The Canadian Grand Prix was an unbelievable event, one to remember. Players had merged from both online and live starting flights, and came together in yesterday’s Day 2. From 3341 entries, 481 showed up for Day 2. Of that number, 46 played today in the third and final day of this marathon event.
Richard Figiel will most likely remember this performance his entire life, as it is so far his greatest tournament achievement. He single-handedly eliminated the last 5 players, to earn himself the 1st place, the Champion’s Trophy, and a very cool $49,385 cash amount, $10,000 of which was earned by besting his ICM chop opponents.
Heads-up play was quite short. After about 10 minutes, Richard limped in from the button, to see Paul Mohorea raise to 4.6M, which he called. The flop came . Paul check-called a 2M bet, which brought us to the turn. . Paul checked again, to hear Richard go all-in. He went to the tank for a short time, and then decided to call with , a nice two pair. Richard turned over the nicer . When the fell, the tournament was over.
Event 16 Champion: Richard Figiel, $49,385
Runner-up, in a tandem picture with our Champion: Paul Mohorea, $30,165
Last hand of play, followed by a picture of Mike Sexton and the final 6: