Yesterday wrapped up a multitude events here at the 888Live Festival in São Paulo. Sofia Lövgren managed to best the two table field to become the Flop O Mania champion for 888Live São Paulo. She was able to best the likes of Tiffany Michelle, Leo Margets, and Denilson to lock up that title. In her heads up match she faced off against Chris Moorman but was able to take down one of the very first live Flop O Mania events taking down the trophy for her victory. In the same event, PokerNews’ own Nicki Pickering managed to finish in third place for the event. Yesterday we spoke with David Tuchman who is here in São Paulo doing commentary for the Main Event and he gave us some of his initial interpretations about Flop O Mania.
The Celebrity Invitational also kicked off yesterday which brought out two tables of high profile poker players, football players, and business executives. In the end, it was Tiffany Michelle who walked away as the champion of the event taking down the trophy and earning a R$4,800 donation to the Fundação Cafu in her name. Fundação Cafu is a non-profit organization that generates opportunities for development that works to combat social inequality.
Many of the players who reached the final table also made donations to the foundation as well. Cafu, a high profile Brazilian football player, was one of many celebrities who played in the event as well along with Denilson and several others. In the end, it was Cafu that faced off against Michelle heads up for the title, but he was bested, and thus Michelle was crowned as the champion.
When it comes to the Main Event, Day 1d wrapped up yesterday, drawing out over 190 entrants and doubling the field at this point. Day 1e kicks off today at 2 p.m. local time while Day 1f, the turbo flight, also kicks off at 8 p.m. local time. Today will be our last day of feature coverage while tomorrow kicks off our live reporting for the event. We’ll be bringing you updates from the chip leaders from Day 1d later on today as well so be sure to stay tuned for all the updates!