King's Casino held the first live tournament after quarantine
Czech Republic is now almost the only country in which live poker tournaments are held. After a long quarantine, King's Casino resumed its work in May, but the live tournaments were unavailable.
In the summer, five series are planned to be held in King's Casino in Rozvadov, and one of them has already started. Some days ago, the first live event was held after the quarantine.
It was a high roller PLO event with €2 500 buy-in. 60 entries formed a prize pool of €128 250, and the seven finalists shared it among themselves.
There was one surprising fact: almost all visitors in the casino were without masks. You can see it in the photo of King's Casino hall below, which was made during the tournament. Probably, there were the other methods of protection against coronavirus infection.
Speaking of the tournament, the poker veteran and owner of two WSOP bracelets Roger Hairabedian became its winner. Roger has been playing live poker for more than 20 years. He managed to win over $5 000 000 during this period.
Hairabedian showed an excellent play in the tournament and reached the final heads-up. In heads-up, he fought against Christian Stratemeyer, who also wanted to become the champion. However, both skill and luck appeared on Roger’s side.
In the final hand of event, Roger hit a full house and Stratemeyer hit trips. Both poker players went all-in, after which Roger became the winner. He got $45 000 of prize money for the first place, and his opponent earned $32 000.
Results of €2 500 PLO High Roller Tournament
|1||Roger Hairabedian||France||$45 000|
|2||Christian Stratmeyer||Germany||$32 000|
|3||Eric Lescot||Belgium||$20 000|
|4||Harry Casagrande||Austria||$15 000|
|5||Andreas Bremer||Germany||$12 000|
|6||Jonas Kronwitter||Austria||$9 000|
|7||Ossama Khamis||Germany||$7 000|