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Kevin MacPhee Wins 2015 World Series of Poker Europe €10,450 No-Limit Hold'Em Main Event

American Poker Pro Captures Second Bracelet and €883,000 First-Place Prize In Berlin


Kevin MacPhee has emerged victorious in the 2015 World Series of Poker Europe €10,450 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event, topping a field of 313 players to win his second gold bracelet and the first-place prize of €883,000.

MacPhee won his first career bracelet earlier this year when he took down the $5,000 no-limit hold’em turbo high roller. The Coeur’D Alene, Idaho native admitted he was pleasantly surprised to find himself back in the winners circle so soon after breaking through.

“It was a goal of mine just to win one bracelet,” MacPhee told reporters after the win. “Having two in the same year feels pretty unreal. I’m not the greatest mixed-game player, I’m more of a no-limit tournament specialist, so it’s very difficult for me to win two in a year.”

But win he did, and in emphatic fashion. MacPhee came into the final day with more than half of the chips in play with six remaining. He wielded that chip advantage to knock out tough opponents like Kilain Kramer (5th – €175,000) and Andrew Lichtenberger (4th – €225,000) en route to setting up a heads-up showdown with Spain’s David Lopez.

MacPhee Began heads-up play with more than a 2-to-1 chip advantage despite Lopez having eliminated JC Alvarado in third place to set up the final showdown. MacPhee was able to extend his lead to more than 3.5-to-1 by the time the final hand arose.

MacPhee raised to 140,000 from the button and Lopez three-bet to 435,000. MacPhee moved all-in and Lopez instantly called off his last 1,950,000 with the KHeart SuitKClub Suit. MacPhee had the ADiamond Suit4Diamond Suit and was well behind going into a flop of 7Club Suit5Heart Suit2Heart Suit. The turn brought the 3Club Suit to give MacPhee the wheel, leaving Lopez drawing dead. The JSpade Suit on the river was a mere formality and Lopez was sent to the rail as the runner-up, earning €475,000 for his strong showing.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded in this event:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Kevin MacPhee $972,845 1200
2 David Lopez $523,331 1000
3 JC Alvarado $347,051 800
4 Andrew Lichtenberger $247,894 600
5 Kilian Kramer $192,806 500
6 Felix Bleiker $143,228 400
7 Erik Seidel $110,175 300
8 Mario Sanchez $82,631 200
9 Johannes Becker $66,105 100

Photo courtesy of WSOP / Poker Firma.