2019 WSOPE €25,500 Platinum High Roller Is… Kahle Burns

Last Updated on October 24, 2019 Author:Stefan Nedeljkovic

kahle burnsAustralian poker players scored back-to-back wins in the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) €25,500 Platinum High Roller event after Kahle Burns triumphed in this year’s edition to capture his maiden gold bracelet and take home €596,883 as the top prize.

Fellow Aussie Michael Addamo won the same event back in 2018 and won €848,702 for his first place finish.

Burns outclassed a field of 83 entries and overcame a final table made up of some of the world’s best and finest high rollers, including 2019 WSOP Main Event champion Hossein Ensan, 2018 GPI Player of the Year Alex Foxen, Canadian poker pro and 2012 WSOP champ Timothy Adams, two-time 2019 WSOP bracelet winner Robert Campbell, and eventual runner-up Sam Trickett.

Sam Trickett Has A Great Run

Campbell and Germany’s Anton Morgenstern were the first two players to be eliminated from the final table before the remaining six players took a quick break. Campbell earned €59,189 for finishing 8th while Morgenstern won €74,117 for finishing 7th.

When the final battle resumed, Burns was holding a sizable chip advantage. Foxen was the first player to be eliminated in 6th place for €95,962 after losing his queen-jack against Trickett’s ace-jack. Trickett then went on to eliminate Adams with pocket eights against the Canadian’s ace-king. Adams took home €128,326 for his 5th place finish. Trickett quickly moved up in chips and continued his knockout streak, this time sending Hakim Zoufri to the rail in 4th place for €177,062.

Trickett then managed to overtake Burns as chip leader, but the Aussie just wouldn’t give in and quickly regained the dominant position after beating Ensan during a major showdown with ace-ten against the German’s king-queen. Ensan finished in 3rd place and fell short of winning his second WSOP bracelet in 2019 but took home a cool €251,837.

Final Table Action

Burns and Trickett engaged in a heads-up battle with the former holding a 5:3 lead. The final battle did not last long as both players got all in preflop in a monster pot which was eventually won by Burns. This left Trickett with just two big blinds, and the next hand officially sealed his fate as he finished second for €368,899.

Burns is among the most successful poker pros in Australia, with total live earnings sitting at $6 million even before he took part in the €25,500 High Roller. His colourful resume lacked one of the most highly-coveted awards in poker — a WSOP gold bracelet. The Aussie pro finally ticked it off his bucket list and now has career tournament earnings of $6,430,692.

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