The final four flights of the World Cup of Cards Event #16: $109 partypoker Canadian Grand Prix took place on Saturday inside Playground Poker Club. A total of 1,255 were received throughout the for Day 1s. Just 126 players were able to book a seat on Sunday’s Day 2.
As expected, the fields on Saturday were huge with players firing their last bullets attempting to move closer to their share of the massive $500,000 prize pool.
The day kicked off at 10 a.m. with Day 1h. There were 156 entries qualifying 16 for Day 2. Weldon Ward topped the field with 389,000. Next up was the 1 p.m. start time. Day 1i drew 386 runners, sending 38 more players to Sunday. The overall chip leader heading into Day 2 came from the Day 1i field. Salvatore Commisso built a stack of 872,000 by day’s end.
Another 30 players advanced from 298 entries in Day 1j. Building a stack of 527,500, Ludovic Doucet bagged the top stack. The final flight had the overall largest field for any of the flights. A total of 415 entries were received. Of those, the final 42 players booked their seat on Day 2. The biggest stack was that of Sheldon Bloom, who tossed 529,000 into the bag.
A unique feature of the Grand Prix Poker Tour is also one that will give any players who were unable to qualify or those who wish to purchase a larger stack, the chance to buy-in directly into Day 2. The direct buy-in is $1,100 and players will receive a starting stack of 200,000.