Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:36 PM Local Time (about 39 minutes ago)
Kahle Burns Wins First Career Bracelet in WSOPE €25,500 Platinum High Roller (€596,883)
Australian high roller Kahle Burns has added the most coveted prize in all of poker to an already outstanding poker resumé. Burns reigned supreme in WSOPE Event #8: €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold'em at King's Resort, working his way through a final table stacked with poker royalty to win €596,883 and the WSOP bracelet.
Britain's Sam Trickett once again just missed out on a bracelet, finishing second for €368,899. 2019 WSOP Main Event champion Hossein Ensan saw his shot at a second bracelet this year come up short in third. Hakim Zoufri of the Netherlands was fourth, Canadian high roller regular Tim Adams was fifth and GPI #2 player Alex Foxen finished in sixth place.
Event #8: €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (EUR)||Prize (USD)|
|2||Sam Trickett||United Kingdom||€368,899||$410,637|
|6||Alex Foxen||United States||€95,962||$106,822|
Unlike Robert Campbell, who burst out in emotions after his victory in Las Vegas, Kahle Burns was rather calm and focused when the final hand was over.
"Yeah, it was sort of smooth sailing. A very fast final table, I was lucky to come in with the chip lead and sort of didn't have any all-ins myself. Other people knocked themselves out and there was one hand against Sam [Trickett] where I sort of jammed light and both woke up with hands. That changed things a bit, but everything went fast and smooth, no complaints."
"I won a lot of chips on Day 2 and managed to maintain it, this was nice. It is always good to have all the chips around the bubble."
Bucket List: Winning a Bracelet
While already having racked up $6 million in lifetime winnings before the victory, as well as being heralded as one of the most dangerous players from Down Under, Burns' mouth-watering poker resumé was lacking one important accolade until today: a WSOP gold bracelet. The windfall of over $600,000 is certainly nothing to sneeze at either, though. In regards to whether the money or the prestige was more important to him, Burns said:
"For me, the bracelet is definitely a bucket list thing. I definitely not wanted 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," he added.
Aussies Reign Supreme
The heads-up with Trickett lasted not even half an hour after both players picked up a monster to get it in for a pot of 98% of the chips in play. Burns limped in with pocket queens, while Trickett found ace-queen to put in a raise. Burns reraised, Trickett shoved, and Burns called to leave Trickett with dust after the board brought only low cards. The next hand, Burns took the remaining two bigs from Trickett to capture his first career gold.
With the win, Burns follows in the footsteps of [b]Michael Addamo[/h] who [URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsope/2018-world-series-of-poker-europe/event-8-25500-super-high-roller-no-limit-hold-em/"]won the same event last year[/URL].
"Back to back for the Australians, great, bringing it back to the Commonwealth," Burns laughed.
While Burns definitely plans to play in the Main Event and the 100K, he'll be traveling back to Australia after the WSOPE has wrapped up.
"I am from Melbourne and one of my best friends is getting married, so he is having a Bucks Party in Australia or Bachelor's Party in the United States. I am the best man for the wedding and need to get back there and take control of that, it's gonna be a fun time with the boys," Burns explained.
Speaking of fun times, with Robert Campbell, Michael O'Grady, and Sam Higgs also in Rozvadov, one might expect some shenanigans at the bar or in one of the local establishments around town, but Burns doesn't plan on partying with them until everything is over.
"I am not much of a celebrator, maybe just got for dinner and have one beer. Maybe after the series if the boys want to have a drink then I will be down."
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:35 PM Local Time (about 40 minutes ago)
Sam Trickett Eliminated in 2nd Place (€368,899)
Left with just two big blinds after the monster clash, the remaining dust of Sam Trickett's stack was in the middle in the next hand.
