Kahle Burns Claims Second Bracelet at WSOP Europe

A whirlwind week for Kahle Burns at WSOP Europe has seen the Australian claim his second WSOP bracelet after defeating Germany’s Manig Loeser heads-up to win the €2,500 Short Deck Event for €101,834.

With the €10,350 Main Event taking centre stage in a few days, the second Short Deck event of the 11th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe would be the Event #13: €2,500 Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em featuring a €250,000 prize pool guarantee. The 179-entrant field would create a €391,115 prize pool that would pay the top 27 players.

There would be 147 players on Day 1 as just 35 players finished with chips in their bag, but registration remained open until the start of Day 2 as the field reached the 179-entrant mark. Once play reached the money bubble, there would be a double elimination that saw Australian Tony Guoga and Germany’s Ismael Bojang eliminated on separate tables to share the 27th place money.

As is the case with most short deck tournaments, play continued at a fast pace as a constant stream of eliminations would occur down to the final table as the likes of Julien Martini, Ryan Riess, Phil Ivey, John Cynn, Benny Glasser, and Australians Warwick Mirzikinian and Sam Higgs were all eliminated in the money but fell short of the final table.

Kahle Burns was at his second final table for the week, and he would enter as chip leader like in Event #8 when he won his maiden WSOP bracelet. Pierre Neuville fell in seventh place when his trips went down to Manig Loeser’s straight. Oshri Lahmani would have his kings cracked to fall in sixth place, and just a few lands later Vladimir Peck hit the rail in fifth place running into Burns’ pocket jacks. Federico Anselmi exited in fourth-place when he was outdrawn on the flop, and when Felix Schulze fell in third place, Burns held a five-to-two chip lead over Loeser.

Heads-up play would last just two hands when Loeser was all in holding king-jack to be in dominated shape against Burns’ ace-jack suited. Burns flopped an ace and Loeser missed his straight draw and was eliminated in second place, while Burns collected his second WSOP bracelet this week!

WSOP Europe Event #13: €2,500 Short Deck Final Table Results

1st Kahle Burns (Australia) – €101,834
2nd Manig Loeser (Germany) – €62,929
3rd Felix Schulze (Germany) – €42,233
4th Federico Anselmi (Italy) – €29,027
5th Vladimir Peck (United States) – €20,444
6th Oshri Lahmani (Israel) – €14,764
7th Pierre Neuville (Belgium) – €10,939

Burns pocketed €101,834 for his second WSOP bracelet and joined the likes of fellow Australians Michael Addamo, Mel Judah, and Robert Campbell as two-time WSOP bracelet holders. Following his two WSOP Europe bracelets this week, Burns has moved his lifetime tournament earnings to US$6.54 million and is making a run up both the 2019 GPI Player of the Year leaderboard as well as the WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard.

* Image provided courtesy of WSOP

Tim Duckworth
Tim Duckworth
Tim Duckworth is a freelance writer, born in Australia but now residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Follow him on Twitter at @tRaMSt0p.

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