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Tomas Fara Takes Down Turbo Bounty Hunter Event At 2019 World Series Of Poker Europe

Czech Republic Poker Pro Earns First Bracelet In One-Day Event


Tomas FaraIt took just 13 hours to crown a champion in the €1,100 buy-in turbo bounty hunter event at the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe. In fact, it took just one big blind for the Czech Republic’s own Tomas Fara to stay alive and ultimately come back and win the title.

Fara’s chip-and-a-chair victory was worth €59,904 ($66,493), the bounties he won, and his first career bracelet.

Fara was left with just one big blind when his A-K was outflopped by German high roller Manig Loeser’s A-Q. Despite the setback, he won a series of all-ins to double back into contention. Loeser finished third for €24,949 ($27,693).

Other notables at the final table includes Anson Tsang (5th), and 2019 $50,000 Poker Players Championship winner Phil Hui (7th). Other players who finished in the money included Dzmitry Urbanovich (10th), Shaun Deeb (13th), Pierre Neuville (24th), Dash Dudley (30th), Sam Grafton (36th), Phil Hellmuth (40th), and Roland Israelashvili (46th).

This was the Czech Republic’s seventh overall bracelet win. Martin Kabrhel leads the nation with two WSOP victories.

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

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Tomas Fara $66,493 384
2 Nisad Muratovic $41,074 320
3 Manig Loeser $27,693 256
4 David Elyashar $19,061 192
5 Anson Tsang $13,399 160
6 Arturs Scerbaks $9,624 128
7 Philip Hui $7,066 96
8 Julian Selinger $5,307 64
9 Giorgiy Skhulukhiya $4,078 32

Photo provided by WSOP.