Event 6 – PokerStars Canada Cup Main Event, $3000 + $300 – UPDATES

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Event 6 – PokerStars Canada Cup Main Event, $3000 + $300

 

PSCC-2014-Robert-Notkin

PokerStars Canada Cup Main Event Champion – Robert Notkin $366,660


 

The Craziest Hand Ever Played

With blinds 100k/200k, Robert Notkin limped in under-the-gun, Justin Miller shoves from the button for three big blinds, Vincent Jacques re-shoved in the small blind for 7.5M, Ryan Rivers thought for a moment before moving his 1.25M stack into the middle, and Notkin snap-called putting all three players at risk.

Rivers: 8c

Jacques:

Miller:

Notkin:

Notkin was crushing his three opponents and as the board ran out, destiny and fate were with the Doc. The dealer fanned and Robert Notkin scooped the massive 17.3m chip pot, $366,660 and the PokerStars Canada Cup Main Event title.

 

Vincent Jacques: 2nd - $257,280
Vincent Jacques: 2nd – $257,280
Justin Miller: 4th - $122,410
Justin Miller: 4th – $122,410
Ryan Rivers: 3rd - $165,280
Ryan Rivers: 3rd – $165,280

 

Rivers Turns A Flop

Vincent Jacques raised from the button and short stack Ryan Rivers jams over top for 900,000 from the . Jacques makes the call and two tabled their hands.

Rivers: Ad

Jacques: Ac

The dealer laid out a and Rivers’ Big Slick held, shipping him the double up.

 

Miller Requests Death-Tangle Noir

Justin Miller was all-in and at risk with 1.5M on a board against Vincent Jacques’ . Miller was ahead and with three spades on board, Jacque’s only has two outs. The river gave Miller a flush and the double up.

Rayan Chamas: 5th - $91,760
Rayan Chamas: 5th – $91,760

 

Notkin Knock’s Out Chamas

Rayan Chamas shoves all-in UTG for 1.395M and is put at risk by chip leader Robert Notkin.

Chamas:

Notkin:

Chamas had two live cards and needed help to survive. The flop came . Chamas was left with just six outs. The on the turn and the river did not connect sending Rayan Chamas packing in 5th place for $91,760. Notkin moved over the 7M chip mark.

 

Break Time

Level 29 has ended and players are on a 15-minute break. When they return blinds will be 50k/100k ante 10k. 5 remain and average stack is 3.5M. PokerStars Team Online Pro Marc Andre Ladouceur will be heading into the French commentary booth after the break.

 

Ankush Mandavia: 6th - $73,520
Ankush Mandavia: 6th – $73,520

 

Miller Busts Mandavia

Ankush Mandavia moved all-in from under-the-gun for 1.2M and is called by Justin Miller in the big blind.

Mandavia:

Miller:

Mandavia was in deep trouble with only three outs, needing an Ace to survive. The board was dealt and Ankush “pistons87” was eliminated in 6th place for $73,520.

 

PokerStars.com Canada Cup Freeroll

You will find a Canada Cup freeroll starting at 8:00 pm ET this evening under the tourney>private tab and the password is “Ladouceur”

 

 

Level 27 Complete

Players are now on a 15-minute break. When they will return we will be into Level 28 with blinds 40k/80k 10k ante. there are now 6 left with the elimination of Thiago Nishijima, average stack 3M.

Thiago Nishijima 7th - $61,300
Thiago Nishijima 7th – $61,300

 

Decano Busted

Thiago Nishijima moved all-in pre-flop from the cut-off and Robert Notkin made the call from the big blind.

Nishijima:

Notkin:

The board was dealt and the start of day chip leader Nishijima was out in 7th place for $61,300.

 

Miller Time!

Robert Notkin raised from the button and Justin Miller moved all-in for 975k putting himself at risk from the small blind. After a brief deliberation Notkin made the call tabling . Miler turned over , dominating Notkin to the flop. The board had other ideas though as the flop ran out giving Notkin a pair of tens. The turn gave Miller some outs and the river gave both players two pair, counterfeiting Notkin’s pair of tens and Miller’s k high shipped the American the double. Miller up to just under 2M, Notkin down to 4M.

 

Notkin Rivers, Again.

After calling a bet of 500k from Thiago nishijima on the turn and a board reading , the river was dealt , Robert Notkin donk-shoved all-in. Nishijima was forced to muck , and Notkin showed a rivered boat with . Notkin now with almost 5m in chips while Nishijima now under a million.

 

Francois Goulet 8th - $48,880
Francois Goulet 8th – $48,880

 

Goodbye Goulet

Thiago Nishijima raised from UTG+1 and Francois Goulet moved all-in for just over 1M. Action folds back around to Nishijima who made the call putting Goulet at risk.

Nishijima:

Goulet:

The flop brought some chop pot possibilities falling . The turn added a few more chop pouts for Goulet, but the river sent Goulet to the rail in 8th place, good for $48,880.

 

 

 

 

 

Set Over Set, again…

Ankush Mandavia was all-in on a flop for just under 1M with and Justin Miller had made the call covering Miller with . Both players had flopped a set for the second time tonight and with the turn and river Mandavia scored the double up, now with over 1.7M.

 

Chamas Doubles

In a 690k pot on a board, Rayan Chamas bets 350k and Vincent Jacques makes the call. The river brings the and after a short tank, Chamas moves all-in. Jacques went into a deep tank and after a few moments makes the call. Chamas shows him the bad news turning over a rivered straight with . Chamas takes the chip lead from Jacques now over 3,000,000 and Jacques down to 1.5M.

 

Break Time

Players are on their first break of the day. When they return blinds will be 25k/50k 5k ante. 8 remain, with an average stack of 2.2M. Blind levels will now return to 60-minutes, as was scheduled from the beginning of the event.

Team PokerStars Pro Jonathan Duhamel will join James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton in the commentary booth after the break.

 

Miller Takes The Lead

Ankush Mandavia raised to 80,000 from the cut-off, was called by Rayan Chamas in the button and Robert Notkin in the big blind. Justin Miller raised from the big blind to 250,000, Mandavia folds, and Chamas and Notkin call. The dealer fanned a flop, Notkin checked and Miller fired 335,000 into the middle. Chamas made the call, Notkin folded, and the fell on the turn. Both players checked to the river and both players checked again. Miller turned over and Chamas mucked . Miller raked in the massive pot and took the chip lead, now with over 3M chips.

 

James Armstrong 9th- $36,660
James Armstrong 9th- $36,660

Armstrong Coolered

James Armstrong min-raised to 80k from the button and was met by a raise to 180k from Francois Goulet in the small blind. Armstrong made the call and the two seen a flop. Goulet continued for 110k and Armstrong made the call. The turn was the , Goulet checked and Armstrong bet 125k. Goulet raised to 275k , Armstrong re-raised all-in and Goulet snap-called covering Armstrong.

