Patrick Bernier – who at one point on the final table was down to just 55K in chips – has emerged as the winner of Event #19 in the World Cup of Cards at Playground.
The head up match against Stuart Linnen lasted about a half hour during which they kept roughly equal stacks. Eventually, though, a hand came that would signal that the end of the tournament was near (though not yet over).
Patrick got it in with after Stuart limped his to trap on the button/sb. Stuart made the call and Patrick saw the bad news – he was dominated. But although poker is primarily a game of skill, luck is involved, and Patrick would benefit in this hand. The window card on the flop was , but the other two cards: and seemed to signal what was to come.
Patrick had made his flush! When the stacks were counted down, Stuart had just 60K in chips remaining.
He was all in the very next hand holding compared with Patrick’s – the so-called “computer hand”.
Patrick’s two pair Jacks and Sevens took the pot, and the win!
Event #19 Champion: Patrick Bernier, $1,660
Final hand of the tournament
2nd Place: Stuart Linnen, $1,835