Martin Kabrhel Wins 2017 WSOPE Turbo Bounty Hunter For €53,557

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Martin Kabrhel Wins 2017 WSOPE Turbo Bounty Hunter For €53,557
26 Oct


The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) at the Kings Casino in Rozvadov saw a home winner of the third of 11 bracelets on offer as Martin Kabrhel continued his 2017 heater to take down the Super Turbo Bounty Hunter event for €53,557 ($62,990) and take his earnings for the year to over $1million.

With 325 entries at €1,100 a pop, the prizepool topped out at €214,337 ($252,087) and attracted some big names looking to get their poker skills in gear for the bigger events coming up in the 3-week long festival at Leon Tsoukernik’s recently-expanded ‘poker island’ close to the German border.

Among the big names who made the money, Phil Hellmuth and Chris Ferguson stood out, Ferguson chasing the WSOP Player of the Year title while Hellmuth hit the rails just short of the final table when he ran into fellow American and bracelet holder John Racener’s pocket kings, ending the ‘Poker Brat’s chase for a 15th WSOP bracelet.

For Kabrhel, his appearance in a Turbo event probably came as a shock to many given his ‘previous’ for interminably slow play, and he was quick to admit the event was “pretty short”, added:

“Not as short as it could be, and it was playable. I was pretty happy with how I played.”

His first WSOP bracelet came after a long night of play at Kings, his heads-up against Philipp Caranica ending somewhere around 5am, despite Kabrhel joking that it would be over quickly – Isaac Hanson for the blog writing that “despite being a Turbo event… the pair battled it out for about 90 minutes, which amounted to four levels of play on the clock.”

After his victory was sealed, Kabrhel told reporters:

“I am pretty happy here to win it, especially at King's. I was really looking forward to this festival. It is a great poker room, the final table at the venue here is beautiful. I play 90% of my poker at King's and I won two Circuit Rings here,” adding that his plans are to, “play whatever I have time for, but probably like all the bracelet events which I can catch and I look forward to the Main Event and One Drop."

Final Result Turbo Bounty Hunter Event #3

1Martin Kabrhel
2Philipp Caranica
3Salvatore Camarda
4Liran Twito
5Yves Kupfermunz
6John Racener
7Bernd Gleissner
8Georgios Koliofotis
9Viktor Kovachev

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