2021 GG Spring Festival PokerStars SCOOP 2021 partypoker Sunday LIVE
PL Omaha 8 (Hi/Lo)

Event Info

Prize Pool 11,058 CAD
Players 57
PL Omaha 8 (Hi/Lo)
Day 1 Completed

Michael Malm Wins World Cup of Cards Event 5


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:

PlaceNamePrize (CAD)
1stMichael Malm$3,113
2ndRyan Fisher$2,840
3rdSagar Shetye$2,445
4thKurtis Ruhl$1,180
5thArthur W$790
6thOlivier Courcelles$460
7thElisabette Bertucci$240

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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We Have A Deal


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:

NamePrize (CAD)
Michael Malm$2,870
Ryan Fisher$2,830
Sagar Shetye$2,445

Last Level Before Break


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.