Peru wins World Cup of Poker at 2012 PCA

Peru wins World Cup of Poker at 2012 PCA

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

While the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure belonged to Jonathan Duhamel with a $5,000 side event victory and two High Roller final tables netting him over $1.2m, it is not Quebec celebrating now that the Bahama series is over.

Peru has won the World Cup of Poker VIII, taking the title from the Netherlands and Japan after a strong finish that netted the team $90,000.

After six rounds hosted over two days featuring full ring, six-max and heads-up play, the South American team of five triumphed to take home the trophy and cash.

Luis Felipe Villaran, Daniel Banacco, Renato Lezama, Renso Renfigo and team captain Martin Sansour beat France 4-1 in the heads-up final with Banacco netting the victory to push them ahead of the Netherlands at the eleventh hour.

The standings for the top five were as follows:

1. Peru – 267 points ($90,000)

2. Netherlands – 251 points ($65,000)

3. Japan – 247 points ($45,000)

4. Germany – 244 points ($30,000)

5. Tajikistan – 225 points ($20,000)

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Tags: PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Peru, Japan, Germany, World Cup of Poker VIII, Netherlands