Brady Hinnegan Wins 2016 WCC Main EventSeptember 14, 2016 2:04 pm
The 2016 World Cup of Cards (WCC) is currently taking place at the Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Canada, with the 28 event series drawing to a close later today. In the meantime, the WCC just concluded its Main Event, and after three days of action emerging a top of the player 359 field was Canadian native Brady Hinnegan, who subsequently walked away with a first place prize worth C$110,000 (US$83,530).
The C$1,650 buy-in Main Event featured a prize pool of C$522,345, and amongst those notable pros seeing a return on their money was Marco Caza in 29th ($3,200), Kyle Janisse in 25th ($3,500), Rodney Ramalho in 22nd ($4,000), and Carter Swidler in 15th ($6,600).
After the final table was reached, the players began hitting the rail, including last woman standing Man Sze Chow whose pre-flop A-7 shove was picked-off by Kamal with pocket nines. When the heads-up stage eventually got underway, Brady Hinnegan held a 3-to-2 chip advantage over his remaining opponent, Tomas Larivee Magni. After an intense final battle, the deciding hand was then played with Magni (Q-5) raising all-in on a K-Q-9-6-5 board. Hinnegan (J-10) snap-called with his made straight, and so Magi was eliminated in second place for C$78,000 (us$59,230), while Brady Hinnegan picked-up his biggest ever score.
Final Table Results (C$) :
1: Brady Hinnegan $110,000
2: Tomas Larivee Magni $78,000
3: Elie A $58,000
4: Laurence Louie $44,500
5: Karim-Olivier Kamal $34,500
6: Man Sze Chow $26,500
7: Philippe Belley $20,000
8: Kevin Rivest $14,495
9: Tyler Wilson $10,500
10: Ian Tang $8,100
After the Card Player Poker Tour World Cup of Cards completes its schedule in Kahnawake later today, the inaugural series will move onboard the cruise ship, the Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas. The seven-day series will subsequently take place from September 16 – 23, with event and satellite buy-ins ranging from $90 to $340.
Other stops on the World Cup of Cards tour includes The Bicycle Casino (Oct 1-20); Seneca Niagra Resort (Nov 4-16); Ocean’s 11 Casino (Jan 28 31); and St. Maarten Caribbean (Mar 30 April 9).