Event 5 of the World Cup of Cards attracted 87 runners culminating in a $8,439 prize pool which was split into 9 payouts. The one-day event took place on August 22nd, and when all was said and done it was Andrew Watt who was left with all the chips in play.
Andrew was average stack when the final table began, and he remained fairly quiet in the early stages. He watched a few players hit the rail before changing gears, and when play was 4-handed he found a huge double-up with over Peter Johnson’s to jump up the leaderboard. Once 3-handed action began Andrew propelled himself into the chip-lead by eliminating Daniel Le with over , and headed into heads-up play with a 2-to-1 chip lead over Sasan Mehrabian.
After only a few hands of heads-up play an all-in / call occurred, with Andrew holding and Sasan at risk with . Sasan was poised for a double-up until a river card came and changed it all, as the board read . Andrew had won the hand and the tournament, taking home a prize of $2,165 as well as a WCC Champion’s Trophy.
Andrew was second overall in the WCC Leaderboard to start the day, but his win in Event 5 should put him in the lead, or at least neck-to-neck with current leader William Blais. Standings can be found via this link.
Event 5 Champion: Andrew Watt – $2,165.00
Runner-up: Sasan Mehrabian – $1,651.00
Last hand of play