circuit NLH 3k 8-Max - [Ring #10]€100,000
Apr 15-19€1,700WSOP Circuit NLH Main Event - [Ring #11]€1,000,000
Apr 17€1,100WSOP Circuit NLH Bounty Hunter - [Ring #12] (€250 Bounty)€100,000

Defending Champions

Turkey's Feyzullah Karaarslan took down the most recent WSOPC Rozvadov Main Event in January for €204,053, defeating Aleksandar Tomovic of Serbia heads-up to send him out for €127,017. The Main Event drew 808 entries to generate a prize pool of €1,189,780.

Feyzullah Karaarslan
Feyzullah Karaarslan

Last year's King's Resort Rozvadov Main Event attracted 912 runners to generate a prize pool of €1,342,920. Italy's Andrea Ricci came out on top to win his first ring and €236,489 after defeating fellow Italian Simone Lombardo during heads-up play, who in turn earned €146,004. The six-figure score was a career-best for Ricci, who has $1.1 million in live tournament earnings.

Other players who made deep runs in last year's Main Event include Aliaksandr Shylko (4th - €79,943), Uri Gilboa (6th - €49,329) and Mr. Bond (7th - €35,943).

Earlier in the series, Austria's Nemes Silviu took down Event #11: €550 No Limit Hold'em to win €110,350, while Tomasz Wrobel was the winner in Event #16: €3,000 No Limit Hold'em to take home €63,022.

Additionally, Alessio Podda won Event #3: €330 No Limit Hold'em to for €70,350 and Karol Bogusz won Event #7: €660 No Limit Hold'em for €44,850.

Previous WSOPC Rozvadov Main Event Winners

DateEventEntriesWinnerPrizePrizepool
Jan 2022WSOPC NLH Main Event808Feyzullah Karaarslan€204,053€1,189,780
Sept 2021WSOPC NLH Main Event912Andrea Ricci€236,489€1,342,920
Oct 2019WSOPC NLH Main Event768Jakub Oliva€205,000€1,130,880
March 2019WSOPC NLH Main Event650Martin Kabrhel€190,000€1,103,500
March 2018WSOPC NLH Main Event796Amar Begovic€220,000€1,134,300
Oct 2017WSOPC NLH Main Event672Hossein Ensan€184,812€1,000,000
Nov 2016WSOPC NLH Main Event851Ivan Banic€232,241€1,212,675
Nov 2015WSOPC NLH Main Event715Mateusz Dziewonski€206,927€1,021,911
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