Australian poker player Kahle Burns had already won the €25,500 Platinum High Roller at the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe festival, but he wasn’t going to stop there. On Friday, Burns took down the €2,500 Short Deck tournament for his second gold bracelet.
For the win, Burns earned a €101,834 payday. He topped a field of 179 entries in the €2,500 Short Deck event, which included defeating Manig Loeser in second place.
€2,500 Short Deck Final Table Results
1st: Kahle Burns – €101,834
2nd: Manig Loeser – €62,929
3rd: Felix Schulze- €42,233
4th: Federico Anselmi- €29,027
5th: Vladimir Peck- €20,444
6th: Oshri Lahmani- €14,764
7th: Pierre Neuville- €10,939
Burns entered the final table with the chip lead, but he slipped to start with Vladimir Peck doubling through him. It was then Loeser who took the lead after he knocked out Pierre Neuville in seventh place. It wouldn’t take too long for Burns to retake the lead, though.
After Oshri Lahmani was bounced in sixth place, Burns got his revenge on Peck by knocking him out in fifth place. Burns held pocket jacks with the and Peck had the . The flop, turn, and river ran out to give Burns the win.
Next to go was Federico Anselmi in fourth place, and he was done in by Felix Schulze. Although Schulze scored that bust out, his run ended in third place when he ran into Burns. Burns then took a sizable chip lead into heads-up play before sealing the deal.
On the final hand, Loeser was all in with the against Burns’ . The board came to end the tournament.
Burns has now cashed four times at the 2019 WSOP Europe. Although his name is now appearing in the top bunch of names on the WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard, Burns is still a long shot to win that title.
Notable finishes were had by top-ranked PA online poker player Thai Ha, who finished in 14th place, and Phil Ivey, who placed 18th. Both cashed for €5,228.