This week’s poker news highlights a couple of big wins on the tables both in North America (California) and in Europe (Czechia). Along with that, we finally have the release of the full schedule from a popular poker event in Jacksonville. We’ll start our tour of the headlines with the big wins.
Kabrhel Wins Rozvadov No-Limit Hold’Em Main Event
A two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner just earned a fifth WSOP Circuit gold ring. Martin Kabrhel of the Czech Republic has won the Rozvadov 1,700-Euro no-limit hold’em main event, taking home 190,000 Euros as a result. Rozvadov has been good to him as his previous four rings and two bracelets were also won here.
The win pushed Kabrhel’s career live tournament winnings to $7.6 million, making him the all-time money list leader among Czech players. Martin Staszko is second on that list, with Vojtech Ruzicka in third, and Leon Tsoukernik in fourth.
Kabrhel ended up outlasting Harry Ross in Rozvadov to earn the win. Ross, of the United Kingdom, ended up in second place and took home 110,000 Euros, while Jakub Oliva of the Czech Republic finished third and won 80,000 Euros. The final table was made up mostly of Germans (three) and Czechs (three), along with one member of the United Kingdom and one from Israel.
Mai Wins Bicycle Casino Mega Millions Event
The Mega Millions XX event at the Bicycle Casino has come to an end. 7,5000 players entered but it was Tuan Mai who walked away with the win. That gives him the biggest live cash of his career as he took home $199,000.
It’s a big win for Mai when you consider that he had previously earned $575,310 for his entire career. This win was nearly 35% of that. His previous high watermark had been a $84,057 payday at the 2017 Planet Hollywood Goliath Warm-Up $1,500 Main Event.
At the Mega Millions, Mai won, but Cody Bell was a close second as the two eventually struck a deal when they were playing heads-up. Bell collected $174,615 for his part.
Card Player Poker Tour Jacksonville Series Scheduled For May
The bestbet Jacksonville poker room, a popular venue on the poker circuit, is set to host the Card Player Poker Tour again. That marks the seventh consecutive year the event will be held in Jacksonville.
The 11-tournament event begins on Friday, May 3rd and will have a $100,000 guaranteed no-limit hold’em tournament as the signature event. There are also three bounty tournaments; a $290 six-hour Ironman event; a $240 turbo event; a monster stack event; and a $350 Big O tournament for Omaha players. They’ve really tried to come up with a variety of buy-ins and events, so that all types of players can join in the fun. The series of 11 tournaments will have buy-ins ranging from $150 on the low end to $1,100 on the high end.
Bestbet Jacksonville, which is putting on this event and streaming the final table, began in 1934.