Event #10: €10,350 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
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Bujtas Bags Chip Lead Ahead of WSOPE Rozvadov Main Event Final Day

will_shill • Level 29: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Laszlo Bujtas
Laszlo Bujtas

Just six players remain in the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event and it is Hungarian Laszlo Bujtas who leads the way with over 14 million in chips.

Bujtas finished 58th in last year's Main Event for €16,710 but he and the other five players at the final table have already guaranteed themselves €175,965 in prize money, with €1,122,239 awaiting the winner of this year's Main Event.

Two big names will be back for the final day of play here at King's Resort, Rozvadov with both 2013 WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess and 2017 WSOP Main Event final tablist Jack Sinclair still in the hunt for the coveted gold bracelet.

And with six different countries represented in the final six players, the final day's play is going to have a very international feel to it. Here are how the players are seated when play resumes.

SeatNameCountryChip CountPayout
1Milos SkrbicSerbia12,720,00080
2Ryan RiessUnited States10,615,00066
3Laszlo BujtasHungary14,040,00088
4Krasimir YankovBulgaria3,995,00025
5Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom8,585,00054
6Ihor YerofieievUkraine3,170,00020

Bujtas, who says he has been playing poker for ten years, had a quiet day for the most part, allowing the first four eliminations to pass him by and still coming into the final table second in chips. However, he sent Balcsu Lukacs and Koray Aldemir out in four hands to end the night and resume his place at the top of the chip counts.

It was Milos Skrbic who came into the final table as the chip leader, and he is second in chips despite failing to knock out a single player on Day 5. Most of his chips came at the unofficial final table when he won house over house of Ryan Riess to move up to 10 million in chips.

In his own words, former WSOP champion Riess called today "fucking painful" adding that he considers today "one of the worst [days of poker] he's played all year."

Ryan Riess
Ryan Riess

A slow start saw him run aces into the set of Krasimir Yankov and fold top set to a bluff from Jack Sinclair. Despite this he still managed to come into the final table of eight second in chips - three places higher than what he achieved in Vegas five years ago - and eliminated the two players on the final day, the same as chip leader Bujtas..

"I picked such a huge day to play bad," he said despite bagging up third in chips. "I think I made the wrong decision on almost everything."

End of Day Recap

It took a while for the first elimination of the day, with players clearly aware that just six eliminations separated them from the final day. And it took a cooler to send Ming Xi to the rail, rivering a straight and shoving into the full house of Sinclair.

One quickly became two with the experienced Russian Vladimir Troyanovskiy doubling up Stoyan Obreshkov before busting to the Bulgarian when he shoved king-ten into the ace-eight of his opponent.

Dominik Matejka came into the day as the shortest stack, and laddered two spots before he four-bet shoved ace-nine into the ace-queen of Riess. There was a nine on the flop, but a queen as well and the last Czech player in the tournament was eliminated.

With this elimination, Riess topped the chip counts at the unofficial final table of nine, and chipped up further with the elimination of Obreshkov. The Bulgarian shoved river with pocket kings, but the American had rivered two pair and brough the table to the official final table of eight.

Skrbic would get some back from Riess after a house-over-house situation, and Krasimir Yankov bagged himself double through Riess as the American fell to third in the chips, before Bujtas finished off both Lukacs and Aldemir in four hands to end the night.

The final table resumes at 3pm, with PokerNews coverage starting from 3:30pm alongside the official livestream. Stay tuned as we crown the winner of the 2018 WSOPE Main Event.

Tags: Jack SinclairKoray AldemirKrasimir YankovLaszlo BujtasMilos SkrbicRyan Riess

End of Day 5

• Level 29: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

With just six players remaining, the players will now bag up their chips and return tomorrow for the final day. A full list of chip counts a recap of the day's action will be posted shortly.

Koray Aldemir Eliminated in 7th Place (€130,350)

• Level 29: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Koray Aldemir
Koray Aldemir

Koray Aldemir opened to 320,000 in the cutoff with {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs} and Laszlo Bujtas three-bet to 950,000 on the button with {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}. The blinds quickly folded and Aldemir moved all in for 5,075,000. Bujtas quickly cards and the cards were on their backs in a monster pot.

