UK-based Turkish businessman Orpen Kisacikoglu may not be a professional poker player, but you’d never know it by looking at his tournament resume. He has amassed over $15.1 million in record winnings across 97 cashes, with seven titles won including World Series of Poker Bracelet. Kisacikoglu’s latest victory saw him defeat 95 participants in event no. 6 in 2023 Poker masters High risk festival. Kisacikoglu earned $218,500 as champion of the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em event.
On his way to this title, Kisacikoglu faced some of the most accomplished players in the game, including two of the top three on the all-time poker money list: Justin Bonomo ($64.1 million in career earnings) and Stephen Chidwick ($52 million) in career earnings ).
540 Card player The Player of the Year points he received after the last bet on the event was drawn were enough to move him up to 33rd place in 2023. Boy Ranking provided by World poker. He has reached nine final tables and won three titles so far this year, with more than $4.2 million in cash Boy Profits accumulated along the way.
Kesakoglu also scored 219 points Go poker tour points for the win, and moved into sixth place in the race for this year’s Poker Masters Purple Jacket as a result.
The top 14 finishers cashed in at the event, each taking home a share of the $950,000 total prize money. The second and final day of play began with only seven players remaining, with Kisacikoglu in the lead and event No. 1. 4 champion Chino Rem hot on his heels.
2013 WSOP Main event champion Ryan Reese lost the pre-race early to finish seventh ($47,500). Chidwick soon followed, his A-9 crashing into an AK of Bonomo. This was done twice Boy The 18th final table for this year’s award winner. He now sits in sixth place on Boy Leaderboard as he seeks to achieve his third win in Card operator Points race.
Reem unseated Sam Laskowitz in fifth place ($76,000), then lost a significant portion of his total to World Poker Tour Champion Jack Hardcastle with pocket jacks against the Aces soon after. Reem, three times WPT Winner, he was quick throughout and vulnerable with pocket sixes against Kisacikoglu’s A-10. Reem lost the race and finished in fourth place ($95,000). He rose to second place in the long points race with a total of 313 points.
Bonomo quickly followed suit, calling all-in for less than four big blinds from the big blind with 5-4 to go. Kesakoglu hit the ball with a high smash, which Al-Nahri played to eliminate Bonomo in third place ($114,000).
Kisacikoglu had 11.1 million to Hardcastle’s 775,000 when the heads-up game started. It didn’t take long for him to turn that lead into a title. On the one hand, Hardcastle pushed the button with QC For about six large blinds. Kisakoglu called 106 From the big curtain.
Council down 854103 To lock up the pot and the title for Kesakoglu. Hardcastle earned $152,000 for second place. This was the third biggest hit recorded in his career. He now has over $2 million in lifetime earnings to his name.
Here’s a look at the payouts and ranking points awarded in the final table:
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