Martin Kabrhel takes down WSOPE €100,000 Super High Roller

The Czech professional books his biggest ever cash in form of the €2,624,340 payday.

Martin apparently forgot to take off his poker face

"The greatest victory, I'm very happy," said Kabrhel after he won. "I'm only satisfied when I win it, so I don't really care too much about the players that are in it."

The event with the biggest buy-in at this year's WSOPE generated a total of 95 entries (re-entries included) for a €9,025,000 prize pool. 15 players walked away with a prize, including the top three with seven-figure scores each.

The best players in the world attended the event, which is usual for tournaments with this kind of stakes. Germany's Tobias Ziegler became the unlucky bubble boy, after busting in 16th place with no prize at all. Ziegler busted in a race holding pocket deuces against the Ace-nine of Christoph Vogelsang's. The latter hit a nine on the flop and managed to avoid the two outs of Tobias'.

Fellow German high-roller, Steffen Sontheimer was luckier as he reached the money with his 15th place - €146,907 to be exact. Steffen was followed by Malaysian businessman, Richard Yong on his way out. Richard added €161,587 to his winnings, just like Steve O'Dwyer, who outlasted Yong by one spot for the same payout.

Long-time Russian player, Vladimir Troyanovski and Turkey's Orpen Kisacikoglu received a paycheck of €184,073 each, after busting in 12th and 11th place respectively. Chris Vogelsang and Timothy Adams both received a €216,908 reward for their 10th and 9th place, while the winner of the €25,000 Highroller (Event #8), Michael Addamo added €264,110 to his winnings.

Adrian Mateos busted in 7th place against Julian Thomas. Despite flopping a flush draw and turning additional outs with an open ender, Mateos lost with King-ten suited against the Ace-ten suited of Julian's. The Spaniard left to pick up his €331,943 at the cage.

Jan Eric Schwippert earned €430,217 with his 6th place, which accounts for his 4th biggest score ever. One of the biggest winner's of 2018, Mikita Badziakouski, added another huge score to his resume, in form of a €789,612 prize for his 4th place.

The top three finishers all earned seven-figures, with Julian Thomas adding €1,116,308 to his bank account. Martin played the heads-up, against the feared high-roller crusher, David Peters, and managed to bust the US pro.

Bluff gone wrong

In the final hand, David was check/shoving a six-high flop with Ace-King against the top set of Martin's. Peters only had running outs to a chop, but no miracle happened on the turn and river. He received €1,621,960 for his outstanding performance, while the champ took home €2,624,340 for his victory.

As the most accomplished player in King's Casino - his home soil - he's pretty optimistic about his chances in the Main Event and he has all the reasons to do so: "Hopefully I can win two bracelets [this year]; If I'm unlucky in the Main Event, I'll just have to win one! But that's poker. I hope I'm one of the favorites for the Main like every other tournament!"

Final Table Results

Position Player Country Prize in € Prize in $
1 Martin Kabrhel Czech Republic €2,624,340 $2,993,112
2 David Peters United States €1,621,960 $1,849,878
3 Julian Thomas Germany €1,116,308 $1,273,172
4 Mikita Badziakouski Belarus €789,612 $900,568
5 Dominik Nitsche Germany €574,406 $655,293
6 Jan-Eric Schwippert Germany €430,218 $490,672
7 Adrian Mateos Spain €331,943 $378,588
8 Michael Addamo Australia €264,110 $301,223