Tournament Virgin Wins GSOP Vienna

Tournament Virgin Wins GSOP Vienna

Monday, 18 February 2013

After four days of action and a slew of European talent shooting for success, it was a tournament virgin who finally took down GSOP Vienna this weekend.

Having welcomed 304 grinders to the felt late last week, the 1,000+100 event saw some familiar faces – such as Manig Loeser and Thomas Butzhammer – make it into the latter stages, but inexperience proved the key to success.

While the likes of Bjorn Berner and Karel Kratochvil brought a wealth of live poker experience to the final table, Jouni Kallio had none.

However, despite it being the Fin’s first live tournament, he put on a measured performance in the finale. Indeed, even when the blind levels were dropped to 15 minute intervals, he kept his nerve and managed to overcome Kratochvil in just a few hands.

Kallio’s win has not only given him a perfect tournament record, but an extra 65,130 in his bankroll, plus the honour of being GSOP Vienna champion.
GSOP Vienna Final Rankings:

1st Jouni Kallio €65,130
2nd Karel Kratochvil €41,950
3rd Bjorn Berner €29,540
4th Gabor Peteri €22,870
5th Robert Gorodetsky €17,160
6th Daniel Zhelev €13,340

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