Crowe, Dion & Roy In Final 8 & Day 6 of PCA Main Event, 25k Also Underway


After an almost 4 hour official final table bubble, 3 of Canada’s top names in poker have made Day 6 and the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure eight handed final table; Nova Scotia’s Owen Crowe, recent FTOPS Main Event winner Yann “Yadio1111” Dion and WPT Montreal winner Jonathan Roy will all be representing on Sunday.

Day 5 play ended at Level 28, with the blinds at 30k/60k and an ante of 5k. Only 2 players sit above the average stack of approximately 3.7 million, as chip leader Jerry Wong sits at roughly 7.4 million and sharing about half the chips in play with Joel Micka.

Crowe is currently in 4th with 2.9 million in tournament chips, Dion in 6th with ~2.5 and Roy on the shortest stack sitting around 1,500,000.

Here is what they will be playing for Sunday:

1st      $1,859,000

2nd    $1,190,000

3rd     $725,000

4th     $560,000

5th     $435,000

6th     $325,000

7th     $230,000

8th     $165,900

As mentioned in our Top Ten Tournaments to Canadians recap for 2012, the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure lines our player’s significantly each year and 2013 has been no different; besides claiming a few PCA trophies already this year, here are the names and finishing orders of some of our contenders in the $10,000 Main Event:

21st    Guillaume Rivet     $56,000

31st    Michael Malm        $47,000

33rd    Griffin Benger      $39,000

38th    David Cowling      $39,000

39th    Patrick Thibault  $39,000

40th   Greg Mueller       $39,000

52nd   Ryan Carter        $32,000

70th    Adam Bitz            $26,000

72nd   Henry Strasser   $26,000

78th    Elliot Smith         $21,000

85th    Mark De Faria      $21,000

86th    Max Greenwood    $21,000

88th    Nicholas Verkaik   $21,000

89th    Patrick Devlin        $21,000

94th    Sam Greenwood    $21,000

121st    Ashely Cheung      $15,000

129th    Will Molson         $15,000

133rd    Carter Swidler    $15,000

Total Entrants: 987     Total Prize-Pool: $9,573,900

The $25,000 High Roller also got underway Saturday, with already an impressive 157 entrants after Day 1. Registration will remain open for the first 3 levels of Day 2, making for another massive prize-pool of roughly around $3,750,000 for those players ponying up the big buy-in.

Daniel Negreanu, Jonathan Duhamel, Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Will Molson, Mike Watson, Andrew Chen, Jason Lavallee, Timothy Adams and Shawn Buchanan are some of the Canadian names found left in contention late into Day 1.


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Jon Harnish
35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.


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