Tuesday 7th February, 2017

Farrell and Geilich narrowly miss victory at 888Live Rozvadov

By Mad Harper

Romania’s Catalin Pop won the 888Live Rozvadov Main Event at Kings Casino yesterday despite fierce competition from top Scottish pros Niall Farrell and Ludovic Geilich. The Glaswegians found themselves sitting next to each other as the final nine took their seats yesterday but despite a rollercoaster day of poker, neither managed to seize victory.

 Catalin Pop won €80,000 for his win, by far the biggest live cash of poker career. The Romanian came into the day fourth in chips but used a cool-headed mix of well-timed bluffs, strategic play and an infectious smile to secure himself the five figure pay day. WPT Caribbean winner Farrell finished third for €36,113 and UKIPT Marbella champion Ludovic Geilich, who was chip leader for the final eight, was fourth for €29,184.

 

There were 531 entries in the #888Live Main Event creating a €407,596 prize pool with 55 places paid. The next 888Live event is in Barcelona from May 11-21