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Timur Margolin managed to win a second bracelet in the same year, just a couple of months after he won his first one in a tournament in Las Vegas. This time, he has successfully beaten a field of 666 entrants who applied for the fifth event of World Series of Poker Europe. Margolin was lucky enough to also win a hefty sum of €134,407. The name of the event is Event #5: €1,100 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold’em and Margolin is its new victor. He beat Raul Villarroel in the heads-up battle. Villarroel took home €83,042. The Israeli poker players are dominating this tournament. It seems that Israel is serious about playing poker. Timur Margolin is the third player from Israel to take a gold bracelet in WSOPE 2018, and there have been only five events so far. Event #1 and #2 were also won by his colleagues and countrymen.

 Margolin’s first victory in a WSOP event was a $2,500 No-Limit Hold-em that happened in Las Vegas this summer. It was a bit bigger of an event than this one, and Margolin managed to win a little more than half a million in it. With his second bracelet in 2018, he is one of the two players who managed to win a bracelet both in Las Vegas and in Rozvadov. The second player is Hanh Tran. Leon Tsoukernik is the owner of King’s Casino where WSOPE 2018 is held. He was the one to present Timur Margolin his second bracelet. Margolin stated a few things about being the third Israeli to win a bracelet in this tournament. He said that it felt amazing and awesome. He added that he had been sitting at home and watching the live stream of his countrymen dominating the tournament, so he decided to come and try his luck as well. It was the first tournament in WSOPE 2018 and he immediately managed to win it – what an amazing story!

He was doing well for most of the tournament. In fact, when he had to face Villarroel in the head-up play he already had an amazing chip lead of 8 to 1. Everybody already knew that the player from Chile needed a miracle to win it. Nevertheless, he was a tough one to break and the final battle lasted for more than thirty minutes – much longer than expected. The last hand saw Villarroel going all in with pocket sevens against the jack-nine that Margolin had. The flip was also in favor of the Chilean player, but the turn made all the difference when a nine appeared and gave Margolin the winning combo. Apart from the two players who won the highest rewards, other players that reached the final table were Sebastian Ulrich, Henrik Brockmann, Michal Mrakes, Mykhailo Gutyi, Tamas Szunyoughy, Amar Begovic, and Mario Llapi.