The inaugural WSOP-C Playground Main Event has come to an end and the Champion has been crowned: congratulations to Danny Freitas!
With the player deal that was made when there were just two players remaining – and the huge chip lead Danny enjoyed – heads up play was never destined to be a long affair. Maxime Boulais doubled up once – but otherwise, everything was going Freitas’ way and nothing was going to stop his championship bid. The win caps off a fantastic week, as Freitas also final tabled Event #1, the Colossus, and arguably exited prematurely in 6th place having controlled the table and the leaderboard for long stretches of play.
The same was true in the Main Event. Freitas began play on Day 4 in 4th place on the leaderboard with 8.925M in chips, and just two levels in to the final day, he was past the 25M chip mark and well on his way to a super-deep run. In the Main Event, in contrast with the Colossus, once he had the lead, he was able to maintain his position at the top (or 2nd for brief stretches) all the way to the end.
The final hand saw all the chips get in preflop – Boulais held and Freitas was playing . The flop gave Boulais a pair – but gave Freitas a gutshot straight draw, and he didn’t need to sweat, the was laid out right away on the turn. The river was the giving Boulais a straight – but Freitas’ King-high straight was better, and the Championship was his.
2018 WSOP-C Playground Main Event Champion: Danny Freitas, $294,930 and the WSOP-C Championship Ring
Maxime Boulais and Danny Freitas shake hands
2nd place: Maxime Boulais, $210,070