Brazilian player captures the $109 Main Event Grand Prix KO
From September 19 to October 4, PartyPoker hosted the Grand Prix KO, a series of knockout tournaments. There were 16 different events with a total guarantee of over $3 000 000.
The Main Event was a perfect way to wind down the series. With a $109 buy-in, the organizers collected enough entries to avoid an overlay. To note, 775 players advanced to the final day. It took seven hours to determine the champion.
Josh Boulton from Great Britain acted as a leader almost through the entire final table. Well, despite that, he failed to emerge victorious, as Brazilian player Breno Heleno defeated him in the heads-up.
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Overall, three Brazilians played at the final table. Breno took first place, while the other two ended up in sixth and seventh places.
In the decisive hand, Boulton moved all-in on the river with a nut flush blocker, but failed to make Breno fold a queen-high flush. After that, the Brazilian became nearly $49 000 richer.
Main Event Final Table Results
- Breno Heleno (Brazil) – $49 000
- Josh Boulton (UK) – $35 000
- Jack Sinclair (UK) – $22 000
- Dmitriy Danilov (Russia) – $14 000
- Sebastian Sikorski (Canada) – $10 000
- Victor Bonifacio (Brazil) – $8 000
- Dalton Hobold (Brazil) – $5 000