After a difficult heads-up battle between Marcin Chmielewski and Boris Kotleba, Chmielewski emerged victorious, bagging the coveted WSOP International Circuit Main Event at the King’s Casino, Rozvadov. Entering the final day of the tournament, the Polish pro Chmielewski outlasted a dicey field to earn the WSOP gold ring along with over €180,000 in the top prize money.
The day began with German Markus Prinz as the chip leader, but soon Jorg Peisert rivered a gutshot to crack the aces of the chip leader Prinz. He exited in 9 th place for €16,625. Jiri Horak bolstered his position by eliminating Jeremy Williams in 8th. The next player to depart was Polish player Przenyslaw Piotrowski. Later, Wasek was knocked out in sixth place for €39,995. He was followed by Hoang who ended up 5th for €51,205 and Horak who went out in 4th place for €65,170. The final three featured Kotleba, Schuh and Chmielewski. In the beginning, it appeared Schuh was going to win, but he was sent packing in third for €82,745 after he ran queen-ten into the pocket aces of Kotleba.
Following Schuh’s departure, a heads-up play was set up between Kotleba and Chmielewski with the former beginning as the chip leader. On the final hand, Kotleba went all-in possessing two-pair, and Chmielewski with pocket tens made the call almost instantly. The Polish player Chmielewski clinched the title.
Final Table Payouts (EUR)
1 st– Marcin Chmielewski € 183,350
2 nd– Boris Kotleba € 115,520
3 rd– Michal Schuh € 82,745
4 th– Jiri Horak € 65,170
5 th- Chi Quay Hoang € 51,205
6 th– Lukasz Wasek € 39,995
7 th– Przenyslaw Piotrowski€ 30,115
8 th– Jeremy Williams € 20,995
9 th– Markus Prinz € 16,625
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