Law student João Costa has won the PokerStars Portugal Poker Series Figueira da Foz event, taking home €24,640. The 22-year-old topped a 132-player field that generated an €89,630 prizepool.
Costa, who is from Portugal, dominated the tournament from the first to the last hand. He was the Day 1A chip leader, the Day 2 chip leader and only lost his lead for a few moments on the final table. And while you may not think that is unusual, consider that this was his first attempt at a live tournament!
After starting the heads-up behind Henrique Custódio, Costa managed to recover ground and win when, after three shoves, Custódio had A♥7♥ against Costa's 6♦6♣. The board held the young man's pocket pair and Custódio finished runner-up for €15,700.
Visit the PokerStars Portugal Poker Series site to learn more about the tour and how you can qualify.