Martin Nielsen is a World Cup of Cards champion! The Danish grinder navigated his way through the minefield that was a 6,054-strong field in the $55 buy-in $250,000 guaranteed Grand Prix Knockout. Nielsen’s reward? A combined prize weighing in at $28,250.
Some 884 players made it through to the final day, each guaranteed $56.41 from the main prize pool, plus prize money awarded in the form of bounty payments they collected along the way. That payout grew to $2,319 by the time the seven-handed final table was reached, making for a healthy return on investment for the finalists.
Julio Carvajal was the first finalist out of the door. His $2,319 seventh-place prize was topped up by $1,418 worth of bounties.
Ben Luker, Gustavo Pinto, and the Czech Republic Vojtech Skalak joined Varvajal on the list of busted players.
Each of the three surviving players locked up a five-figure prize for their efforts, and knew they were only two eliminations away from becoming a poker champion.
Jose Donato E Silva Suzuki crashed out in third for a combined prize worth $11,470. His exit left Jonathan Wolter and Nielsen heads-up for the title, and what was a huge final bounty.
It was Nielsen who emerged from the one-on-one battle victoriously. He saw his $16,684 main prize pool prize bolstered by an impressive $11,566 from the bounty prize pool. Before you grab your calculators, we will tell you that means Nielsen won $28,250 for his $55 investment. It was a good day at the office for Wolter, too, despite finishing in second place. Wolter walked away with $18,299 to show for his incredible deep run.
WCC #01 Grand Prix Knockout Final Table Results
|3||Jose Donato E Silva Suzuki||Brazil||$1,115||$10,355|
|4||Vojtech Skalak||Czech Republic||$533||$6,913|
|5||Gustavo Pinto||United Kingdom||$1,636||$4,718|
|6||Ben Luker||United Kingdom||$495||$3,346|
Kerbrat Wins One For Canada
Dallis Kerbrat claimed the Mini Grand Prix Knockout title to ensure Canada wins at least one World Cup of Cards title during the series. Kerbrat competed with 9,539 other partypoker players in this $5.50 buy-in event. Despite the affordable buy-in, the champion padded his bankroll with a cool $3,604.
Kerbrat got his hands on that juicy prize after defeating Lynkoln Muller of Brazil heads-up. It was a tense heads-up battle because Muller had sent 10 opponents to the showers on his way to finding himself in front of the final hurdle. The sheer number of eliminations he managed meant his bounty was substantial; he added $489 to his $2,739 prize when he crashed out in second place.
WCC #01 Mini Grand Prix Knockout Final Table Results
Massive Events Take Place This Weekend
The 2021 World Cup of Cards continues over the weekend, and there are some value-packed tournaments to get your teeth into.
June 25, at 20:05 BST, the $320 buy-in $125,000 guaranteed Playground Cup kicks off with the first of its four starting flights. There is, of course, a Mini edition of this event. It shuffles up and deals at the same time, but only costs $33 to enter; it carries a $50,000 guarantee.
Furthermore, there is a 50x $1,100 Main Event 1A Mega Satellite running on June 27 at 17:05 BST. This costs $215 to buy into directly, but it is a phased satellite, which means you can play your way in from the $4.40 Phase 1, or win your seat into a Phase 1 from a mere cent!
Upcoming World Cup of Cards Events
|Fri 25 Jun||20:05||WCC #04 Playground Cup Day 1A: $125K Gtd||$320|
|20:05||WCC #04 Mini Playground Cup Day 1A: $50K Gtd||$33|
|Sat 26 Jun||20:05||WCC #04 Playground Cup Day 1B: $125K Gtd||$320|
|20:05||WCC #04 Mini Playground Cup Day 1B: $50K Gtd||$33|
|Sun 27 Jun||16:05||WCC #04 Playground Cup Day 1C: $125K Gtd||$320|
|16:05||WCC #04 Mini Playground Cup Day 1C: $50K Gtd||$33|
|17:05||WCC #05 Main Event 1A Mega Satellite: $50x $1,100 Gtd||$215|
|18:05||WCC #04 Playground Cup Day 1 Turbo: $125K Gtd||$320|
|18:05||WCC #04 Mini Playground Cup Day 1 Turbo: $50K Gtd||$33|
|20:05||WCC #05 Main Event Day 1A: $1M Gtd||$1,100|
|20:05||WCC #05 Mini Main Event Day 1A: $200K Gtd||$109|
|20:05||WCC #04 Playground Cup Final Day: $125K Gtd|
|20:05||WCC #04 Mini Playground Cup Final Day: $50K Gtd|
|22:05||WCC #07 Kahnawake KO: $25K Gtd||$215|
|22:05||WCC #07 Mini Kahbawake KO: $15K Gtd||$22|
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