The board ran out and that was it for Trickett, who came up one spot shy for a bracelet for the second time in his career. The British high roller walked away with €368,899 and surpassed $21M in lifetime winnings.
|Kahle Burns||83,000,000||2,000,000 |
|Sam Trickett||0||-2,000,000 |
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:28 PM Local Time (about 47 minutes ago)
Big Setup All But Decides It
Sam Trickett won two small hands to draw the stacks nearly equal, before the players both picked up monsters to get 98% of all the chips in play in the middle.
Kahle Burns limped in and Sam Trickett bumped it to 5,000,000. Burns limp-raised to 12,500,000, Trickett shoved all in for 42,000,000 after some thought and Burns snap-called all in for 40,000,000.
The flop kept the Australian in the lead, and neither the turn nor river brought the ace Trickett needed. The Brit was left with just two big blinds.
|Kahle Burns||81,000,000||33,000,000 |
|Sam Trickett||2,000,000||-33,000,000 |
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:19 PM Local Time (about 56 minutes ago)
Burns Takes the Lead
Sam Trickett raised to 2,500,000 with the and Kahle Burns defended . The flop went check/check. Burns check-called 4,000,000 on the turn before both players checked the on the river.
Burns showed his trip sixes and took the lead from Trickett.
|Kahle Burns||48,000,000||14,000,000 |
|Sam Trickett||35,000,000||-14,000,000 |
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:15 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 0 minute ago)
Level 27 started
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:11 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 4 minutes ago)
Trickett Makes the Nuts in the First Hand
Sam Trickett raised to 1,600,000 holding and Kahle Burns defended . The flop was and Burns check-called 1,600,000 from Trickett.
Trickett caught gin on the turn; two pair for Burns but a straight for him. Burns opted to lead out for 2,400,000 and Trickett called.
The river was the and Burns fired a hefty 9,000,000. Trickett shoved all in for 28,000,000 and Burns instantly asked for a count. He burned through several time bank extensions, revealing he had two pair along the way to try to get a read, before eventually making the correct laydown.
|Sam Trickett||49,000,000||15,400,000 |
|Kahle Burns||34,000,000||-15,400,000 |
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:01 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 15 minutes ago)
The players are back and the heads-up has begun.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:41 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 34 minutes ago)
Kahle Burns and Sam Trickett are taking a short break before commencing the heads-up.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:40 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 35 minutes ago)
Hossein Ensan Eliminated in 3rd Place (€251,837)
After chopping the previous hand with ace-eight versus ace-eight in a blind-on-blind hand, Hossein Ensan and Kahle Burns got it all-in again. This time, Ensan raised to 2,000,000 on the button, Burns three-bet shoved all in for 27,775,000 from the small blind.
"Good luck," the 2019 WSOP Main Event champ said before calling it off for 20,025,000.
Ensan was at risk with the smaller stack and caught no help during the rundown to end his attempt to win a second bracelet this year. The German was still all smiles when he left the stage, off to collect €251,837 for finishing third.
|Kahle Burns||49,400,000||19,600,000 |
|Sam Trickett||33,600,000||-2,000,000 |
|Hossein Ensan||0||-17,600,000 |
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:31 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 44 minutes ago)
Hakim Zoufri Eliminated in 4th Place (€177,072)
Kahle Burns shipped it in on the button, putting pressure on both Hakim Zoufri and Sam Trickett in the blinds. Zoufri paused for a bit before calling all in for 12,925,000 in the small blind.
Sam Trickett instantly overcalled all in for 11,600,000 in the big blind to create a three-way all-in situation.
The flop was , pairing up Burns but keeping Trickett's kings in the lead. The on the turn left Burns drawing dead, while Zoufri needed a queen for the main pot, or an ace or ten for the small side pot.
The on the river meant a triple for Trickett, while Zoufri was eliminated in 4th place. The Dutchman received €177,072 for his accomplishment.
|Sam Trickett||35,600,000||23,400,000 |
|Kahle Burns||29,800,000||-10,200,000 |
|Hossein Ensan||17,600,000||-2,825,000 |
|Abdelhakim Zoufri||0||-10,900,000 |
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:15 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 0 minute ago)
Zoufri Doubles Again
After the blinds went up, Hakim Zoufri raised to 3,500,000 first to act and Sam Trickett called on the button. They got Zoufri's final 950,000 in on the flop.
