Martin Kabrhel is a Czech poker player and the founder of Czech esports team Entropiq. He's one of the most polarizing figures in poker due to his incessant tanking and combative behavior.
Over the course of his poker career, he has won two World Series of Poker bracelets and five WSOP Circuit rings, with over $11 million in total live earnings, according to Hendon Mob, which tops the charts in his native land.
In June 2023, at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), he took third place in the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller for $2,279,038. But the main story in that event was that Kabrhel was accused of cheating by fellow high roller Andrew Robl and others.
Robl claimed that Kabrhel was marking cards, an accusation Kabrhel denied. The accused cheater, via Twitter, threatened legal action against Robl.
Some poker players shared clips from the Super High Roller where they labeled Kabrhel's behavior as suspicious. Clips included playing cards briefly sticking to Kabrhel's fingers and him standing and hovering over opponents while deciding on what action to take.
Fellow high-stakes pro, Chance Kornuth, called for Kabrhel to be banned, saying he 100% should be banned from the WSOP and High Roller tournaments due to incessant angle shooting during the $250,000 Super High Roller.
Kabrhel's first recorded poker cash came in 2009, and picked up his first six-figure score after winning the European Poker Championship for €190,320 in October 2009.
Three further titles followed on the European Poker Tour in Vilamoura, Prague and Deauville, the latter of which seeing him take home €250,000 after winning a €20,000 High Roller.
Kabrhel would continue to cash around Europe during the 2010s, before winning his first WSOP Circuit Ring in November 2016. A second ring came the following year, before winning his first bracelet in Event #3: €1,100 Super Turbo Bounty at the WSOP Europe in Rozvadov.
In 2018, he went on an incredible run during the WSOP Europe festival. After winning the Opening event for his third Circuit ring, he won another just over a fortnight later. He then followed that up with his second bracelet less than a month later, winning the Event #9: €100,000 Super High Roller for a career-best score of €2,624,340.
His fifth WSOP Circuit ring came in March 2019, winning the WSOP Circuit €1,700 Main Event for €200,350.
In 2021, he narrowly missed out on an EPT €25,000 High Roller title after losing out to Andras Nemeth heads-up.
Martin Kabrhel WSOP Bracelets
|2017||Event #3: €1,100 Super Turbo Bounty||€ 53,557|
|2018||Event #9: €100,000 King's Super High Roller||€ 2,624,340|
Martin Kabrhel WSOP Circuit Rings
|2016||Event #9: €8,888 Super High Roller||€ 84,199|
|2017||Event #14: €660 NLHE 6-Handed||€ 17,556|
|2018||Event #1: €299 Opener||€ 53,938|
|2018||Event #14: €550 NLHE/Omaha Mixed||€ 12,932|
|2019||Event #13: €1,700 Main Event||€ 200,350|