Martin Kabrhel Wins 2018 World Series of Poker Europe Event #9: €100,000 Super High Roller for €2,624,340. He made two bracelets in two years. If anyone was going to win back-to-back WSOP Europe bracelets here at King’s Casino, it was always going to be Martin Kabrhel. 368 days ago, he was crowned champion of the €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty at the 2017 WSOPE. After winning Event #9: €100,000 Super High Roller for €2,624,340 he made two bracelets in two years.
Unsurprisingly, the outcome is Kabrhel’s biggest cash to date, overshadowing the EUR366,762 he won for completing 8th in this occasion last year. Such were the payments in this occasion – the most significant buy-in of the event – that runner-up David Peters and also Julian Thomas both left with seven-figure ratings of their very own.
David Peters’ runner-up finish moves him into the top ten all-time money list and it also looks likely that Peters will move into top spot in the GPI World Poker Rankings.
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“The greatest victory, I’m very happy,” said Kabrhel shortly after he won. “I’m only satisfied when I win it so I don’t really care too much about the players that are in it.”
Kabrhel is leading in King’s Casino. Not just has he currently won two bracelets at the place, yet he has actually won 4 WSOP Circuit rings here, his last coming previously this month.
“You can be the best player in the world and run like shit,” said Kabrhel. “But you can’t do anything about that sometimes.
Final Day Action Review:
The eight remaining players entered into the day with a 47 big blind average to start the final, so the speed was anticipated to be a sluggish one.
The short stack at the table was Spaniard Adrian Mateos nonetheless, it was the second shortest stack and wsope EUR25,000 High Roller champion Michael Addamo who breast inside the first half hour of play. He three-bet all in with a suited ace just to face the kings of chip leader Dominik Nitsche. He flopped an ace but a king came with it, giving Nitsche a set, and he was eliminated.
Kabrhel was able to score a double knockout to further thin the field. Jan-Eric Schwippert moved all-in for 10,700,000 from the cutoff with the AClub Suit8Heart Suit and Kabrhel shoved for 23,800,000 on the button with ASpade SuitADiamond Suit. Nitsche, who had begun the day as the chip leader but fallen to one of the shorter stacks in the early going, called for his last 15,500,000 out of the big blind with QSpade SuitQDiamond Suit. The board came down 9Spade Suit6Diamond Suit4Club SuitKHeart Suit10Club Suit and Kabrhel’s aces held up to bust Schwippert (6th – $494,751 USD) and Nitsche (5th – $660,636 USD). As a result of this huge hand Kabrhel shot up the leaderboard and into second chip position.
Mikita Badziakouski had fallen to less than nine big blinds. In his final hand he raised to 7,700,000 in the small blind after Kabrhel had limped in under the gun, leaving himself with just 500,000 left in his stack. David Peters called out of the big blind and Kabrhel came along. The flop brought the 4Club Suit2Spade Suit2Heart Suit and all three players checked. The turn was the 9Spade Suit and it checked to Kabrhel, who bet 6,000,000. Badziakouski called for his last 500,000 and Peters folded. Kabrhel was ahead with the AClub SuitQClub Suit up against Badziakouski’s ADiamond Suit3Diamond Suit. The river was the 2Club Suit and the Belarusian tournament star was sent home in fourth place, earning €789,612 ($908,054 USD) for his latest deep run.
2016 Card Player Player of the Year winner David Peters took the chip lead into three-handed play and was able to expand it as the day wore on. Heads-up play was set when short stack Julian Thomas three-bet all-in with the 6Heart Suit6Diamond Suit only to run into Peters’ 8Diamond Suit8Club Suit. Neither player improved from there and Thomas was eliminated from the tournament in third place, earning €1,116,308 ($1,283,754 USD).
Peters took roughly a 3.5-to-1 chip lead into heads-up play with Kabrhel. The Czech was able to nearly even things out after making a flush to win a big pot. The two were incredibly close by the time the final hand arose. Kabrhel picked up the 6Spade Suit6Diamond Suit on the button and raised to 5,500,000. Peters three-bet to 22,000,000 with the AClub SuitKHeart Suit from the big blind. Kabrhel made the call and the flop brought the 6Club Suit5Heart Suit3Diamond Suit to give Kabrhel top set. He bet 14,900,000 and Peters opted to move all-in with his ace-king high. Kabrhel called right away and the 8Heart Suit on the turn was enough to lock up the pot for Kabrhel and eliminate Peters in second place. The 9Diamond Suit made it official, and Peters was awarded €1,621,960 ($1,865,254 USD) for his second-place showing.