The heads up battle had been epic, and stacks were roughly even for a long stretch of time – but eventually, and slowly, Samuel began to expand – and maintain – his lead. When blinds reached 4M/8M in level 53, however, a 100M stack was no longer much to rely on.
Breyer Calvert – who had played an amazing tournament all day today – started to feel the blinds pressure and shoved 4 out of 6 hands in a row – seemingly willing to bring the matter to a conclusion.
Samuel, for his part, was patient and didn’t rise to the provocation… until the final hand of the night. Samuel was on the button and just limped, and Breyer went all in. Samuel made the call.
Things looked bad for Samuel on the flop of , and the turn didn’t alter the recipe at all… but then, suddenly – the river was the ! Sam let out an exuberant (but still respectful) cry – he had made a pair and was thus the Champion of the 2019 partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Canada in the World Cup of Cards.
Event #8 Champion: Samuel Miranda, $120,000
Final hand of play
2nd place: Breyer Calvert, $75,000