High Stakes crusher Martin Kabrhel won the 100K Euro WSOP Europe High Roller for $3 million USD. The 10k Main Event has reached Day 2 with big names still in the mix. And Doyle Brunson and Lex Veldhuis have a fun exchange. It’s all here in the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.
Kabrhel Wins 100K Bracelet and $3 Million
After an intense final table full of huge names, it was Martin Kabrhel who would find himself the last man standing and the proud winner of a new WSOP bracelet and three million bucks.
After winning the €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty at the 2017 WSOPE, Kabrhel followed that up in a big way this year by defeating a field of 95 entries to win the massive High Roller. Kabrhel was able to mount a strong comeback and defeat David Peters despite being down 3 to 1 in chips going into heads-up play. The final table was of course filled with familiar names as Dominik Nitsche, Adrian Mateos, and Mikita Badziakouski all fell just short of WSOP gold.
A few more events remain in the schedule, but none will come close to this prize pool. Here are the payouts courtesy of PokerNews:
Congrats to all the big winners!
Day 2 of WSOP-E Main Begins Monday
And while the High Rollers were playing for millions, the WSOP-E Main Event was seeing Day 1B get underway. After play concluded for the night only 148 players remained from the 201 that started. Several big names stood atop the leaderboard after the dust settled. Tobias Peters, Will Kassouf, Adrian Mateos, Shaun Deeb, and Bertrand Grospellier all bagged nice stacks (to name a few).
High Roller crusher Adrian Mateos ended the day as chip-leader with 393,700 in chips with Hani Banha is hot on his heels with 309,900.
Day 2 will get underway tomorrow at noon local time. Come back here to find out who made Day 3 or follow along with all the live coverage on PokerNews.
-There’s big legislation challenges going on in Florida this week. A news report out of Florida communicates that Las Vegas based MGM Resorts International has joined forces with Jacksonville Greyhound Racing and the South Florida Racing Association to combat an initiated constitutional amendment that will appear on this November’s statewide ballot. PartTimePoker’s own David Huber has the full story.
-A lot of buzz was generated over the 30 for 30 podcast this week that focused on Chris Moneymaker and his 2003 WSOP victory. And this week Chris, Normad Chad, and some of the podcast crew did a great Ask Me Anything over on Reddit. Really fun questions and answers in this one.
-Lottery fever swept the nation last week, and USPoker.com asked whether people should be more concerned about problem gambling in the lottery rather than poker.
-Meanwhile it seems like every week, more and more buzz is generated for the upcoming PokerStars Player’s Championship in January. The site has been giving away $30K packages left and right. And this week Robbie over at CardPlayerLifestyle.com took to writing about all the creative ways the tickets have been handed out.
-Finally, Lex Veldhuis had a bit of a health scare this weekend, and Doyle Brunson’s response to it was pretty savage:
you are just getting old buddy. This will hurt your borrowing power, so you have a real problem. I'll stake you in the $1.00-$2.00 PLO so perhaps you can keep food on the table. Seriously, get better! https://t.co/4xSSf0scru
— Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly) October 28, 2018
But not to be outdone, Lex fired back with a pretty strong comeback of his own:
You savage old man. Thanks but I’ll be ok. I’m still living off of the interest from the 92 call😘
— LexVeldhuis (@RaSZi) October 28, 2018
For more context, watch this clip to refresh your memory:
Keith Woernle is a writer, comedian, and semi-pro poker player based out of New Jersey. He was a producer for season 10 of the World Poker Tour. Keith won a WSOP circuit ring in 2011. He likes poker a lot. Follow or contact him on Twitter @WoernlePoker