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2016 WSOP: Aussie Tops Tough Field To Win $10K 6-Handed NLH Championship

Tags: 2016 WSOP, Davidi Kitai, Justin Bonomo, Martin Kozolov.
Posted on 28 June 2016 by "T".

Martin Kozolov became the 12th Australian national in history to win a bracelet after outlasting an extremely tough 294 player-field over three days of play in the $10,000 buy-in Six Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship! Kozolov topped a final table that included four former bracelet winners: David Kitai (3 wins), Justin Bonomo (1 win), Chris Ferguson (5 wins), and Nick Petrangelo (1 win).

"Winning this tournament is very satisfying," Kozlov said.  "It's tough.  It's prestigious.  It's some of the best players out there."

In the final hand, in the fourth hour of play when three-handed, Bonomo (9-9) and Kitai (6-6) were all in, and Kozlov had them both covered when calling with Q-Q.

The dealer burned a card and put out the flop: Q Q 7 - which gave Kozolov four-of-a-kind queens and secured him the pot and the title! Aside from a gold coveted bracelet, he received $665,709 in prize money.

"The crowd didn't really affect me all that much," Kozlov told when asked about the electrifying energy in the crowd, the largest of any final table played so far.  "When you are playing, you get into a zone and tune that out.  You just focus on the cards.  You don't think about what's going on beyond the felt."

Final table results:

1 Martin Kozlov, Australia $665,709
2 Davidi Kitai, Belgium $411,441
3 Justin Bonomo USA  $271,856
4 Chris Ferguson USA $183,989
5 Nick Petrangelo USA $127,622
6 Jack Salter U.K. $90,783

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4 comments on "2016 WSOP: Aussie Tops Tough Field To Win $10K 6-Handed NLH Championship"

 doubletop77728/06/2016 08:53:12 GMT
Many congratulations to Martin Kozlov on winning his first bracelet and the prize of $665,709. What a way to win your first bracelet as well, flopping quads and taking first place
 pajalnick28/06/2016 10:46:44 GMT
wow !!! Four Queen at the end of this course that something unreal ... Here I fully agree that this man deserved his victory by 100% !! More pleased that his Russian surname ... it seems this person has something to do with Russia ... but it's nice ... even though he has won four queens, he certainly KING
 Tony_MON7ANA28/06/2016 18:58:08 GMT
This is a remarkable achievement by Martin Kozolov, the twelfth Australian in history to grab WSOP bracelet, defeating renowned professional poker players including David Kitai, Chris Ferguson at the final table of the $10k buy-in 6-Max No-Limit Hold'em Championship.
 DaCapo7130/06/2016 09:50:04 GMT
Verry nice for this aussie guy to win this WSOP Event. It Sound verry crazy that a buyin in a tourney costs 10.000 bucks. But perhaps he have won his buyin in a online qualifier? Big Smile No it was interesting to see, which player are reaching the November nine final table in the main event.

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