The inaugural event of the Four Aces Poker Open is underway today here at the beautiful Four Aces Poker Club just outside Montreal . On this Day 1A of the $2,500 No Limit Holdem Event, 27 starters including players travelling from Ontario, New Brunswick and even an online UB.com qualifier from as far as Denmark have made their way to be part of the event. UB.com pro Mark Kroon aka “Poker Ho” is also in from the U.S. A larger field of starters are expected tomorrow Day 1B and the event will likely end up with a sizeable prize pool in the $200 thousand range.
The tournament has already been underway for 4 hours with 5 players having been knocked out including the Dane, Stieg Rasmussen. The current chip leader Nick Blackburn from Ohio, known online at UB.com as “laughatthis” is sitting at about 140,000 chips from a starting stack of 40,000.
Team CanadaPoker.com is on hand and we’ve spoken with some players right before the event started and the level of excitement is sky high. Some players are newcomers to the Montreal poker scene and were wowed by the attractiveness of this club.
Before visiting Four Aces for the first time, we had only seen photos of the club which were impressive. Nevertheless, we were even more impressed when we walked into the club last night for the first time. It’s truly a showpiece featuring a rich ambience: the poker tables are classy, very spacious and easily exceed the highest standards of excellence. While playing, you can’t help but notice the friendly staff and beautiful girls that work here both in the poker room and in the fabulous restaurant Carte Blanche.
We were also invited to be a part of “The Poker Show” by the great guys over at Team 990 Radio who broadcast the show live from Four Aces every Thursday night.
As the Main Event continues to unfold here at Four Aces, the club will also be hosting its signature $65 single rebuy tournament which takes place Friday & Saturday nights at 8:30 PM. Part of the buy-in ($4) goes into a special pool to award bonus prizes to players who make certain sets during the tournament. This tournament is a player favourite and usually attracts about 100 players each night.
Quads give you $50, a straight flush pays $200, a royal flush pays $500, a player wins $50 if his pocket aces get cracked on the river, and of course a $100 bonus for any player who gets four aces.
For fans of Pot Limit Omaha, the club runs a tournament on Sundays and Monday evenings with $75 and $85 buy-ins respectively.
There are cash games running nightly as well at the $1/$2 NL and $5/$5 NL levels.
Anyone who likes poker should come down to the club, especially if you are in the Montreal area!
To view our gallery of the event, check out our gallery of the event, updated live!