Day 1 Completed
|Prize Pool||11,058 CAD|
Day 1 Completed
A new World Cup of Cards champion has been crowned at Playground Poker Club. Michael Malm navigated a field of 57 to capture the Event #5: PL Omaha 8 Hi-Lo trophy and a top prize of $3,113.
The final table played out wild. With a fast-paced structure chips flew across the table with players chopping and scooping pot after pot. Once three-handed, Malm, Ryan FIsher, and Sagar Shetye agreed to a relatively even chop and play loosened up even more.
Originally only the final six would make the money but once the field was on the money bubble, they all agreed to create a seventh prize. Here is how the pay outs broke down:
Malm is no stranger to the winner's circle. With numerous cashes throughout previous festivals held at Playground, Malm also has a World Series of Poker bracelet to his name, winning a $2,500 Eight-Game mix in 2013 for $225,104. With this latest cash, Malm now has over $620,000 in career live-recorded tournament earnings.
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With a deal already in place, heads-up action only lasted a couple hands. On the final hand, Ryan Fisher was all-in and at risk preflop.
Fisher would not get any help from the board and would be eliminated in second place.
Michael Malm had Sagar Shetye all-in and at risk preflop.
The board ran out and Malm scooped the pot.
The players have agreed to an ICM chop. As this is a championship event, they must play down to a winner. The winner will receive an extra $243. Here is the new pay out breakdown:
The players are back from break but are discussing numbers for a deal.
When play resumes blinds will increase to 15k/30k.
Average stack is 12 big blinds.
Play has now entered Level 20. Blinds have increased to 12k/24k.
There will be a 15-minute break following the end of this level.
Kurtis Ruhl has been eliminated at the hands of Michael Malm. Malm had on a board and with no qualifying lo hand, Malm's two pair was best.
Play has now entered Level 19 with blinds at 10k/20k.
The clock was paused so players could discuss a deal but the vote was not unanimous so they will play on.