WSOPE Joy For Kevin MacPhee

WSOPE Joy For Kevin MacPhee

Monday, 26 October 2015

The World Series Of Poker Europe (WSOPE) tournament series from Berlin came to a conclusion yesterday with American Kevin MacPhee winning the €10,450 ($11,552) buy-in main event.

After welcoming 313 entrants earlier in the week, the main event found its way to a finale on Sunday and MacPhee was just one of several stars in the mix. Flanked by the likes of Erik Seidel, JC Alvarado and Andrew Lichtenberger, the Idaho native had a mountain to climb as the cards went in the air.

Despite holding a healthy chip stack, the wealth of talent on display meant that anyone could walk away with the title. But, MacPhee is no stranger to major final tables and was able to dominate David Lopez heads-up final.

Using his two-to-one chip lead to weather some early storms, MacPhee gradually stole the resolve of his Spanish opponent and eventually clinched the title after his Ad 4d caught a lucky card on the turn to beat Lopez' kings.

Despite calling out for an ace to land on the board, MacPhee was eventually shipped the final pot after the 7c 5h 2h 3c Js board gave him an unbeatable straight.

As the confetti fell and the rail applauded, an overjoyed MacPhee hugged his girlfriend as the bracelet and €883,000 ($976,076) top prize was pushed his way.

WSOPE Main Event Result:

1 Kevin MacPhee (USA) - €883,000

2 David Lopez (Spain) - €475,000

3 JC Alvarado (Mexico) - €315,000

4 Andrew Lichtenberger (USA) - €225,000

5 Kilian Kramer (Germany) - €175,000

6 Felix Bleiker (Switzerland) - €130,000

Tags: World Series Of Poker Europe, WSOPE, Berlin, Kevin MacPhee, David Lopez, Erik Seidel, JC Alvarado, Andrew Lichtenberger, Kilian Kramer, Felix Bleiker