CSPT: Cintula wins in Ostrava

September 28, 2009


Over the past six or seven years of writing about poker, I’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity to use the phrase “Czech-raise.”

Now, I have it.

If you’ve not been paying close attention, you might have missed PokerStars kicking off another regional poker tour. The Czech-Slovak Poker Tour kicked off in Prague last summer.

This weekend, it crowned its second champion.

Twenty-three year old Andrej Cintula went to Ostava this weekend and beat out nearly 90 other players for the $19,000 fist prize.

A student originally from Slovak Republic, Cintula used to lived in the United States.It led him to poker and eventually back home where he became a champion.


Among the top 12 money-winners in the event was PokerStars online qualifier Franciscus Dekkers. He finished in eighth place for a CZK 18,333 finish.

The CSPT has a couple of more stops in Brno and Bratislava in the next few months.

For more information, visit the Czech-Slovak Poker Tour home page.


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