Burns wins another bracelet at WSOPE

Make it two bracelets for Kahle Burns at this year’s World Series of Poker Europe.

The Australian poker pro became the first multi-bracelet winner at this year’s WSOPE after posting his win of the series this week in the €2,500 Short Deck tournament. He cashed €101,834 ($112,835 US) for the win after outlasting a 179-player field.

Burns’ first WSOP win came just days earlier in the €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold’em tournament. In that tournament he topped an 83-player field to cash €596,883 ($644,410 US).

Burns also finished ninth in the €2,500 8-Game Mixed tournament to cash €6,839, making his overall take so far at this year’s WSOPE €705,556, which is approximately $764,000 US.

While Burns was winning his second WSOP bracelet of this year’s WSOPE, Chin Wei Lim was posting his second seven-figure cash while winning his first bracelet.

Earlier in the series Lim came up just short of winning his first WSOP bracelet after finishing second in the €250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em tournament. For second place he cashed €1,757,857 ($1,951,221 US).

Lim did one-better in the WSOPE’s other high roller tournament, the €100,000 Diamond High Roller No-Limit Hold’em tournament. He outlasted the rest of the 72-player field in the tournament to win his first WSOP bracelet and cash €2,172,104 ($2,395,244). His two WSOPE cashes total nearly €4 million, and just over $4.3 million US.

Burns and Lim’s accomplishments have been very impressive so far, but they haven’t been enough to vault either player into contention for the WSOP Player of the Year. With two tournaments remaining on the WSOPE schedule Daniel Negreanu currently tops the standings with 3,971.54 points.

He’s followed closely by Robert Campbell with 3,857.97 points and Shaun Deeb with 3,710.64. At the WSOPE Negreanu has posted six cashes, Campbell has two cashes, while Deeb has made the money in three events.