Heads-Up Bracelet Battle Leads To Wedding Bells For WSOP Couple

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Heads-Up Bracelet Battle Leads To Wedding Bells For WSOP Couple
07:49
18 Sep

‘To have and to hold’em!’ was just one of the many comments on the lovely story that Kate Hoang and Julien Martini have tied the knot, a year after playing heads-up for a WSOP gold bracelet.


The poker love affair was sparked at last summer’s WSOP in Vegas, Frenchman Martini and Seattle-based Hoang tangling in a three-hour plus battle to decide the $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo title.

Martini prevailed, winning $239,771 and the coveted gold jewellery, but that’s not all he won, stealing Hoang’s heart along the way.

The Taiwan-resident pro explained to PokerNews afterwards:

"I played with her a lot on Day 2 and Day 3. She's playing great, actually. She is very unconventional; I am not used to playing this kind of player. She is very tough and very hard to play, and a great opponent."

As for Kate Hoang, she admitted she was “nervous as f***,” adding:

“It’s hard being in a big man’s world. I tried.”


A few months later and the duo were an item, sharing Instagram pics of their relationship….

and Martini explaining earlier this year:

“I had won like the two biggest prizes of my life which is a bracelet and beautiful girl, Kate".

We don’t have any pics of the wedding just yet, but PokerTube wish the happy couple all the very best on their marriage!


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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more

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