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Kahle Burns Wins Second WSOP Bracelet of the Week!
Most poker players go their entire careers without winning a World Series of Poker bracelet. Australia’s Kahle Burns is not like most players. Burns won his second bracelet in the space of a week at the WSOP Europe festival in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
The Aussie triumphed in the €25,500 Platinum High Roller for €596,883. Now he has his second WSOP bracelet after winning the €2,500 No Limit Hold’em Short Deck event for €101,834.
Quest For Second WSOP Bracelet Starts Well
Burns’ quest for a second WSOP bracelet started well as he finished second in chips on Day 1. Some 179 players bought in but only 35 of them survived the Day 1 antics. The overnight chip leader was Latvia’s Arturs Scerbaks; he eventually busted in 15th place.
Short Deck has become more popular of late as it drives plenty of action. Deuces through fives are removed from the deck and the game follows an ante-only structure.
Day 2 started with 35 hopefuls and only 28 of them received prize money for their efforts. The money bubble burst and saw Antanas Guoga and Ismael Bojang shared the money as they bust on the same hand but on different tables.
He likes of Ryan Riess, Phil Ivey, John Cynn, Benny Glaser, and Pierre Neuville busted inside the money. It was Neuville who burst the final table bubble.
Burns Leads Final Table: Second WSOP Bracelet in Sight
Israel’s Oshri Lahmani was the first of the six finalists to bust. He found pocket kings and was all-in prelflop. Felix Schulze called with ace king and caught an ace on the river to bust the Israeli. Vladimir Peck busted almost immediately after, his short stack shove with nine-eight priving no match for Burns’ jacks.
Federico Anselmi saw his impressive run end in fourth place for a €29,027 score. The Italian got the last of his chips in good with ace-king against Schulze’s ace-ten. Two tens landed on the flop and Anselmi never caught back up.
Heads-up was set when Schulze ran out of steam and luck. The young Germany was set all-in and he called off his 19 antes with nine-eight of hearts. Burns had made a move with ten-eight of spades. It was a move that paid off because he turned a straight to soar into the lead going into the one-on-one section.
Burns won his second WSOP bracelet in the space of a week after only two hands of heads-up action. Manig Loeser open-shoved with king-jack and Burns looked him up with ace-jack. An ace on the flop was more than enough for Burns to bust Loeser and secure his second WSOP bracelet.
€2,500 No Limit Hold’em Short Deck Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (EUR)||Prize (USD)|
|5||Vladimir Peck||United States||€20,444||$22,739|
With this latest victory, Burns climbs to third in Australia’s all-time money listing with $6,543,955 in winnings. It has been an incredible few months for the Aussie who recently started playing high stakes tournaments.
He cashed twice at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in London for a combined £641,500. This came only a couple of weeks after finishing as runner-up in a $10,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-max WSOP event in Vegas.
Burns managed four cashes at the European Poker Tour Barcelona stop, including a €639,560 score. Now he has four cashes at the WSOP Europe festival, including a brace of bracelet wins. It seems the sky is the limit for Burns right now, exciting times lay ahead for this Aussie.