OlyBet Showdown Vilnius Ace Breaker Crowns Local Heroes in Main and High Roller Events

The OlyBet Showdown Vilnius Ace Breaker marked the first major poker festival of 2024 in the Baltic region, hosted with grandeur at the Olympic Casino Lietuva. Following the success of the 2023 festival, high expectations were set for this year, and it certainly did not disappoint. The Ace Breaker festival once again showed impressive turnouts with record-breaking numbers.

Two marquee events highlighted the festival: the €555 Main Event and the €1,100 High Roller. The Main Event attracted a diverse field of 371 entries from 14 different countries, generating a prize pool of €178,080. Local player Paulius Zilinskas was emerging victorious, clinched the title, and €34,805 after a heads-up deal with Titas Gancierius.

The High Roller event saw an equally impressive turnout, with 78 entries creating a prize pool of €74,880. Edgaras Kausinis kept the High Roller trophy in Lithuania, defeating Deividas Daubaris to secure a €22,390 prize.

Paulius Zilinskas Wins 2024 Ace Breaker Main Event

From the initial 371 entries, 14 players advanced to the final day, swiftly narrowing down to the final table within two hours of play. Egidijius Dovidaitis initially led as the chip leader, with Zilinskas firm in third place after a great start to the day.

Main Event Final Table

Zilinskas propelled into the lead when the field was reduced to five. His eliminations included Audrius Laimelis in fifth place with an inferior straight and Dovidaitis in third after winning a classic coin flip with ace-king against Dovidaitis’s pocket queens.

Titas Gancierius also made waves, eliminating Day 3’s initial chip leader, Rolandas Aglisnkas, in a hand where Gancierius’s ace-three triumphed over Aglisnkas’s pocket nines.

Before the final duel, Zilinskas and Gancierius struck a deal, securing €29,800 and €28,000, respectively. €5,005, the Ace Breaker trophy and the glory were still left on the tables.

Zilinskas had a slight lead, which he never let go. In the final hand, Gancierius tried to bluff his way out of the hand with king-three on an ace-high board. Unfortunately for him, Zilinskas held an ace and quickly called the all-in bluff, clinching the Main Event title.

2024 OlyBet Showdown Vilnius Ace Breaker Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Paulius ZilinskasLithuania€34,805 *
2Titas GancieriusLithuania€28,000 *
3Egidijius DovidaitisLithuania€16,950
4Rolandas AglinskasLithuania€12,865
5Audrius LaimelisLithuania€9,890
6Dominik OstrowskiPoland€7,660
7Arnas BazysLithuania€5,755
8Robertas SakinisLithuania€4,375
9Bahadir HatipogluTurkey€3,340
* Denotes heads-up deal

Edgaras Kausinis Dominates 2024 Ace Breaker High Roller

The High Roller event set a new regional record with 78 entries, amassing a €74,880 prize pool. Edgaras Kausinis entered the final table as the chip leader and dominated from the outset. But before that, an early money ladder to all final table participants’ winnings came unexpectedly, as Paulius Zapolskas’s disqualification guaranteed everyone a minimum cash of €3,130.

High Roller Final Table

Kausinis’s dominance was evident from the start, as he swiftly eliminated short-stacked Lukas Parednis in eighth place. His relentless assault continued, taking down Laurynas Cerniauskas and Vasilijus Piskunovas in sixth and fifth place, respectively, amassing a commanding three-quarters of the chips in play.

A brief pause in Kausinis’s domination occurred as Elvinas Vitkevicius and Eriks Krumins, two shorter stacked players, clashed, with Vitkevicius bowing out in fourth place. Krumins’s tournament run ended shortly after, falling to Kausinis’s second nut flush, while he called an all-in with the third nut flush.

As expected, the heads-up play was brief. On the last hand, Daubaris went all-in with jack-ten against Kausinis’s king-ten. The turn sealed Daubaris’s fate with a king, crowning Kausinis as the High Roller champion, concluding a night where everything seemed to align perfectly for him.

2024 OlyBet Showdown Vilnius Ace Breaker Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Edgaras KausinisLithuania€22,390
2Deividas DaubarisLithuania€14,980
3Eriks KruminsLatvia€9,540
4Elvinas VitkeviciusLithuania€7,640
5Vasilijus PiskunovasLithuania€6,030
6Laurynas CerniauskasLithuania€4,830
7Ignas JasineviciusLithuania€3,970
8Lukas ParednisLithuania€3,130
9Paulius ZapolskasLithuania€2,340

* Images and hands courtesy of the OlyBet.tv and Jason Glatzer

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