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WSOP Champ busted for trashing Atlantis Resort Hotel Room

Two years ago, at the 2012 WSOP, Tomas Junek gained international poker fame after he won a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event. But this weekend, he's famous for an entirely different and much more nefarious reason.

Junek was taken into custody by Bahamas police after he reportedly trashed an Atlantis Resort hotel room. The incident began when eye witnesses saw a figure hanging from a 17th-story balcony at the resort. Hotel management investigated the matter and found that a plasma screen TV had been thrown into the bathtub. Not surprisingly, the television was destroyed, which left hotel management looking for answers.

They soon discovered that Junek threw the TV in the bathtub during a wild party thrown by Czech poker pros. Given that this was destruction of property, the matter was turned over to Bahamas police, who've taken Junek's passport until everything is settled.

In addition to having his passport held, Junek has also been forced to pay $6,000 USD in fines. One thing that news reports have made sure to mention is how 2012 WSOP Main Event runner-up Martin Staszko had nothing to do with the damaged property.

Going back to Junek, he's done little in tournaments ever since winning the 2012 $1.5k WSOP NL Hold'em tourney. Aside from this big finish, he's only cashed in a few small Czech Republic-based events. $661,022 of his $665,305 in tournament earnings come from the WSOP victory. His $665.3k in winnings place him 6th all-time among Czech players, while Staszko is number one with $5,722,217.

As for why Junek and other Czech pros were in the Bahamas recently, they were competing in the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. As usual, this huge event is paying out millions to players through a variety of tournaments. Interestingly enough, Junek was banned from 2014 PCA events after it was discovered that he smashed the TV.