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🔶 Balkan Poker Circuit ✍️ LIVE BLOG

Updated: May 28



After an exhilarating ten days at the Sharkbay Main Event, we barely had time to unpack, and here we are again, ready to bring you another fantastic poker tournament from King's Resort!


The Balkan Poker Circuit has landed in Rozvadov, featuring a guaranteed prize pool of €500,000 with a buy-in of just €175. This is an unmissable opportunity for poker marathon enthusiasts, keeping us engaged for an entire week in the only European location offering 24/7 action! Are you ready for it? 😜


WATCH THE FINAL TABLE LIVE STREAMING NOW!!! ⤵️



Report Day1 A - CLICK HERE


Report Day1 B - CLICK HERE


Report Day1 C - CLICK HERE


Report Day1 D - CLICK HERE


Report Day1 E - CLICK HERE


Report Day1 F - CLICK HERE


Report Day1 G - CLICK HERE


Report Day1 H - CLICK HERE


Report Day2  - CLICK HERE


Report Final Day - CLICK HERE



WINNER'S INTERVIEW




Tue 28 May—03:30 - Antonio Fragale takes down BPC ME!



Antonio Fragale scooped the Main Event after a two-hour heads-up match against "Zappa." The first three players agreed on a private ICM deal, as the stack situation was quite similar at a certain stage, and played for the trophy. Here's the payout. To read the full daily report, CLICK HERE.


Results


1. 🇮🇹 Antonio Fragale - € 80,850* inc WSOPE ticket (*private ICM deal)

2. 🇩🇪 Zappa - € 49,250* inc WSOPE ticket  (*private ICM deal)

3. 🇩🇪 Grinder OG - € 37,050* inc WSOPE ticket  (*private ICM deal)

4. 🇫🇷 Mohamed Ouassini Aissaoui - € 29,650 inc WSOPE ticket

5. 🇩🇪 Natzke - € 25,950 inc WSOPE ticket

6. 🇮🇹 Alfonso Amendola - € 22,850 inc WSOPE ticket

7. 🇷🇴 MARIO - € 9,550

8. 🇮🇹 Domenico Guerrieri - € 6,775

9. 🇨🇿 Jiri Hodac - € 5,175


Mon 27 May—21:00 - BPC Final Table is set!


Tiago Santos Martin is the 10th-place finisher for €4,343, so we have the final table! Blinds 300K/600K, nine finalists, only one winner! Here's the stack situation:


1. 🇮🇹 Antonio Fragale - 47,100,000

2. 🇫🇷 Mohamed Ouassini Aissaoui - 32,400,000

3. 🇩🇪 Onur Gizir - 28,000,000

4. 🇩🇪 Nadir Kinno - 16,800,000

5. 🇩🇪 Oliver Schönhals - 13,800,000

6. 🇮🇹 Alfonso Amendola - 13,600,000

7. 🇨🇿 Jiri Hodac - 8,500,000

8. 🇷🇴 Marius Cristian Brinceanu - 8,000,000

9. 🇮🇹 Domenico Guerrieri - 5,900,000


Final Tabl Payout


1 - 70,550 € + WSOPE Main Event Ticket

2 - 38,950 € + WSOPE Main Event Ticket

3 - 26,750 € + WSOPE Main Event Ticket

4 - 19,350 € + WSOPE Main Event Ticket

5 - 15,650 € + WSOPE Main Event Ticket

6 - 12,550 € + WSOPE Main Event Ticket

7 - 9,550 €

8 - 6,775 €

9 - 5,175 €


Mon 27 May—20:00 - Final Table Bubble after the break!



After a 15-minute break, the last ten players are battling on two tables. Just before the last break, Antonio Fragale (pic above) took the lead, eliminating Dennis Jung: We were at 250K/500K blinds, ante 500K, and Antonio 3-bet from the SB Jung's open from BTN. BB folded, and Jung 4-bet shoved, finding the snap-call from Fragale, who flipped Q-Q against K-9.


The board didn't help Jung, who busted in 11th place, leaving a huge chip that led to Antonio in one of the most crucial phases of the tournament. Here's the stack situation at ten players left; below are the last eliminations.



