Duhamel Makes Several Final Tables at EPT Deauville, Edmonton’s Cymbaluk Runs Deep in Main


With EPT9 in Deauville, France now winding down, we thought we’d look to see who of our Canadian’s were bringing home the euros…while there wasn’t a ton of representation in the results table, those that did get on the board did so in fine form.

Always front and center, Jonathan Duhamel had some great repeat performances in several of his favourite EPT Deauville events. Last year he took 8th place in the €2,000 No Limit Hold’em, this year it was 4th in the same for €38,000. In 2011 Duhamel shipped the €10,000 High Roller and he was back at the final table again this year to take 7th for another €38,000. Converted to Canadian funds, that’s just over $100,000 in cashes for the trip, not bad at all by most measures.

These were “Top 10 finishes” number 13 and 14 for Duhamel since he won the Main Event in 2010, once again proving there just might be more than luck to poker…

Also on a bit of a heater of his own, Edmonton’s Glenn Cymbaluk looks to have parlayed his recent 4th place and $5,250 finish at the 10th annual Alberta Poker Championships into the equivalent of more than $64,000 with his very respectable 9th place finish out of 782 runners in the EPT9 Deauville €5,000 Main Event.

Roughly 15% of the Main Event field made some money for their efforts with 120 spots paying and other notable finishes included WPT Montreal runner up and WSOP Bracelet winner Pascal Lefrancois in 54th for €13,500 and Philippe Boucher in 61st for €11,500.

The biggest Canadian winner in France over the series however has been Patrick Braga, who scored €165,000 (~$221,000) for winning the €1,000 FPS Main Event during the Deauville stop.

Besides the above, in the money finishes by Canucks in the side events looked to be pretty scarce, save a 16th place finish by Timothy Adams in Event #9, a €800 + €200 + €100 NLH Turbo “Random Bounty” worth €2,080.




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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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