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The 1,008 partypoker players who entered the $1,100 World Cup of Cards Main Event have been whittled to the final table of nine, and what a final table it is. Christian Rudolph is the man to catch when the cards are in the air on July 8; the talented Austrian is on course for yet another six-figure payday. It is only a month since Rudolph won the WPT Online Series Main Event for $487,442, how amazing would it be if he won this tournament, too?

WCC Main Event Final Table Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Christian Rudolph Austria 45,461,136
2 Mikhail Mikheev Russia 38,006,492
3 Pedro Fernandes Brazil 31,841,707
4 Joel Nystedt Austria 24,053,330
5 Peter Chien Canada 17,771,040
6 Nikita Kalinin Russia 12,451,304
7 Andras Nemeth Hungary 12,241,476
8 Dmitry Yurasov Belarus 11,289,173
9 Finn Kruck Germany 8,484,342

Rudolph sits down at the final table armed with a stack of 45,461,136 chips. The WSOP bracelet winner is no stranger to major final tables; he seemingly reaches them for fun. There are some highly skillful players at the nine-handed final table, but the ball is firmly in Rudolph’s court.

Mikhail Mikheev is the man in second place at the restart, courtesy of his 38,006,492 stack. Mikheev is guaranteed a massive ROI in this event thanks to winning his $1,100 seat from a $109 Mega Satellite. He finished Day 1B with 2,269,677 and has built on his impressive start.

It would not be a major partypoker final table without a Brazilian star adding some Samba flair to it. Pedro Fernandes is the only South American to make it through to the final, doing so with 31,841,707 chips, enough for third place at the restart.

WCC Main Event Final Table Payouts

Place Prize
1 $166,993
2 $115,038
3 $79,105
4 $51,740
5 $35,502
6 $27,455
7 $21,680
8 $17,212
9 $13,606

Then we have some incredible players in the chasing pack. Joel Nystedt (24,053,330) and Peter Chien (17,771,040) find themselves in the middle of that pack. Both are still in touch with the chip leaders.

Nikita Kalinin (12,451,304) and the Hungarian Andras Nemeth (12,241,746) occupy sixth and seventh-place, respectively.

Belarusian star Dmitry Yurasov (11,289,173) and Germany’s Finn Kruck (8,484,342) are the duo bringing up the rear but still very much in contention for World Cup of Cards glory.

Mega Satellite Winners Win Between $2,221 and $10,291

Mikheev is the only Mega Satellite winner through to the final table of the World Cup of Cards Main Event, but 20 others progressed to the penultimate day and padded their bankrolls with four and five-figure scores.

  • Dejan Zvikart – 10th for $10,291
  • Chris Day – 12th for $8,196
  • James Whittet – 116th for $2,342
  • Danilo Pires Maritani – 15th for $8,196
  • Dan Catalin Oltean – 21st for $6,653
  • Armin Rezaei – 22nd for $6,653
  • Andrew Hedley – 36th for $4,353
  • Daniel Smyth – 56th for $3,050
  • Patrick Corcoran – 84th for $2,685
  • Manuel Fernandez – 85th for $2,685
  • Charles Whitehouse – 86th for $2,685
  • Gary Gallacher – 89th for $2,481
  • Pavel Kucher – 104th for $2,342
  • Gary Hasson – 110th for $2,342
  • Dean Hutchison – 118th for $2,342
  • Simon Dick – 119th for $2,342
  • Andrew Aspinall – 120th for $2,221
  • Ludmil Ivanov – 122nd for $2,221
  • Diego Zeiter – 125th for $2,221

Other Big Names Fall at the Final Hurdle

July 5 was the end of the road for a whole host of other stars who crashed out of the World Cup of Cards Main Event.

Start-of-the-day chip leader Ioannis Angelou-Konstas eventually came unstuck in 69th place for a $3,050 score. Our very own Jaime Staples was Team partypoker’s sole representative on the penultimate day; he finished 95th for $2,481.

Other stars to add a WCC Main Event cash to their CV include, Dinesh Alt, Claas Segebrecht, Christoph Vogelsang, Anton Wigg, Jonah Silverstein, Steven Van Zadelhoff, Dario Sammartino, and Bruno Volkmann.

Watch the WCC Main Event Final Table Action Unfold

The WCC Main Event final table shuffles up and deals at 20:05 BST on July 8 and does so under the watchful eyes of our army of Twitch followers. Head to the partypoker Twitch channel from 20:30 BST on July 8 and see if Rudolph manages to hold onto his chip lead and emerged as the tournament’s champion.

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