Chip count (end of level 32)


1. 🇮🇹 Antonio Fragale - 42M

2. 🇩🇪 Onur Gizir - 25M

3. 🇩🇪 Nadir Kinno - 22M

4. 🇨🇿 Jiri Hodac - 15.9M

5. 🇮🇹 Alfonso Amendola - 15.7M

6. 🇫🇷 Mohamed Ouassini Aissaoui - 14.9M

7. 🇵🇹 Tiago Santos Martins - 11M

8. 🇩🇪 “Zappa” - 9M

9. 🇮🇹 Domenico Guerrieri - 6.5M

10. 🇷🇴 Marius Cristian Brinceanu - 6M


Last eliminations


11 - Dennis Jung - 4,343 €

12 - Thomas Fedderke - 3,875 €

13 - Dimitrija Bogdanovski - 3,875 €


Mon 27 May—18:30 - 13 left at the beginning of the 32nd level!



Four more eliminations, and the final table will be set! We're facing the 32nd level of play with 200K/400K blinds, ante 400K and a 12.5M average stack. Below is the stack situation at the moment:



Chip count (end of level 31)


1. 🇩🇪 Dennis Jung - 21M

2. 🇮🇹 Antonio Fragale - 20M

3. 🇫🇷 Mohamed Ouassini Aissaoui - 19M

4. 🇨🇿 Jiri Hodac - 18M

5. 🇩🇪 Onur Gizir - 15M

6. 🇩🇪 Nadir Kinno - 12.5M

7. 🇩🇪 “Zappa” - 11M

8. 🇮🇹 Domenico Guerrieri - 10M

9. 🇮🇹 Alfonso Amendola - 9M

10. 🇩🇪 Thomas Fedderke - 8.5M

11. 🇵🇹 Tiago Santos Martins - 8M

12. 🇷🇴 Marius Cristian Brinceanu - 6.5M

13. 🇨🇭 Dimitrija Bogdanovski - 5M


Last eliminations


14 - Naum Barulia - 3,450 €

15 - Braz Borges Fagundes Junior - 3,450 €

16 - Daniele Vesco - 3,025 €

17 - Enrico Linke - 3,025 €

18 - Davide Cigliano - 2,625 €

19 - Michele Dangelo - 2,625 €

20 - Christian Schneider - 2,625 €

21 - Daniel Petrov Stoev - 2,225 €



Mon 27 May—16:30 - 21 left at the first break!



The action at BPC Final Day is getting hectic. We're down to three tables with 21 players on the go. After the first break of the day, blinds increased to 150K/300K, ante 300K, with an 8.3M average stack. Below is the list of all eliminations until now with the prize in money.



Last eliminations


22 - Dominik Thomas Ginders - 2,225 €

23 - Alessandro De Michele - 2,225 €

24 - Tobias Legler - 1,825 €

25 - Fabio La Torre - 1,825 €

26 - Daniel Nunny Rose - 1,825 €

27 - Claudiu Descultu - 1,825 €

28 - Jordi Cayuela Asensio - 1,575 €

29 - Yehuda Cohen - 1,575 €

30 - Jonathan Chalom Touitou - 1,575 €

31 - Manolo Stango - 1,575 €

32 - Nicola Nunziante - 1,575 €

33 - Vladimir Krizek - 1,575 €

34 - Clement Henry Cure - 1,575 €

35 - Antonio De Lucia - 1,575 €

36 - Pirali Birinci - 1,325 €

37 - Ronny Lars Haushaelter - 1,325 €

38 - Loren Sadikov - 1,325 €

39 - Ismail Kalkan - 1,325 €

40 - Gabriel Iemmito - 1,325 €


Final Tabl Payout


1 - 70,550 € + WSOPE Main Event Ticket

2 - 38,950 € + WSOPE Main Event Ticket

3 - 26,750 € + WSOPE Main Event Ticket

4 - 19,350 € + WSOPE Main Event Ticket

5 - 15,650 € + WSOPE Main Event Ticket

6 - 12,550 € + WSOPE Main Event Ticket

7 - 9,550 €

8 - 6,775 €

9 - 5,175 €


Mon 27 May—14:00 - BCP Final Day begins!



It's the last act of an intense week of poker, and there are 40 players left in the tournament who just took their seats and started at 100K/200K blinds, ante 200K, and a 4.5M average stack.


We expect a lot of action today, plus there will be live streaming for the final nine, so stay tuned on our social media channels!


Sun 26 May—03:00 - "Zappa" is Day 2 chip leader Day, 40 players on the Final Day!



"Zappa" bagged over 13 million chips and is Day2 chip leader. All details on our daily report at THIS LINK!


Sun 26 May - 00:30 - 24th level, 76 left!



It's the 24th level out of the 27 scheduled for today, and we're down to 75 players at BCP Main Event Day 2 with blinds 40K/80K, ante 80K and a 2.4M average stack.


