Event #18 of the 2020 World Cup of Cards was the $100 + $10 Playground 100, the most affordable multi-day tournament of the series. There were five starting flights over three days and in the end, it attracted a total of 743 entries, bringing the guaranteed $50,000 prize pool all the way up to $71,871, outstanding for a such an affordable buy-in!
Play on the final table favoured the big stacks, as eliminations resulted nearly every time a tournament life was on the line. Day 2 chip leader Loai El Ayday lost a key hand when only three players remained when he put his money in good and lost on the river to Sebastien “Seabass” Drolet-Poitras.
When heads-up play commenced between Drolet-Poitras and Hamzah Ozor, Drolet-Poitras had a marginal lead over Ozor, one that he would not relinquish. On the final hand of play, the chips went in on a flop. Drolet-Poitras flopped two pair with and was up against Ozor’s flush draw. Thanks to the turn and river, Drolet-Poitras’s hand held up to give him the victory. Congratulations!
Playground 100 Champion: Sebastien “Seabass” Drolet-Poitras, $13,451
Second Place: Hamzah Ozor, $9,400
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