Martin Kabrhel Becomes WSOP’S Newest Champion


Martin Kabrhel wins the one-day turbo bounty hunter event to capture €53K and his first gold bracelet.

ROZVADOV, Czech Republic (Oct. 26, 2017) –Martin Kabrhel was awarded his first career WSOP gold bracelet in the early hours of Thursday at King’s Casino. Kabrhel defeated a 325-player field over the course of a 15 hour day to earn the top prize of €53,557.

Despite being a turbo event, heads up play lasted a long time. Kabrhel was heads up for the title against Germany’s Philipp Caranica. The two battled it out for about 90 minutes, which amounted to four levels of play on the clock. The players took turns doubling up before Kabrhel finally won an all-in pot with more chips behind. Caranica’s runner prize amounted to €33,094.

Kabrhel continues to be one of the most successful players at King’s Casino. In addition to this bracelet, Kabrhel has won two Circuit gold rings at King’s since the start of 2016. Including Circuits, this was Kabrhel’s 19th career WSOP cash. The €53K top prize pushed his earnings to just shy of $400K lifetime at the WSOP.

A full recap on Kabrhel’s victory will be made available tomorrow.

Final Table Results:

1st: Martin Kabrhel – €53,557
2nd: Philipp Caranica – €33,094
3rd: Salvatore Camarda – €22,159
4th: Liran Twito – €15,168
5th: Yves Kupfermunz – €10,620
6th: John Racener – €7,609
7th: Bernd Gleissner – €5,582
8th: Georgios Koliofotis – €4,195
9th: Viktor Kovachev – €3,232