Goulet:

Armstrong:

Both players had flopped a set and the river shipped Goulet the massive pot and a huge double up. James Armstrong is eliminated in 9th place for $36,660. Goulet now with over 2,000,000.

 

Shuffle UP And Deal

Cards are in the air, blinds start at 20k/40k with a 5k ante. Average stack is 1.7M.

 

Day 5 Begins

Welcome to Day 5 and the final table of the PokerStars Canada Cup Event 6, $3,300 Main Event at Playground Poker Club. Today we will crown the first live PokerStars Canada Cup Champion. Brazilian Thiago “XTheDecanoX” Nishijima holds a very slim chip lead, covering American Justin Miller by one ante.

Today’s final table is live streamed online with cards up on a one hour delay in both English and French via PokerStars.tv.

 

IMG_0634Day 4 Recap

The final table of the PokerStars Canada Cup Event 6 $3,300 Main Event is set at Playground Poker Club, outside Montreal, Quebec.

Brazilian Thiago Nishijima leads the final nine with 2,680,000 heading into Day 5. Nishijima’s lead is not very large though as his closest competitor American Justin Miller has only 5,000 less with 2,675,000.

The final table is full of PokerStars online millionaires. The chip leader Thiago “XTheDecanoX” Nishijima has won over 2.6 million on PokerStars, Ankush “pistons87” Mandavia has over $2 million, Rayan “zebest_666” Chamas has over 1.1 million, and Vincent “vluff” Jacques has over $700k in career PokerStars online earnings. Robert Notkin also satellited into the event via Stars.

 

Thiago Nishijima 2,680,000
Justin Miller 2,675,000
Vincent Jacques 2,530,000
Rayan Chamas 2,255,000
Robert Notkin 1,985,000
Ryan Rivers 1,690,000
Ankush Mandavia 1,410,000
Francois Goulet 1,065,000
James Armstrong 1,055,000

 

Day 5 will feature a cards-up live online stream on a one hour delay starting at 12:00 pm ET. PokerStars commentators James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton will bring you all the action from the final table. The duo will be joined by guests throughout the day including PokerStars Team Pro Jonathan Duhamel and Team Online Pro Marc Andre Ladouceur. There will be an english and french webcast available. French viewers will have the pleasure of Laurence “LadyLuckPoker” Grondin in the booth.

Day 4 began with 27 players left in the field. There were some big names among them. PokerStars Team Online Pro Marc Andre Ladouceur busted in 19th for $16,490 and PokerStars Team Pro Jonathan Duhamel finished 25th for $12,990. Antonio Esfandiari was the unfortunate final table “bubble boy” busting in 10th. Jonas Mackoff, Steven Silverman, and Laurence Grondin all made deep runs but fell short of the final table. Here is a list of the Day 4 payouts.

 

10 Antonio Esfandiari $26,960.00
11 Francois Binette $26,960.00
12 Theodore Doukas $26,960.00
13 Kevin MacDonald $21,920.00
14 McKenzie James Liebzeit $21,920.00
15 Amirmasoud Babakhani $21,920.00
16 Marcello Delgrasso $18,810.00
17 Jeremie Bilodeau $18,810.00
18 Micah Johnson $18,810.00
19 Marc Andre Ladouceur $16,490.00
20 Laurence Grondin $16,490.00
21 Jonas Mackoff $16,490.00
22 Spencer Stacey $14,740.00
23 Tamer Alkamli $14,740.00
24 Steven Silverman $14,740.00
25 Jonathan Duhamel $12,990.00
26 Johnny Mazzaferro $12,990.00
27 Amer Sulaiman $12,990.00

 

The final table is set to resume at 11:00 am ET inside Playground, we will play down to a PokerStars Canada Cup Main Event Champion.

 

Final Table Seat Draw

1 – Thiago Nishijima

2 – James Armstrong

3 – Francois Goulet

4 – Ankush Mandavia

5 – Rayan Chamas

6 – Robert Notkin

7 – Justin Miller

8 – Vincent Jacques

9 – Ryan Rivers

 

 

Results & Payouts

10 Antonio Esfandiari $26,960.00
11 Francois Binette $26,960.00
12 Theodore Doukas $26,960.00
13 Kevin MacDonald $21,920.00
14 McKenzie James Liebzeit $21,920.00
15 Amir Babakhani $21,920.00
16 Marcello Delgrasso $18,810.00
17 Jeremie Bilodeau $18,810.00
18 Micah Johnson $18,810.00
19 Marc-André Ladouceur $16,490.00
20 Laurence Grondin $16,490.00
21 Jonas Mackoff $16,490.00
22 Spencer Stacey $14,740.00
23 Tamer Alkamli $14,740.00
24 Steven Silverman $14,740.00
25 Jonathan Duhamel $12,990.00
26 Johnny Mazzaferro $12,990.00
27 Amer Suleiman $12,990.00
28 Viktor Leonov $11,250.00
29 Sylvain Siebert $11,250.00
30 Frank Katana $11,250.00
31 Doris Charlebois $11,250.00
32 Pascal Lefrancois $11,250.00
33 Chang Whan Sohn $11,250.00
34 Marco Caza $11,250.00
35 Michael Watson $11,250.00
36 Jonathan Driscoll $11,250.00
37 Carter Swidler $9,700.00
38 Maxime Ouimet $9,700.00
39 Benoit Pesant $9,700.00
40 Doug Hartwick $9,700.00
41 Raffi Don Dayian $9,700.00
42 Jeffrey Kennedy $9,700.00
43 Robert Mcadam $9,700.00
44 Christian Paradis $9,700.00
45 Johnny A Benehoutsos $9,700.00
46 William Molson $8,340.00
47 Francis Labonte $8,340.00
48 Alek Stasiak $8,340.00
49 Domenico Agatiello $8,340.00
50 Levon Dedeyan $8,340.00
51 Jason James $8,340.00
52 Alec Brandstatter $8,340.00
53 Ami Alibay $8,340.00
54 Mathieu Boulanger-Vaugeois $8,340.00
55 Marc-Olivier Carpentier-Perrault $6,980.00
56 David Assouline $6,980.00
57 Ryan Pignatelli $6,980.00
58 Jeremy Thompson $6,980.00
59 Vincent Bellissimo $6,980.00
60 Thomas Lefort $6,980.00
61 Alemu Makonen $6,980.00
62 Alexandre Lavigne $6,980.00
63 Jonathan richard Crute $6,980.00
64 Medhat Ramzy $6,010.00
65 Nick Nickoletopoulos $6,010.00
66 Louis Boutin $6,010.00
67 Jean Francois Bouchard $6,010.00
68 Eric Place $6,010.00
69 Ellis Polsky $6,010.00
70 Ronald Eaton $6,010.00
71 Ian Oshaugnessy $6,010.00
72 Daniel Denghel $6,010.00

 

Day 4 Recap

IMG_0633The final table of the PokerStars Canada Cup Event 6 $3,300 Main Event is set at Playground Poker Club, outside Montreal, Quebec.

