Play has come to an end in Event #4 of the PokerStars Canada Poker Cup $10,000 High Roller at the Playground Poker room, just outside Montreal, Quebec. Day 1 saw a total of 34 entries with 20 hopefuls returning on Wednesday for Day 2.
The prize pool and payouts have been released. The total prize pool is $329,800. Six spots will be paid with 1st place winning $122,050 and a min-cash will earn $19,780.
PokerStars was well represented in the High Roller event. As the largest online poker site in the world, PokerStars lures the best poker players in the world to their virtual tables. With the success of the European Poker Tour (EPT) and other PokerStars’ tours, these players also travel the world to play events sponsored by PokerStars. 12 of the players in the event purchased their buy-in directly on PokerStars.com
Playground was the perfect location for PokerStars as it is undoubtedly the premier poker destination in Canada and is home to some of the best players in North America. Due to the shut down of online poker in the United States, many online poker pros had to relocate to Canada to continue their profession and Montreal was an ideal choice.
PokerStars Team Pro, 2010 WSOP Main Event Champion, and EPT High Roller champ Jonathan Duhamel was among the field. Also in the mix was PokerStars Team Online Pro Marc Andre “FrenchDawg” Ladouceur. Ladouceur also has deep runs in the WSOP main event and an EPT High Roller title under his belt. Marc Andre is one of a select group of online legends with the title of “Supernova Elite” on PokerStars.com.
A number of other Canadian PokerStars and Playground regulars took a seat in the High Roller. Yann “yadio” Dion, Jason “bebe chien” Duval, Timothy “tim0thee” Adams, Samuel “aaajack” Chartier, Chanracy Khun, and Sylvain Siebert.
Some other big name pros include Aussie’s Jordan “JWProdigy” Westmorland and Jeff Rossiter, Americans Steve Silverman, Nick “caecilius” Petrangelo, and David “dpeters17” Peters.
There was another PokerStars “Supernova Elite” in the field, David “MissOracle” Yan. Yan ended Day 1 as the chip leader with 130,250. Following closely behind was Timothy Adams with 118,800. Here is how the final 20 players stack up heading into Day 2.
|First Name||Last Name||Seat||Chip Count|
|David Dong Ming||Yan||70, Seat 1||130,250|
|Timothy||Adams||70, Seat 2||118,800|
|Samuel||Chartier||66, Seat 6||83,000|
|Ankush||Mandavia||66, Seat 3||78,875|
|Jason||Duval||66, Seat 5||69,300|
|Danny||Lauzon||70, Seat 7||66,325|
|Sylvain||Siebert||61, Seat 2||64,025|
|Steven||Silverman||66, Seat 1||61,650|
|Carlos||Chadha||61, Seat 5||55,050|
|Jonathan||Duhamel||61, Seat 8||39,350|
|Guillaume||Rivet||70, Seat 6||38,725|
|Ami||Alibay||70, Seat 3||32,000|
|John||Andress||70, Seat 8||31,800|
|Kevin||MacDonald||66, Seat 4||30,525|
|Nicholas||Petrangelo||66, Seat 8||27,000|
|Chanracy||Khun||61, Seat 1||24,425|
|Patrick||Crivell||61, Seat 7||23,450|
|Lawrence||Greenberg||70, Seat 4||20,525|
|Martin||Rauss||66, Seat 7||18,300|
|Jeffery||Rossiter||61, Seat 3||7,475|
There were 14 casualties on Day 1. Those not surviving include Yann Dion, Marc Andre Ladouceur, John Krpan, David Peters, Jordan Westmorland, and Jeff Cormier.
Play will resume at 1:00 pm est on Wednesday and the remaining hopefuls will play down to a final table of nine. Check back at then end of the day for a complete Day 2 recap and see if the remaining Canadians can keep the title home.