Pedro Fernandes Wins partypoker World Cup of Cards Main Event

Pedro Fernandes has been crowned World Cup of Cards $1,100 Main Event champion after defeating $109 satellite qualifier Mikhail Mikheev heads-up on partypoker.

The pair agreed on a heads-up deal, with WPT Online Series Main Event champion Christian Rudolph finishing in third place.

Place Player Country Payout (USD)
1 Pedro Fernandes Brazil $154,070*
2 Mikhail Mikheev Russia $127,961*
3 Christian Rudolph Austria $79,105
4 Joel Nystedt Austria $51,740
5 Nikita Kalinin Russia $35,502
6 Dmitry Yurasov Belarus $27,455
7 Finn Kruck Germany $21,680
8 Peter Chien Canada $17,212
9 Andras Nemeth Hungary $13,606

*denotes heads-up deal

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Final Table Recap

The final table was streamed over on partypoker’s Twitch channel with commentators James Dempsey and Henry Kilbane.

Christian Rudolph was the final table chip leader but was overtaken early on by Pedro Fernandes after the Brazilian came out on top against Peter Chien. It took almost an hour for the first elimination of the final table. Fernandes still led and sent Andras Nemeth to the rail in ninth place.

Rudolph then eliminated Chien, with short-stacked Finn Kruck falling in seventh. Fernandes continued to reign supreme at the top of the chip counts, with a gap back to Rudolph and Mikhail Mikheev.

Mikheev flopped a set of sixes to crack the pocket eights of Dmitry Yurasov who bust in sixth place, before Nikita Kalinin ran ace-jack into the pocket aces of Fernandes to follow him out the door in fifth place.

Joel Nystedt was now a distant fourth and needed to make a move fast, but could only shove ace-ten into the ace-jack of Rudolph to find himself eliminated.

Three-Handed Play

Fernandes now sat with triple the chips of Mikheev and Rudolph who were tied for second in chips, Three-handed, Rudolph lost ground to Mikheev before busting in a key hand.

Heads-up, Fernandes had double the chips of his opponent and the pair agreed to a deal before the Brazilian opened up an even wider gap. In the final hand, both players rivered a straight, but Fernandes held the nut straight and called it off to secure victory and the $154,070 payday.

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