Brazilian Thiago Nishijima leads the final nine with 2,680,000 heading into Day 5. Nishijima’s lead is not very large though as his closest competitor American Justin Miller has only 5,000 less with 2,675,000.

 

Thiago Nishijima 2,680,000
Justin Miller 2,675,000
Vincent Jacques 2,530,000
Rayan Chamas 2,255,000
Robert Notkin 1,985,000
Ryan Rivers 1,690,000
Ankush Mandavia 1,410,000
Francois Goulet 1,065,000
James Armstrong 1,055,000

 

Day 5 will feature a cards-up live online stream on a one hour delay starting at 12:00 pm ET. PokerStars commentators James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton will bring you all the action from the final table. The duo will be joined by guests throughout the day including PokerStars Team Pro Jonathan Duhamel and Team Online Pro Marc Andre Ladouceur. There will be an english and french webcast available. French viewers will have the pleasure of Laurence “LadyLuckPoker” Grondin  in the booth.

Day 4 began with 27 players left in the field. There were some big names among them. PokerStars Team Online Pro Marc Andre Ladouceur busted in 19th for $16,490 and PokerStars Team Pro Jonathan Duhamel finished 25th for $12,990. Antonio Esfandiari was the unfortunate final table “bubble boy” busting in 10th. Jonas Mackoff, Steven Silverman, and Laurence Grondin all made deep runs but fell short of the final table. Here is a list of the Day 4 payouts.

 

10 Antonio Esfandiari $26,960.00
11 Francois Binette $26,960.00
12 Theodore Doukas $26,960.00
13 Kevin MacDonald $21,920.00
14 McKenzie James Liebzeit $21,920.00
15 Amirmasoud Babakhani $21,920.00
16 Marcello Delgrasso $18,810.00
17 Jeremie Bilodeau $18,810.00
18 Micah Johnson $18,810.00
19 Marc Andre Ladouceur $16,490.00
20 Laurence Grondin $16,490.00
21 Jonas Mackoff $16,490.00
22 Spencer Stacey $14,740.00
23 Tamer Alkamli $14,740.00
24 Steven Silverman $14,740.00
25 Jonathan Duhamel $12,990.00
26 Johnny Mazzaferro $12,990.00
27 Amer Sulaiman $12,990.00

 

The final table is set to resume at 11:00 am ET inside Playground, we will play down to a PokerStars Canada Cup Main Event Champion.

 

Final Table Seat Draw

1 – Thiago Nishijima

2 – James Armstrong

3 – Francois Goulet

4 – Ankush Mandavia

5 – Rayan Chamas

6 – Robert Notkin

7 – Justin Miller

8 – Vincent Jacques

9 – Ryan Rivers

 

10th Place - Antonio Esfandiari
10th Place – Antonio Esfandiari

Antonio Esfandiari 10th $26,960

The very next hand after Esfandiari got rivered, he moved all-in preflop and was called by Robert Notkin. Antonio turned over and Notkin showed him the bad news revealing .

The flop was not kind to Antonio rolling out giving Notkin trip Aces. Esfandiari was not drawing dead yet though as he had backdoor flush outs. The turn however, would seal his fate. The on the river was irrelevant and Antonio Esfandiari was the official final table bubble boy. Out in 10th place for $29,960.

 

 

 

Goulet Survives

It is hard to feel bad for someone who won the richest poker tournament in recorded history, and the $18,000,000 that went along with it, but when poker is cruel, it’s very cruel.

The table short stack Francois Goulet moved all-in under-the-gun and was called my James Armstrong in the small blind. Esfandiari in the big blind, then put out a big raise isolating Armstrong, who was then forced to fold.

Goulet: 8c

Esfandiari: As

A classic race was underway for Goulet’s tournament life. The dealer fanned the flop giving Antonio the lead with a pair of Aces. The turn gave Goulet four more outs, now able to hit a nine or an eight. The river would not disappoint him as the dealer dropped the and a huge gasp echoed through the room. Goulet had tripled up to over 1,000,000 and Esfandiari was left as the short stack with 555,000.

 

Unofficial Final Table

With the elimination of Francois Binette, we are down to our final 10 players. There will be a new feature table redraw and play will resume shortly.

 

Francois Binette 11th $29,960

Francois Binette
Francois Binette

After the elimination of Theodore Doukas, Francois was left as the shortest stack. Binette moved all-in preflop for 241k and was called by Antonio Esfandiari.

Binette:

Esfandiari:

Binette had the lead to the flop, but did not leave with it. The flop rolled out , Esfandiari paired his Queen and it would hold as the turn and river gave no aide to Binette. Francois Binette out in 11th place for $29,960

 

 

 

Theodore Doukas 12th $26,960

Doukas was the shortest stack of the final 12. He moved all-in for 257k and was called by James Armstrong.

Doukas :T3

Amrstrong

Doukas would get some help from the flop giving him the lead with a pair of tens. The flop did give Armstrong some straight outs and he would get one of them on the turn. Doukas was drawing to only a chop but the river sealed his fate and he was out in 12th, good for $26,960.

 

 

Kevin MacDonald
Kevin MacDonald

Kevin MacDonald 13th $21,920

Kevin MacDonald and Justin Miller seen a flop of . MacDonald bet 50,000, Miller check-raised, and MacDonald shipped all-in for 595,000. Miller called with :9 :7, MacDonald had . Kevin could not get any help from the on the turn or on the river.

MacDonald earns $21,920 for his 14th place finish. Miller now up over 2.1 million chips.

 

 

 

 

McKenzie James Liebzit
McKenzie James Liebzit

McKenzie Liebzeit 14th $21,920

Justin Miller raised to 50,000, François Goulet made the call, McKenzie Liebzeit moved all-in for his last 165k. Miller flat called the 165,000 and François re-raised and Miller folded.

Goulet: 

Liebzeit

The board was no help running out  . Goulet eights hold and Liebzeit is out in 14th for $21,920

 

 

Amir Babakhani
Amir Babakhani

Amir Babakhani 15th Place $21,920

In the first hand after the break, WPT Champion Amir Babakhani moved all-in pre-flop and was called by Rayan Chamas in the big blind. Babakhani turned over and was ahead of Chamas’ .

The flop was not kind to Amir falling , giving Chamas top pair and it would hold as the turn and river were no help. Babakhani received $21,920 for his 15th place finish.

 

 

 

16th And 17th Bustos

Marcello Degrasso and Jeremie Bilodeau have both been eliminated from play. We did not get information from how the hands played out. Degrasso and Bilodeau both earn $18,810 for their 16th and 17th place finishes.

