Arian Kashi Crowned 2022 PPC Czech Republic Champion
The 2022 PartyPoker Championship Czech Republic Main Event has its champion and Denmark’s Arian Kashi is that person. Kashi is a regular at King’s Resort in Rozvadoz, Czech Republic. Indeed, all of his previous $33,886 in live poker tournament earnings stem from playing at King’s. Kashi now has a cool €100,000 score after taking down the PPC Czech Republic Main Event.
2022 PartyPoker Championship Czech Republic Main Event Final Table Results
|2||Pavel Stribrny||Czech Republic||€64,000|
|7||Jakub Kotas||Czech Republic||€11,250|
The tournament drew in a 2,261-strong crow who created a guarantee-busting €644,385 prize pool. That princely sum meant all but two of the nine players who progressed to the final table walked away with at least five-figure prizes for their efforts.
It did not take too long for the final table to explode into action. With blinds of 400,000/800,000/800,000a, Christophe Cosenza opened to 2,800,000 from middle position, and Witali Reinbold called from the small blind. A flop reading saw Reinbold check-call a 2,800,000 continuation bet, before Reinbold checked again on the turn. Cosenza bet 4,900,000, only for Reinbold to jam all-in. Cosenza called off his 13,000,000 stack and showed , which was crushed by Reinbold’s . The river completed the board and confirmed Cosenza’s demise.
Reinbold was the next player to leave the final table despite helping himself to Cosenza’s stack. Blinds had increased to 800,000/1,600,000/1,600,000a, and Pavel Stribrny min-raised on the button with before calling the 21,000,000 all-in three-bet from Reinbold, which he made with the dominated in the big blind. The five community cards ran , and it was game over for Reinbold.
The surviving players were now guaranteed a five-figure haul, and Jakub Kotas got his hands on the first of those chunky prizes. Kotas three-bet all-in for 25,000,000 with after Stribrny min-raised in early position. Stribrny called with , which held on a run-out.
Sixth-place went to Raul Sav in a relative cooler hand. Stribrny min-raised to 4,000,000 in late position, Sav three-bet all-in for 23,000,000 on the button, only for Sebastian Lenz to four-bet jam for 31,000,000 in the small blind. Unsurprisingly, Stribrny ducked out of the way. Sav showed but was in pretty bad shape against Lenz’s . Sav did not connect with the board, and he headed to the cashier’s cage.
Sav’s seat had not gone cold when Antonio Karman joined him on the sidelines. Karman limped into the pot from the small blind and called when Stribrny raised to 7,00,000 from the big blind. Karman checked on the flop, Stribrny bet 4,600,000 and called when Karman check-raised to 12,000,000. The turn saw Karman shove for 20,000,000, and Stribrny call. What were the powerhouse hands after that action? Karman held and Stribrny the ! The landed on the river, sending Karman home in fifth.
Ralf Stam busted at the hands of the seemingly unstoppable Stribrny shortly after Karman crashed out. Stribrny min-raised with before calling the eight big blind shove from Stam, made with . There was no drama on the board, and the PartyPoker Championship Czech Republic Main Event was down to its final three competitors.
Heads-up was set when Lenz open-shoved for a shade more than 13 big blinds with what turned out to be , and Kashi looked him up with the superior . A few moments later, the board was in view, and Lenz was eliminated.
Kashi went into the one-on-one battle with Stribrny trailing by 98,000,000 to 128,000,000 chips but quickly reversed the deficit in the opening couple of hands. Kashi then turned the screw and had Stribrny on the ropes when the final hand occurred.
Stribrny open-shoved for 13 big blinds with , and Kashi called with , creating a classic coinflip. The flop gave Kashi outs to a flush in addition to his overcards, with the turn locking up the hand for the Dane. The inconsequential completed the board, busted Stribrny in second place, and crowned Kashi the 2022 PartyPoker Championship Czech Republic champion.
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