Event #22, the $100 + $20 + $100 8-Max 50/50 Bounty Re-entry, wrapped up the 2020 World Cup of Cards in exciting fashion. The prize pool guarantee of $20,000 was inflated to $25,762 by the massive turnout of 273 entries. The top 35 players would make it in the money with a grand prize of $5,632 for the winner.
The evening was fast-moving and action-packed as players hunted for $100 bounty chips. The chips flew throughout the night, as the leaders shifted after every break. Once the field reached the final table, play slowed significantly as the stakes grew.
Mykyta Kurilenko was the first to go after the final three reached an ICM deal. He finished third for $3,815. This left Philippe Belley and Guowei Hu to fight for the additional $607.
The final hand saw Hu shove with Belley called with . The dealer flopped to Belley’s delight. The turn solidified Belley’s victory with two pairs as the river was useless to both players. Hu finished second for $3,715 and Belley was awarded a total of $4,602 and crowned champion.
8-Max 50/50 Bounty Champion: Philippe Belley, $4,602
2nd place: Guowei Hu, $3,715
3rd place: Mykyta Kurilenko, $3,815