Alex Goulder defeats Niclas Adolfsson, in heads-up action, to top a World Poker Tour field for the second time in a matter of weeks, to reign victorious in the €2,000 buy-in World Poker Tour National Prague Main Event.
The British poker playing conveyor belt has produced another gem.
Alex Goulder has secured his second World Poker Tour (WPT) title, in a matter of weeks, by defeating the Swede Niclas Adolfsson in the €2,000 buy-in National Series Main Event in Prague.It’s the first time in a very long time that the WPT has chosen to host a National Series event in Prague, instead of a Main Event, and 251 entrants helped create a total prize pool of €502,000.
Goulder came into the final table with all of the chips, and all of the form. As recently as 15 Nov 2014 Goulder topped a field of 225 entrants in the WPT500 Second Chance event, as part of the WPT UK Festival, and also had a deep run in the WPT UK Main Event.
It was never going to be easy for Goulder. The final table contained a whole host of difficult opponents; in town to soak in the Prague poker gold rush that hits these parts each year.
Andy Seth, Zo Karim and Chris Hunichen making the trip from the States. Last year, Seth took close to $200,000 in prize money away from the European Poker Tour (EPT) in Prague; Karim had won a side event at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock earlier this year; and Hunichen was still soaking in the glory of his $301,442 win at the Deepstack Extravaganza in Las Vegas this summer.
The Europeans were also out in force. Joining Goulder at the final table were the World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, Simeon Naydenov, and the remarkable Russian Alexander Lakhov. The WPT Champions Club member was making his fourth major WPT final table, two of which he won this year, after victories in the National and Main Event tournaments held in Cyprus.
Tough opponents; but Goulder is having the time of his life. His victory pushes him over the $400,000 mark for the year, more than his previous five years combined. An 11th place finish at EPT Deauville and a second place finish in an EPT Estrellas event in Barcelona making it a glorious year for Goulder.
WPT National Prague Final Table Results
1st. Alex Goulder – €105,000
2nd. Niclas Adolfsson – €72,000
3rd. Sebastian Langrock – €46,600
4th. Andy Seth – €34,500
5th. Zo Karim – €25,400
6th. Simeon Naydenov – €20,500
7th. Alexander Lakhov – €17,200
8th. Chris Hunichen – €13,450