 

Micah Johnson
Micah Johnson

Mike Johnson Out In 18th

Mike Johnson moved all-in pre-flop for 412k and was called by chip leader Rayan Chamas.

Johnson:

Chamas:

Johnson took the lead in the hand as the flop fell , leaving Chamas drawing to one of the two remaining nines. The on the turn made no change, but the river gave Chamas a set and sent Johnson to the rail. Mike Johnson eliminated in 18th for $18,810. Chamas now with over 3,000,000 chips.

 

New Table Draw

Table 38 (Feature Table)

  1. Rayan Chamas
  2. Thiago Nishijima
  3. Robert Notkin
  4. Micah Johnson
  5. Francois Binette
  6. Theodore Doukas
  7. Amir Babakhani
  8. James Armstrong
  9. Antonio Esfandiari

 

Table 39

  1. Vincent Jacques
  2. Justin Miller
  3. Francois Goulet
  4. Jeremie Bilodeau
  5. McKenzie James Liebzeit
  6. Ankush Mandavia
  7. Ryan Rivers
  8. Kevin MacDonald
  9. Marcello Delgrasso

 

Down To 18

With the elimination of Laurence Grondin in 20th and PokerStars Team Online pro Marc Andre Ladouceur in 19th, we are now redrawing for the final two tables.

 

Marc-André Ladouceur
19th Place – Marc-André Ladouceur

Last PokerStars Pro Busted

Marc Andre Ladouceur moved all in pre-flop and was sanp-called by James Armstrong.

Ladouceur:

James:

Ladouceur found himself way behind and  with the board he was eliminated in 19th place for $16,490.

 

Level 22

Players are on their first break of the day. When they return blinds will be 8k/16k with a 2k ante. 20 remain with an average stack of 867k. Updated chip counts will follow the break.

 

Jonathan Duhamel
Jonathan Duhamel

Duhamel Busts

Team PokerStars pro Jonathan Duhamel has been eliminated in 25th place. Duhamel moved all-in after action folded around to him in the small blind. Antonio Esfandiari took a quick look and made the call from the big blind.

Duhamel:

Esfandiari:

The board ran out and the 2010 WSOP Main Event champion, Jonathan Duhamel was eliminated. His 25th place finish good for $12,990.

 

Nishijima Chips Up

Amer Sulaiman
Amer Sulaiman

Amer Sulaiman raised under-the-gun+2 to 25,000 and Thiago Nishijima raised to 68,000 from the button. Sulaiman made the call and a flop rolled out. Sulaiman donk-shoved all-in for 128,000 and was called by Nishijima. Sulaiman tabled for a pair of eights and Nishijima turned over . The turn was not great for Sulaiman as a fell giving Nishijima a set of sixes. Sulaiman had some straight outs to the river but the was no help. Sulaiman out in 26th place for $12,990.

 

Level 21!

Blinds are 6k/12k with a 2k ante. 27 players remain. Average stack is 642.2k.

 

 

Shuffle Up And Deal!

Playground Poker Club tournament director Martin Roy has just announced the “Shuffle up and deal” call and cards are in the air!.

 

Day 4!

The final 27 players are making their way to their assigned seats here at Playground Poker Club. Day 4 of the PokerStars Canada Cup Event 6 $3,300 Main Event is set to kick off in the next 20 minutes.

Rayan Chamas takes the overwhelming chip lead into the penultimate day of the Main Event. With 10 minutes still left in Level 20, blinds are 5k/10k and Chamas starts the day with over 100 big blinds more than his closest competitor.

PokerStars Team pro Jonathan Duhamel, Team Online pro Marc Andre Ladouceur and WSOP “Big One For One Drop” winner Antonio Esfandiari headline the live online streaming feature table today. Also on the table of death are Ankush Mandavia, WPT Champion Amir Babakhani, Jeremie Bilodeau, James Armstrong, Spencer Stacey, and Tamer Alkamli.

Familiar faces still in the mix to start the day include Laurence “ladyLuckPoker” Grondin, Jonas “donut604” Mackoff, Steven Silverman, Kevin MacDaonald and live streaming commentators James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton’s favorite, PokerStars Online qualifier Robert “Dr. No” Notkin.

Follow along as we play down to the final table of nine today.

 

Day 4 Seat Draw

Marcello Delgrasso Table 34 – Seat 1 482,000
Jonas Mackoff Table 34 – Seat 2 423,000
Amer Sulaiman Table 34 – Seat 3 247,000
Francois Goulet Table 34 – Seat 4 1,523,000
Rayan Chamas Table 34 – Seat 5 2,682,000
Justin Miller Table 34 – Seat 6 293,000
Laurence Grondin Table 34 – Seat 7 800,000
Thiago Nishijima Table 34 – Seat 8 1,253,000
Robert Notkin Table 34 – Seat 9 1,290,000
Johnny Mazzaferro Table 38 – Seat 1 258,000
Vincent Jacques Table 38 – Seat 2 988,000
Ryan Rivers Table 38 – Seat 3 837,000
Theodore Doukas Table 38 – Seat 4 367,000
Kevin MacDonald Table 38 – Seat 5 241,000
McKenzie James Liebzeit Table 38 – Seat 6 164,000
Micah Johnson Table 38 – Seat 7 280,000
Steven Silverman Table 38 – Seat 8 139,000
Francois Binette Table 38 – Seat 9 898,000
Antonio Esfandiari Table 39 – Seat 1 970,000
Tamer Alkamli Table 39 – Seat 2 712,000
Jeremie Bilodeau Table 39 – Seat 3 956,000
James Armstrong Table 39 – Seat 4 95,000
Amirmasoud Babakhani Table 39 – Seat 5 250,000
Marc Andre Ladouceur Table 39 – Seat 6 216,000
Spencer Stacey Table 39 – Seat 7 229,000
Ankush Mandavia Table 39 – Seat 8 571,000
Jonathan Duhamel Table 39 – Seat 9 164,000

Event 6 – PokerStars Canada Cup Main Event Day 3 – UPDATES

ChamasDay 3 Recap

The PokerStars Canada Cup Event 6 $3,300 Main Event is down to the final 27. Day 3 began with 72 players all in the money as Day 2 had ended at the bursting of the money bubble. The Day 3 chip leader is Rayan Chamas with 2.6M.Joining Chamas on top of the leaderboard are Francois Goulet, Robert Notkin, Thiago Nishijima, and Vincent Jaques. WSOP “Big One for One Drop” winner Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari and RDS poker analyst Laurence “LadyLuckPoker” Grondin are also in the top ten.Also still alive are PokerStars Team Pro Jonathan Duhamel and Team Online Pro Marc Andre Ladouceur. Other notable pros still in the mix are Ankush Mandavia, Jonas “donut604” Mackoff, Amir Babakhani, and Steven Silverman.Here is how the top ten stack up.  Day 3 saw the end for a number of familiar faces. Sylvain Siebert, Pascal Lefrancois, Mike Watson, Carter Swidler, Will Molson, and Ami Alibay.The tournament clock was stopped with nine minutes left in Level 20. Play will kick off from there on Tuesday for Day 4 action. Blind levels will continue to be 90 minutes and we will play down to a final table of nine.You can catch all the action on our live update blog and follow along the feature table with the live online stream found on the right side of our main or updates page.

