In a sensational display, Brady Hinnegan took down the 2016 World Cup of Cards (WCC) main event for C$110,000 (US$83,530).
The event, hosted at the Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Canada, witnessed three days of action thanks a strong field of 359 players.
The C$1,650 buy-in Main Event, with a prize pool of C$522,345, had several notable poker players return home with a return on their investment. These included 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).
Ten players made it to the final table, and after a series of eliminations, it was left for Brady to fight it out with Tomas Larivee Magni for the title.
Hinnegan came into the heads-up round with a 3:2 chip advantage over Magni. The final duel went as per script for the former and final had been played when Magni (Q-5) raised all-in on a K-Q-9-6-5 board.
Having hit a straight, Hinnegan (J-10) made the call to condemn Magi to a second place finish for C$78,000 (us$59,230).
Hinnegan finished the night with the biggest score of his career so far.
Final Table Results (C$):
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
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