Playground Poker Club $1,000 DeepStack Winner Levon Dedeyan


Playground Poker Club wanted to make sure all the players in Montreal had all the poker action their hearts could desire, hosting the 3rd and largest of it’s sell-out DeepStack tornament poker events.  This time bumping it up to $1000 buy-in, players started with huge stacks of 30,000 chips and generous 45 minute levels for the two day event.  Attracting almost 200 players, Day 1 played well into the night, with cash games of all sizes filling the poker room as fast as tournament tables broke.

WSOPE bracelet winner Erik Cajelais was among the 37 players who advanced to Day 2, but found himself crippled when the player he was running a bluff on tabled Pocket Aces.  With first prize set at just under $50,000 the final table was hard fought and eventually a 3 way deal was struck.  The chip leader at the time, Michael Lawson , secured a sweet pay-day, taking $33,500 leaving both Fuyuki Ikura and Levon Dedeyan $27,500 a piece.  The game was far from over however, as $9,000 and a kick ass bracelet were left in the middle to decide the true champion. The chop turned out to be just in time,  as Lawson was then the next to go out.

Fuyuki and Levon went into Heads Up play with Mr. Ikura having about a 3-2 chip advantage, but the tables turned as they both got all in with Levon holding Ace Nine to Fuyuki’s Ace Jack.  Lady Luck can be cruel however and a nine on the flop changed things in a hurry. Now short the short stack, Fuyuki then gets it all with A4 vs Levon’s K7, but it just wasn’t in the cards for Ikura as Dedeyan spiked his king to claim the bragging rights, bracelet, $36,500 total and the win!

Congrats to all the winners this weekend and if you missed out on this one, don’t worry as Playground Poker Club is set to announce the Playground Poker Classic.  Events at Playground Poker Club just keep getting bigger, bolder and better, this certainly will be a huge hit as well.  Stay tuned for more details coming soon!



MARCH 26-27th/2011

1st Levon Dedeyan $48,750.00 (36.5 chop)
2nd Fuyuki Ikura $29,250.00 (27.5 chop
3rd Michael Lawson $19,500.00 (33.5 chop)
4th Jimmy Dufour $13,000.00
5th Jean-Philippe Piquette $10,000.00
6th Francis Lavallee $8,000.00
7th Patrick Spinelli $6,000.00
8th Jean-Sebastien Bergeron $4,000.00
9th Ramon De La Cruz $4,000.00
10th Anthony Khoury $4,000.00
11th Martin Jacques $2,300.00
12th Francois Cardinal $2,200.00
13th Steve Landry $2,150.00
14th Christopher McClung $2,150.00
15th Ted Doukas $2,100.00
16th Jamie Simons $2,000.00
17th Tony Stratopoulos $2,000.00
18th Eric Bergeron $2,000.00
19th Maxime Favre $2,000.00
20th Jason Hallee $2,000.00

Total Prize Pool: $167,400

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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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