It was a classic race and the flop of {k-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades} favored Bujtas with a pair of kings. The turn was the {k-Clubs} to leave Aldemir drawing to just two outs. The river was the {3-Hearts} and Aldemir was ousted in seventh place.

Laszlo Bujtas hu
Laszlo Bujtas
hu 14,120,000 5,320,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de Ausgeschieden

Tags: Laszlo BujtasKoray Aldemir

Bulcsu Lukacs Eliminated in 8th Place (€98,287)

• Level 29: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Bulcsu Lukacs
Bulcsu Lukacs

The action folded around to Bulcsu Lukacs in the small blind who shoved all in 1,745,000 with {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}. Laszlo Bujtas picked up {a-Diamonds}{4-Spades} in the big blind and made a pretty quick call to put Lukacs at risk.

The flop came {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}{q-Clubs} to give Bujtas two pair and Lukacs a straight draw. The {8-Hearts} landed on the turn leaving Lukacs drawing to just a ten. The river was the {a-Clubs} which improved Bujtas to a full house and Lukacs was eliminated in eighth place.

Laszlo Bujtas hu
Laszlo Bujtas
hu 8,800,000 2,680,000
Bulcsu Lukacs RO
Bulcsu Lukacs
RO Ausgeschieden

Tags: Laszlo BujtasBulcsu Lukacs

Yankov Finds a Double Up

• Level 29: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Krasimir Yankov
Krasimir Yankov

Krasimir Yankov was one of the short stacks at the table and moved all in for 2,305,000 with {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds} in the hijack. Ryan Riess looked down at {8-Spades}{8-Clubs} in the big blind and asked for a count before making the call.

The flop came {j-Spades}{6-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and Yankov remained in a great position to double up. The {a-Hearts} on the turn was no help to Riess and the {4-Hearts} on the river secured the double up for Yankov.

Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 9,100,000 -575,000
Krasimir Yankov bg
Krasimir Yankov
bg 5,000,000 2,295,000

Tags: Ryan RiessKrasimir Yankov

Sinclair Rivers a Flush

• Level 29: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

Laszlo Bujtas raised to 350,000 in the hijack with {a-Clubs}{j-Spades} and Jack Sinclair flat-called with {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} on the button. An action flop of {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} fell and Bujtas check-called a bet of 300,000 from Sinclair.

The turn brought the {8-Clubs} and both players checked to the {5-Hearts} on the river. Bujtas checked again and Sinclair stuck in a bet of 950,000. Bujtas wasted little time before making the call and Sinclair took down the pot with a flush.

Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
gb 8,905,000 1,975,000
Laszlo Bujtas hu
Laszlo Bujtas
hu 6,120,000 -1,575,000

Tags: Laszlo BujtasJack Sinclair

Sinclair Won't Budge

• Level 29: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

Laszlo Bujtas raised to 325,000 on the button with {k-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Jack Sinclair called from the big blind with {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades}. The flop came {j-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Sinclair checked to Bujtas who continued for 200,000. Sinclair called holding the best hand and the {a-Hearts} landed on the turn.

Sinclair checked again and Bujtas checked back. The {4-Diamonds} completed the board and Sinclair checked for the third time. Bujtas made a bet of 430,000 and Sinclair snapped him off with his two pair.

Laszlo Bujtas hu
Laszlo Bujtas
hu 7,695,000 -1,680,000
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
gb 6,930,000 1,355,000

Tags: Jack SinclairLaszlo Bujtas

Riess Turns Two Pair

will_shill • Level 29: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

Ihor Yerofieiev opened to 320,000 on the button with {k-Clubs}{j-Hearts} and Ryan Riess called in the big blind with {k-Spades}{8-Spades}.

The flop came {5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{k-Diamonds} and Riess check-called 330,000. The turn was the {8-Spades} and Riess checked again.

Yerofieiev bet 775,000 and Riess check-raised all in. Yerofieiev had around 3,500,000 behind and tanked for three minutes before folding.

Tags: Ihor YerofieievRyan Riess