Take a quick look at Siamak Tooran’s Hendon Mob profile and you quickly come to understand that King’s Casino in Rozvadov is basically his home field. The German poker pro has 19 career cashes and 13 of them have come at King’s.
None of them will likely ever compare to what he pulled off on Sunday. Tooran made his way through 110-other entries in the World Series of Poker Europe €25K Short Deck Event to win €740,996 and the first WSOP bracelet of his career. His previous best live score was for just €56,104.
The final day of play started with seven players still alive and it wasn’t until Jonathan Depa was eliminated in seventh place that the group had reached the official final table.
Action folded to Rob Yong and he moved all in and was quickly called by Tooran. Yong showed while Tooran had . The board ran out to give Tooran a better two pair and eliminate Yong in sixth.
Just 90 minutes later another all-in preflop battle resulted in another bustout. Orpen Kisacikoglu entered the pot for the 500,000 ante and Besim Hot moved all in for 9,800,000. Kisacikoglu considered his options and called and tabled while Hot showed . The flop gave Kisacikoglu top two pair and left Hot drawing to a straight. The turn was no help and Kisacikoglu filled up with the river to send Hot out in fifth place.
Four-handed play went on for another hour before Tooran found himself another victim. Netanel Amedi moved all in for 14,500,000 from the button and Tooran called from the hijack. Amedi showed while Tooran had . The runout gave Amedi hope but quickly took it away to give Tooran the pot and eliminate Amedi in fourth.
Kisacikoglu started the day with the chip lead, but was unable to turn that into a bracelet on Sunday. Ha raised to 5,400,000 before Kisacikoglu moved all in for 32,000,000 and Ha called. Kisacikoglu flipped over while Ha had The flop kept Kisacikoglu in control as did the turn. The river however gave Ha a better two pair and ended Kisacikoglu’s run in third.
Despite not being responsible for any of Sunday’s bustouts, Thai Ha began heads-up play with a 2-1 chip lead but it didn’t take too long for Tooran to change his fortune. After seeing himself down to 39% of the chips in play, Ha moved all in for 43,900,000 holding and Tooran called with . The flop improved Ha’s hand to include a straight draw. The turn gave Tooran top pair but also added a flush draw for Ha. The river improved Ha but wasn’t enough to be at Tooran and the Pennsylvania poker pro was eliminated in second place. Ha also finished runner-up in the $10,000 Short Deck event in June at the 2019 WSOP.
Final Table Payouts
- Siamak Tooran – €740,996
- Thai Ha – €457,964
- Orpen Kisacikoglu – €323,553
- Netanel Amedi – €230,807
- Besim Hot – €166,258
- Rob Yong – €120,946