Rolandas Aglinskas Leads Final 14 in OlyBet Showdown Vilnius Ace Breaker Main Event

Poker Jason Glazer 02.02.2024

Electric atmosphere, amazing poker action, and Ace Breaker cocktails are just some of the ways to describe the amazing day at the OlyBet Showdown Vilnius Ace Breaker at Olympic Casino Lietuva, located in the heart of the majestic Lithuanian capital of Vilnius.

The Main Event grew to 371 entries with a handful of Day 2 entries getting into the mix with just 14 players surviving. Rolandas Aglinskas will enter the final day with the chip lead in hopes of because the latest player to enter their name in the Lithuanian poker history books with a big Main Event title.

Latvia’s Aigars Petrovs performed the best in the Main Event as during Day 1b he continued to pile up chips before ending the day with a massive chip lead heading into Day 2.

Meanwhile, Vilius Zamzickas earned a trophy for his display case after winning the €150 NLH Win the Button Progressive Knockout.

Read on to learn more about what transpired on Thursday:

Just 14 Players Remain in the Main Event

Day 2 of the Main Event provided tons of thrills and excitement. The field grew to 371 entries for a €178,080 prize pool for the second largest €555 Main Event in Lithuanian history.

Lithuania’s Rolandas Aglinskas was the star of Day 2 and will lead the 14 hopefuls coming into Friday’s final day after bagging up 2,015,000 in chips for more than 100 big blinds. He is followed by fellow Lithuanian Egidijus Doviadaitis with 1,575,000.

The remaining field is littered with Lithuanians, however, two other nationalities are represented on the final day including a duo from Turkey in Bahadir Hatipoglu (1,165,000) and long-time Vilnius resident Ant Gokcek (530,000). Poland’s Dominik Ostrowski (1,095,000) has managed another deep run in an OlyBet land-based event with hopes of securing the title.

This doesn’t mean that other nationalities weren’t present as the Main Event attracted players from 14 different countries.

Many notable players battled it out but with less success. Last year’s Main Event champion Vasilij Barna, trap artist OG Version Dominykas Jezeryz, WSOP bracelet winner Vincas Tamasauskas, and Game of Gold’s Olga Iermolcheva were among the Day 2 players to miss out on their share of the prize pool.

Meanwhile, poker crusher Paulius Vaitiekunas (19th – €1,780), Kasparas Klezys (24th €1,575), Estonian poker pro Urmo Velvelt (34th – €1,210), and the last lady standing Ausra Razmaite (39th – €1,060) were among the 44 players to cash in the Main Event.

The final day begins on Friday, Feb. 2 at 12 p.m with one-hour blind levels schedule until a winner is crowned. You can follow along with the action in our dedicated blog at OlyBet.tv once cards are in the air.

Dominykas Morkunas Wins €250 Thursday Thrill

The Main Event wasn’t the only game in town on Thursday as players also battled in two side events. Event #16: €250 NLH Thursday Thrill was the first of the duo to commence and attracted 91 entries to create a €19,220 prize pool.

After Justina Andriukeviciute ended her impressive run on the podium in third place after nearly nine hours of play, Dominykas Morkunas and Erikas Gordejevas found themselves heads-up with €3,560 locked up, and the €5,090 prize on the line.

Morkunas defeated Gordejevas less than 15 minutes later to secure the trophy and become one of the latest Vilnius Ace Breaker champions.

OlyBet Showdown Vilnius Ace Breaker Event #16: €250 NLH Thursday Thrill

91 entries, €19,220  prize pool

  1. Dominykas Morkunas (Lithuania) – €5,090
  2. Erikas Gordejevas (Lithuania) – €3,560
  3. Justina Andriukeviciute (Lithuania) – €2,590
  4. Arunas Satkus (Lithuania) – €1,960
  5. Vilius Zamzickas (Lithuania) – €1,540
  6. Algirdas Saveikis (Lithuania) – €1,190
  7. Arunas Jocius (Lithuania) – €920
  8. Alenas Pelegrimas (Lithuania) – €690
  9. Vladas Burneikis (Lithuania) – €600
  10. Arturas Dauksevic (Lithuania) – €540
  11. Grzegorz Zimnoch (Poland) – €540

Saulius Tumosa Wins €250 Deepstack Omaha 4/5 Cards

Omaha lovers had their day in the sun as well with Event #17: €250 Deepstack Omaha 4/5 Cards attracting 52 entries for a €10,983 prize pool.

It was an 11 ½ marathon before Saulius Tumosa defeated Vladas Terleckas to win the trophy along with the €3,503 top prize.

OlyBet Showdown Vilnius Ace Breaker Event #17: €250 Deepstack Omaha 4/5 Cards

52 entries, €10,983  prize pool

  1. Saulius Tumosa (Lithuania) – €3,503
  2. Vladas Terleckas (Lithuania) – €2,310
  3. Mantas Tamulevicius (Lithuania) – €1,650
  4. Davyd Kac (Lithuania) – €1,210
  5. Dainius Balynas (Lithuania) – €880
  6. Gediminas Grigas (Lithuania) – €770
  7. Adomas Juozapavicius (Lithuania) – €660

Friday Schedule (Feb. 2, 2024)

While many will be watching to see who will become the second Vilnius Ace Breaker Main Event champion, there is plenty of other action on Friday with many big names expected for the €1,100 NLH High Roller at 3 p.m.

Meanwhile, expect some fun and excitement for others as well as the €250 Friday Special Celebrating OlyBet x EuroLeague Basketball Premium Sponsorship starts at 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, players can try to get in events a bit cheaper with a €30 satellite for the High Roller taking place at noon and another €30 satellite at 9 p.m. The later satellite is for the upcoming Kings of Tallinn €1,100 Main Event, with the festival scheduled at the luxurious Olympic Park Casino from Feb. 23 to March 3.

Best of luck to all of the players at cracking aces in the OlyBet Showdown Vilnius Ace Breaker at Olympic Casino Lietuva and stay tuned tomorrow for the next daily recap.

Jason Glazer

Poker journalist Jason Glatzer boasts more than a decade in experience in poker media and operations. He is well-known in Europe for providing quality reporting, editorial, and commentating at a wide variety of events from around the world including at all major events at our flagship venue Olympic Park Casino


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