Day 4 Seat Draw Busted Payouts On Day 3 End Of Day

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Final 27

Hand for hand play lasted only one hand as Viktor Leonov has busted in 28th place. The hand before Leonov’s elimination he had Marc Andre Ladouceur all-in and at risk with to Ladouceur’s . The board ran out and Ladouceur won the pot, doubling to 240k while Leonov was left with 13k, one big blind…The very next hand Leonov was in the small blind and all-in against Jonathan Duhamel. Leonov had but was dominated by Duhamel’s . After the : board rolled out, Duhamel’s Qeen high was good and Leonov was out in 28th.

Hand For Hand!

5 players have busted in the last 10 minutes and we are down to hand for hand play. Sylvain Siebert is one of the eliminations.

Recent Bustos

33 left. Players eliminated within the last level are Mike “SirWatts” Watson, Marco Caza, Jonathan Driscoll, Carter Swidler, Benoit Pesant, and Doug Hartwick.

Siebert Gets Cracked

Playground tournament legend Sylvain Siebert has not had a great level. He started the level among the chip leaders with 820,000. In the last 15 minutes he’s had AA, QQ, and KK cracked and is down to 300k. The latest recipient was Ankush Mandavia who now has a bit over 500k.

Down To 4 Tables

There are now 35 players left in the Main Event. Another table has broke and we are down to the final 4 tables. 8 more eliminations and play will be suspended for the day. PokerStars Team Online pro Marc Andre Ladouceur has joined PokerStars Team pro Jonathan Duhamel on the live streaming feature table.

PokerStars Canada Cup Freeroll

PokerStars hosts a $1,000 freeroll in their regional tab. Play will begin at 8:00 pm ET and the password is “Negreanu”

Cards Back In The Air

Players have returned to their seats and play has resumed. 37 remain with an average stack of 468.8k. Blinds are 5k/10k with a 1k ante.

Break Time!

Players are now on a 10-minute break. Stay tuned for updated chip counts.

Esfandiari Chips Up

Antonio Esfandiari and Pascal Lefrancois were battling in a 130k pot and a flop of . Lefrancois checked from the big blind and Esfandiari slid out a bet of 42k. After a short tank Lefrancois made the call to see the fall on the turn. Again Lefrancois checked and this time was met by an all-in bet from Antonio. Lefrancois didn’t take long to fold, giving Esfandiari the pot, boosting his stack to 400k.

Integrity Returns

Before the break there was a lot of concern about a few of the players at the feature table wearing headphones. There is a live online stream for the feature table and it is accessible through mobile devices. Players have been informed at the break that there will be no headphones allowed at the feature table.

Another Table Down

There are now 45 players left and with that another table has broke. There are now 5, 9-player tables on the floor.

Back In Action

Players are back after their first 15-minute break. Blinds now 4k/8k and a 1k ante. There are 47 players left in the field and average stack is 368.9k.

Notable Stacks

Antonio Esfandiari – 200K, Ankush Mandavia – 351K,  Carter Swidler – 402K, Jonathan Duhamel – 284K, Laurence Grondin – 327K, Marc-André Ladouceur – 183K, Michael Watson – 103K, Pascal Lefrancois – 402K, Steven Silverman – 263K, Will Molson – 94K

Showers…

25 players have hit the rail so far on Day 3. Some busting today in the money include Will Molson, Ami Alibay, Johnny Benehoutsos, David Assouline, Eric Place, Ronald Eaton, Vincent Bellissimo.

Duhamel Stays Alive

PokerStars Team Pro Jonathan Duhamel called the all-in shove, putting himself at risk, of Domenico Agatiello on a flop reading . Duhamel was ahead and would the double up after sweating the on the turn and on the river. Duhamel doubles to 260k.

McAdam Gets The Double

Robert McAdam moved all-in pre-flop for 74k and was called by chip leader Robert Notkin. McAdam turned over and Notkin showed . The board was dealt and McAdam scored the double, up over 150k.

Notkin Rivers The Nuts

Robert Notkin and Domenico Agatiello were involved in a pot where Notkin had rivered the nut straight against Agatiello’s turned set of Tens. Notkin led the river with a bet of 110,000 which Agatiello raised to 250,000. Notkin smooth called with the nuts and raked in the massive pot to give Notkin the chip lead. The hand stirred up the internet trolls and twitter blew up with live stream spectators demanding a penalty for Notkin for just calling with the nuts. Tournament Director Martin Roy deemed it a mistake and Notkin was just given a warning.

90 Minute Blinds

Level 17 is complete and we have entered Level 18. Blinds are 3k/6k with a 1k ante. 61 remain, average stack is 284.3k.

Dropping Like Flies

Only 20 minutes have gone by this morning and already 10% of the field is gone. We are down to 63.

Pocket Threes!

Marc-Olivier Carpentier-Perrault has doubled up! From mid-position Carpentier-Perrault moved all-in for 72,000 and was called by Ronald Eaton from the Hi-Jack.Carpentier-Perrault: Eaton: The board ran out and Carpentier-Perrault was shipped the double up. Now sitting with 150k.

Shuffle Up And Deal

Playground tournament director Martin Roy has announced the start of play for the day and cards are in the air!

Taking Their Seats

Welcome to Day 3 of the PokerStars Canada Cup Event 6 $3,300 Main Event at the Playground Poker room, just outside of Montreal, Quebec. 72 hopefuls are now in the money and battling it out for a seat at the final table.Players have started to make their way into the poker room. Play should kick off in about 20 minutes time, around 11:15 am ET. There is still 23 minutes left of Level 17. Once completed, levels will switch to 90 minutes and today we will play down to the final 27 players.There is once again a feature table live stream, you will see it on the right side of updates page once play begins.

Headlining the feature table today is PokerStars Team Pro Jonathan Duhamel. End of Day 2 chip leader Jonathan Bilodeau and PokerStars online qualifier Robert Notkin are seated at the feature table as well.Also in the mix is PokerStars Team Online Pro Marc Andre Ladouceur, Antonio Esfandiari, Jonas Mackoff, Ankush Mandavia, Ami Alibay, Amir Babakhani, Carter Swidler, Mike Watson, Pascal Lefrancois, Sylvain Siebert, and Will Molson.Follow along today for all the Day 3 action.

