2014 WPT Canadian Spring Championship – Day 1A Updates



Day 1A at the WPT Canadian Spring Championship has come to a close with 62 remain from the 219 that entered today. The chip leader in Montreal tonight is Eric Davis with 276,300.

Tune back in tomorrow at 11 a.m. ET to follow along with the Day 1B coverage from the WPT Spring Championship.

End of Day 1A and Chip Count

First Name Last Name Status Chip Count Table Name Seat Number City
Eric Davis Still in 276,300 57 5 Calgary
Andre Turcotte Still in 267,800 54 7 St-Jerome
Boyd Oneill Still in 241,100 57 4
Mark Wilson Still in 225,400 60 9 Grande Prairie
Ruben Perceval Still in 218,300 65 9 Montreal
Nicolas Aubin Still in 216,700 60 6
Jean-guy Boyer Still in 207,100 54 1 saint jerome
Steven Schartner Still in 193,900 60 5 Vernon
Eric Levesque Still in 180,000 56 3 MTL
William R Mullen Still in 162,600 57 2 Fort Qu’appelle
Alain Toledano Still in 161,200 54 9
Ioannis Pentefountas Still in 160,500 56 9 Montreal
Georges Anthony Dunst Still in 155,000 57 3 Las Vegas
Chase Olsen Still in 136,400 54 6
Jonathan Poissant Still in 134,600 53 8 St Michel
Bill Loukanikas Still in 133,200 57 9
Eric Afriat Still in 131,500 54 3 Montreal
William Foxen Still in 126,400 53 3 Cold Spring
Amirmasoud Babakhani Still in 125,000 60 2 Thornhill
Joseph Leblanc Still in 121,100 57 6 Saint John
Marc Etienne Blais Still in 117,400 65 3
Oliver David Greer Still in 117,100 56 8 stittdville
Mathieu Martin Still in 115,800 53 2 Montreal
Leng Khauv Still in 112,900 56 6 Laval
Glen Hammers Still in 108,100 65 7 Montreal
Dale Chalifoux Still in 105,000 56 4 Kinuso
Wafic Fala Still in 105,000 56 2 Pointe Claire
Victor Adams Still in 99,700 53 9 Toronto
Gerry Lye Still in 99,400 60 3 St John
Michel Naggar Still in 98,000 53 6 Montreal
Danny Ayoub Still in 97,000 57 8 Ottawa
Daniel Schreiber Still in 93,700 56 5 montreal
Jean-Philippe Matte Still in 92,500 65 1 qc
Jean-Yves Blais Still in 90,400 53 1 Montreal
Dan Wells Still in 89,200 54 8 sharron
Tony DiMaria Still in 88,500 60 4 Toronto
Xuan Liu Still in 87,300 54 4 toronto
Patrick Lalonde Still in 83,600 53 5 Saint-Simon-de-Bagot
Daniel Cote Still in 77,400 61 7 Montreal
Ben Menache Still in 73,700 57 1 Montreal
Kevin St Denis Still in 70,000 53 7
Alexender Wong Still in 66,600 60 8 Ottawa
Kevin MacDonald Still in 64,100 60 1 Miramichi
David Ormsby Still in 61,300 61 4 Ottawa
Darcy J. Wright Still in 60,000 53 4 Calgary
Antoine Berube Still in 59,700 65 2 Quebec
Youssef Bejjani Still in 57,700 61 5 Oakville
Olivier Racine Still in 56,200 60 7 Montreal
Dylan Wilkerson Still in 55,100 61 8
Rayan Chamas Still in 49,100 61 3 Dollard Des Ormeaux
Stephen Caplan Still in 48,600 54 5
Roger Lamia Still in 47,900 61 1 gloucester
Tam Ho Still in 42,900 61 2 Ottawa
Shawn A, Martell Still in 41,800 65 4 Colchester
Robert Cohen Still in 41,600 65 5 Montreal
Joel Bullock Still in 38,600 61 6 Calgary
Gregory Katayama Still in 38,000 56 7 Missisauga
Charles – Eric Benoit Still in 36,200 56 1 Mont-Royal
Alexandre Morel Still in 36,000 54 2 brossard
Garen Galanti Still in 31,200 57 7 Montreal
Shawn O’Dell Still in 25,500 65 8 Oshawa
Ramzi Karam Still in 24,500 61 9 MTL

partypoker Qualifiers

Level: 13
Small Blind: 1000
Big Blind: 2000
Ante: 300
Chip Average: 95k
Remaining: 62
Entries: 219

Level 13 Begins (69 Players Left)

Blinds: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Level 13 begins with increased blinds of 1,000-2,000 and a 300 ante.

