Jonas Kraft Winner of the 2017 888Live Rozvadov
Nowadays, King’s Casino Rozvadov is one of the favorites destinations to poker players from all around Europe as well as to some of the biggest live poker tours to be taking place on the continent.
Major gambling operator 888 has been the latest to opt for the venue to play host to its live poker festival – 888Live. The Czech village of Rozvadov has been a gathering place for poker pros and fans of the game since January 26, when the latest 888-sponsored live festival kicked off at the local casino.
Jonas Kraft has become the latest name to be added to the 888Live Rozvadov winners’ list. Last night, the German topped the field of the €5,300 High Roller event to collect his career best cash of €49,875. Kraft faced the likes of former November Niner Pierre Neuville, and popular poker pros Enzo Del Piero, Niall Farrell, and Ludovic Geilich on his road to victory.
The 888Live Rozvadov High Roller at King’s Casino featured unlimited re-entries format. By the time registration was closed, there were 18 entries and 3 re-entries to have the paid the event’s buy-in. The tournament featured a guaranteed prize pool of €100,000. The top three places got paid. Each of the three survivors were guaranteed a minimum payout of €19,950.
The High Roller was played over two days. The second and final day of the tournament saw 11 players return at the host venue to play down to a champion. And it took around ten hours of play for his name to become clear.
Kraft is a frequent visitor at King’s Casino Rozvadov. The player has taken part in a number of live poker events held at the gambling venue over the years. In 2013, he won the GCOP III Vol. 2/6, Rozvadov €1,100 Main Event for €34,374. Including last night’s victory, which was the player’s best live poker accomplishment, his tournament winnings now amount to more than €117,000.