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Polish player Marcin Chmielewski (cover image) took down the World Series of Poker (WSOP) International Circuit €1,675 Main Event at King’s Casino Rozvadov for €183,350 and the prestigious gold ring. The title is Chmielewski’s first and came after a tough final day, where he started at mid-stacks among the 27 survivors.
The final day started out as a hectic one, with the chip lead swinging wildly. By the time the final table began, the counts order had changed completely.
Final Table Recap
Markus Priz who had the lead at the start of the day, was the first casualty, when his pocket queens were overpowered by Lukasz Wasek’s pocket kings and he exited at ninth place.
Wasek himself was busted at sixth, followed by the only German at the table, Chi Hoang, who hit the rails at fifth place.
The action was mostly dominated by Jiri Horak and Michal Schuh, who was progressing sell with his aggressive style. However, he lost his steam and was railed at third place, after his Queen-Ten failed against the pocket aces of Boris Kotleba.
The pot saw Kotleba enter heads up with the chip advantage against Chmielewski, but the latter soon changed it. A crucial hand saw Kotleba move all in with two-pair. Chmielewski had just pocket tens and a belly buster draw that got him the pot.
Thereon, it was downhill for Kotleba and the final hand arrived soon enough. Kotleba’s pocket threes were no match for Chmielewski’s straight on the river and he was relegated to second place for €115,520.
Marcin Chmielewski won his first title for a payday of €183,350.
Final Table Results (EURO)
1. Marcin Chmielewski – €183,350
2. Boris Kotleba – €115,520
3. Michal Schuh – €82,745
4. Jiri Horak – €65,170
5. Chi Quay Hoang – €51,205
6. Lukasz Wasek – €39,995
7. Przenyslaw Piotrowski – €30,115
8. Jeremy Williams – €20,995
9. Markus Prinz – €16,625
Written by:Shyamala Gauri