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The World Series of Poker Europe is nearing a conclusion, with Martin Kabrhel topping the €100,000 event. What’s left is the Main Event which will soon see a victor emerge as well.
Martin Kabrhel Tops the €100,000 Event
After a strong start, Timothy Adams failed to break into the final table, finishing 10th and leaving Martin Kabrhel to face off the competitors. The competition was fierce, and the prize pool that came along with the event was no less tempting.
Kabrhel’s own expertise in high-roller events is quite pronounced and it’s not contingent on his latest victory of the €100,000 High-Roller action. He also managed to blast his way through 850-odd competitors who joined the €299 No-Limit Hold’em event, adding €53,938 to his name.
Overcoming a huge deficit heads-up, Martin Kabrhel defeats David Peters heads-up to win his second WSOP bracelet, winning the Super High Roller for €2,624,340. pic.twitter.com/wuacgHOxgj
— WSOP (@WSOP) October 28, 2018
Taking on all the available events, he also made forays in the €550 No-Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha Mixed emerging victorious with €12,900 to his live earnings. As a result of his overall efforts at WSOPE this year, Kabrhel has been rewarded with two gold rings, which are a neat addition to the gold rings he won last year playing at the same event.
With his reputation and earnings growing quickly, Kabrhel is a feared enemy at the felt. His successes have been diverse. In last year’s edition, he also added a WSOP Bracelet, on top of €53,600.
This year’s €100,000 has had an exceptional pull. Timothy Adams described it as the best high roller competition to be participating in whereas all 95 people to join it came confident of winning in a big way. The promised €5 million in guaranteed prizing was topped and the sum quickly reached €9 million, offering players an excellent opportunity to compete for an overwhelming pool as part of their contributions.
Given the most recent performance indicators, WSOPE hosts feel comfortable about revving up the guaranteed prize pool and attracting a larger field of competitors in 2019.
The Noteworthy Contenders
The event was frequented by many players who have a long record of accomplishment in poker. Dominik Nitsche won the title in 2017, but he faltered this year around and finished fifth. Mikita Badziakouski also managed to reach the higher echelons of the race, ending fourth.
Day 2 of the WSOP Europe Main Event starts at 12pm.
Registration and 1 re-entry for players who have yet to re-enter until the start of Level 12.
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Table Draw: https://t.co/RysT5vstA3
Streaming at https://t.co/i7RIFhRHqS from 8:15pm.
— WSOP (@WSOP) October 29, 2018
Despite his inability to hit first place, Mr. Badziakouski is continuing to develop his game and to score one victory after another throughout 2018. With the event now wrapped up, the final standings are known.
Each of the 8 final contesters managed to claw back enough funds to at least double their initial investment, with Michael Adammo bringing up the rear to €264,110 and Mr. Kabrhel winning the big pot at €2,624,340.
David Peters managed to outstrip both Badziakouski and Nitsche by concluding the race second and winning €1,621,960. He was followed by Julian Thomas with €1,116,308. The €100,000 has proven an overwhelming success.
A repeat is more than possible next year when the WSOPE will return to entertain spectators and provide accomplished and aspiring European players with a rare opportunity to win big.
With the Main Event underway, we are nearly done with one of the most significant events in the history of poker. For 2018 that is.