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2017 PokerStars Championship Prague Main Event won by Kalidou Sow

Tags: Kalidou Sow, PokerStars, Prague
Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 by "T".
The 37-year-old French poker pro has won what's called the last ever PokerStars Championship held in Prague. Kalidou Sow from France has won the 2017 PokerStars Championship Prague €5,300 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event, winning €675,000 ($795,305) against a player field of 885 entrants. The prize was actually an adjusted payout after he and Jason Wheeler made a heads-up deal that saw both [...]   Read more » 2017 PokerStars Championship Prague Main Event won by Kalidou Sow

  20-Dec-17, 09:22   #1
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doubletop777 
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
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Many congratulations to Kalidou Sow on winning this event and the very nice first prize of $795,305. It must have been a fantastic experience to play poker in Prague and i would love to do it one day

     
  20-Dec-17, 10:37   #2
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CALICUL 
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doubletop777 you should try if you have time or opportunity to get to the Czech Republic at Prague. If your family agrees with this you will have to try because the city is beautiful and you will have the chance to play a live tournament for your dream. Good Luck with that and congratulations for this french player.

     
  20-Dec-17, 11:01   #3
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DaCapo71 
Joined: Aug '10
Location: Germany
Age: 46 (M)
Posts: 2190
Gratz to Mr.Sow for this winning at the PokerStars Championchip in Prague! To win against 884 other player are verry good in this € 5.300 buyin main event. I never heard anything about this player, but i think we hear more about him in the next time.

     
  20-Dec-17, 11:13   #4
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 9943
yeah really nice payday for mr. sow- three quarters of a million dollaros is some money, nice to see the reaction from is so humble. dude didn't lose his head and will most likely have no problems with the decision how to handle this money properly.

     
  20-Dec-17, 11:18   #5
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pajalnick 

Joined: Mar '11
Location: Russian Federation
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I watched the final table in online mode on YouTube .... it was interesting .... Jason Wheeler in the middle of the Wins at the final table behaved incorrectly and almost began to offend Kalidou Sov when he won him a lot of chips .... so I was ill for Kalidou Sov .... and in the end he easily beat in the hands up

     
  20-Dec-17, 20:34   #6
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Gerimantas 
Joined: Jan '17
Location: Lithuania
Age: 60 (M)
Posts: 1019
Yes interesting to read that pokerstars is making return of old name i remember european poker tour series it was good events an I tried to play some satellite to qualify for london and monaco events but not many luck to me. Maybe now when this tour returns I make some better results

     
  20-Dec-17, 21:13   #7
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 41 (F)
Posts: 12130
After that big win, he will return back to the 150$ dailies he is claiming.
Buy ins that some will never reach in their whole life Smile
And the most important thing is, that they characterize him as a recreational player.

     
  22-Dec-17, 00:47   #8
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Tony_MON7ANA 

Joined: Mar '14
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What a great achievement! Gigantic congratulations go out to French poker player Kalidou Sow on winning the 2017 PokerStars Championship tournament. I will be sure to watch the replay of the final table on YouTube.

     
  22-Dec-17, 02:40   #9
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Sandmanilo 
Joined: Mar '10
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Posts: 556
I've watched this tournament live at Pokerstars TV. A great experience. Kalidou Sow was very lucky at the last 2 tables. Remember him busting a guy with a straight flush against Aces when about 10 people were left. I think it was one of a key hands for him. Congratulations !

     
  22-Dec-17, 11:18   #10
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pajalnick 

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Posted by Sandmanilo:
I've watched this tournament live at Pokerstars TV. A great experience. Kalidou Sow was very lucky at the last 2 tables. Remember him busting a guy with a straight flush against Aces when about 10 people were left. I think it was one of a key hands for him. Congratulations !

it seems to me that if there is no luck, then there is no victory ... of course, the skill of the game is a very big factor of victory, but if there is no luck, no matter how good you are, there will not be a winning player .... Of course in long tournaments the factor of luck is not very important

     
  22-Dec-17, 22:09   #11
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 41 (F)
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No matter how good you are i dont think it is easy to win such a tournament, without being lucky.
With so many good players in each time it is hard to finish first.
And that hand you are mentioning with straight flush was a lucky one Smile
You dont see many hands like that in live tournaments.

     
  16-Feb-18, 23:31   #12
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godoy 
Joined: Jul '10
Location: Brazil
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 185
a win will always be a win is even bigger as it is this brings to the depoker player a very satisfying and long-time satisfaction that did a good job and will be rewarded for it

     
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