The finale is set for the $500,000 guaranteed partypoker Canadian Grand Prix. Event #16 of the World Cup of Cards at Playground Poker Club will play down to a champion on Monday. Dimitri Tchakarov takes the chip lead into the final day bringing a stack of 6,155,000 with him.
Day 2 began with 481 players in the field. There were only about 330 players to qualify but due to the ability for players to buyin directly to Day 2 for 10x the original buyin of $109, over 150 players paid the $1,100 price tag to have another shot. Each player entering Sunday was already in the money.
When the dust settled late Sunday evening, just 46 players remained. Chasing chip leader Tchakarov at the end of play were Leo Ragusa (5,355,000), Paul Mohorea (4,740,000), Jean Quirion (4,335,000), and Richard Figiel (3,800,000).
Figiel was one such player to buyin directly Sunday morning, now guaranteed a payout of $1,250, it seems his decision will undoubtedly pay off. Other notables surviving Day 2 include Day 1i chip leader Salvatore Commisso, Day 1k top stack Yan Touchette, and World Cup of Cards event winners David Valcourt-Dube and William Blais.
Some unable to make it through the day but busting in the money include early Day 2 chip leader Mathieu Lavigne (49th – $1,250), top online qualifier Mike Stannard (54th – $1,250), Jiachen Gong (69th – $870), Andre Pelletier (90th – $640), and Francois Goulet (128th – $480).
Day 3 will get underway at 1 p.m. on Monday inside Playground. A champion will be crowned when the last card leaves the deck today. Good luck to all players. Stay tuned to Canada Poker for up-to-date Canadian poker news and events. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.