WSOP: Brazil’s Joao Monteiro Wraps Up 888poker 8-Team Victory

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Joao Monteiro had a great run in the 2017 WSOP Main Event and thanks to the 888poker 8-Team competition he’ll be back in 2018.

When 888poker announced their 8-team competition for the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event, many observers felt that either Brazil or Sweden was going to come out on top of the five-team competition based solely on those countries dominance of the PocketFives Rankings.

Those observers were smart. Brazil’s Joao Monteiro was eliminated on Day 4 in 583rd place and while the $22,449 cash is a solid return on investment for the man who qualified for $30, he also gets a $12,500 package to the 2018 WSOP Main Event for being the last 8-team qualifier to bust.

The competition pitted three-player teams, consisting of a captain, a wingman and a qualifier, from five different countries against each other. Whichever qualifier outlasted the others won a free 2018 WSOP Main Event package.

Only two of the qualifiers ended up making the money. Before Monteiro was eliminated in 583rd, Canadian qualifier Timothy Cavallin was sent packing in 695th place for $18,693.

While none of the wingmen were able to cash, there are still two Team Captains in the Main Event chasing the $8,150,000 first place prize money; Germany’s Dominik Nitsche and Sweden’s Sofia Lovgren.

Here’s a look at how each of the five teams did.

Team Sweden
POSITION NAME PLACE EARNINGS
Captain Sofia Lovgren Still Playing TBD
Wingman Martin Jacobson DNC $0
Qualifier Anton Bertilsson DNC $0

Team United Kingdom
POSITION NAME PLACE EARNINGS
Captain Chris Moorman DNC $0
Wingman Wiliam Kassouf DNC $0
Qualifier Ky Maciejewsk DNC $0

Team Canada
POSITION NAME PLACE EARNINGS
Captain Parker Talbot DNC $0
Wingman Griffin Benger DNC $0
Qualifier Timothy Cavallin 695th $18,693

Team Germany
POSITION NAME PLACE EARNINGS
Captain Dominik Nitsche Still Playing TBD
Wingman Mario Basler 789th $17,243
Qualifier Sebastian Bachman DNC $0

Team Brazil
POSITION NAME PLACE EARNINGS
Captain Bruno Politano DNC $0
Wingman Denilson DNC $0
Qualifier Joao Monteiro 583rd $22,449