Event 9 of the World Cup of Cards was a 6-max NL Hold’em event that saw 181 players participate. Of these, 19 were scheduled to be paid, with a cool $12,200 reserved for the eventual winner, in addition to the WCC Event 9 Champion’s Trophy.
Once on the final table of 7, a deal was proposed and quickly refused. Action continued until our first elimination, after which the deal was once again proposed – as stacks were more likely to agree at this point. The numbers were given, and players started negotiating. At first, Francois Goulet, the shortest stack at the time, wasn’t really interested with what he was being offered, so the other players started offering him a small percentage of their earnings. Eventually he gave in and accepted the total of $6,000 being offered to him, and play resumed with an additional $1,050 reserved for the eventual winner.
Francois went on a heater the moment the deal was done, and knocked out 3 players in a very short span, stacking up over 3/4 of the chips in play before doubling up Michael Levy. He then knocked out Yohann Wagner in 3rd place, and began heads-up play versus Michael.
Stacks were fairly even to begin with, and as there was a $1,050 pay jump for the winner, the two finalists began playing serious poker once again. Heads-up went back and forth for over a level before both players were dealt a respectable hand pre-flop and decided to commit their stacks. Michael tabled , but found himself in big trouble versus Francois and his . As the boards brought no change, Francois went from short stack at 6-handed play to our Event 9 champion!
Event 9 Champion: Francois Goulet – $7,050.00
Event 9 runner up: Michael Levy – $7,520.00
Last hand of play