Last week, we told you that Australian high stakes poker pro Kahle Burns won his first WSOP bracelet in the Platinum High Roller Event at the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe. It didn’t take long for him to win his second bracelet.
Just four days after winning his first career bracelet, Burns became the second Australian to win multiple bracelets in 2019. He won the €2,500 Short Deck NL Hold’em Event for his second bracelet. Burns then tried to make a deep run in the Main Event but fell short of the money.
Kahle Burns Wins Second Bracelet in a Week
It only took four days for Kahle burns to add to his career bracelet total. On Friday, he won the €2,500 Short Deck NL Hold’em Event for his second career WSOP bracelet. Burns outlasted a field of 179 entries to take down the top prize and the $112,835 in prize money.
Short Deck Hold’em has become popular thanks to the casino high rollers, but the 2019 WSOP-E included a lower buy-in variant of the game. It proved popular and the final table was stacked with world-class poker talent.
Belgium’s Pierre Neuville finished seventh in the event while Vladimir Peck of the US finished in fifth. Ultimately, the event came down to two high rollers that knew each other’s game quite well. Manig Loeser faced Kahle Burns for the title, but the heads-up match was short-lived.
At the start of heads-up play, Burns had more than a 2 to 1 chip lead over Loeser. This led to Loeser trying to make a move with Kh-Jc and running into the A-J of Burns. An ace on the flop would prove enough to win the hand and Burns’ second bracelet in a week.
Following the win, Burns admitted that he is still very new at the game. He said that many players were figuring out the game as they played in the event. This resulted in a few players firing multiple bullets. Burns stated that he ran well and was lucky enough to run into coolers at the final table.
Burns Plays Well Early in Main Event But Faltered on Day 2
Following his second bracelet win in a week, Burns jumped up to sixth overall in the race for WSOP Player of the Year. Daniel Negreanu presently leads all players and Burns is almost 1,000 points behind. However, a win in the Main Event would give him enough points to leapfrog Negreanu.
After Day 1b of the 2019 WSOP-E Main Event, some people wondered if Burns had a chance to make a deep run. He finished Day 1b as the chip leader and looked poised to make a run at his third bracelet of the series.
However, it was not meant to be as Burns faltered early on Day 2. He busted out during Day 2 play and left only Shaun Deeb with a chance to catch Daniel Negreanu for Player of the Year. Deeb also finished short of the money, meaning that he or Robert Campbell will have to play well in the final event to have a shot at stopping Negreanu.
The final event of the 2019 WSOP Europe is presently underway. The €550 Colossus has nine starting flights through Saturday, giving players plenty of chances to cash and make POY points. Robert Campbell, Kahle Burns, and others will have one last chance to win a WSOP bracelet in 2019.
Odds are that the race will go down to the wire as all contenders are expected to play and even fire multiple bullets in the event. With any luck, either Campbell or Burns will find a way to run deep in this event and make a play at the Player of the Year title.