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Seven hours of play later and we have a winner of the very first WPT National Vienna. The best part of course is that it’s a PartyPoker qualifier! Yep that’s right our very own Tomaz Kogovsek takes it down after crushing the field here in Vienna and that’s after getting here all via a $200 online satellite!

Starting to feel Like Danny Glover?

Five years is a long time in this game and Tomaz Kogovsek has of course knocked up quite a few paydays but this truly represents his biggest tournament cash yet, so a huge congratulations from us all here!

But That’s Not All Though!

On top of this he gets his buy in from PartyPoker to the WPT National Slovenia where on home ground he will attempt to make back to back WPT National final tables. Could we have a Marvin 2.0 on our hands here? Speaking of Team PartyPoker our very own Bodo was on hand to give live streaming commentary.

And Here’s How It All Went Down

Pretty early on we saw Blaz Svara get sent packing within the first hour of play. Quickly followed up by Robert Heidorn and shortly after Shai Zurr was sent to the rail.

And so as play quietened down we moved into level 25 where chip leader Peter Kamaras looked in real danger with the shortest stack at the table however in managing to double up twice to reclaim a stack close to 700k.

with Predrag Kecojevic being eliminated in 5th place he had some to breath but not for long as he soon got eliminated in 4th place by our Slovenian winner with the showdown being Kamaras: A♥ 6♠ Tomaž: 7♦ 7♠ with the board running out 9♥ 2♣ 10♦ Q♥ J♠.

Three handed play is of course always a really tense time. And we thought we might be in for a long night this time as all players were relatively evenly stacked and just passing this chips about between them.

Level 27 saw Kogovšek going all-in for 1,825,000 covering his opponent with only 50k chips, the Czech called with a showdown of Kogovsek A♦ 9♦ vs. Taborsky’s 7♣ 7♠. The board showed 6♣ A♥ 3♣ 3♥ 2♥ favouring the Slovenian and taking us to heads up.

Down to heads up action where play was incredibly swift, after only 20 minutes play the clock was stopped with Kogovsek shoving all in with 4,900,000 chips against Muhlocker’ 895,000 preflop. Kogovsek hold A♥ 8♦ and Muhlocker A♣ K♥. The flop showed 10♦ Q♠ 8♠ and made Muhlocker sick and with the river and turn giving an A♦ and 6♥ the Slovenian took this historical WPT National Vienna title.

At The End Of The Day…

Pos First Name Last Name Country Payout
1 Tomaž Kogovšek SLO 60,600 €
2 Thomas Mühlöcker AUT 42,550 €
3 David Taborsky CZE 27,370 €
4 Peter Kamaras HUN 20,260 €
5 Predrag Kecojevic MNE 15,210 €
6 Shai Zurr ISR 12,160 €
7 Robert Heidorn GER 10,100 €
8 Blaz Svara SLO 8,100 €

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