The beautiful city of Sao Paulo, Brazil played host to the latest WSOP International Circuit festival, which ran at the host venue- Bienal Pavilion for about one week and culminated with the R$3,300 Main Event, wherein it was local player Andrew “Zeus” Kuster who emerged the winner. Kuster collected R$550,000 and a gold ring, a piece of jewelry for his grand win in this event.
The R$3,300 Main Event saw a strong 939 field to battle it out for the top prize money. The tournament featured a guaranteed prize pool of R$3 million, which was split among the top 63 finishers. It took three starting flights and three more days of play for a champion to emerge.
Final Table Action
The competition on the final table was really rough. The FT action began with Borges, starting off as the chip leader. The player aggressively made his way through the final table. He continued his aggression, doubling up and even came close to the coveted title. However, it was not his day perhaps and he ended up his game in the fourth place after a splendid show all through the Main Event.
Renan Aziz, who finished runner-up to Kuster, was the other player who played aggressively and managed to put great pressure on the rest of the final-table participants throughout that final stage of the tournament. And it was actually Aziz who entered the heads-up duel as the chip leader with 17 million in chips as against Kuster’s 11.8 million. But Kuster took the lead from him and finally won.
On the last hand of the event, Kuster shoved with Kd-9c and his opponent Aziz called with Ac-5h. The board ran out 7h-Kc-4c-2s-4s. Kuster won the title, securing R$550,000 for his win. Aziz was rewarded for his excellent performance and his runner-up finish brought R$350,000 in prize money.