Zoufri's hand remained best after the turn and river to double up twice in a row.
|Kahle Burns||37,675,000||0 |
|Hossein Ensan||20,425,000||0 |
|Sam Trickett||14,000,000||-7,000,000 |
|Abdelhakim Zoufri||10,900,000||6,200,000 |
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:11 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 4 minutes ago)
Level 26 started
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:10 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 5 minutes ago)
Zoufri Cracks Aces to Stay Alive
Sam Trickett raised to 1,800,000 from under the gun. It got folded to Hakim Zoufri in the big blind, who barely had anything left after paying the big blind and big blind ante. He called and got his final 100,000 chip in on the flop.
The turn brought the straight Zoufri needed to crack Trickett's aces. The river was the and Zoufri doubled up.
|Kahle Burns||37,675,000||2,950,000 |
|Sam Trickett||21,000,000||-2,075,000 |
|Hossein Ensan||20,425,000||-2,200,000 |
|Abdelhakim Zoufri||4,700,000||1,900,000 |
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:53 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 22 minutes ago)
Timothy Adams Eliminated in 5th Place (€128,326)
Timothy Adams shoved all in for 7,075,000 in middle position and Sam Trickett quickly called from the big blind.
The flop gave Adams extra wheel outs to go with his overcards, but all the aces, kings and fives remained in the deck on the turn and river. Adams added €128,326 on top of his $18M+ in lifetime winnings.
|Sam Trickett||23,975,000||8,575,000 |
|Timothy Adams||0||-7,075,000 |
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:47 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 28 minutes ago)
Two for Adams
Timothy Adams shoved all in for 4,350,000 from the hijack with and got it through.
A few hands later, Kahle Burns raised to 1,225,000 on the button with , Adams shoved 5,250,000 from the big blind with and Burns folded.
|Kahle Burns||34,725,000||-1,225,000 |
|Timothy Adams||7,075,000||-2,575,000 |
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:44 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 31 minutes ago)
Ensan on the Turn
Sam Trickett raised the button with and Hossein Ensan defended the big blind with . The flop was and Ensan check-called 800,000 from Trickett.
Ensen opted to lead out for 2,900,000 on the turn and Trickett folded.
|Hossein Ensan||21,775,000||1,775,000 |
|Sam Trickett||15,400,000||-2,600,000 |
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:30 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 45 minutes ago)
Level 25 started
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:29 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 46 minutes ago)
Alex Foxen Eliminated in 6th Place (€95,962)
First to act, Alex Foxen shoved all in for 5,950,000. Sam Trickett, slightly covering Foxen after winning two hands in a row, called from the big blind.
The flop brought no help for the American. He added some straight outs on the turn but the river wasn't what he needed. Foxen was the first to bow out today, taking home €95,962 for finishing in 6th place.
|Sam Trickett||13,150,000||6,150,000 |
|Alex Foxen||0||-7,200,000 |
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:25 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 50 minutes ago)
Trickett Doubles Through Burns
Down to five big blinds, Sam Trickett shoved all in for 2,475,000 and Kahle Burns called in the big blind.
The board came down and Trickett hit a six on the flop to stay alive.
The next hand, Trickett shoved from under the gun and picked up the blinds and ante.
|Kahle Burns||35,950,000||-2,975,000 |
|Sam Trickett||7,000,000||3,250,000 |
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:21 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 54 minutes ago)
A Rare Flop
After a series of uncontested raises, there was finally a flop when Kahle Burns raised to 1,025,000 from under the gun with . Hossein Ensan defended his big blind with .
The flop was and Burns took it with a bet of 900,000.
|Kahle Burns||38,925,000||4,025,000 |
|Hossein Ensan||20,000,000||-2,000,000 |