Over the past week, the Casino de Montréal hosted two important poker tournaments.
The First tournament was a charity poker tournament which took place on Sunday the 17th of October featuring 20 celebrities from the Quebec entertainment scene who competed to win money for their respective charities including Bruno Landry, “Biz” from Loco Locass, Dan Georgesco “Porn Flakes”, Jean-Pierre Angelil, Frédéric Pierre, Marc Dupré, Peter Miller, Sébastien Dubé, Anne-Marie Angelil, Anne-Marie Angelil, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Jean L’Italien, Nanette Workman, Guy A. Lepage, Jean-Thomas Jobin, Carl Marotte, Anik Jean, Luis Oliva.
From the poker world, 2 well known young poker superstars took part in the form of Jonathan Duhamel and Pascal Lefrançois, both of them known for their exploits at the 2010 World Series of Poker where Duhamel is the current Chipleader in the November Nine which is set to show down in two weeks and 2010 WSOP Bracelet Winner Lefrançois who also finished 11th in that same Main Event tournament against 7,319 players. Both players had a $1,500 bounty on their heads which went to the charity of the player who knocked them out.
Here is the list of winners:
1. Carl Marotte (Viomax) $9,000
2. Frédérique Pierre (Haïti Partage) $7,500 (including $1,500 bounty on Pascal Lefrançois)
3. Jean-Pierre Angelil (Fondation Maladies de l’oeuil) $5,500 (including $1,500 bounty on Jonathan Duhamel)
4. Jonathan Duhamel (Fondation des Canadiens pour l’enfance) $2,000
5. Luis Oliva ( Solidarité Montérégie Amérique Centrale) $1,000
The tournament is expected to be televised sometime in the spring and the “V” Channel.
The Second tournament that took place at the Casino de Montréal was the Royal Series of Poker on Friday October 22nd. This was a $1,100 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament which hit the limit field of 120 players making the prize pool an impressive $120,000.
The tournament was an overall success and once again Jonathan Duhamel and Frédérique Pierre made the final table with Pierre finishing runner up again and Duhamel finishing 3rd pocketing $22,120 and $13,390 respectively. Another well-known Québec player, Jean-Philippe Piquette, was at the event and finished in 5th place.