It was a Romanian who walked away with the title at the 888Live Rozvadov Main Event in the Czech Republic, after beating a massive field of 532 players and coming back from a big chip deficit at the start of the final day of play.
When day four began, Catalin Pop was fourth in chip count, but made it to the final table to play alongside Niall Farrell, Ludovic Geilich and Alexander Dmitrienko, who took seventh at the 888Live Opening Event.
It wasn’t an easy final table, the lead changed hands multiple times and chips flew in all directions, but it was Czech native Pavel Berka who couldn’t hold on and hit the rail first. He ran sixes into the sevens of Geilich for €9,619 and eighth place. The elimination gave the Scottish player the lead, which only grew when he knocked Dmitrienko out next, followed by Juan Carlos Vecino.
That was when Geilich’s lead started to falter and Pop managed a big double up when he bluffed an ace-high to take down his pocket sevens. Farrell quickly shot to the top of the chip count when he called Lukasz Tomecki’s all-in on a K,J and eliminated the Polish player in fifth place.
Geilich’s fall from grace was completed next when he was sent home in fourth when he raised Pop with an A,5. Geilich five-bet all in and Pop called with pocket quents, forcing Geilich to leave with €29,184. Farrell couldn’t bring the win home to Scotland either and his jacks were cracked by Pop’s pocket fives, sending him home next.
Bernd Schonwalder was an online qualifier who came into the final day last in chip count, but managed to fight his way into heads-up play. The comeback was impressive but not enough to overcome Pop’s momentum and the Romanian took home first place and a €80,000 prize.
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