Event 7 of the World Cup of Cards was a first here at Playground Poker Club, as it followed a Crazy Pineapple structure – meaning players go see the flop with 3 cards in hand, and discard one of their choice after the betting round on the flop, but before the turn card is revealed. To make things even more interesting, there was a $50 bounty prize awarded for every elimination!
A total of 130 players turned up for this fun and innovative tournament, generating a prize pool of $18,915.00, and once play reached the later stages of the game, one player in particular began standing out. William Blais was sitting with over 20% of the chips in play as the tournament reached the bubble, and he arrived at the final table of 9 with almost 40% of the chips in play.
His stack took a big swing midway through the final table, as he lost a huge pot to his neighbour Maurice Simard, however he quickly regained the lead and even went on to knock out the final 4 players to claim the WCC Event 7 Champion’s Trophy. In addition to his $4,500 first place prize, he also tallied a total of 15 bounty chips plus his own, bringing his total cash prize up to $5,300!
Event 7 Champion: William Blais – $4,500.00 (plus 16 bounty chips of $50 each)
Event 7 Runner-Up: Martin Welch – $3,400.00
Last hand of play