EPT Barcelona – Happy ITM Birthday For Duhamel, Ladouceur Posts Six Figures


The €5,300 Main Event and €10,300 High Roller are both down to their down to their final day at EPT Barcelona, with some familiar top Canadians putting up notable results across the board.

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

Laurent Polito         647,000
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier
Jean Noel Thorel   615,000
Kristijonas Andrulis  495,000

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.

Marc-Andre Ladouceur

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

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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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