There was 4,000 in the middle with the board reading with heads up action as the big blind threw out a bet of 2,500 to put action onto Christian Herfellner, who was in the cutoff. Herfellner thought for around a minute and then put out a total of 8,000.
"Raise," said the dealer, confirming the action. The big blind quickly sent his cards to the muck and Herfellner saw the pot shipped his way.
Preflop action saw five players each put in 600 before a flop of was spread across the felt. Stylianos Kollatos saw action checked to him in the hijack and put out a bet of 1,600, which only Henri Pulliainen check-called from the small blind.
Both remaining players checked the turn and the dealer brought the river . Pulliainen threw out a bet of 6,300 and Kollatos took less than 10 seconds to drop in a chip to call.
Pulliainen quickly turned over for a rivered full house, good to earn him the pot as Kollatos turned over a second-best , showing he had flopped a flush only to find it be no good upon the completion of the hand.
The cards are in the air on Day 1c with just over 270 players already in their seats to kick things off.
There is no doubt that the €1,100 EPT National will attract the largest amount of entries throughout the 2019 PokerStars EPT Prague festival. Over the first two starting flights, over 1,800 entries have already been recorded. Tonight, Day 1c is set to get underway as the third and final starting flight and the last chance for players to bag a stack and reach the money.
Yesterday, Day 1a attracted 624 entries with 94 players making it through to Day 2. Day 1b is currently taking place with a total of 1,199 entries but late registration is still open in that flight. Leading the pack after the first completed flight is Andrew Hulme who bagged up a whopping 551,000 chips. That number will be tough to catch in tonight's rendition with the level duration being cut in half.
The action is slated to get underway at 7 p.m. local time inside the ballrooms of the Hilton Prague. Each player will be given a starting stack of 30,000 chips and the blinds will begin at 100/100. The levels for the turbo version on Day 1c will be 20 minutes in length with a 20-minute break after every six levels.
This will be the one and only chance for those players that have failed to find a bag in the previous flights. Only one entry will be allowed although late registration will remain open until the start of level 9. The action will continue throughout the evening until just 15% of the field remains. All of those players that make it through to Day 2 will be in the money.
Day 1c Structure
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The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the tournament floor to bring you all of the live updates throughout this flight and through the rest of the tournament.