Maybe he got the bracelet, but she got the ring.
At the 2018 World Series of Poker, France’s Julien Martini defeated Washington’s Kate Hoang head-up in the $1,500 Omaha eight-or-better event to win the first-place $239,771 prize, as well as the heart of his opponent.
Despite fighting as rivals for four days, it was struck off by the two poker pros, and they are now married a little more than a year later.
Martini went on to finish third in the $10,000 razz case for another $134,587 before putting another $377,910 in his pocket for a runner-up finish in an EPT side case. He completed second for $2,974,000 in the $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship buy-in in January.
Hoang is an eight-or-better Omaha expert on her own. She completed second for $182,281 in the 2016 $3,000 pot-limit version of the case, and she also completed the next year’s $10,000 buy-in.
Poker Online couples at the tables fighting against it, of course, is nothing new. Ivan Luca and Maria Lampropoulos cut together a main event of the Eureka Poker Tour in 2016. Tim Reilly pulled his wife Ness out of a main event at the WSOP Circuit in April 2018, while both players were in the cash already.
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