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Hungary for success, Bodis wins Eureka Croatia

A 34-year-old entrepreneur from Hungary has beaten 254 other hopefuls to win Eureka Croatia and the €47,298 first prize. After a quick fire final table that lasted exactly four levels Richard Bodis was the last man standing and his feet are still firmly attached to the ground: "The trophy and the wi...more

by Nick Wright on August 27, 2011 10:44 PM

Eureka Croatia: Day 3, levels 24 updates (blinds 12,000-24,000)

9.25pm: Richard Bodis wins Eureka Croatia (€47,298)From the small blind Richard Bodis made it 50,000 to go, Carsten Luxig made it 110,000 total from the big blind and Bodis called.The flop of T♠K♣2♦ was checked by both players before Luxig fired out a bet of 130,000 on the 5♠ turn. After a ...more

by Nick Wright on August 27, 2011 9:10 PM

Eureka Croatia: Day 3, levels 20, 21, 22 & 23 updates (blinds 10,000-20,000

7.10pm: End of the levelYou'll find level 24 updates in a new post shortly.7pm: Richard Bodis doubles upI don't know exactly how the action went but with the board reading 7♣5♠A♥4♣2♣ and with around 300,000 in the middle Richard Bodis moved all-in for about 350,000 with 8♠6♣ and was ca...more

by Nick Wright on August 27, 2011 8:59 PM

Eureka Croatia: PokerStars qualifier leads final table charge

Of the 85 players who started Day 2 of Eureka Croatia just eleven are still in with a shot of winning the €47,298 first prize.And whilst all 11 will no doubt have their eyes firmly set on the prize, only one can win and the man looking most likely to be lifting the trophy is Vasileios Chantzaras fro...more

by Nick Wright on August 27, 2011 3:44 AM

Eureka Croatia: Day 2, levels 18 & 19 updates (blinds 4,000-8,000 ante 1,000

2.30am: Play is done for the daySo after ten levels 85 players have been skittled down to 11. A full wrap of the day's play and overnight chip counts will be available in a new post shortly.2.20am: Tomas Muraska eliminated in 12th place (€2,950)On the last hand of the night Vasileios Chantzaras open...more

by Nick Wright on August 27, 2011 2:30 AM

Eureka Croatia: Day 1B, levels 14, 15, 16 & 17 updates (blinds 2,500-5,000 a

11.40pm: Two more exits, one double up and a breakMatija Pavlovic and Tiberiu Zanfirache have been eliminated in 22nd and 21st place respectively. Meanwhile Roman Kadziela got somewhat fortunate to double up in the last hand before the break. He re-raised all-in for 38,300 with K♥T♠ after Marko...more

by Nick Wright on August 27, 2011 2:21 AM

Eureka Croatia: Day 2, levels 10, 11, 12 & 13 updates (blinds 1,000-2,000 an

6.15pm: Break timeThat's the end of level 13, you'll find level 14 updates in a new post.6.10pm: The 100 clubThree players who all have above one hundred thousand and are doing rather nicely are: Marko Milkovic (114,000), Pontos Paniteleimon (120,000) and Boris Savija (110,000).6pm: Dream on manDami...more

by Nick Wright on August 26, 2011 5:30 PM

Eureka Croatia: Day 1B, level 9 updates (blinds 400-800 ante 100)

2.15am: Mokni leads Day 1B fieldA total of 139 players took to the felt on Day 1B and combined with the Day 1A field that made a total of 255 entrants meaning Eureka Croatia is the largest ever live poker tournament in Croatia. Together they created a prize pool of €180,566 from which 27 will be pai...more

by Nick Wright on August 26, 2011 1:47 AM

Eureka Croatia: Day 1B, levels 5, 6, 7 & 8 updates (blinds 300-600 ante 50)

11.55pm: Break timePlayers are now on a 15 minute break whilst tournament staff colour up the 25 denomination chips. They'll return for one more level of play which you'll find in a new post. 11.50pm: Chip leadersDominik Mokni still holds the chip lead, he has a stack of around 94,000. He's been mov...more

by Nick Wright on August 26, 2011 1:41 AM

Eureka Croatia: Day 1B, levels 1, 2, 3 & 4 updates (blinds 100-200)

6.40pm: Break timeThat's four levels done and dusted and players are on a 15 minute break. You'll find level five updates in a new post. 6.30pm: Chip countsYou might remember Milan Rakic from his second place finish at Eureka Bulgaria. The entrepreneur still has his trademark sunglasses in tow, they...more

by Nick Wright on August 25, 2011 8:55 PM

Eureka Croatia: Day 1A, level 9 updates (blinds 400-800 ante 100)

3am: Bravo for Pavao, Croatian leads Day 1A fieldA total of 116 players including Chris Moneymaker took to the felt for Day 1A of Eureka Croatia at the Golden Sun casino in Zagreb.After nine levels of play that saw the 116 starters reduced to 40 it was Croatian Pavao Vujnovac who bagged and tagged t...more

by Nick Wright on August 25, 2011 2:26 AM

Eureka Croatia: Day 1A, levels 5, 6, 7 & 8 updates (blinds 300-600 ante 50)

12am: Break timeThe remaining players are now on their last 15 minute break of the evening. You'll find level nine updates in a new post. One player to have busted shortly before the break was Irishman Owen Shiels. 11.50pm: Moneymaker on a heaterTeam PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker now has 64,000 wh...more

by Nick Wright on August 25, 2011 1:37 AM

Eureka Croatia: Day 1A, levels 1, 2, 3 & 4 updates (blinds 100-200)

6.35pm: Break TimeThat's four levels down and players are now a 15 minute break.6.30pm: ExitsAmongst the latest exits is Senadin Cosic who finished eighth in the main event at Eureka Slovenia. 6.20pm: Chip countsA few chip counts: Michael Leedham (25,000 - up and down he says), Antonio Dieguez Rodri...more

by Nick Wright on August 24, 2011 7:44 PM

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