Friday’s action may have brought Jonathan Duhamel a little extra birthday rungood, as he maintained a top 10 chip count throughout the days action. After the money bubble finally burst after a very long Day 2 on the €10,300 High Roller felts, amongst the final 12 players of the 111 starting entry fields now bagging and tagging for the night was Mr. Duhamel; who’s guaranteed at least €24,470. With €359,000 up top, Saturday’s action should prove exiting and would certainly make for a decent weekend birthday celebration for the Canadian poker superstar.
Here are the chips counts heading into Day 3:
Tobias Reinkemeier 714,000
Alex Bilokur 673,000
Stanislav Labutkin 494,000
Bertrand Grospellier 468,000
Andrew Lichtenberger 352,000
Jonathan Duhamel 335,000
Carlos Mora 300,000
Joao Vieira 245,000
Gurgen Melkonyan 218,000
**Update: Jonathan was eliminated in 10th place at around 6:00 AM Mountain Time; good for €27,190.
According to his bust-out tweet, he plans on a quick breakfast and then jumping in a €5,000 side event today.
2012 Canadian WSOP bracelet winner Timothy Adams and consistent top performer Max Greenwood both also narrowly missed making the money in this one today; finishing within ten players of the cash.
Earlier last week both Mike “SirWatts” Watson and Mike “Timex” McDonald made some serious coin in the EPT9 €50,000 “Super High Roller” side event, placing 3 and 5th respectively.
Also from Montreal and proving more and more to be player on a mission, 2012 WSOP Main Event “Last Canadian Standing” Marc-Andre Ladouceur came runner in the €10,300 High Roller Heads Up event; playing a grueling 9 hour best three out of five match against Terje Augdal from Norway. While narrowly missing the title is never quite satisfying for the games true competitors, according to the PokerStars blog the 2 players decided to move €10,000 from first to 2nd prior to the bout, meaning “FrenchDawg” walks with €101,000 while Terje collects €126,700.
While it won’t be a Canuck who conquers the final 8 of the €5,300 Main Event on Saturday, here again Toronto’s finest once again put up our best results as follows:
88th Xuan “xx23xx” Liu €11,550 118th Daniel Negreanu €9,950 122th Max “InYaFace” Greenwood €8,400
The tournament attracted an impressive 1082 entries; creating an impressive prize-pool of €5,247,700 distributed over 160 pay-out spots.
While things have all but wrapped up at the higher buy-ins, a smaller €1,000 Heads Up event along with several other side events are still yet to take place before the European Poker Tour heads to it’s next stop, so we’ll keep an eye out for anymore deep runs by our players. Until then, Here are more in the money finishes by Canadians since the series began:
21-22 August, Event 13: €2,150 No-Limit Hold’em Entrants: 261 Prize Pool: €506,340
10th Mike “SirWatts” Watson (Toronto) €10,120 27th Kyle “krisqueen” Wilson (Vancouver) €4,550
15-19 August, Event D: €1,100 NLH Main event Entrants: 1,036 Prize Pool: €1,004,920
19th Jason “StatusUp” Lavallee (Montreal) €6,000 64th Max “InYaFace” Greenwood (Toronto) €3,000
18 August, Event P: €2,000 ESPT High Roller NLH Entrants: 215 Prize Pool: €385,818
15th Jason Duval (Quebec) €5,400