Three Lithuanians Take Gold on Monday in OlyBet Vilnius Showdown Jacks of June

Poker Jason Glazer 04.06.2024

The third day of the inaugural OlyBet Showdown Vilnius Jacks of June witnessed a commanding performance by the local players with three Lithuanians winning titles at the Olympic Casino Vilnius, located in the heart of the majestic Lithuanian capital.

Raimondas Zilenas won the biggest prize of the day with Vilius Zamzickas and Igor Grimuta also taking gold on Monday in different events.

Meanwhile, players are anticipating battling in the marque event starting on Wednesday in the three-day €555 NLH Main Event. The event boasts a mouth-watering €150,000 and you will be able to follow along with the biggest action, bad beats, and more in the live blog at OlyBet.tv when the action kicks off on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Read on to learn the results of Monday’s action at the OlyBet Showdown Vilnius Jacks of June.

Raimondas Zilenas Wins €350 NLH Bounty Hunter

Event #9: €350 NLH Bounty Hunter was easily the largest event on Monday, with 96 entries. This created a €29,621 prize pool, including €9,600 in bounties.

It was a “domination nation” situation for the home country, with all 11 players that cashed hailing from Lithuania.

Many big names in Lithuanian poker history were battling it out deep with Modestas Kryzanauskas, Tomas Pinkevicius, poker coach and podcaster Andrius Bielskis, and 2023 Vilnius Ace Breaker Main Event champion and Olympic Spring Cup Vilnius Main Event champion Vasilij Barna all collecting four-figure prizes.

Raimondas Zilenas won the largest prize of the day after he defeated the formidable Audrius Navickas heads-up to earn the €5,321 top prize.

Event #9: €350 NLH Bounty Hunter Results

1Raimondas ZilenasLithuania€5,321
2Audrius NavickasLithuania€3,700
3Modestas KryzanauskasLithuania€2,700
4Tomas PinkeviciusLithuania€2,040
5Andrius BielskisLithuania€1,600
6Vasilij BarnaLithuania€1,240
7Svajunas SeduikisLithuania€960
8Lukas PeteskaLithuania€720
9Algirdas SaveikisLithuania€620
10Darius JacukeviciusLithuania€560
11Airidas StazysLithuania€560

Four-Way Deal in the €150 Pot Limit Omaha Knockout

Event #10: €150 Pot Limit Omaha Knockout boasted 39 entries battling it out with four cards for a share of the €4,945 prize pool, which included €1,950 in bounties.

Lithuanians put on another display with all five players who cashed coming from the home country. The ending was slightly anticlimactic as after Joris Norvaisas hit the rail the final four players in Igor Grimuta, Linas Liugas, Valerij Basarevskij, Vytautas Milbautas, and Joris Norvaisis agree to a four way deal which earned Grimuta the title.

Event #10: €150 Pot Limit Omaha Knockout Results

1Igor GrimutaLithuania€684
2Linas LiugasLithuania€684
3Valerij BasarevskijLithuania€684
4Vytautas MilbutasLithuania€683
5Joris NorvaisasLithuania€260

Vilius Zamzickas Wins €120 NLH Monday Express

The nightly event in the €120 NLH Monday Express attracted 41 entries to create a €3,936 prize pool.

Lithuanians went three for three with local player Vilius Zamzickas winning the title for €1,426. However, the local crowd finally allowed others to earn a piece of the prize pool with three of the five players that cashed outside of Zamzickas and fourth-place finisher Augustinas Klimavicius to cash including runner-up from Denmark Steen Hillestroem, Ukraine’s Oleksandr Tarashevskyi, and Sweden’s Kevin Hellgren.

Event #11: €120 NLH Monday Express Results

1Vilius ZamzickasLithuania€1,426
2Steen HillestroemDenmark€980
3Oleksandr TarashevskyiUkraine€690
4Augustinas KlimaviciusLithuania€500
5Kevin HellgrenSweden€340

Tuesday, June 4 OlyBet Vilnius Showdown Jacks of June Schedule

Get ready for a big day as the €150,000 guaranteed €555 Main Event that players have been licking their lips for will begin today with its first of three opening flights at 4 p.m. As already mentioned, you can follow along the action at OlyBet.tv with Jason Glatzer providing the live reports.

Meanwhile, one player will earn a title on Tuesday in the €120 Tuesday Express Knockout at 8 p.m. Additionally, Tuesday boasts a €30 satellite to the Main Event at 12 p.m. and another €60 satellite at 10 p.m. with both qualifiers guaranteeing at least three Main Event tickets.

Check out the full Tuesday schedule below for the OlyBet Vilnius Showdown Jacks of June below:

12:00Event #12: €30 Satellite to €555 Main Event, 3 SEATS GTD!
16:00Event #13: €555 Main Event Day 1a (€150,000 GTD)
20:00Event #14: €120 Tuesday Express Knockout
22:00Event #15: €60 Last Chance Satellite to €555 Main Event, 3 SEATS GTD!

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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