The 2011 Canadian Open Poker Championships (COPC) are well underway at the Deerfoot Casino in Calgary. Event #1 a $300 No Limit Hold’em with three starting days has attracted 243 competitors to create a respectable prize pool of $69,619.
Here is the final list of cash finishers for Event #1:
COPC Event #2 consisted of a $450 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament that attracted a field of 156 players paying the top 16 finishers. The total prize pool was $59,592 and in the end it was Kwan Pao Mah who was victorious. Kwan Pao Mah, aka “Spiderman” has had a couple of cashes at last year’s COPC, this was his best finish. Kwan Pao Mah has had a hot streak this summer where he took 1st place at the Macau Poker Cup in Hong Kong winning $126,000 after beating 447 players.
|1st||$15,495||Kwan Pao Mah|
COPC Event #4 was a 1 Day Triple Chance No Limit Hold’em where players each played 3 stacks of 2,500 chips. The buy-in for this event was $220 and 95 players created a prize pool of $18,145. Winning the event was Dana Forden from Alberta. In the top 10 are three Trivisano’s: Justin, Mario and Shiraz who placed 2nd, 5th and 6th respectively.
Here are the remaining results from Event #4.
|8th||$725||Xu Yan Qu|
Event #3 is the signature Main Event Heads-up Championship. For the first time the COPC organizers have lowered the buy-in from the standard $5,000 down to $2,000. A total of 32 players started in the event. Among the competitors was last year’s COPC Champion Matt Jarvis who was eliminated in the first round by Dave Cung. Players start off with 10,000 in chips and it’s the best 2 out of 3 matches.
The final table has been set today and features Joel Bullock versus John Wilson. The winner stands to make $25,000 along with the title of 2011 COPC Champion and the runner up will walk away with $15,000.