 

 

Event 6 – PokerStars Canada Cup Main Event Day 2 – UPDATES

Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of the PokerStars Canada Cup Event 6 $3,300 Main Event is down to the final 72 players. Play has been suspended with 23 minutes remaining in Level 17.Day 2 started with 240 hopefuls and when the dust cleared Jeremie Bilodeau was sitting on the top stack in the room. Bilodeau bagged 819,500 to end the day. Other top stacks were Rayan Chamas, Sylvain Siebert, Thiago Nishijima, and Jonathan Driscoll. Here are how the top ten chip counts stack up.  Team PokerStars Pro Jonathan Duhamel and Team PokerStars Online Pro Marc Andre Ladouceur have made the money and will return on Monday for Day 3 action. Joining them are Antonio Esfandiari, Jonas Mackoff, Ankush Mandavia, Ami Alibay, Amir Babakhani, Carter Swidler, Mike Watson, Pascal Lefrancois, Sylvain Siebert, and Will Molson.Players busting short of the money inlclude Yann Dion, Chanracy Khun, Kevin MacPhee, Russell Carson, Jeff Rossiter, Andrew Chen, Eric Afriat, Charles Sylvestre, Jeff Gross, Jonathan Roy, Ryan Hall, Elliot Smith, TJ Ulmer, and Paul Klann.Level 17 will resume tomorrow at 11:00 am ET with 23 minutes to play. Once completed, blinds levels will then move to 90 minutes.

Main Event Prize Payouts Bubble Boy Blues

Lucas Chiciak has the unfortunate and costly title of the tournament bubble boy. Chiciak finished 73rd, one away from the money and at least $6,010…

Hand for hand!

73 players remain and we have gone hand for hand.

Two to go!

There are 74 players remaining. One more elimination till hand for hand play.

Chamas Joins The Leaders

I reached the table with Danny Boyaci all-in for around 215,000 on a board and a pot with over 130k in the middle. Action was on Rayan Chamas and he was in the tank. After a few minutes, Chamas made the call. Boyaci tabled for Ace high and Chamas turned over to rake in the massive 600k chip pot.

Last Woman Standing

The lovely Laurence “LadyLuckPoker” Grondin is the last woman to survive the main event. The well known Montreal poker player and RDS poker analyst has over $285,000 in career tournament earnings according to the hendon mob.

6 More To Go

As Level 17 begins, blinds are 2.5k/5k ante 500. Average stack is 216.8k. 80 left.

Dinner Time!

Players are on a 30 minute dinner break. I am on a 30 minute timer to get stacks and find the top ten chip leaders. 80 players remain so it is expected Day 2 will end during Level 17. 6 more eliminations till the final 72 make the money and return for Day 3 tomorrow.

Robert Notkin Makes Great Call

I arrived at the table with the decision on PokerStars qualifier Robert Notkin and a bet of 50,000 to call. Taking no time at all, Notkin announced “call” and his opponent showed an attempted bluff. Notkin showed for second pair and Notkin took down a huge pot. Robert now has a stack of over 470,000. His father Harry will be quite pleased sweating his son from Florida. Robert now sits in 6th place among the top stacks in the room.

Chip Leader Adds A Bunch

Stephen Smith was just in a three-way pot to the flop where one opponent was all-in. The flop came K X X, the other opponent checks and Smith moves all-in. The opponent folds and the two live hands are tabled. The all-in player had and Smith held . The turn was a giving a set of Jacks and the all-in player could not catch an Ace. Smith raked in a massive pot to climb up to over 900,000.

Showers…

Yann Dion, Chanracy Khun, Danny Lauzon, Dean Murphy, Jason Comtois, Eric Afriat, Jason Duval, Jordan Westmorland, Charles Sylvestre, Jeff Gross, and Kevin MacPhee have all been eliminated during the last two levels.

Philpott Busts

Jason Philpott was all-in pre versus Doris Charlebois. Philpott had his last 70k in the middle with against Charlebois’ . The board ran out and trip Aces was enough to send Philpott to the rail.

Last Level Before Dinner

We are now into Level 16. Blinds are 2k/4k ante 500. There are 100 players left, which means we will reach the bubble with 28 more eliminations. Average stack is 176.9k.

Rolle Survives

Benjamin Rolle was all-in pre and at risk with against the of top stack Sylvain Siebert. The flop was dealt :10c giving Rolle a flush draw. He did not have to sweat long to see as the fell on the river leaving Siebert drawing dead. The on the river meant nothing and Rolle chipped up to 90,000.

Level 15

Cards are back in the air after a short break. Blinds are 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante. With 121 players left, average stack is 143.5k.

Break Time!
Players are now on their second break of the day. Updated top stacks to follow.

Notable Stacks Before The Break

Jonathan Duhamel – 200kAntonio Esfandiari – 95kLucas Greenwood – 70kJonas Mackoff – 102kPokerStars Qualifier Robert Notkin – 170kChanracy Khun – 65kMarc Andre Ladouceur – 120kWill Molson – 200kYann Dion – 178k

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Recent Eliminations

Players to hit the rail in the last level include Julian Thomas, Andrew Chen, Jonathan Roy, Ryan Hall, TJ Ulmer, and Elliot Smith.

Back To The Grind
Play has resumed with blinds 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante. There are now 178 players left and an average stack is 97.4k.

Break Time

Players are now on their first break of the day. We have lost 59 runners since play began this morning. I will have updated chip counts after the break.

Cajelais Doubles

Eric Cajelais was all-in pre-flop for his last 30k with against Chris Mcmahon’s . The board came and Cajelais scored the double up bringing his stack to 72,000.

Massive, Massive Pot

I arrived at the table with three player’s cards tabled face up and two of them all-in. Frederick Fortin had Kieu Lam and Viktor Leonov covered and at risk.Lam: :KsFortin: :QcLeonov: :KhThe board ran out and Leonov’s Kings held to score the triple up and rake the massive 180,000 pot.

Showers…

Some recent eliminations include Philippe “takechip” D’Auteuil, Alex Livingston, Shyam “G’s Zee” Srinivasan, and Russell Carson.

Robert Notkin PokerStars Qualifier In The Mix

57 year-old PokerStars Online Qualifier Robert Notkin has been stacking up chips. Notkin ended Day 1C with 126,600 and has climbed up to around 147,ooo so far this morning. Robert would like to say hello to his father following along in Florida. We will continue to follow along with Robert’s progress throughout the day.

Feature Table!

PokerStars Team Pro Jonathan Duhamel headlines the live streaming feature table. You can follow along the action with commentary from the legendary James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton.

Shuffle Up And Deal!

Cards are in the air on Day 2 of the PokerStars Canada Cup main Event. Play kicks off with Level 11. Blinds are 600/1,200 with a 200 ante. There are 240 players remaining, average stack is 72.3k and there are 17.3M chips in play. Good luck to all the players!

