Martin Kabrhel Wins WSOP Europe €100K Super High Roller for €2.6 million

Martin Kabrhel, a non-regular in high rollers, shipped the WSOP Europe €100,000 Super High Roller for €2.6 million in his home country, Czech Republic.

Martin Kabrhel WSOP Europe

Martin Kabrhel won the WSOP Europe €100k Super High Roller for €2.6 million in his home country, Czech Republic. (Image: King’s Resort)

Also at the European World Series of Poker this weekend, the €10,350 Main Event, the series finale, got underway. Some big name pros such as Alex Foxen bagged big stacks on Day 1A and 1B.

The Main Event is the final of 88 bracelet events this year. There were 78 in Las Vegas at the Rio over the summer and another 10 this month in Rozvadov at King’s Casino.

Becoming a Local Legend

Martin Kabrhel did more than just win his second gold bracelet. He also became the all-time winningest tournament player in his home country’s history ($7 million).

He surpassed two former November Niners – Martin Stazco (2011) and Vojtech Ruzicka (2016) – and the owner of King’s Casino, Leon Tsoukernik.

Sunday’s payday was far and away the biggest of his career. His previous largest win was for €366,762, an eighth place finish in the 2017 WSOP Europe €111,111 High Roller for One Drop. Kabrhel won his first bracelet last year in Rozvadov in an €1,100 no-limit hold’em tournament for €53,557.

This past weekend, he was playing for slightly higher (understatement) stakes against slightly tougher (another understatement) competition. The €100,000 Super High Roller had 95 entries and 15 players cashed. Kabrhel was the only player from the host casino’s country to finish in the money.

Players from 11 countries cashed in this high roller event, including runner-up David Peters (€1.6 million) who hails from the United States.

The tournament ended like many others – with a race. Peters got it all-in with A-K against his opponent’s pocket sixes. A six appeared in the window, putting an end to the three-day high stakes event.

WSOP Europe €100,000 Super High Roller

Final Table Results

  1. Martin Kabrhel (Czech Republic)€2,624,340 / $2,989,589
  2. David Peters (USA) €1,621,960 / $1,847,681
  3. Julian Thomas (Germany) €1,116,308 / $1,271,660
  4. Makita Badziakouski (Belarus) €789,612 / $899,499
  5. Dominik Nitsche (Germany) €574,406 / $654,344
  6. Jan-Eric Schwippert (Germany) €430,218 / $490,090
  7. Adrian Mateos (Spain) €331,943 / $378,138
  8. Michael Addamo (Australia) €264,110 / $300,865

And Now for the Main Event

With the super high roller concluding, that leaves just one more bracelet event of 2018. The 88th and final bracelet even of the year is the €10,350 Main Event, which kicked off on Saturday.

Day One saw 341 entries combined over two sessions (140 on Day 1A and 201 on Day 1B) take a seat. Registration remained open until the end of level 12 on Monday. We’ll have a final tally for you tomorrow.

Marco Slacanac from Germany bagged the largest Day One stack (544,300). Adrian Mateos, one of the top high rollers in the world, finished with the biggest Day 1B stack (393,700).

Alex Foxen, who is currently the top ranked GPI player in the world, left Day One in great shape (411,700). His girlfriend, Kristen Bicknell, also bagged big (329,200). Other notables to advance to Day Two with large stacks include Mustapha Kanit (266,800), Ryan Riess (249,300), Ole Schemion (233,700), Viktor “Isildur12” Blom (186,300), and Dietrich Fast (156,500),

Written by
Jon Sofen
Semi-pro poker player with 17 years experience on the felt and more than five years working as professional poker media.


xbronk wrote...

I enter the final table being the first and I finish as I started the first big performance and a great final with a set of 6 excellent we will hear more about this player

Chalada12 wrote...

after reading the article , i can see that martin didn t do only one or two great things , his career is full of big wins . he deserves a trophy for what he did . Bravo

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