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2011 WSOP: Viva Brazil! Andre Akkari wins! ($675k)

Tags: 2011 wsop, Andre Akkari, Nachman Berlin.
Posted on 29 June 2011 by "T".

Not less than three non-americans made it to the final table of Event #43: No-Limit Hold'em: Andre Akkari from Brazil, Nicholas Choulty from Lebanon and Phillip Meulyzer from Belgium. However, Choulty and Meulyzer already went out in 6 and 8 place, which left Andre Akkari alone with 5 very skilled american poker players.

Well, he was not completely alone. Akkari had many Brazilian friends and fans charing for him on the stand and they got louder and louder as he got closer the big money. After some time, he was suddenly playing heads-up against Nachman Berlin. However, after 90 minutes of play, the day came to and end as 10 levels had been played.

Both players returned to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino and continued the battle the following day. Berlin had a 3:1 lead, but the poker gods (and the crowd) sided with Akkari, who managed to double up and also overtake the lead after some time. It didn't take long before the final hand was played:

Nachman Berlin was on the button and he moved all in for his remaining 1,920,000 chips. Andre Akkari counted Berlin's stack and made the call.

Berlin: ADiamond8Diamond
Akkari: KDiamondJHeart

The flop KSpadeQHeart3Diamond hit the table and gave Akkari a pair of kings. The turn was the KHeart and it was all over. The cowd of roughly 30 people jumped the railing and went to hug and celebrate Akkari! For the win he received his first WSOP bracelet and $675,117 prize money! Akkari also became the second Brazilian WSOP bracelet winner in history.

 


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4 comments for "2011 WSOP: Viva Brazil! Andre Akkari wins! ($675k)"

 Fakiry29/06/2011 12:49:25 GMT
The expression "lovely people" fits perfectly on brazilians! They show so much love about the things they like, more than any other people from other countries. Just think about football: some of them save money during a year just to be able to buy a ticket to the Final Cup. Its something crazy, right? But they have this posture in everything they like. This WSOP event was just another example, but i can't finish without congratulate Akkari. Raising from the bottom and twist in the final head-up its just a great way to deserve a bracelet!

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The expression "lovely people" fits perfectly on brazilians! They show so much love about the things they like, more than any other people from other countries. Just think about football: some of them save money during a year just to be able to buy a ticket to the Final Cup. Its something crazy, right? But they have this posture in everything they like. This WSOP event was just another example, but i can't finish without congratulate Akkari. Raising from the bottom and twist in the final head-up its just a great way to deserve a bracelet!
 SuperNoob29/06/2011 12:54:13 GMT
berlin must be disappointed after blowing up a 3-1 chip lead but nothing you can do when luck is not on your side. congrats to Akkari on winning the tournament and claiming the bracelet
 hserra30/06/2011 02:26:13 GMT
Fakiry, I am Brazilian and I thank you for the comment.
 TUNGUSKANO19/07/2011 13:37:24 GMT
Guys thank you so much to show to the world these news.
I am Brazilian and I consider that Brazil has excellents poker players nowadays.
The man wins constantilly and make a huge rake for him self.
Nice and easy. Viva Brazil! Worship Worship Worship

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