Into The Deep Blue Day 2

Day 2 of the PokerStars Canada Cup Event 6 $3,300 Main Event kicks off this morning at 11:00 am ET inside the Playground Poker Room. 240 players have qualified for the second day of play.The prize pool and payouts have been released. 72 players will make the money with the champion taking home $366,660 and a min-cash is worth $6,010. Day 2 will end when the field is narrowed down to 72 or after 10 60-minute levels of play.Leading the way on Day 2 is Day 1A chip leader Jeremy Thompson with 260,000. Among the leaders are WSOP bracelet winner Charles “Chilax Chuck” Sylvestre, Playground tournament legend Sylvain Siebert, and PokerStars Team Online Pro Marc Andre Ladouceur. Here is how the top ten stack up heading into play.PokerStars Team Pro and 2010 WSOP Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel also has a decent stack entering play. Notables taking a seat in Day 2 include Yann “yadio” Dion, Shyam “G’s Zee” Srinivasan, WSOP bracelet winners Pascal Lefrancois and Jason “Bebe Chien” Duval, Jonathan Roy, Mike “SirWAtts” Watson, Lucas Greenwood, Ryan Hall, Philippe “takechip” D’Auteuil, Jonas “donut604” Mackoff, WPT Champions Chanracy Khun, Eric Afriat TJ Ulmer, Steven Silverman, Kevin “ImaLucksac” MacPhee, Jordan “JWProdigy” Westmorland, Jeff Rossiter, Jeff Gross, and Antonio Esfandiari.Today will feature a live streaming feature table with commentary and analysis from the one and only duo of James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton.

 

 

Event 6 – PokerStars Canada Cup Main Event Day 1C – UPDATES

Day 1C Recap

Day 1C of the PokerStars Canada Cup Event 6 $3,300 Main Event at the Playground Poker room outside Montreal, Quebec. 131 were left bagging and tagging their stacks at night’s end. Day 1C saw 288 entries register for play and adding them with the Day 1A and Day 1B numbers, the total entries for the Main Event is 578. There was an overlay alert on until registration ended at the beginning of Level 7 and with registration closed, the remaining players in the field can enjoy some added value. The guarantee was set at $2,000,000 and although unofficial, it would appear the overlay will be upwards of $260,000. Leading the way on Saturday was Alex Cordero with 244,400. Joining Cordero at the top is Domenico Agatiello, Marcello Delgrasso, Francois Binette, and Riyaz Abdulla. Here are the top ten stacks from Day 1C.  Notables qualifying for Sunday’s Day 2 include Amir Babakhani, Chanracy Khun, Danny Lauzon, Erik Cajelais, Jonathan Roy, Jordan Westmorland, Mike Watson, Pascal Lefrancois, and Ryan Hall. Those not so fortunate and busting on Day 1C were PokerStars Team Pro Victor Ramdin, Timothy Adams, Team IveyPoker Pro Mike Leah, 2013 November Niner Marc Etienne McLaughlin, Ami Alibay, Philipe Boucher, Sam Greenwood, Samuel Chartier, Mario Lim, Daniel Gagne, David Yan, and Stephen Chidwick. Day 2 will begin at 11:00 am ET on Sunday inside the Playground Poker room. 240 players from the three Day 1 starting flights qualified for play on Sunday. Day 2 will play either down to the money at 72 or the end of 10 60-minute levels.
Follow along our live updates blog for hands, chip counts, and the rest of Day 2’s progress.

Last Level Of The Day

Play has entered the Level 10. Day 1C will end when this level is complete. Blinds are 500/1,000 ante 100. 154 remain with an average stack of 56.1K.

Second Last Level Of The Day

Level 9 has blind 400/800 with a 100 ante. There are 176 runners left and an average stack of 49.1k. Players busting during the last level include Timothy Adams, for the third time.

Into Level 8

Blinds are now 300/600 with a 75 ante. There are 193 entries left in the field and the average stack is 44.8k. Notable players busting in Level 7 were Stephen Chidwick and David Yan.

Delorme Takes Down The Pot

Stephen Chidwick raised to 1,200 from the Hi-Jack, Michael Korovine raised to 3,500 in the small blind, and Julian Delorme three-bet to 6,500 in the big blind. Chidwick folded and Korovine made the call. The flop rolled out , Delorme lead out with a bet of 5,000 and Korovine called to the turn . This time both players checked and the fell on the river. Delorme slid 10,050 into the middle and Korovine threw his cards into the muck.

New Chip Leader Is Born

Poker’s cruel side bared its teeth at table 68. I arrived to a board reading and Joseph Browning moving all-in. He was snap-called by Francois Binette who tabled flopping a full house. Browning could only grimace as he turned over for trip and would need some help to stay alive. The turn gave him a few more outs, but the river sealed his fate and Browning hit the rail. Binette raked in the monster pot now sitting with 180k.

The Final Countdown

With registration closed, the total number of entries for Day 1C is 288. Combining the 290 from Day’s 1A and 1B the PokerStars Canada Cup Main Event unofficially drew 578 players. About 89 short of the $2,000,000 guarantee. Prize pool information and payouts will be available later.

Back In Action

The dinner break is over and cards are in the air. Blinds are 250/500 with a 75 ante. With 221 players left the average stack is 38.5k.

Player’s party @ The Rail

There will be an open bar player’s party starting around 9pm at the Rail bar inside Playground for all PokerStars Canada Cup players. There will be a live DJ, free food and free booze. Pretty much a no brainer for anyone around.

Dinner Time!! Massive line.. Definitely no overlay on the buffet…

Players are now on a 45-minute dinner break. With 223 players left the buffet line is gigantic. It has formed the shape of a horseshoe about 100 ft long. Sadly I did not make it into the line yet because one of my duties is to collect chip counts at break. I’m setting the over/under on a full plate. Taking the under but really hoping for the over. I’m a sucker for seconds…Re: Buffet updateGood news and bad news. Good news is I won the bet against myself! Bad news, the buffet was demolished.

Late Registration Still Open. Overlay Imminent!

There are 30 more minutes left in Level 6 and a 45-minute dinner break to follow. Registration will remain open until the end of the break. The tourney clock shows 284 entries today meaning 93 more players are needed to meet the guarantee.Some players recently joining the mix include David Yan and Jordan Westmorland, both back firing their third bullets of the event. Amir Babakhani was late to join the mix but he made up for it very quickly building a stack worthy of the leaders in the room. Eric Cajelais, and UK pro Stephen Chidwick have taken a seat as well.

Busto…

Samuel Chartier, Daniel Gagne, and Team PokerStars Pro Victor Ramdin have been eliminated on the final day of qualifying.

Almost Dinner Time!

Level 5 is in the books and we are now entering Level 6. This is the last level before the 45-minute dinner break. Blinds are 200/400 with a 50 ante. 236 remain and the total entries sits at 280. Average stack is 35.6k and there are 8.4M chips in play.

