A traffic accident took the life of German poker pro Julian Track last month at the young age of 39.
Track was primarily an online player under the screen name of 'jutrack.' Victories at online satellites nudged Track into the realm of live poker where he managed to outplay 1,007 entries in Prague at the 2013 European Poker Tour in the €5,300 buy-in NLHE Main Event for €725,700 ($994,463).
That win was quite an accomplishment considering that Track lacked experience in live action and was seated at a final table that included Stephen Chidwick, Max Silver and Ole Schemion.
The EPT championship was one of five recorded cashes in live events for the German. His last one came in 2015 at EPT Malta when he landed in 8th place in the €1,100 IPT Main Event for €21,000 ($22,233), per the Hendon Mob database.
Poker media outlets worldwide reported on Track's passing, most notably German language poker news sites.
One such site, hochgepokert.com, reported that Track won an online event at PokerStars as recently as last December. The 39-year-old topped the field in the $530 Cooldown just after Christmas.
Track was well-known as mostly a pot limit Omaha player. He was on record as saying that he wasn't a huge fan of live poker due to players tanking and slowing down the game.
Our deepest condolences are extended to Julian's family and friends.