Chipleaders Level 12

Blinds: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Here’s a look at the top of the leaderboard, with updated chip counts taken at the break:

  • Boyd O’Neill – 296,000
  • Eric Davis – 217,000
  • Eric Afriat – 212,500
  • Alain Toledano – 208,000


IMG_2543Level 10

Blinds: 500-1,000, 100 ante

After a 15-minute break Level 10 begins with increased blinds of 500-1,000 and a 100 ante.

With 105 players remaining from a Day 1a, the average chip stack is about 62K


Level 9 Chip Leaders

1 Eric Afriat 230,000
2 Alain Toledano 190,000
3 Dimitrios Helmis 132,000
4 Franco Casarcia 120,000
5 Xuan Liun 115,000
6 Don Fisher 93,000


Level 9 Begins (130 Players Left)

Blinds: 400-800, 100 ante

Level 9 begins with increased blinds of 400-800 and a 100 ante. Play continues without a break.

The average chip stack is about 50K with 118 players remaining from a Day 1a.


Level 8 Begins (148 Players Left)

Blind: 300-600, 75 ante

Level 7 comes to an end, and Level 8 begins with the blinds of 300-600 and a 75 ante. Play continues without a break.

This event features re-entry, so players who bust today may re-enter on each of the other starting days (Days 1b and 1c). Each player is allowed only one entry per day.


Chip Leaders

1 Dimitrios Helmis 132,000
2 Don Fisher 93,000
3 Eric Levesque 84,000
4 Mark Wilson 82,000
5 Peter Zhou 82,000
6 Xuan Liu 76,000

Registration is now closed and the total number of entries on Day 1A is 219 players. Players who busted today can re-enter on Day 1B on Friday.


Level 7

Blinds 250-500, 75 ante

Level 6 comes to an end, and after a 15-minute break Level 7 begins with increased blinds of 250-500 and a 75 ante.

Chipleaders From the Break

Level 4: 100-200, 25 ante

Unofficial leaderboard:
1. Don Fisher – 93,000

2. Eric Levesque – 84,000

3. Xuan Liu – 76,000

4. Antoine Berube – 73,000

5. Demetrios Helmis – 71,000


The total number of entries has climbed up to 193 so far, with almost 3 hours left still for late registration. Here are a few photos from the first two levels of play:





Level 2: 75-150, ante

Level 1 comes to an end, and Level 2 begins with increased blinds of 75-150. 172 Players

Play has begun in the $1000 + $100 WPT Canadian Spring Championship! So far there are just 168 players at today’s Day 1a. Registration is open until the end of the break following level 6.



Shuffle Up and Deal!

Level 1: 50-100, ante

Mike Sexton has announced “Shuffle up and deal” and cards are in the air at the partypoker.net WPT Canadian Spring Championship. Blinds begin at 50-100 for the first 60 Minutes.

