Martin Staszko


Only nine players remain at the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event with the majority of the field already eliminated, and the ones remaining can take a few months and relax some before they go back to Las Vegas for the televised final table. Martin Staszko one of those players is very popular player.

There is a lot of discussion within the poker community around Martin Staszko because currently he has the leading position in the 2011 WSOP main event with the largest chip stack at the November Nine final table. A lot of people will be watching him very closely to see exactly what he does because of his current lead. It’s a very exciting time for him.

Martin Staszko is also the very first WSOP Main Event final tablist that comes from Czech Republic. He is a full time professional poker player with a lifetime career winnings not taking into account his main event cash at around $84, 846 including 6 cashes.

While the 35-year-old has played a lot of poker in his time, Staszko admits that the most poker he has ever played in his life was with the WSOP.

Currently he does not have the commanding chip lead but keep in mind that O’Dea has 33,925,000 chips and Martin Staszko has 40,175,000 chips and that’s just over a six million more chip advantage then what O’Dea currently has. While not a massive lead, it still puts him in a very good position and could easily take down the top prize once play commences on November 9 to collect the $8.71 million payday.

When Martin Staszko first arrived in the 2011 WSOP many people did not know about him. It goes without saying that has now changed since he has excelled in the WSOP main event with the spotlight now very much on him. He has cashed in at least five events but none of the other events he cashed in were as significant as the Main Event.

He used to be a auto factory painter and he can now call himself a pro at poker because of all the progress he has made this year. He has only been a full time pro for just one year and continues to gain confidence in his game. Don’t forget that Martin Staszko also cashed at the EPT Deauville Main Event for €35,000, which is not a bad achievement in itself.

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