Belgium praises its National Day on July 21. On that day in 1831, the primary ruler of Belgium, Leopold van Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, conveyed the pledge to proclaim him the lord. What better approach to commend this day alongside the Belgians than by taking a gander at five of the nation’s most world class players.
Apparently the most smoking rising star speaking to the “Red Devils” at the tables today is Bart Lybaert. The active Lybaert just fell off one of the most blazing WSOP’s in ongoing memory, however his achievement remained moderately under the radar as any semblance of Shaun Deeb and Joe Cada dominated him with much more diseased summer details. That doesn’t remove anything from Lybaert’s creature kept running in the previous two months that saw him leave Vegas with the greater part a million in rewards. With nine gets the money for at the WSOP, Lybaert climbed to an extremely respectable fourteenth spot on the GPI file, cementing his notoriety for being a standout amongst the most risky competition players as of now on the planet. Lybaert’s claim to fame is diving deep in record-setting fields, and he demonstrated that with two keeps running in expansive fields this arrangement.
Lybaert got the spotlight by completing 24th in the current year’s WSOP Main Event, winning $282,630. It wasn’t even his greatest money of the arrangement; Lybaert additionally won $290,315 by completing third in the Marathon. These are not his greatest scores; a year ago at EPT Barcelona, Lybaert completed third in the €1,100 EPT National to win €368,473. He commended that money by traveling to Ibiza, an island he frequents for some truly necessary time far from the felt.
There’s only one man deserving of Belgium’s top spot: Davidi Kitai. With nearly $10 million in recorded cashes, the 38-year-old from Brussels dwarfs his nearest challengers on the Belgian All-Time leaderboard. Kitai has amassed 12 victories over his 12-year career and has notched 123 cashes.
Kitai belongs in an exclusive group as one of the eight Triple Crown winners in the world. “KitBul” captured the first part of the trifecta by winning a WSOP bracelet in 2008 in a $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em event ($224,560). Kitai would go on to win two more bracelets over the years. The WPT title was the next one he could cross off his list after winning the WPT Celebrity Invitational in 2011 ($100,000). The third and final piece, an EPT title, was captured in 2012 at EPT8 Baden, where Kitai won the €5,300 Main Event for a staggering €712,000.
Over the years, Kitai has shown no signs of wear and tear and still frequents the big buy-in tournaments as of today. Just mere months ago, Kitai was victorious in the €25,500 Super High Roller at the partypoker MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona for €700,000, his second biggest score ever next to the EPT win. Kitai’s life will soon be even more exciting as he’s expecting his first child this year.
One of Belgium’s most sultry stars existing apart from everything else is Kenny Hallaert. Additionally known under his adjust inner self “SpaceyFCB”, Hallaert has gone on a flat out tear in the previous years to score over $4 million in enlisted lifetime gets the money for. His greatest money to date was made when he achieved the Main Event November Nine of every 2016, in the end completing in sixth place subsequent to busting to possible champ Qui Nguyen. Hallaert got $1,464,258 for his profound run.
In the months paving the way to the postponed last table, Hallaert subjected himself to thorough training from none other than Fedor Holz. Despite the fact that the WSOP Main Event last table didn’t bring what he’d trusted, the preparation paid its profits, drastically enhancing Hallaert’s range of abilities for quite a long time to come.
The Belgian has been relentless as far back as the enormous last table and has piled on four six-figure changes en route, including a tenth place complete in the €111,111 High Roller for One Drop finally year’s WSOPE, worth €295,131. Other than playing poker, Hallaert, who dwells in London, England, is the competition executive for Unibet occasions far and wide.