On the other side of the room, 62 survivors are battling at BPC High Roller with 6K/12K blinds, an ante of 12K, and an average stack of 350 K. Within two levels, all players will enjoy a break. Stay tuned!



Sun 26 May - 22:00 - 120 left at the second break!



It's time to refresh the minds and bodies of the 120 survivors at the BCP Main Event! The average stack is now around 1.5 million chips, and blinds will increase to 25K/50K, ante 50K at the restart.


BPC High Roller instead is doing well with 217 entries and 144 players in action: over 18K for first and an 82K prize pool at the end of late registration. Blinds are now 2K/4K, ante 4K, with a 150K average stack. Here's the Top 5 at the moment


  1. 🇩🇪 lucky 761 4.2M

  2. 🇩🇪 Payrick Johannes Schreiber 3.5M

  3. 🇩🇪 Heinz Traut 3.2M

  4. 🇩🇪 Helma Weber 3M (head pic)

  5. 🇮🇹 Ignazio De Rosa 2.8 M




Sun 26 May - 20:30 - 204 left at the 19th level!



Day 2 is going fast here at King's Resort Main Poker Room. From the 430 survivors, the field has dropped to 204 players.


We're now facing the 19th level of play with 10K/25K blinds, ante 25K and an 860K average stack. At the end of level 21, there will be another break. In the meantime, BCP €440 High Roller kicked off with 160 entries and 134 players in action. Stay tuned for more updates!



Sun 26 May - 18:30 - Franz Doblinger is BPC bubble-man!



While the 323 survivors are still in action at 8K/16K, ante 16K blinds, we can announce the bubble-man of the day: Franz Doblinger went out one step before the ITM zone and, unluckily, is not going to cash today.


Soon blinds will increase to 10K/20K, ante 20K ante after the following level all players could enjoy the first day break, stay tuned"!


Sun 26 May - 17:00 - BPC Day2 kicked off!



With 3,512 entries and 430 survivors, BPC Day 2 began! Blinds are now 6K/12K, ante 12K, with a 442K average stack, 359 places in the money for a 324€ min cash and 500,460€ prize pool. Who's going to make it to the Final Day? Keep it up on our live blog to find out!



Sun 26 May - 16:00 - "MagicMan" is Day1 H chip leader!



There's a reason why his nickname is "MagicMan," or maybe it's just a funny coincidence, but with a huge pot on the last hand, "MagicMan" jumped ahead on the count and became the Day1 H chip leader! All details of the hand, pics, the chip leader's interview, and much more are on our daily report at THIS LINK!


Sun 26 May - 14:00 - Late registration closed!



The last available flight has just closed registrations with 587 entries and 270 players in action at the resume, with blinds 1K/2K and ante 2K. Still, six more levels exist to play to know the whole qualifier number. Stay tuned!




Sun 26 May - 11:00 - It's time to get started on Day1 H!



The last available flight of the schedule, Day1 H Turbo, just kicked off at 11 a.m. sharp and many players are using the last chance to squeeze out a seat for this afternoon's Day2!


Only 15 minutes per level, 50K starting stack, blinds 100/200, ante 200. After the first ten levels of play, registrations will be closed, and we can provide you with today's official numbers (around 1:45 p.m.), so keep it up on our live blog to know who will make it through!


Sun 26 May - 03:30 - Giorgio Soceanu ahead of Day1 G!



Today's chip leader is Giorgio Soceanu, with just 4 thousand more than Michele D'angelo: 1.254.000 shoved on the bag, and the Italian secured the top five overall. Our daily report, which includes all details, pictures, the chip leader's interview, and much more, is available at THIS LINK.



Sun 26 May - 02:30 - Last level on Day1 G!



It's the last level of play for the 99 survivors of Day1 G out of 629 entries: they're now playing at 5K/10K blinds, ante 10K, and an average stack of 320 K. There's almost no chance the field will reach the 10% before the end of the level so let's enjoy half an hour more of play!




Sat 25 May - 23:30 - Davide Cigliano is Day1 F chip leader!



With a stunning performance, Italy's Davide Cigliano ended up ahead of the count on Day1 F, bagging 1,269,000 chips! All details, pics and chip leader's interview are just one click away from you! CLICK HERE



Sat 25 May - 21:00 - Late reg ended on Day1 F, Day1 G with over 400 entries!



With 823 entries, Day1 F has been the biggest flight played until now: 148 players are still battling at the tables at 3K/6K blinds, ante 6K and a 291K average stack!


On the left wing of the main poker room, 308 players are on the go out of 417 entries at 500/1K blinds, ante 1K and a 67K average stack. Below are a few more shots from today!