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Published on 8 August 2016 by Pokerlistings 280
Vojtech Ruzicka is the second Czech player ever to make the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event and he hopes he can use that platform to speak out against online poker being outlawed in his home country. Ruzicka said that when Martin Stazsko made the November Nine in 2011 and came second to German Pius Heinz, it helped raise awareness in the Czech Republic about poker. Ruzicka said there is very little understanding about poker or professional poker players where he comes from. He also said there's a good chance online poker could be completely banned which would force pros like him to either move or find a new way to make a living. During the three-month break between making the final table and returning to Las Vegas to play it out, Ruzicka wants to use his poker fame to speak to people in Czech and hopefully improve their opinions of poker and poker pros. Check out the video to hear the story straight from Vojtech Ruzicka himself and keep an eye on PokerListings.com to see how far he can go when the final table reconvenes at the end of October.