Theodore McQuilkin Wins WSOPE Event #4 for €88,043

Theodore McQuilkin Wins WSOPE Event #4 for €88,043The 2017 World Series of Poker Europe is currently taking place at the King’s Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic, with its fourth event, €1,650 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed, now in the bag. A total of 240 players entered the three-day tournament, at the end of which it was Theodore McQuilkin who would eventually triumph over the field, including Czech player Jan Bednar heads-up, to capture a career first gold bracelet.
McQuilkin is a recreational player from France who has a “passion” for poker. Commenting after taking down a first place prize worth €88,043, the clearly elated 24 year-old described the experience as “awesome,” before adding: “Every table was very hard. Each decision was very, very hard.”
WSOPE Event #4 featured a prize pool of €345,420, and by the time the final table of six had been set each player was guaranteed at least €11,797 for their efforts. At this stage, McQuilkin was one of the shortest stacks still in contention, but soon after his pockets tens sent Maksym Shulga (4-4) to the rail in 6th to provide him with a much-needed chip boost.
Next, McQuilkin (J-J) eliminated Jerry Odeen (5-5) in 4th, while also propelling himself into the lead with
two-thirds of the chips left in play. Continuing his good run, McQuilkin then took care of Andrej Desset in 3rd to get heads-up play underway against Jan Bednar for the title.
A few hand later, and the deciding hand was played with McQuilkin’s Kc-Kh holding up against the Ad-Qd of his opponent on a 10s-8c-5c-9c-Ac board. Having closed out the contest, Theodore McQuilkin said that he enjoyed a good run during the tournament, and that he also had a positive feeling about his chances of winning as he approached the final table.
McQuilkin said that he even persuaded one of his friends to come and support him from the rail, and that they would now celebrate his victory by enjoying a fine bottle of whisky together. Nevertheless, McQuilkin said that he wouldn’t be going too wild as he still has to go to work the following day in Strasbourg.
Final Table Results:
1: Theodore McQuilkin (France) €88,043
2: Jan Bednar (Czech Rep) €54,410
3: Andrej Desset (Slovakia) €35,714
4: Jerry Odeen (Sweden) €24,046
5: Petr Setka (Czech Rep) €16,618
6: Maksym Shulga (Ukraine) €11,797

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