Stardust Canadian Poker Classic $300K GTD Main Event Kicks Off with Sold Out Field

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The Main Event of the inaugural Stardust Canadian Poker Classic sponsored by PokerStars.net kicked off last night at the Stardust Poker Mansion located in Kahnawake, Montreal, Quebec.

The Main Event is an $1,100 buy-in No-Limit Texas Hold’em Freeze-Out tournament with a Massive $300,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool.

In addition to buying in directly to the tournament and playing live qualifiers offered at Stardust, players also had the opportunity to qualify online through PokerStars.net.

The tournament is poised to be among the largest cash prize pools to date in the Province of Quebec. With 165 players already entered into Day 1A and a full house is expected for Day 1B, it is highly likely that the $300,000 guarantee will get surpassed.

A number of celebrities have shown up for the SCPC including NHL alumni Mathieu Dandenault, Georges Laraque, CFL Alumni Steve Charbonneau, Anwar Stewart, UFC Fighters Rory MacDonald, Joey Gambino, Francis Carmont, Sean Pierson, Mitch Meyberger, comedians Bruno Landry, Actor Carl Marotte, and singer Andree-Anne Leclerc.

Also playing was 2010 WSOP Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel who was on the feature table broadcast via Live Stream.

Since opening its doors in April 2012, Stardust Poker Mansion is defining itself as one of Canada’s premier poker destinations offering a very exquisite and warm poker décor accompanied by a fine cigar lounge to satisfy aficionados and a restaurant serving up excellence in dining with an impressive wine cellar – all of the above adding fresh flavour to the already thriving Montreal poker scene.

The first segment of Day 1 came to a close late Thursday night. Day 1A played down to 50 players and the same is expected for Day 1B Friday before play resumes on Saturday for Day 2.

Here is a list of chip counts from Day 1A.

PLAYER NAME

 CHIP COUNT

XIN QI

                         282,100

SERGE POULIOT

                         265,200

GEORGES LARAQUE

                         226,300

MAXIME PALMA

                         205,700

DANNY GHALI

                         179,500

RONALD EATON

                         175,400

MALCOME MARCONE

                         172,700

JEAN-LOUIS ARSENEAU

                         165,700

GLEN HAMMERS

                         165,500

RENE BELLEFEUILLE

                         160,600

LUC LAFONTAINE

                         149,600

YANNICK LABBATAGLIA

                         146,000

CHARANCY KHUN

                         132,800

MICHAEL LAWSON

                         128,800

DAVID DRIFFIELD

                         119,700

AMARITH KEO

                         111,600

MARTIN PRINCE

                         110,700

BRENDAN DELOVITCH

                         104,900

YAMMICK TURCOTTE

                           97,800

NEIL ARMSTRONG

                           95,900

JUSTIN OUIMETTE

                           93,700

CHARBEL KANTERJIAN

                           92,400

CHRIS MCCLUNG

                           89,600

JAMES RUBIN

                           88,900

ANDREW HELLEUR

                           87,100

NOY.

                           84,300

BILL KONTARATOS

                           80,700

ADAM HAMAOUI

                           78,500

MICHAEL FORTIN-DEMERS

                           78,300

VINH BUI

                           77,500

ROBERT PETRONIO

                           74,100

ALEX CORDERO

                           73,400

LEVON DEDEYAN

                           71,100

LUKE MELLORS

                           69,400

SERGE GAUTHIER

                           67,600

CARTER SWIDLER

                           66,000

KEVIN MAC DONALD

                           58,300

MARC-ETIENNE BLAIS

                           57,500

BEN LEBLOND

                           53,700

DENIS BOLDUC

                           53,600

TONY STRATOPOULOS

                           53,500

PRESTOR CLOUTIER

                           48,400

PHILIPPE BELLEY

                           47,400

LANE TRENHOLM

                           33,400

OLIVER GREER

                           32,900

SASCHA PIETROWSKI

                           26,700

CHAD BOUCHAED

                           26,500

ANTHONY DIOTTE

                           23,900

DANIEL LEPINE

                           10,000

 

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