The source of this player’s strength and skills is something unfathomable because of his constant wins. Martin Kabrhel, known as the bad boy of poker held on to his nickname by winning two bracelets in two years. Recently, he has been crowned as the winner in Event #9: €100,000 Super High Roller for €2,624,340 at WSOPE 2018 adding to his last year’s win in the €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty. This huge win is said to be Kabrhel’s largest cash till date which until now was €366,762 (his last year’s win).
With the huge buy-in amount, the prize pool ensured a handsome share for players apart from Kabrhel. Among whom were David Peters and Julian Thomas walking away with seven-figure prizes. Securing the second position has enabled Peters to enter the all-time money list. So, this would also move him into a top spot in the prestigious GPI World Poker Rankings.
|Position||Player||Country||Prize in €||Prize in $|
|1||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||€2,624,340||$2,993,112|
|2||David Peters||United States||€1,621,960||$1,849,878|
Kabrhel on his victory
He seemed too excited about his win at the event and exclaimed with happiness that this is “the greatest victory”. Keeping it straightforward, he added he gets satisfied only when he wins and the players he is playing with does not carry any consequence for him.
Winning two bracelets and four WSOP Circuit rings, King’s Casino has been proven to be Kabrhel’s dominant territory. Talking about the Main Event, he said that he hopes to be one of the loved players like every other tournament.
Events at the Final Table
The eight-handed final table saw WSOPE €25,000 High Roller winner Michael Addamo hitting the rails at the beginning of the play. Playing with pocket aces against chip leader Dominik Nitsche’s kings, he was confident until a king rolled out on the flop.
Adrian Mateos bit the dust while playing with the shortest stack, he got eliminated by Thomas. Mateos had king-ten while Thomas held ace-ten.
Germany’s Jan Eric Shwippert bid farewell playing against Kabrhel. Having a very uneventful day, Shwippert decided to open-shove with just under 11 big blinds holding ace-eight. On the other hand, Kabrhel moved all-in with aces. Nitsche also decided to shove in with queens. Kabrhel’s aces weighed sending two players home. This elimination moved Kabrhel to the second position in the chip count and went on to defeat Badziakouski. He had suited aces which sent him to the rails.
At the dinner break, Germany’s Julian Thomas managed to snatch some chips from Kabrhel, now enjoying the second position in chip count. However, Thomas met his fate as he got busted having sixes against eights of Peters. Peters now sat with a 4:1 chip lead entering a heads-up play with Kabrhel. Kabrhel managed to inch in, winning a hand with a straight. All did not end well for Peters when he decided to pay off a 26,000,000 river bet with top pair against Kabrhel’s flush. This hand evened the chip count and with another round, the stack still remained even. Kabrhel was crowned as the victor, embracing his second WSOP bracelet and earning the second highest WSOPE top prize.