According to Poker Firma, on January 17 (at age 39), the untimely death of Julian Track occurred as a result of a car accident. Track had won €725,700 at the 2013 European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague.
Track, who was born on November 11, 1983, became a successful online poker player under the handle “jutrack,” where he competed largely in pot-limit Omaha (PLO).
Track began participating in online satellites for live events in September 2013 and, a few months later, received a trip to the EPT Prague.
According to the Hendon Mob, Track accumulated $1,038,891 in tournament winnings from the real world. Almost all of it, or $994,463, came from his 2013 victory in the aforementioned EPT Prague, when he bested a field of 1,007. There, he beat a formidable final table including of players like Georgios Sotiropoulos (2nd, $959,245), Stephen Chidwick (3rd, $517,992), Ole Schemion (5th, $299,147), Max Silver (6th, $219,530), and Jorma Nuutinen (8th, $115,931).
“There are too many extremely talented players at the tables,” Track said at the time, “and the second reason is that I don’t like when players deliberate over a choice for five or six minutes.”
In the same year, Track also made it to the 2013 Aussie Millions thanks to his tournament victories and ended up winning two events there, both of which paid out.
Perhaps the Aussie Millions will be my final live event,” he said. Track would only finish in the money in two more live events, the eighth-place finish at the 2015 EPT Malta €1,100 IPT Main Event for $22,233 and the fourth-place finish at the 2014 EPT Barcelona €1,100 NL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship for $8,282.
Money Won by Julian Track in a Live Poker Game
|March 2015||EPT Malta €1,100 IPT Main Event||8th||$22,233|
|August 2014||EPT Barcelona €1,100 NL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship||4th||$8,282|
|February 2014||Aussie Millions A$80 NLH Thursday Thriller||7th||$791|
|February 2014||Aussie Millions A$10,600 Main Event||72nd||$13,122|
|December 2013||EPT Prague €5,300 Main Event||1st||$994,463|
Track’s obituary states that he is survived by his parents, Alexander and Laura Schwedes, as well as his two closest pals, Henri and Luki, and many more relatives and friends.
PokerNews sends condolences to Track’s family and will never forget the EPT Prague champion.