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Martin Kabrhel Wins 2017 World Series of Poker Europe Turbo Bounty Event

Czech Poker Pro Wins First WSOP Bracelet After Topping Field of 325


The third gold bracelet of the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe has been awarded. 325 players turned out for the WSOPE €1,100 no-limit hold’em super turbo bounty event at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov and in the end it was Czech poker pro Martin Kabrhel who merged victorious. For the win Kabrhel earned his first WSOP gold bracelet and the top prize of €53,557 ($62,662 USD).

Kabrhel is no stranger to success at King’s Casino. He has won two WSOP Circuit rings in Rozvadov, which is only a two-hour drive from his hometown of Prague. He now sits in third place on the all-time Czech money list behind former WSOP main event final tablists Martin Staszko and Vojtech Ruzicka.

This event lived up to it’s ‘super turbo’ designation, featuring a briskly-paced structure that narrowed the field of 325 down to a champion in roughly 15 hours of play.

Plenty of big names turned out for this action-packed race to the finish, including John Racener (6th – $8,903 USD), Mike Leah (10th – $2,988 USD),14-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth (11th – $2,988 USD), Felipe Ramos (23rd – $1,729 USD), Brandon Cantu (24th – $1,729 USD) Roberto Romanello (30th – $1,523 USD), Kristen Bicknell (32nd – $1,523 USD) and Chris Ferguson (36th – $1,523 USD).

Despite the breakneck speed of the event, the heads-up battle between Kabrhel and Philipp Caranica lasted roughly 90 minutes or approximately ten percent of the events total runtime. By the time the final cards were dealt Kabrhel held almost a 2-to-1 lead. With blinds of 150,000-300,000 and an ante of 50,000 he moved all-in from the button. Caranica called for his last 2,400,000 with the ADiamond Suit6Diamond Suit. Kabrhel had two live cards in the 10Heart Suit7Heart Suit. The board ran out JDiamond Suit2Heart Suit2Club Suit9Spade Suit8Heart Suit, going runner-runner to give Kabrhel a straight. With that Caranica was eliminated in second place, earning $38,720 USD.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Martin Kabrhel $62,662 480
2 Philipp Caranica $38,720 400
3 Salvatore Camarda $25,926 320
4 Liran Twito $17,747 240
5 Yves Kupfermunz $12,425 200
6 John Racener $8,903 160
7 Berndt Gleissner $6,531 120
8 Georgios Koliofotis $4,908 80
9 Viktor Kovachev $3,781 40