EPT Prague Champ Julian Track Dies in Traffic Accident at Age 39
Julian Track, who won the 2013 European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague for €725,700, unexpectedly passed away after a traffic accident on January 17 at the age of 39 according to Poker Firma.
Born November 11, 1983, Track was a prolific online player under the moniker “jutrack” where he had sustained success over the past decade playing primarily pot-limit Omaha (PLO).
In September 2013, Track started to play online satellites for live events and won a package to the EPT Prague.
Track amassed $1,038,891 in tournament earnings in the live realm according to the Hendon Mob. Almost all of that — $994,463 to be exact – came when he topped a 1,007-entry field to win the aforementioned EPT Prague in 2013. It was there he defeated a stacked final table that included Georgios Sotiropoulos (2nd - $959,245), Stephen Chidwick (3rd - $517,992), Ole Schemion (5th - $299,147), Max Silver (6th - $219,530), and Jorma Nuutinen (8th - $115,931).
Despite his success in Prague, Track couldn’t imagine switching to live poker saying at the time: “There are too many really good players at the tables, and the other thing is that I don’t like when players think about a decision for five or six minutes.”
That year Track also won his way to the Aussie Millions in February 2013 where he wound up cashing in two tournaments.
“Maybe the Aussie Millions will be my last live event”, he said at the time. In fact, Track would cash just two more live tournaments – fourth in the 2014 EPT Barcelona €1,100 NL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship for $8,282 and eighth in the 2015 EPT Malta €1,100 IPT Main Event for $22,233.
Julian Track’s Live Poker Cashes
|March 2015||EPT Malta €1,100 IPT Main Event||8th||$22,233|
|August 2014||EPT Barcelona €1,100 NL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship||4th||$8,282|
|February 2014||Aussie Millions A$80 NLH Thursday Thriller||7th||$791|
|February 2014||Aussie Millions A$10,600 Main Event||72nd||$13,122|
|December 2013||EPT Prague €5,300 Main Event||1st||$994,463|
According to his obituary, Track is survived by his Mum and dad, Alexander, Laura Schwedes, best friends Henri and Luki, and other family and friends.
PokerNews offers its condolences to Track’s family and will always remember the EPT Prague champ.
Julian Track Wins PokerStars.com EPT Prague Main Event for €725,700
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