We are live from Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Quebec and playing Heat 2 of the partypoker.net Premier League VII during WPT Montreal week. Last night Jeff Gross outlasted 7 other opponents in heat 1 and picked up 14 points, putting him in a comfortable position for the other heats to be played.
Tonight we have some new faces and 4 returning players from heat 1, including Brian Rast, Scott Seiver, the “Jungleman” Daniel Cates and Jason Koon. Here is tonight’s roster of pros.
|Seat 1||Brian Rast|
|Seat 2||Scott Seiver|
|Seat 3||Daniel Cates|
|Seat 4||Dan Shak|
|Seat 5||Jonathan Duhamel|
|Seat 6||Phil Laak|
|Seat 7||Vanessa Selbst|
|Seat 8||Jason Koon|
The action is unfolding a little faster than last night. Dan Shak has already been eliminated by the Jungleman. Scott Seiver is the current chip leader with 761,000 chips, nearly 250k more chips than 2nd place Cates.
The blinds are 4k/8k +2k antes.
Vanessa Selbst just got eliminated in an all-in situation against Brian Rast.
Hand 67: K is for Koon
Koon : Ks
Seiver bets 32k post flop already holding a flush. Koon has trip kings. Koon raises to 78k. Seiver calls.
Koon goes all-in. Seiver calls.
Koon, on the verge of elimination got saved by a full house on the river. Takes a huge pot and swaps the chip lead with Seiver.
|Seat 8||Jason Koon||588,000|
|Seat 3||Daniel Cates||572,000|
|Seat 2||Scott Seiver||421,000|
|Seat 5||Jonathan Duhamel||340,000|
|Seat 1||Brian Rast||282,000|
|Seat 6||Phil Laak||198,000|
Chip counts after 80 hands of play.
|Seat 8||Jason Koon||576,000|
|Seat 3||Daniel Cates||493,000|
|Seat 1||Brian Rast||402,000|
|Seat 5||Jonathan Duhamel||366,000|
|Seat 2||Scott Seiver||343,000|
|Seat 6||Phil Laak||221,000|
Hand 83 Jungleman hanging by a vine
Series of bets and Jungleman goes all in on the river. Duhamel snap calls and Cates is crippled. Duhamel is the new chip leader.
|Seat 5||Jonathan Duhamel||756,000|
|Seat 1||Brian Rast||476,000|
|Seat 8||Jason Koon||443,000|
|Seat 2||Scott Seiver||404,000|
|Seat 6||Phil Laak||215,000|
|Seat 3||Daniel Cates||107,000|
Players are on a 1 hour dinner break after 84 hands.
We are back from the dinner break, it went longer than anticipated. The players decided to have dessert 🙂
Blinds are at 6k/12k + 2k antes. We are still 6 handed.
Hand 90 Jungleman doubles on Duhamel
Jungleman goes all in pre-flop from the SB and Duhamel calls from BB.
Jungleman picks up a nice pot to stay alive.
|Seat 5||Jonathan Duhamel||501,000|
|Seat 2||Scott Seiver||500,000|
|Seat 1||Brian Rast||438,000|
|Seat 8||Jason Koon||411,000|
|Seat 6||Phil Laak||284,000|
|Seat 3||Daniel Cates||262,000|
You guys can’t see this but Phil Laak is wearing ski goggles, he heard we are getting snow tomorrow in Montreal and wants to be prepared.
Hand 97: Scott the ReSeiver
A series of bets. Flop comes giving Seiver top pair. Koon and Laak fold. Duhamel raises to 128k with the straight draw. Seiver goes all in and Duhamel snap folds. Seiver picks up the 291k pot and regains the chip lead.
|Seat 2||Scott Seiver||750,000|
|Seat 1||Brian Rast||379,000|
|Seat 8||Jason Koon||371,000|
|Seat 6||Phil Laak||348,000|
|Seat 5||Jonathan Duhamel||277,000|
|Seat 3||Daniel Cates||271,000|
Hand 99: Jungleman hurts Duhamel
Duhamel raises to 60k and Cates jams all in from the short stack. Duhamel calls.
Flop : 8d : 6c
Jungleman swings the pot with a pair of bullets. Duhamel is left with one big blind he will be all in next hand.
Hand 103: Staying Alive
Duhamel all-in and Koon too.
Duhamel picks up a flush draw on the river.
Hand 104: All in Jonathan
Duhamel all-in and Cates calls.
