Deep into World Poker Tour Fall Classic in Montreal, excitement keeps building inside Playground Poker Club. Yesterday, Event #8: C$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 50/50 Bounty wrapped up and emerging victorious was Dilovan Hussein. He was the player to last the longest and bank the staggering first prize of C$17,380. Hussein capped off a field of 188 players, looking comfortable to climb the ladder of success. Today, the players will have the opportunity to win a free seat into the Main Event, which is to commence tomorrow.
Dilovan Hussein has just won Event 8 on the schedule of the poker festival. The player collected C$17,380 for his best performance. Here it is important to note that, as its name suggests, the tournament featured bounties. There was a C$500 bounty on each player that entered the tournament. Players could receive such a bonus for every player they knocked out. The 188 entries to the NL 50/50 Bounty event smashed the guaranteed prize pool of C$100,000. Many notable poker players participated in the event. Some of them made it to the final table, while others were eliminated in the early stages of the game.
Final Table Action
To claim this title, Hussein had to endure a very tough final table. With the elimination of Kevin MacDonald in 9th place, Dilovan Hussein took hold of the chip lead, winning a massive pot that rocketed him to the top. However, the eventual winner could not cement his leading position and needed to step back from it on multiple occasions. The cluster of poker stars slowly dwindled to only 3 players. Despite Hussein’s ups and downs, he found himself among the top 3 finishers.
The remaining players briefly stopped the clock and agreed on a three-way deal. After play resumed, the pretenders to the throne kept on fiercely competing. Andrew MacDonald wound up finishing in 3rd place. He collected C$15,450 for his deep run in the event.
When the final duel began, Dilovan Hussein held the chip lead. His heads-up opponent Stuart Taylor decided to throw some pressure on Hussein, hoping to scare him at least a bit. Taylor decided to provoke the eventual winner in an all-in confrontation. Hussein wasted no time to call the bet, tabling [Ad][10s]. His opponent turned over [Qh][9c]. The [10h][5d][9s][3c][10c] landed on the table to end all hope for Taylor. He was paid the amount of $15,450 for his runner-up finish.
Before emerging as a winner, Hussein’s total live earnings amounted to $156,840, with a best live cash of $77,589.