Global Poker Eagle Cup Exceeds All Guarantees, Will Return Soon


The first leg of the Global Poker Championships — the Eagle Cup — is a wrap and with all guarantees throughout the series being met, it can only be called an outright success. Over SC$1.5 million in cash prizes was doled out and more than 25,000 entrants took part.

Main Event Winner

The Main Event on Sunday drew a prize pool of $31,300 to surpass the SC$25,000 guarantee. “OptimusCreamCake” emerged victorious in the capstone event to become the first-ever Global Poker Championships Main Event winner.

In the final hand of the tournament, all the chips went in preflop with “OptimusCreamCake” holding {5-Hearts}{5-Spades} and “gatton2019” with {A-Spades}{K-Spades} for a massive coin flip. The board ran out {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Hearts} and “gatton2019” needed an ace, king, queen, ten, nine or spade on the river to win the pot. Instead, the {5-Diamonds} completed the board, giving “OptimusCreamCake” fives full of jacks to win the hand and the tournament.

Eagle Cup Leaderboard Winner

The winner of the Eagle Cup Leaderboard was clearly deserving of the honor after booking a remarkable five tournament wins during the series. “Penta” won rebuys, 6-Max and Ante Up events, showing himself to be a strong player in a variety of formats.

As a reward, “Penta” received the top leaderboard prize — a $5,000 tournament package to cover buy-in, flights and accommodation — and will be the first player ever to represent Global Poker in a live tournament. Details on “Penta”’s live event will be shared by Global Poker as they become available.

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What’s to Come

After such a strong turnout and response from the U.S. online poker community for Global Poker’s first championship series, Global Poker assures customers — the Eagle Cup will be back. Based on the video released by the site, it may be sooner rather than later. You can head to Global Poker to sign up for an account if you haven’t already, and be sure to look for the next Eagle Cup early in the new year.

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