Orpen Kisacikoglu is having his best year ever on the live high roller tournament circuit. The Turkish player has recorded three of his four largest career scores in 2022, with the most recent deep run seeing him defeat a field of 45 entries to come away with the title in the 2022 World Series of Poker Europe €50,000 no-limit hold’em high roller. Kisacikoglu was awarded $748,106 and his first bracelet for the win.
This was his fourth-largest career cash. His biggest came earlier this year, when he placed second in the €100,000 buy-in main event at the Triton Poker Madrid series for $2,117,316. He also finished as the runner-up in a €50,000 high roller at the European Poker Tour Prague festival for another $563,284. Even though those two close calls were among the biggest paydays on his resume, Kisacikoglu was glad to close out the win this time around.
“It feels incredibly special. Playing with friends makes things more relaxed at the table but yeah when we got to the final few I was starting to feel anxious about finishing second again,“ Kisacikoglu told WSOP reporters after the win.
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