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Tomas Junek tops Event 56

2008 WSOP main event champion Peter Eastgate finishes fourth

Updated: July 20, 2012, 5:10 PM ET
By Gary Wise | Special To ESPN.com

In 2007, Alex Kravchenko became the first Russian player to win a World Series of Poker bracelet. That victory blossomed into an all-out Russian poker revolution that has the game rivaling chess as the mind sport of choice for the country's youth. Could the Czech Republic be far behind? The question became a relevant one upon the conclusion of Event 56, $1,500 no-limit hold 'em, when 23-year-old Tomas Junek won the country's first WSOP bracelet.

Junek, a resident of Vysoke Myoto, ...

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