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Roman Hrabec from Czech Republic
Last Updated on May 18, 2024

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After retiring as a professional hockey player due to an injury, Czech-born Roman Hrabec began his relentless pursuit of poker excellence.  He is now prominent in the live and online poker arenas, with a 2nd-place online ranking on PocketFives (as of January 2024). Despite lacking a major live title, Hrabec has demonstrated exceptional skill and consistency, amassing over USD 3 Million in live earnings by 2023.

Roman Hrabec Notable Live Achievements

Roman Hrabec from Czech Republic
Roman Hrabec

Hrabec’s most notable performances include his 5th-place finish in the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em – High Roller – 8-Handed event at the 54th World Series of Poker (WSOP) in 2023 and a 2nd-place finish in the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em – GG Super Million$ Live event at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Vietnam, for a payout of $653,600, his best live cash to date.

To kick off March 2024, Hrabec participated in Asian Poker Tour (APT) Taipei 2024, finishing in 3rd place at the $25K Superstar Challenge, bagging NTD 5,355,000 (USD 169,308) in prize money. Days after, he competed in his first ever Triton series held in Jeju, South Korea where his cashing streak continued. He landed five early cashes with a six figure $441,000 payout for 5th place at the $26,500 8-Handed Silver Main. This was just a warm up for what was to come. On Hrabec’s sixth cash, he celebrated victory at the record-breaking Titon Jeju Main Event, beating out 216 entries. The win bagged him a massive career high score of USD 4.33 million and an exclusive Jacob and Co. timepiece.

The win will thrust Hracbec into 2nd place on the Czech Republic All-Time Money List and has over USD 8.1 Million in tracked live earnings. His online performance continues to dominate with USD 15.1 Million in total online earnings. 

*Profile by Zoe Alcazaren

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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