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Jamal Stewart-McKenzie Wins World Cup of Cards Event 24 For $1,995

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World Cup of Cards Event 24 Champion Jamal Stewart-McKenzie ($1,995)

The penultimate event of Playground Poker Club's 2016 World Cup of Cards (WCC) has concluded and Jamal Stewart-McKenzie is the latest WCC champion. Stewart-McKenzie navigated a field of 85 players in Event #24: $110 NL Hold'em Freeze to capture the WCC champion's trophy and a top prize of $1,995.

A number of WCC notable players made the final table. Four-time WCC event champion Dave Jeanneau-Cyr made his sixth final table. Serial WCC final tablist Glen Hammers made another appearance, and Carrie Webster made her first WCC final table.

With a total prize pool of $8,245, just the top nine were to be paid. Once a 10-haned final table set, the remaining players decided to remove $100 from the first place prize and pay the bubble. The eliminations at the final table were swift and with shallow stacks, the final four players agreed on a four-way even chop, leaving the trophy and some added prize money for the eventual champion.

Final Table Results:

PlaceNamePrize (CAD)
1Jamal Stewart-McKenzie$1,995
2Borislav Angelov$1,300
3Ghislain Pigeon$1,300
4Glen Hammers$1,300
5Amir Majidi$720
6Matt Ranger$550
7Dave Jeanneau-Cyr$420
8Pierre-Luc Audet$320
9Karam Saleh$240
10Carrie Webster$100

A double knockout kicked things off into high gear at the final table. Karam Saleh open-shoved with pocket kings, receiving calls from Ghislain Pigeon with pocket eights, and Carrie Webster in the big blind with ace-queen. Pigeon had them both covered, and an eight on the river sealed both of their fates. Saleh and Webster out chipped, getting the better payout.

Just a few hands later, Pierre-Luc Audet called off an Amir Majidi preflop shove, putting himself at risk. Audet found himself dominated, holding ace-seven to Majidi's ace-nine. The nine kicker would come into play and Audet departed in seventh.

After losing a monster pot to Jamal Stewart-McKenzie, Dave Jeanneau-Cyr was left crippled and got his remaining chips in the middle in a three-way all-in involving Borislav Angelov and Matt Ranger. All very intensely close in chips and Angelov would prevail when his ace-seven caught a pair of sevens, besting Ranger's ace-queen and Cyr's jack-three. Cyr was eliminated and Ranger was left with less than a small blind.

Ranger would fall shortly after at the hands of Glen Hammers. Majidi was looking for a double up when he got all-in with king-nine against Pigeon's pocket fives. The fives would hold and Majidi would earn a fifth-place finish. The final four reached an agreement to chop up the prize money and play resumed.

Hammers picked up pocket kings and got his stack in the middle against Borislav Angelov's ace-five. Unfortunately, an ace fell on the flop, followed by two fives, giving Angelov a full house by the river, and Hammers was busted.

After an uncanny amount of all-ins between the final three, resulting in the shorter stack doubling up every time, Angelov was finally able to crack the trend and bust Pigeon. Pigeon open-shoved with jack-ten and Borislav called with king-jack of hearts. Pigeon flopped a ten, but Borislav spiked a flush on the river to set up a heads-up battle with Stewart-McKenzie.

The two exchanged several double ups and suck outs before Stewart-McKenzie was able to seal the deal. Stewart-McKenzie crippled Angelov in a massive pot when his king-eight spiked trip eights on the river, besting Angelov's flopped pair of nines. A couple hands later, Angelov shoved with {4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and Stewart-McKenzie woke up with {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}. A {2-Spades}{9-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} board was the result and Stewart-McKenzie grabbed the extra cash on top, and the WCC champion's trophy.

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Borislav Angelov Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,300)

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Borislav Angelov
Borislav Angelov

After trading double ups back and forth, Jamal Stewart-McKenzie crippled Borislav Angelov in a massive pot when his king-eight spiked trips on the river, besting Angelov's pair of nines.

A couple hands later, Angelov shoved with {4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and Stewart-McKenzie woke up with {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}. A {2-Spades}{9-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} board was the result and Stewart-McKenzie grabbed the extra cash on top, and the champion's trophy.

Jamal Stewart-McKenzie 1,275,000 890,000
Borislav Angelov Busted

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Ghislain Pigeon Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,300)

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Ghislain Pigeon
Ghislain Pigeon

After an uncanny amount of all-ins between the final three, resulting in the shorter stack doubling up every time, Borislav Angelov was finally able to crack the trend and bust Ghislain Pigeon.

Pigeon open-shoved and {j-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and Borislav called with {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}. The board ran out {10-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, and though Pigeon flopped a ten, Borislav spiked a flush on the river to set up a heads-up battle with Jamal Stewart.

Borislav Angelov 605,000 128,000
Ghislain Pigeon Busted

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Four Way Deal Reached

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The final four players have reached a deal, guaranteeing them all at least $1,300. The eventual champion will take home $1,995 and the champion's trophy.

PlacePrize (CAD)
1$1,995
2$1,300
3$1,300
4$1,300

Dave Jeanneau-Cyr Eliminated in 7th Place ($420); Matt Ranger Eliminated in 6th Place ($550)

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After being crippled by Jamal Stewart in a kings versus ace-queen spot, Dave Jeanneau-Cyr has been eliminated.

Cyr got his remaining chips in the middle in a three-way all-in pot that included Matt Ranger and Borislav Angelov. Cyr had 68,000, Angelov had 72,000, and Ranger had 79,000.

Cyr: {j-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Angelov: {a-Clubs}{7-Spades}
Ranger: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {2-Clubs}{9-Spades}{8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}, and Angelov hit a seven to triple up, busting Cyr, and crippling Ranger. Ranger was all-in in the small blind the next hand and could not find a double up, busted by Glen Hammers.

Jamal Stewart-McKenzie 385,000 185,000
Borislav Angelov 248,000 127,000
Glen Hammers 241,000 -5,000
Dave Jeanneau-Cyr Busted
Matt Ranger Busted

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Double Knockout! Karam Saleh Eliminated in 9th Place ($240), Carrie Webster in 10th Place ($100)

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Karam Saleh open-shoved from late position, Ghislain Pigeon called in the small blind, and Carrie Webster called for less out of the big blind.

Webster: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Saleh: {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
Pigeon: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

Saleh was looking good for an almost triple up but the board ran out {q-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}, giving Pigeon a set of eights on the river and the double knockout.

Ghislain Pigeon 200,000 108,000
Carrie Webster Busted
Karam Saleh Busted