Martin Kabrhel cashes seven figures at WSOPE

Martin Kabrhel claimed his second career World Series of Poker bracelet and posted the biggest cash of his poker career earlier this week by winning the €100,000 King’s Super High Roller tournament at the WSOP Europe.

Kabrhel outlasted a 95-player field in the big-money tournament to pocket €2,624,340 ($2,993,112 US). That pushes his career live-poker earnings up to just over $7 million, with more than $4 million coming in WSOP events. He previously won a WSOP bracelet at the 2017 WSOPE in a €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty tournament, and he also has four WSOP Circuit championship rings on his poker resume.

To win this year’s Super High Roller, Kabrhel faced a formidable field of poker pros, including well-known names David Peters, Mikita Badziakouski, Adrian Mateos and Steve O’Dwyer. Peters, Badziakouski and Mateos were all up against Kabrhel at the final table.

When the final table began, Kabrhel was third in chips with 24.675 million, well behind chip leader Dominik Nitsche, who had a massive 53.125 million. Nitsche held the chip lead for quite a while before a double-up by Peters with pocket aces cost him more than half his stack.

Not long after, Nitsche was out in a hand that also sent Jan-Eric Schwippert packing. Kabrhel had pocket aces that topped Nitsche’s pocket queens and Schwippert’s ace-8. Kabrhel also knocked out Badziakouski soon after in fourth place with ace-queen, putting him close behind the chip leader Peters.

Kabrhel vs Peters heads-up

After Julian Thomas was knocked out in third place, it came down to Peters and Kabrhel heads-up for the tournament title. Peters had a sizable chip lead at the start of heads-up play with 147.8 million chips to Kabrhel’s 42.2 million.

After some initial trading of chips back and forth, Kabrhel nearly pulled even with Peters after taking a massive pot. Peters had queen-8 and paired his queen on the flop but Kabrhel, with 6-5 suited spades, made a flush on the turn to win it.

Kabrhel hit another big one a few hands later. On the final hand of the tournament with blinds at 600,000/1.2 million, Kabrhel raised 5.5 million and Peters re-raised 22 million. Kabrhel made the call and the flop showed 6c-5h-3d. Peters checked and Kabrhel bet 14.9 million. Peters moved all-in and Kabrhel called immediately. Peters showed Ac-Kh for ace-high, while Kabrhel had pocket sixes for trips. The turn was the 8h and the river the 9d, giving the hand to Kabrhel. After the chips were counted, it was determined that both players had the exact same amount, 95 million each, which made Kabrhel the winner. For second place, Peters received €1,621,960 ($1,849,878 US).