World Poker Tour’s Fall Classic festival is well under way at Playground Poker Club, with Event #9: C$385 No-Limit Hold’em Big Bounty already completed. The Canadian poker player Steven Warr saw off a field of 191 players to find the lion’s share of the prize pool at the end of his thorny path to victory. The player was awarded C$3,835 for his stellar performance. Worr managed to overcome a heads-up match against Brian Pinheiro Lopez to register yet another win to his poker career.
The C$385 buy-in event attracted great attention, albeit the modest guaranteed prize pool of C$30,000, which was eventually almost doubled. The pride, the long-coveted trophy, and the money were motivating enough. The word “special” is fully applicable to the event’s nature as it featured a bounty worth C$250. This bounty rewarded a player for eliminating another player. Over the years, this event appeared to be beloved among the players and it was always marked as highly successful since the inception of WPT Fall Classic festivals in Montreal.
Event #9: C$385 No-Limit Hold’em Big Bounty Full Reporting
The event kicked off on 8th November at 7 pm local time. Not long after its start, the first casualties were already a matter of fact. Eventually, the stacked field of Bounty Hunters was trimmed to just 3 players. At this stage of the game, the remaining 3 poker hopefuls, including Trevor Adams, Steven Worr and Brian Pinheiro Lopez discussed and agreed on chopping what had remained of the prize pool.
Under the ICM counts, Brian Pinheiro Lopez secured C$3,445 as the chip leader at that point. The 3 players decided to leave something worth to contend for besides the trophy. Consequently, they decided to leave C$500 to play for. That was a good incentive for the players to demonstrate their accomplished poker skills.
The eventual winner busted Trevor Adams, who bowed out in 3rd place for $3,197. Worr entered the heads-up battle against Brian Pinheiro Lopez with a commanding chip lead. The heads-up play itself lasted only a few hands. Worr was holding almost 2 times bigger stack of chips than Lopez, which gave him a great confidence to march to the victory. The decisive final hand came, when Worr decided to push all of his chips towards the center of the table. Lopez accepted the challenge and called the bet.
Lopez tabled [As][9s] against Worr’s [3d][3c]. The dealer turned [4d][Ks][6c][10h][6s], just what Worr needed to secure the title. He pocketed C$3,835. Prior to this win, Worr boasted total live earnings amounting to $131,544. Lopez finished as the tournament’s bridesmaid for $3,445.