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Rene Wolech Sprints to partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Austria Main Event Final Day with Massive Chip Lead

The partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Austria โ‚ฌ115 Main Event is mere hours away from crowning a champion. The starting field of 2,794 total has been trimmed to just 24 players after Day 2 of the event has been completed. They are set to progress to the final day of the event, joined by all the players, who survive after the 14 levels of Day 2b, which kicked off at CCC Simmering. Rene Wolech leads the pack of survivors, after the player bagged and tagged 10,875,000 worth in chips.

Based in Vienna, Austria, the player has been participating in poker tournaments since 2011. According to his Hendonmob profile, Wolechโ€™s live tournament winnings exceed $13, 000. Providing that the player manages to take down the field in the current prestigious event, this would mean that he will enter the big poker scene. Apart from that, the player will win the biggest portion of the guaranteed prize pool of โ‚ฌ500,000.

Rene Wolech’s March through the Event

partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Austria is among the biggest and most exciting poker events to be taking place in Vienna, Austria. Players of all calibers were attracted by the monstrous prize pool and inexpensive buy-in of โ‚ฌ115 to enter the poker field. Day 2 of the event started with only 278 players competing out of the 2,794 entrants. All of them had the chance to demonstrate their poker skills at Montesino Casino. One by one, the players started to exit the table until the field has been whittled to 24 players.

Rene Wolech leads the survivors with a tower of chips, after turning the initial stack of 50,000 into a monstrous stack of 10,875,000. Here it is important to note that the total amount of chips in play is 139,700,000, while the average stack is worth 5,820,833 in chips. Harald Heigl is just behind the chip leader, holding a stack of 10,750,000 in chips. It seems that the top 2 spots, heading in Montesino Casino to the final day of the Main Event are occupied by Austrian players. Rafael Shamonov is the short stack, who is to enter the final stages of the event with 385,000 in chips.

All the players, who entered Day 2 of the event managed to register a payday. Each of them banked a minimum cash of โ‚ฌ250, while the players, who made Day 3 bagged โ‚ฌ1,100 extra. But the most intriguing part is yet to begin. The poker contention is to resume on 9th October at noon at Montesino Casino and the remaining hopefuls are to play down to a champion. The Grand Prix Austria kicked off on 24th September and today the entire poker community expects a winner to be crowned.