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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP 2012

No Limit Hold'em, Event #56, Tomas Junek Claims First WSOP Win in Czech Republic History

Tomas Junek - WSOP 2012
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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 {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} to Borg's {k-Spades}{5-Spades}.

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: {2-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{a-Spades}{6-Hearts}. 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 visits with Tomas after his win:

The Final Nine Payouts

PlaceWinnerPrize (USD)
1Tomas Junek661,022
2David Borg410,517
3Daniel Vogel289,530
4Peter Eastgate209,111
5Eliyahu Levy152,867
6Andrew Taylor113,092
7Steven Goldberg84,649
8Tomas Trampota64,101
9Bassel Moussa49,105

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