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 :Qd :Qc and Armen shows :Ad :Kc
Flop :As :4h :Ts
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 :Qh :Kh
The flop dealt :Qs :6d :3s with :Ad 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 :Jd :Jh and Fitzpatrick shows :As :Ts
Flop :Js :8c :Ks
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 :Kc :Qd :Ac
Shayne checks and Gauthier bets the flop and Shayne calls.
The turn card is :8d
Gauthier checks on the turn.
River comes 7d: and Gauthier moves all in and Shayne calls.
The showdown: Gauthier :6c :Ah versus Shayne’s :Jc :Tc
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 :As :Ad and Russell flips his jacks :Js :Jh.
Flop :2s :Qh :Qc
Malcolm Aces out Russell “DAMADHATTER” who finishes in 5th place.
At 11:32 PM it’s Malcolm versus the chip leader Armen.
Flop :2c :5h :Ac
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 :7c :Tc and Armen turns over :Td :Ah
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 :Ac :9c and Armen pocket queens :Qd :Qs
Flop :5d :9h :Ad
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 :As :8d versus Kroon’s :As :A5
FTR :Jc :Kd :6h :Qd :8h
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 :9s :Ah versus Armen :Jh :Qd
FTR :2d :3c :As :6h :Kc
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 :8d :9h and Poker Ho :Ah :Td
FTR :Js :5d :Qh :6d :5s
Kroon’s Ace held up for the Win.