A Roar goes through the crowd!

Many faces are locked on to the many television screens in the room. The UEFA Champion’s League final is on right now and Sergio Ramos just scored an extra time equalizer. Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are heading to extra time for the biggest title in Europe!

Overlay Alert!!

With 277 entries so far on Day 1C combined with the 290 from Day’s 1A and 1B, the total number of entries sits at 567. There will have to be 100 more entries within the next two levels and the dinner break to reach the $2,000,000 guarantee.

On to Level 5

Players are back from their second break of the day. Level 5 has commenced with blinds 150/300 ante 50. The total entries on Day 1C has climbed to 276 and there are 244 runners left. The average stack is 33.9k and a total of 8.3M chips in play

GoLeafsGoEh hits the showers

Mike Leah has just been eliminated in dramatic fashion.

Get called then muck?

As I walk around the floor I pick up certain trends through out the room. Recently the trend has been making a bet on the river and insta-mucking when they get called. Their opponents do not have to show their hand and scoop the pot.One of the most famous call-muck hands happened between German High Roller Tobias Reinkemeier and the UK’s Roland de Wolfe. Reinkemeier had noticed de Wolfe making plays on the river and folding when he was called. In a heads-up hand between the two, de Wolfe bet on the river and Tobias insta-called. De Wolfe mucked his hand and Tobias showed Q high. Outraged, de Wolfe tried to grab his hand from out of the muck and show his K high but the floor ruled his hand was dead and awarded the pot to Reinkemeier.I happened to come across a similar hand just now. With 10k in the middle and a board reading the player in the small blind bet 5,500 and Arthur W called in the Hi-Jack. The river came the and again the small blind lead out, this time for 8,500. Arthur W made the call and the small blind insta-mucked giving the pot to Arthur without having to show his hand.

Much Needed Double Up

Carla Sabini was all-in pre-flop with her last 14,000 and at risk against Jason Hallee.Sabini: :8cHallee: :KcThe flop was dealt giving Sabini a flopped set. Hallee still had outs to a backdoor flush draw but the on the turn gave Sabini a full house and Hallee was drawing dead to the river . Sabini scored the double boosting her stack back to just under the 30,000 she began the day with.

Break time

Level 2 is in the books and players are on a 15-minute break. We have lost 4 more runners this level. 246 remain. Blinds will be 100/200 with a 25 ante. 255 total entries bringing the tournament total to 545. There are 248 players remaining.

Late arrivals!

Players keep walking through the gate here at Playground. Newcomer’s include Team PokerStars Pro Victor Ramdin, Jonathan Roy, Jason Mann, Ami ALibay, Timothy Adams, Chanracy Khun, and Elliot Smith.

First Level of the day complete

Level 1 has come to an end and with it the first elimination of the day. 228 remain and that number grows every couple of minutes. Blinds are 75/150 with an average stack of 30.1k.

Mario crushed by Mann

Jason Mann had not been seated at the table for more than five minutes before a monster brewed. Mann raised to 600 pre-flop in late position and action folded around to Mario Lim in the big blind. Lim raised to 1,200 and Mann made the call.The flop came , Lim bets 4,000 and Mann calls to see the turn . Lim lead out again, this time for 6,000. Again Mann smooth calls to the river .Lim slides out the same bet of 6,000, but this time he is met by an all-in announcement from Mann. Lim doesn’t waste any time making the call turning over for a full house. Much to his horror Mann shows for quads and Lim becomes the first casualty of Day 1C. With the pot, Mann leaps to the chip lead with 60k.

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“Shuffle Up and Deal” Day 1C begins

Day 1C of the PokerStars Canada Cup Event 6 $3,300 Main Event is set to begin at the Playground Poker room outside Montreal, Quebec. There is an overlay alert on today as Day 1A and Day 1B have only combined 290 entries. There will have to be 377 players register today in order to meet the $2,000,000 guarantee.10 60-minute levels are on the agenda for Day 1C. Registration will remain open until the end of the dinner break, before the start of Level 7. Players who have busted on any previous Day 1 flight may re-enter today. In addition, anyone wanting the opportunity to build a better stack then that of a previous day may also buy-in again.There will be a 15-minute break after every two levels and a 45-minute dinner break after Level 6. Players start with 30,000 in chips.Today is already the largest field with most of the PokerStars Satellite qualifiers in attendance as well as an elite field of live an online qualifiers firing their last bullet to make Day 2. When the “Shuffle up and deal” call was made there was 203 entries registered.Some notable players in the field are 2013 WSOP November Niner Marc Etiene McLaughlin, Pascal Lefrancois, Phillipe Boucher, Mike Leah, Ryan Hall, Mike Watson, Mario Lim, Danny Lauzon, Laurence Grondin, Sol Bergren, and Sam Greenwood.Follow this page for our live update blog as players fight for their last chance at qualifying for Day 2.

 

 

Event 6 – PokerStars Canada Cup Main Event Day 1B – UPDATES

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WSOP bracelet winner Charles “Chilax Chuck” Sylvestre was the end of Day 1B chip leader in the PokerStars Canada Cup Event 6 Main Event. The $3,300 buy-in, $2,000,000 guarantee drew 161 entries on Friday bringing the total amount of runners to 290. Day 1C will need to draw 397 more entries in order to meet the guarantee.62 players from Day 1B will be moving on to Day 2. Sylvestre bagged up 222,200 to end the night with the top stack. Also ending play near the top were Playground tournament legend Sylvain Siebert, Francois Goulet, Louis Boutin, and Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari. Team PokerStars Pro and 2010 WSOP Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel is also among the leaders. Here is how the top ten chip counts stack up.  Notable players qualifying for Day 2 include Shyam “G’s Zee” Srinivasan, Ami Alibay, Ankush Mandavia, Jason “Bebe Chien” Duval, Julian Thomas, TJ Ulmer, Philippe “takechip” D’Auteuil, Dean Murphy, Eric Place, Russell “rdcrsn” Carson, and 2014 Playground Spring Championship winner Jason Comtois.Players unable to survive Day 1B were Mike Leah, Timothy Adams, Samuel Chartier, Jordan Westmorland, Mario Lim, David Yan, Mike Watson, Chanracy Khun, Ryan Hall, Steve Kerr, Eric Afriat, Sam Greenwood, and Chris McClung.Anyone eliminated today has the option of re-entering on Saturday’s Day 1C as late registration is open until the end of the dinner break, before the start of Level 7. In addition, any player who would like a chance to better their end of Day 1 stack may also re-enter on Saturday. They may only take the largest stack into Day 2Follow our PokerStars Canada Cup Updates blog Saturday for live Day 1C updates and the countdown to overlay tracker. The possibility of an overlay will be a very popular topic tomorrow.

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