Event 5 of the WSOP-C Playground, the Closer, just wrapped up in a jiffy. The event, fueled by 4 starting days, roared into its final day at noon with 211 players at the tables. After 12 hours of poker, it was down to just Robert Cheung, François Tarrab and Allan Barnes.
Cheung gobbled Barnes’ chips, which allowed him to face Tarrab in a pretty even heads-up match. The match lasted 4 hands. In the third, Cheung completed the big blind from the button for 300K. Tarrab made it 900K to go, but when Cheung announced all-in, chose to fold with an ace face up.
On the following hand, Tarrab made it 725K to go, and when Cheung went all-in again, he called right away. Unfortunately for Tarrab, he was drawing to one of 3 aces, and did not hit. He will have to console himself with $37,000, the amount that was secured by a 2-way chop. The chop was dictated by pretty even counts, and left $8K up top for the winner.
Cheung, our Closer champion and winner of WSOP-C Playground Ring #5, also took home a very cool $45,500. Excellent show by Cheung, and all finalists!
The Closer Champion: Robert Cheung – $45,500
Runner-up: François Tarrab – $37,000
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