Correia wins Portugal Poker Series final
Joao Correia won the third and last stage of the first season of PokerStars Portugal Poker Series, held in Espinho. He sailed through a field of 143 players to grab, after three days of play, the title and the trophy.
Correia never seemed a favourite through the three days of play until reaching the final table on Sunday, where he scored a massive double-up against Day 1 chip leader, Victor Moreira, when playing three-handed. From that moment on, he never looked back until he sealed the win with a huge hug to Victor who, he admitted, "was the worst nightmare all the final table long."
"It's cool to win. When did I think that I could win this? Well, I guess that it was in the exactly same moment that the other 142 players thought the same: at the start! Otherwise nobody would come to play," he said after beating Victor Moreira with Q-3 against Q-9, turning two pairs.
And after all was said and done, another winner emerged from the field. Carlos Branco final tabled this tournament and finished 8th to overpass former leader of the PPS Leaderboard, Henrique Custodio, finishing with 111 points and becoming the Player of the Series.
After three tournaments that awarded almost €300,000 in prize money, the first season of Portugal Poker Series has come to an end. Congratulations to all the winers!