World Series of Poker has been an enthralling event like always and pros from different countries have made it to the winning spot. WSOP has been a roller coaster ride till now and will be until the very end. The event #56- $1,500 No Limit Hold’em saw Tomas Junek of the Czech Republic win the first place. The coveted gold bracelet was his after he defeated David Borg.
The event favourite was Peter Eastgate of Denmark and everybody was expecting him to bag the first spot but Tomas was a surprise. Eastgate, the winner of Main event at WSOP 2008 finished fourth in the final table.
Tomas Junek is a pro from Prestavlky of the Czech Republic. He stood on the top of the list of 2798 players participating in the event #56 and took home a cash prize of $6,61,022 and 1,200 Player of the Year points.
After the final table results were as follows:
Tomas Junek won his first gold bracelet at the WSOP event this year and has shown a lot of promise. It was a tough moment when David Borg called for a raise of 250,000 and it made Tomas think for a while about his next move. But Junek made a three bet of 700,000 and just got into the middle. That was when Borg lost his chance of action, and as he was a bit slow due to contemplation, Junek called in quick. The dealer put out for a flop with and just then Borg tried to get back in the game, but it was too hard to make up for the loss as Junek’s 10s were still leading. The turn brought in which followed a draw for the chop on the board. The river was a six of hearts and the game was Junek’s.
Tomas Junek’s progress was noticeable as he reached to play for the top spot after he stripped of Eliyah Levy of a huge pot. Though he had the most of chips in the beginning, Borg did give him a tough time when he slowly started to move up the counts. But little did he know that he was to be knocked out by Junek in the end! For a great game, Borg took home $410,517.