OlyBet Vilnius Showdown Main Event Smashes €150K GTD

Poker Jason Glazer 06.06.2024

Wednesday was another thrilling day at Olympic Casino Vilnius as players fiercely battled during the final two of three opening flights in the OlyBet Vilnius Showdown €555 Main Event. The field swelled to 347 entries, creating a €166,560 prize pool that shattered the €150,000 guarantee. The excitement continues, with late registration still open during the first blind level of Thursday’s Day 2 when the action resumes at 1 p.m.

Meanwhile, Zigmas Pekarskas won the only title of the day in the nightly event in the €150 NLH Win the Button Progressive Knockout.

Check out Wednesday’s highlights from the OlyBet Vilnius Showdown Jacks of June.

Rytis Sandaras Still Leads Main Event

Local hero Rytis Sandaras transformed his 30,000 starting stack into the Day 1a chip-leading stack of 283,000 in the OlyBet Vilnius Showdown Jacks of June €555 Main Event. His impressive performance on Tuesday kept him at the top of the leaderboard throughout yesterday’s Day 1b and Day 1c.

Three players advancing from Day 1b also will start Day 2 with at least 200,000 in chips including Day 1b chip leader Kazimieras Ramaska (237,000), Ireland’s James Grogan (231,500), Martynas Racinskas (206,000), and Paulius “Mellow-Peach” Mikaliunas (194,500).

Meanwhile, Audrius Navickas bagged the Day 1c chip lead with 142,000. While this didn’t crack the top 10 on the leaderboard below, it does give him a healthy place to start Day 2 when the action resumes on Thursday, June 6 at 1 p.m. when he will resume the action in 15th place overall.

Jacks of June Main Event Top 10 Leaderboard

PlaceNameCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Rytis SandarasLithuania283,000113
2Kazimieras RamaskaLithuania237,00095
3James GroganIreland231,50093
4Martynas RacinskasLithuania206,00082
5Paulius MikaliunasLithuania194,50078
6Aurelijus SipaviciusLithuania187,00075
7Klaudijus BajorasLithuania174,50070
8Ovidijus BerenisLithuania168,00067
9Martynas KaulakysLithuania154,00062
10Mantas StikelisLithuania153,50061

Zigmas Perkarskas Ships the Win the Button PKO

Event #17: €150 NLH Win the Button Progressive Knockout was an action-packed affair with 58 runners creating a €7,378 prize pool with €3,480 allocated to progressive knockouts and another €3,898 to the prize pool

The title was guaranteed to stay on home soil after Latvia’s Edgars Beizaks hit the rail in sixth place. Zigmas Pekarskas and Tomas Milevskij advanced to heads-up play each locking up €1,039 from the prize pool.

Pekarskas came out on top to win the title and the big progressive bounties at the end of the event.

Event #17: €150 NLH Win the Button PKO Results

1Zigmas PekarskasLithuania€1,039
2Tomas MilevskijLithuania€1,039
3Arturas PaskeviciusLithuania€580
4Vaidas LengvinasLithuania€430
5Vilius ZamzickasLithuania€310
6Edgars BeizaksLatvia€270
7Dominykas ChrypaLithuania€230

Thursday, June 6 OlyBet Vilnius Showdown Jacks of June Schedule

13:00Event #13: €555 Main Event Day 2
15:00Event #18:  €110 Satellite to WSOPC Tallinn Main Event, 2 SEATS GTD
18:00Event #19: €150 Celebrating OlybetxEuroleague Basketball Premium Sponsorship
22:00Event #20: €30 Satellite to €1,100 High Roller – 1 SEAT GTD

Jason Glazer

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