The World Series of Poker Europe €10,450 No Limit Hold’em Mixed Max has finished up and it was Jonathan Aguiar who earned the first place win. This was the first time that Aguiar won a WSOPE bracelet and he was very happy over the win. However, Brandon Cantu, his opponent in heads up play, was very angry over taking the second place finish.
Aguiar was very excited over the win. The event was scheduled to take place over four days but it took a total of six days for Aguiar to win his first WSOPE bracelet. Aguiar commented on the win as he was on the verge of tears by stating: “It’s taken longer than I thought but this is a dream come true for me.”
When heads up play began between Aguiar and Cantu, it would be a tough matchup. The two would trade the chip lead back and forth several times. Cantu looked to have the momentum on his side of the table when the tournament was delayed. The tournament was delayed because the two had played until early Sunday morning and Aguiar had to compete in the Main Event on Sunday. The heads up play match would resume on Monday and Cantu told Aguiar: “I’m not going to let you win. Just so you know.”
However, Cantu was not able to win the tournament. After the tournament was completed, Cantu logged on to Twitter and stated he was ‘robbed’ and that the delay gave Aguiar time to study with his ‘internet nerd friends’. Cantu was quoted as stating: “God, I was f***ed. That bracelet should have an asterisk next to it.”
This was not the only controversy for Cantu during the tournament. In the semi finals, Cantu was playing against Roger Hairabedian who requested a seat change when he was about to eliminated. When this happened the momentum seemed to change and then Hairabedian checked out of turn and Cantu was not happy about this either: “I will never understand why I get ruled against in every single decision by the WSOP. It’s become almost comical when I am right every single time.”
Despite Cantu’s feelings, he was unable to come up with the win and Aguiar earned his first WSOPE bracelet win. Below is the top four payouts from the event:
1. Jonathan Aguiar – €258,047
2. Brandon Cantu – €159,459
3. Roger Hairabedian – €86,087
4. Faraz Jaka – €86,087
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