Before the 2016 WSOP Main Event final table begins, PocketFives is providing extensive coverage of the 2016 November Nine including player features, interviews, previews, and statistics. In this edition of Five Questions we introduce you to Vojtech Ruzicka.
Vojtech Ruzicka finds himself sixth in chips going into the November Nine, but one of the biggest things on his mind is how he is going to control his gang of rowdy Czech railbirds. In this Q&A he gave to PocketFives he explores all that and more as the countdown to the final table gets underway.
PocketFives: You were paid $1,000,000 for finishing ninth back in July. If you were forced to bet that money on one player other than yourself to win the Main Event, who would you bet on and why?
Ruzicka: I would put it on Gordon Vayo. There are several reasons for this, but the main ones are experience, stack, and position. That together makes him very dangerous. But I also like my chances.
PocketFives: If you knew you were going to be stranded on a deserted island for one year and could only bring three non-living things with you, what would you bring and why?
Ruzicka: I am actually a big Survivorfan, so that one is easy for me. I’d bring a knife, some fishing gear, and the third one is probably a lighter or something else to start a fire. If I knew beforehand that I could start a fire without that, I would take a book of local flora and fauna instead, so as to know what I can eat there.
PocketFives: If you win the Main Event and the $8 million, what is the first extravagant purchase you will make?
Ruzicka: To be honest, I am kind of worried that it could be the reconstruction of the suite that the Rio gives the winner to celebrate the victory. I promise you, Czech people can party really hard!
PocketFives: If a major Hollywood movie studio were to make a movie about your life, who would you cast in the lead role?
Ruzicka: I honestly have no idea. But it definitely should be someone who is able to drink a lot of Czech beer. That way it makes the movie more realistic.
PocketFives: If you were to win the Main Event what type of champion do you think you will be, and why?
Ruzicka: I suppose I’d be the first Czech champion! I promise that I am not going to retire from poker if I win. I want to play as many high buy-in tournaments as possible in the future, and of course, represent my home poker room King’s Casino in Rozvadov as well.