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This Week's Big Winner: Joao Vieira Wins WSOP $5,000 Six-Max NLHE Event For First Bracelet And $758,011

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Aug 14, 2019


Joao Vieira has won the 2019 World Series of Poker $5,000 six-max no-limit hold’em event. The 29-year-old Portuguese poker pro defeated four-time bracelet winner and 2009 WSOP main event champion Joe Cada heads-up after outlasting a record field of 815 entrants. For the win, he earned his first gold bracelet and the top prize of $758,011. The massive score brought Vieira’s lifetime live tournament earnings to more than $3.4 million. “In Portugal we say that the finals are meant to be won. As soon as you get heads-up, it doesn’t matter if it’s Joe Cada, John Doe… it doesn’t matter,” said Vieira. “At that point I’m just trying to compete, trying to do the best I can. I made a big hand right away, and as soon as I took the lead, I tried to close the deal.” Vieira became Portugal’s fourth bracelet winner overall. Cada, the Michigan-based poker pro who final tabled the main event for a second ...

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