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Kahle ‘Burns’ through the field to clinch his first bracelet of The 2019 World Series Of Poker Europe


The Australian poker pro Kahle Burns is running like fire at this year’s World Series Of Poker Europe (WSOPE) and managed to win the €25,500 High Roller for which he received a casual €596,883 and looks like he cannot be stopped. According to Burns – “It’s been like a whirlwind week” and we agree, indeed.

Sam Trickett battled Burns heads up and ended up in second for 368,899€, 2019 Main Event champion Hossein Ensan came third collecting 251,837€, Timothy Adams from Canada finished fifth and was awarded a very deserving 128,326€ as well. Another notable finish was GPI #2 ranked player Alex Foxen from the United States who ended up in sixth for 95,962€.

Kahle managed to do very well in day 2 and ended up cruising through the bubble time. With 6 left out of 83 players, at 2 PM, play resumed. Stephen Chidwick was the first to bust, shoving his dominated QJ into Kahle’s AJ and cashed just shy of six figures. Sam Trickett managed to run +EV and his 88 held against Timothy Adams who finished fifth. When you run good, you run good and Trickett soon looked down at Pocket Rockets and got it in against Hakim Zoufri but the dutchman survived with 89 by hitting a straight. Pretty soon, a huge three way all in left Hakim with barely anything and the Brit tripled up to take over the chip lead from Burns.

Next up on Kahle’s to do list was Main Event champion Hossein Ensan who got it in with KQ against A10 and the board shot 5 blanks to send him home with 300,000$ to add to his 10 million he won couple of months ago.

Heads up play got over very quickly with Kahle picking up QQ on the button and limping it to Sam who woke up with AQ. A small raise from him induced a snap check raise from Burns. Pretty soon, almost 98% of the chips were in play and the board ran empty. Two hands later, Burns stood at the table with a bracelet in his hand a an wide grin on his face.

“For me, the bracelet is definitely a bucket list thing. I definitely didn’t want to exit poker and not win one, but in terms of the prestige of a bracelet, I feel like it is great to win one. But at the same time, anybody can win one too and it doesn’t necessarily mean you are a fantastic poker player. Obviously, in this instance, since it is a 25k, there are some very strong players. Whether or not it had a bracelet attached to it, against strong players and a strong competition means something to me and I haven’t had a good start to the series, so to recoup some of that money is obviously quite nice.” – Kahle Burns after his victory.

Raghav Ananth

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