Lukas Zaskodny Wins 2nd Bracelet for Czech Republic at 2017 WSOPE

Lukas Zaskodny Wins 2nd Bracelet for Czech Republic at 2017 WSOPE The 2017 WSOP Europe currently taking place in the Czech Republic has produced a second home-grown winner, after Lukas Zaskodny joined Martin Kabrhel in capturing a prestigious gold bracelet. With five events completed, other winners at the King’s Casino include those hailing from Germany, Ukraine, and France.
WSOPE Event #6: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha attracted 191 entries to create a prize pool of €366,529 ($425,652). Following three days of action, Zaskodny then managed to overcome the small but tough field, including US pro Allen Kessler heads-up, to claim the victory, and a top prize of €93,677 ($108,788). Commenting upon a win which also pushes the amateur player’s career earnings to $288,634, Zaskodny stated:
“There is so much poker action in the Czech Republic. We don’t necessarily have to travel. There is a lot of really, really good poker players. I think you will hear about them in the future much more. This year showed that we have good players.”
Leading the country’s ‘All Time Money List’ is Martin Staszko ($6,232,909), who in 2011 finished runner-up at the WSOP Main Event for $5,433,086, followed by Vojtech Ruzicka ($3,624,173), who last year booked a 5th place finish in the same event for $1,935,288. Lying in 3rd place is this year’s WSOPE bracelet winner Martin Kabrhel with $3,135,720 in winnings, while Lukas Zaskodny currently lies in 29th place.
The €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha event featured 29 money places, and amongst the notable pros cashing in at the tournament was Chris Ferguson in 29th (€3,215), Mike Leah in 20th (€3,594), John Racener in 19th (€3,594), Erik Cajelais in 18th (€3,594), and Dario Alioto in 9th (€7,193).
Zaskodny then progressed all the way through to three-handed play, where after five hours of play Allen Kessler sent Krasimir Yankov to the rail in 3rd, ushering in the heads-up phase of the competition. At this stage, Kessler held the chip lead, but unfortunately for him lost the momentum and was reduced to a short stack when the deciding hand was played.
Allen Kessler now boasts $3,503,390 in live earnings after his runner-up finish, although he has still to capture a coveted WSOP bracelet. For Zaskodny, however, the result was a dream come true, and as he later stated:
“It’s an amazing feeling. I’m really happy. It’s the wish of every poker player.”
Final Table Results:
1: Lukas Zaskodny (Czech) €93,677
2: Allen Kessler (USA) €57,897
3: Krasimir Yankov (Bulg) €40,353
4: Pim van Holsteyn (Neth) €28,702
5: Sergej Barbarez (Ger) €20,842
6: Liran Twito (Isr) €15,458
7: Georgios Koliofotis (Gre) €11,715
8: Willm Engelke (Ger) €9,076

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