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NL Hold'em 8-Max Bounty

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Prize Pool 30,000 CAD
NL Hold'em 8-Max Bounty
Day 1 Completed

Benoit Laurence Wins Final World Cup of Cards Event ($5,121) at Playground Poker Club

Benoit Laurence
Benoit Laurence

Benoit Laurence bested a field of 249 players to win Event #28 of the World Cup of Cards at Playground Poker Club. In the end he beat Marco Simonetti heads up. The two got all in preflop, Laurence holding ace-queen against the king-ten of Simonetti. Neither player connected with the board and Laurence's ace-high was the best hand.

The players made a deal seven-handed and then, as per the Playground Poker Club's rules, played for $1,100. Below are payouts the players received and the order they finished in.

PlaceNamePrize (CAD)Appx USD
1Benoit Laurence5,1213,942
2Marcello Simonetti5,7254,408
3Joshua Abiscott4,9603,819
4Christopher Kokozaki6,8005,236
5Sammy Chao4,8203,711
6Peter Zhou5,4204,173
7Daniel Deshaies3,3502,580
8Gianfranco Giordano1,4001,078

The tournament drew a large field and was a fitting end to the World Cup of Cards. The tournament series paid out over $2,000,000 in guarantees and prize money and a $8,000 Caribbean Poker Pary package to the Tournament Leaderboard Winner. Charles La Boissonniere essentially won the leaderboard at the start of the day, since no remaining players could catch up to him.

This concludes the World Cup of Cards at Playground Poker Club. PokerNews was here for every hand of the festival, bringing you all the news, updates, and photos. Follow @pokernews on Twitter for live updates, Periscope broadcasts, and more. Also, follow PokerNews on Facebook and Instagram.

Tags: Benoit LaurenceCharles La BoissonniereMarco Simonetti

Seven-Way Deal


The remaining seven players made a deal. There is still $1,100 to first, but here are the payouts each player will receive regardless of who finishes first.

NamePrize (CAD)Appx (USD)
Christopher Kokozaki6,8005,236
Marcello Simonetti5,7254,408
Peter Zhou5,4204,173
Joshua Abiscott4,9603,819
Sammy Chao4,8203,711
Benoit Laurence4,1203,172
Daniel Deshaies3,3502,580

The Final 7


There are seven players left in the final event of the World Cup of Cards. The 8-Max Bounty Tournament drew 249 total players and first place is worth $10,376.

Final Three Table Chip Counts (full)

Christopher Kokozaki 700,000 285,000
Benoit Laurence 440,000 70,000
Gabriel Chicoine 410,000 -92,000
Elie A 410,000
Sammy Chao 400,000
Manfred Gunther 365,000
Marcello Simonetti 350,000
Daniel Deshaies 340,000
Mitchell Dredge 330,000
Krzystof Birecki 330,000
Jean Bernard Audet 295,000 255,000
Gianfranco Giordano 270,000
Pei Wu 260,000
Joshua Abiscott 246,000 -14,000
Peter Zhou 245,000
Adel Boukhari 240,000 -22,000
Behrooz Salemi 220,000 -180,000
Mounzer Awada 157,000
Yannick Labattaglia 100,000
Charles La Boissonniere ca 80,000 55,000

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