Event #32 in the 2017 World Cup of Cards has come to a close in a very abrupt manner, and after just a single hand of Heads-up action, Jiachen Gong has been crowned Champion of this $5,000 + $300 NL Hold’em 8-Max Re-entry tournament.
Jiachen was the prohibitive chip leader following his elimination of Louis Boutin, but throughout the whole tournament – indeed, the entire World Cup of Cards – Senthuran Vijayaratnam had more than proven his chops as a creative and skilled player, so anything was possible when play got heads up.
But it was on the first hand that all of the chips got in the middle and the cards were flipped on their backs.
For the second hand in a row Jiachen was ahead with a baby pair when the chips were wagered, and for the second hand in a row he’d have to win the flip to get the desired result!
The flop brought fireworks. The window card was the which seemed to put Sen in the lead – but the middle card on the flop was the – just as Jiachen had requested. The third flop card was the and Jiachen’s flopped set was now way in front. The on the turn and river were blanks and just like that, in two flips the tournament was over!
Event #32 Champion: Jiachen Gong, $80,000.00
Final hand of the tournament
2nd place: Senthuran Vijayaratnam, $48,000.00