Tomas Junek wrote his name on the pages of poker history when he made it through 2,798 runners to claim a first place prize of $661,022. This was Junek's first time to cash at the World Series of Poker and he did one fine job of it - and it was the first time a Czech Republic player won a gold bracelet and he did one fine job of it.
There were many notables in Event #6 $1,500 No Limit Holdem and 2008 World Champion Peter Eastgate was one of them; finishing in fourth place when he was crippled after one big beat that left him unable to recover.
The final hand started with David Borg making it 250,000 to go. Tomas Junek three-bet to 700,000 and Borg moved all-in. It was a quick call by Junek who tabled to Borg's .
Both players’ rails were screaming and yelling out cards for their players but apparently the dealer couldn’t hear them and this was the end result: . It was David Borg leaving in second place with $410,517 for his time and energy and Tomas Junek's rail that stormed forward and almost knocked over the table.
Tomas Junek just fulfilled the dream of everyone that plays the WSOP. He came, he bought in, he played, and he beat the hell out of everyone.
Cinderella story: Tomas Junek is the first player from the Czech Republic to win a WSOP event, he now has a gold bracelet, he now has a bankroll of at least $661,022. Congratulations Tomas!
Kristy Arnett of PokerNews.com visits with Tomas after his win:
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