2014-WPT-Poker-Spring-Classic-SchedulePlayers Eliminated Day 1a

Anesti Kocini Busted out
Yannick Lamarre-Delooz Busted out
Douglas Mcginnis Busted out
Luciano Iacovella Busted out
Martin Giguere Busted out
Hagay Brener Busted out
Philippe Clermont Busted out
Joshua Keith Tucker Busted out
Jean-Eric Gaudreault Busted out
Paul McCarthy Busted out
Shane Brotherwood Busted out
Francois Cote Busted out
Wei Xu Busted out
Matthew Brunskole Busted out
Marc Andre Payette Busted out
Hugo Dumoulin Busted out
ELIAS Stergiopoulos Busted out
George Caragiorgas Busted out
Edward Hislop Busted out
Shahar Ohaion Busted out
Allan Puzantian Busted out
Peter Labib Busted out
Eric Fournier Busted out
Spencer Stacey Busted out
John Ghattas Busted out
Jennifer Defreyne Busted out
Roxane Duguay Busted out
Giovanni Abate Busted out
Ron Farber Busted out
Kyle Sparks Busted out
Jonathan Brule Busted out
Murad Khan Busted out
Marco Caza Busted out
Marcello Rosa Busted out
Thanh Tri Nguyen Busted out
Elias Spiropoulos Busted out
Tony Stratopoulos Busted out
Donald Abdelhay Busted out
Frederic Cossette Busted out
Adam Tuk Busted out
JG Kastner Busted out
Dominique Prefontaine Busted out
Dov Amzallag Busted out
Maxime Laberge Busted out
Norman Henry Overdijk Busted out
Remy Poulin Busted out
Nicky Evans Busted out
Dimitrios Helmis Busted out
Eric Gariepy Busted out
Samuel Chartier Busted out
Timothy Vukson Busted out
Adam Hui Busted out
Benoit Pesant Busted out
Jerome Demers Busted out
Harvie Windover Busted out
Geoffrey Robert McNeely Busted out
Gavin Smith Busted out
Harley Stoffmaker Busted out
Simon Gosselin Busted out
Anthony Kokin Busted out
Omri Moga Busted out
Shane Flewelling Busted out
Robert Muzzatt Busted out
Erik Cajelais Busted out
Franco Casarcia Busted out
George James Busted out
Daniel Grenier Busted out
Edward McDonnell Busted out
Jasdeep Singh Manhas Busted out
Kathy Sawers Busted out
Timothy Fisher Busted out
Marko Busted out
Stefano Sorgini Busted out
David Abran Busted out
Khoa Dang Nguyen Busted out
Jean Sebastien Dore Busted out
Gang Hu Busted out
Mario Lim Busted out
Danny Freitas Busted out
Kyle Catling Busted out
Alexandre Normandin Charest Busted out
Derek Sproul Busted out
Regent Lacroix Busted out
David Barter Busted out
Peter Katsoulis Busted out
Jeffrey Johnston Busted out
Patrick Champagne Busted out
Josue Sauvageau Busted out
Ratharam Sivagnanam Busted out
Alexander Matveev Busted out
Bo Wang Busted out
Michael Aflalo Busted out
Peter Zhou Busted out
Raymond Trieu Busted out
Troy Hamilton Busted out
Donald Peterson Busted out
Maxime Hebert-Darcy Busted out
Donald Rathwell Busted out
Peter Badel Busted out
Joshua Thomson Busted out
Azim Popatia Busted out
Raymond Carter Busted out
Pascal Cornaz Busted out
Alexandre Baron Busted out
Fabrice Levi Busted out
Kyle Irvine Busted out
Michael Pitcher Busted out
Amer Sulaiman Busted out
Jean-Philippe Piquette Busted out
Ami Alibay Busted out
Presten Cloutier Busted out
Mike Sexton Busted out
James Renazil Busted out
Antonio Esfandiari Busted out
Xin Qi Busted out
Brian Mclean Busted out
Doris Charlebois Busted out
Francis Frappier Busted out
Anil Anand Busted out
Marc-Andre Racine Busted out
Michael Cohen Busted out
Chris McClung Busted out
James Stevenson Busted out
Nimer Ltaif Busted out
Jeffrey Cormier Busted out
Mike Leah Busted out
Simon Pier Belair-Grondin Busted out
Michael Noor Busted out
Julien Lauzon Busted out
Yannick Labattaglia Busted out
Najib Tahiri Hassani Busted out
Jordan Martin Busted out
Tony Habib Busted out
David Shores Busted out
Francis Lavallee Busted out
Francois Pilon Busted out
Massinissa Belaid Busted out
Jean Sebastien Dubois Busted out
Gary Lucci Busted out
Benoit Jean Busted out
Jonathan Driscoll Busted out
Raphael Ohayon Busted out
Wade Toutant Busted out
Thanh Phu Busted out
Eli Israel Busted out
Bill Kontaratos Busted out
Joseph Verdugo Busted out
Faizel Satchu Busted out
Richard David James D’Odorico Busted out
Michael Malette Busted out
Sylvain Siebert Busted out
Thanh Liet Tan Busted out
Richard Figiel Busted out
Istvan Nagy Busted out

WPT Canadian Spring Championship, $1000 + $100, 4 Day Event

$1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool!

  • Day 1a: Thursday March 27, 11:00am
  • Day 1b: Friday March 28, 11:00am
  • Day 1c: Saturday March 29, 11:00am
  • Day 2: Sunday March 30, 12:00pm
  • Day 3: Monday March 31, 12:00pm
  • Day 4: Tuesday April 1, 12:00pm


  • Starting Stack: 30,000 tournament chips. Pre-purchased stacks will be “live” on the table from the beginning of the tournament. Late registrants and alternates will be sold a full starting stack.
  • Blind Level Length: 45 minutes on Days 1 and 2, and 60 minutes on Days 3 and 4.
  • Breaks: There will be 15-minute breaks after every 2 levels of play on Days 1 and 2. There will be a 15-minute break after each level on Days 3 and 4.
  • Levels per Day: Days 1 will play for 13 levels. Day 2 will play for 11 levels. Day 3 will play until 6 players remain. Day 4 is the Final Table






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