Jonathan Duhamel is making a comeback.
The blinds are 8k/16k +3k antes.
|Seat 2||Scott Seiver||649,000|
|Seat 3||Daniel Cates||419,000|
|Seat 1||Brian Rast||409,000|
|Seat 8||Jason Koon||382,000|
|Seat 6||Phil Laak||376,000|
|Seat 5||Jonathan Duhamel||170,000|
Hand 113: Duhamel the comeback kid.
Duhamel all-in and Laak calls.
Duhamel takes it. Phil’s snow goggles don’t bring him any luck.
|Seat 2||Scott Seiver||572,000|
|Seat 5||Jonathan Duhamel||443,000|
|Seat 1||Brian Rast||406,000|
|Seat 8||Jason Koon||379,000|
|Seat 3||Daniel Cates||368,000|
|Seat 6||Phil Laak||237,000|
Hand 116: Laak is Back
Seiver and Duhamel call, Laak raises to 125k from the button. Duhamel folds. Seiver in.
The flop is and Laak picks up a pair of rockets. He bets 51k and Seiver is thinking about it. He folds and Phil Laak picks up big pot.
|Seat 5||Jonathan Duhamel||495,000|
|Seat 2||Scott Seiver||441,000|
|Seat 6||Phil Laak||406,000|
|Seat 1||Brian Rast||384,000|
|Seat 8||Jason Koon||349,000|
|Seat 3||Daniel Cates||330,000|
Hand 119: Laaked Out
Laak raises to 41k and Duhamel reraises to 107k. Laak is talking a lot as he tries to decide what to do. Laak is going all in and Duhamel follows.
Phil Laak is out.
|Seat 5||Jonathan Duhamel||909,000|
|Seat 2||Scott Seiver||689,000|
|Seat 8||Jason Koon||340,000|
|Seat 1||Brian Rast||335,000|
|Seat 3||Daniel Cates||132,000|
Duhamel just took another nice pot from Seiver. Duhamel has risen from the ashes here tonight to gain a heavy chip lead.
The blinds are 10k/20k + 3k antes.
Hand 132 – Koon comes out of his cocoon.
He has waited over 100 hands before making a move. He picks up the blinds on a couple of back to back all-in hands with no takes. He is the short stack.
Hand 139: Duhameltdown
Jungleman goes all in and Duhamel calls.
Jungleman wins with higher card and takes huge pot and knocks down Jonathan chips to about half and is the new chip leader.
|Seat 2||Scott Seiver||716,000|
|Seat 5||Jonathan Duhamel||562,000|
|Seat 3||Daniel Cates||549,000|
|Seat 8||Jason Koon||295,000|
|Seat 1||Brian Rast||267,000|
Players back and the blinds are 12k/24k + 4k antes.
Hand 160: Rast wants out
Rast goes all in pre-flop with average cards. Seiver calls.
Rast is out in 5th place in tonight’s heat.
|Seat 2||Scott Seiver||796,000|
|Seat 5||Jonathan Duhamel||781,000|
|Seat 8||Jason Koon||432,000|
|Seat 3||Daniel Cates||391,000|
Hand 166: Jungleman strikes back
Seiver goes all in pre-flop and Cates calls with pocket queens.
The Jungleman wins the big pot.
|Seat 5||Jonathan Duhamel||964,000|
|Seat 2||Scott Seiver||556,000|
|Seat 3||Daniel Cates||476,000|
|Seat 8||Jason Koon||404,000|
The blinds are up to $15k/$30k + 5k antes after 168 hands of play.
Jungleman is out after being severely short stacked. We are 3-handed now.
|Seat 2||Scott Seiver||995,000|
|Seat 8||Jason Koon||965,000|
|Seat 5||Jonathan Duhamel||445,000|
Hand 183: Duhamel out by Koon
Both men all in.
Duhamel is out after an amazing night of play.
We are now heads-up Seiver vs. Koon
|Seat 2||Scott Seiver||1,395,000|
|Seat 8||Jason Koon||1,005,000|
After several hands of heads up, Koon earns a 2:1 chip advantage.
Final Hand 228:
Both men all in preflop
Koon wins heat 2 with top pairs A-8 vs Q-8.
For much of the night, Koon has sat silently in the background while most of the other players were battling it out. It wasn’t until he became a short stack at risk of elimination with five men remaining that he started to actually play. The patient man endured and picks up 14 points, putting him in a good position in the Premier League VII going forward.
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