Day 1 Completed
|Prize Pool||5,000 CAD|
Day 1 Completed
There is a new World Cup of Cards event champion at Playground Poker Club. Francesco Maltese topped a field of 146 to win Event #4: NL Hold'em Freeze for $3,462.
Maltese defeated Andrej Markovinovic heads-up to claim the title. In the final hand, Markovinovic raised all-in preflop and was called by Maltese. Markovinovic had but was behind Maltese's . A classic race was underway with Maltese having a slight advantage. That edge proved to be enough as the board ran out . Markovinovic received $2,550 for his runner-up finish.
Tanvir Ahmed fell victim to a cruel beat falling in fifth. Ahmed had turned a full house with on a board and was all-in against Markovinovic's . A came on the river giving both players quads but Markovinovic's ace-kicker took the pot. Ahmed was awared $1,090.
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Andrej Markovinovic raised all-in preflop and was called by Francesco Maltese.
A classic race was underway with Maltese having a slight advantage. That edge proved to be enough as the board ran out .
Maxime Pitre-Pepin open-shoved on the button and Andrej Markovinovic made the call from the small blind. Francesco folded in the big blind.
The board ran out unable to give Pitre-Pepin any help and his tournament was over.
Blinds have increased to 40k/80k with a 5k ante.
Average stack is 730,000.
Andrej Markovinovic opened to 125,000, Francesco Maltese moved all-in, and Daniel Letarte raised all-in for more. Markovinovic called and three tabled their hands.
The dealer delivered a board and Maltese tripled with his pair of tens.
The final four players are on a 15-minute break.
Just before the break Francesco Maltese hit a royal flush to stay alive. Down to two big blinds, Maltese got all his chips in the middle preflop with [ahkh. He had one caller and the two seen a board roll out.
When they return, blinds will be 30k/60k with a 5k ante. Average stack is 547,500.
Andrej Markovinovic had Tanvir Ahmed all-i and at risk on the turn of a board of . Ahmed though had turned a full house with and was ahead of Markovinovic's .
Poker is cruel sometimes and as the dealer swept out the river, a fell putting quads on the board and Markovinovic's ace-high was best.