Martin Kabrhel Wins 2019 WSOP International Circuit Rozvadov Main Event
Martin Kabrhel has been crowned as the WSOP International Circuit Rozvadov €1,700 Main Event Champion. For his efforts over the past days, Kabrhel walked away with €190,000, a World Series of Poker Europe Main Event ticket, and his fifth WSOP Circuit Ring. The Main Event attracted a total of 650 entries, falling just short of the €1,103,500 guarantee.
Kabrhel’s previous four rings and two bracelets were all won at the King’s Resort in Rozvadov, the Czech Republic. This victory is his second biggest in what can be called his home town casino. This cash will take him over $8 million in live tournament cashes, according to the Hendon Mob, of which more than half has been won in WSOP events.
WSOPC Rozvadov Final Table Results
|Position||Player||Country||Prize (EUR)||Prize (USD)|
|1||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||€ 190,000*||$213,349|
|2||Harry Ross||United Kingdom||€ 110,000*||$123,518|
|3||Jakub Oliva||Czech Republic||€ 80,000*||$89,831|
|4||Andreas Heider||Germany||€ 64,500*||$72,426|
|5||Robert Skopalik||Czech Republic||€ 50,780*||$57,020|
|6||Martin Mulsow||Germany||€ 39,777*||$44,665|
|7||Daniel Smiljkovic||Germany||€ 29,951*||$33,632|
|8||Raz Alon||Israel||€ 20,881*||$23,447|
* plus a WSOPE Main Event Ticket worth €10,350
WSOPC Rozvadov Final Day Action
At 2 PM local time, 23 players returned to the felt, and the action was jam-packed from the start. As there were quite a few short stacks coming into the day, the all-in and calls kept coming in. After some big pots and massive showdowns, the unofficial final table started with an average of 36 big blinds, but only three players had more than that.
Oliva and Kabrhel both had more than double average after claiming most of the eliminations to their belt. Less than fifteen minutes after all remaining players were moved to the feature table, Philipp Luetkemeier was sent away in a three-way all-in pot. Robert Skopalik came out victorious with his pocket aces against the ace-queen of Luetkemeier and the tens of Oliva and the final table was set.
WSOPC Rozvadov Final Table Action
With eight players left, Alon busted with pocket nines against the tens of Kabrhel. After that, it went quiet for a while, also thanks to the 30-minute dinner break in between. Almost two hours after Alon had busted, Smiljkovic couldn’t win against Kabrhel either with his pocket kings. Kabrhel’s ace-deuce found a deuce on the flop and an ace on the turn to deal the final blow to the German player.
Mulsow got his last four big blinds in with queen-jack and Andreas Heider held pocket eights, and they stayed ahead throughout the board. Kabrhel kept putting pressure on the table, and Skopalik called Kabrhel’s shove with queen-trey for his last three big blinds. Kabrhel rivered a pair of tens to eliminate Skopalik in fifth place.
Oliva doubled up three times before Heider failed to win his last all-in with king-nine while Kabrhel held ace-eight. Oliva then found his Waterloo when he was almost forced all-in on the big blind and called Kabrhel’s bet on the river with his last remaining chips with two pair. Kabrhel’s flush was good, and Oliva exited.
The heads-up affair between Ross and Kabrhel didn’t last long. Ross first doubled up to about three big blinds but a few hands later, it was over for Ross. Kabrhel limped in with ten-seven, and Ross checked with six-five. On the eight-nine-four flop, Ross moved inf for his last big blind and Kabrhel called with the open-ended straight draw. The turn gave Ross a straight draw too, but a jack on the river gave Kabrhel the nut-straight to close out the tournament for his fifth ring. Kabrhel and Ross hugged it out, posed for pictures with everyone who wanted to, and then went on their way.
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