The prize pool is now official and the bubble will include the top 8 players.
Total prize pool is an impressive $167,500 and broken down as follows:
Advancing from Day 1 are:
At the time of writing, 19 players remain on 3 tables, the blinds are at 1500/3000 and the average chip stack is $141,053. Hometown hero Jonathan Duhamel has been eliminated largely due to a couple of bad hands from the closing round of last night which caused a shortfall of 100,000 chips from his stack.
The current chip leader is Jared Davis with approximately $310,000 chips, more than double the average.
The winner will likely be decided tonight, but if needed, a Day 3 will be played tomorrow here at Four Aces Poker.
At 5:20 PM Mark Kroon “POKER HO” takes a monster chip lead winning a Heads Up all-in hand with 3 Jacks pushing his stack to $600,000 chips.
At 6:15 PM final table is made. Ten players are remaining but only eight can make the cash. Mark Kroon is still chip leader.
Average stack $297,778.
Seat 1 Kevin Mc Donald
Seat 2 Tom Russell (Massachusetts), UB screen name “DAMADHATTER”
Seat 3 “Poker Ho” Mark Kroon
Seat 4 Vinny Moscati (New York), UB screen name “Airkid3”
Seat 5 Armen K. (Laval)
Seat 6 Mark Fitzpatrick (Point-Claire)
Seat 7 Shayne Khanna (Montreal)
Seat 8 Jean Gauthier (Terrebonne)
Seat 9 Malcolm Flett (New Brunswick)
Seat 10 Jared Davis
At 6:30 PM Jared Davis, who was an earlier chip leader today busts out.
At 7:16 PM from the small blind position Vinny goes all in pre-flop.
After a pause, Armen calls from the big blind in seat 5.
Showdown Vinny shows a pair of ladies and Armen shows
The New Yorker gets his queens beat by Aces to just miss the bubble.
Chip count at the Dinner Break:
|Seat 1||Kevin McDonald||183,900|
|Seat 2||Tom Russell||197,000|
|Seat 3||“Poker Ho” Mark Kroon||804,400||Chip Leader|
|Seat 6||Mark Fitzpatrick||299,100|
|Seat 7||Shayne Khanna||113,700|
|Seat 8||Jean Gauthier||272,400|
|Seat 9||Malcolm Flett||242,600|
Back from the Break, blinds are at 5000/10000 and average stack is $335,000.
At 8:40 PM Kevin McDonald in the short stack goes all in with Ace 6 off suit.
Armen calls showing
The flop dealt with coming on the turn.
Armen rivered a 3rd Queen sending Kevin McDonald home who finished the tournament in 8th position.
At 10:08 PM, with blinds at 6000/12000, Fitzpatrick raises all-in pre-flop. Poker Ho calls.
Showdown between the two Marks, Kroon shows Pocket Jacks and Fitzpatrick shows
With trip jacks, Kroon “Hoed” down Mark Fitzpatrick who finished the tournament in 7th place.
At 10:45 PM Gauthier raises pre-flop to 40K. Shayne calls pre-flop.
The flop comes
Shayne checks and Gauthier bets the flop and Shayne calls.
The turn card is
Gauthier checks on the turn.
River comes 7d: and Gauthier moves all in and Shayne calls.
The showdown: Gauthier versus Shayne’s
Shayne wins with a straight against Gauthier’s Aces.
Jean Gauthier finishes in 6th place. Five players remain, average stack is about $536K and Team UB Pro Poker Ho and Armen are neck and neck chip leaders.
At 11:07 PM Tom Russell, severely short stacked, after having stolen the blinds by going all-in on the last few hands, goes all-in and Malcolm Flett calls pre-flop.
Malcolm shows pocket rockets and Russell flips his jacks .
Malcolm Aces out Russell “DAMADHATTER” who finishes in 5th place.
At 11:32 PM it’s Malcolm versus the chip leader Armen.
Both guys make a series of medium bets until now.
After a very long pause by Armen, Malcolm takes command and pushes all-in.
It appears that a flush may be in play.
Malcolm shows and Armen turns over
In a twist of irony, after just having eliminated Russell with Aces, Malcolm loses to Aces. Three players remain and Armen is in a commanding chip lead. Kroon 2nd and Shayne 3rd.
At 11:45 PM Poker Ho wins a big hand agains Armen to retake chip lead.
Pre-flop, Ho moves all-in. Armen calls.
Ho show’s and Armen pocket queens
Poker Ho makes a comeback… The blinds are 10000/20000.
At 12:30 AM still 3 players left. Approximate chip counts are Shayne 500K, Armen 900K and Poker Ho 1.4M. The next break is in 10 minutes.
At 12:55 AM at the break, still 3 players remain. New blinds are 15000/30000. Exact chip counts standing at Shayne 668,000, Armen 638,000 and Poker Ho 1,404,000. Play will resume in 2 minutes.
At 1:22 AM after a few hands being played since the break which were mostly plays against Kroon by Shayne and Armen who were stealing blinds, Armin makes an all-in play called by Kroon.
It was Armen with versus Kroon’s :A5
Armen takes Kroon for about 280K in chips.
A few minutes later Armen taunts Kroon again with another all-in pre-flop.
After contemplating out loud for a few minutes, Kroon folds.
At 1:37 AM – showdown between Shayne and Armen.
Shayne versus Armen
Shayne flops a pair of Aces, and yet another player is eliminated with a pair of Aces.
Armen, who has been extremely difficult to taunt and read all night, gave the final tablers a run for their money, but he finally got beat. Two players remain for heads-up.
At 1:50 AM we have a Winner!
It was All-in between Shayne and Kroon.
Shayne had and Poker Ho
Kroon’s Ace held up for the Win.