Vlad Faubert Gets his Redemption and Demo Kiriopoulos Continues Cashing Big in PPC $1,000


A few recently familiar names have popped up again this weekend in Canadian poker; this time around in another PPC $1000 notable results include both Montreal legend Vlad Faubert and Ontario’s Demo Kiriopoulos.

143 players turned out this weekend for a 2 day event in one of Kahnawake’s popular poker clubs, Playground Poker Club not quite packing the joint this go around, but still an impressive turn-out for the time of year and buy-in.

While several favorites, including reigning champ Guillaume Rivet where back for Sunday’s remaining field, it seems like the final table was packed with enough of some of the countries tough competitors to warrant a six way, Individual Chip Model based chop.

Vlad was awarded the top payday of the deal, and with it credit for a first place finish; considering he came second to Rivet, just a few months back in October’s 1k, one could consider this his just deserts.

Demo Kiriopoulos on the other hand seems to just be adding to an epic “break-out” year, adding another five figures here to his bankroll; this young emerging pro Canadian also recently took down the 2011 Punta Cana Poker Classic for $136,000 just a little while back.

Here is the breakdown of the 6 way deal and the players who cashed in:

Playground Poker Club December 10-11th $1,100 Results



Vlad Faubert




John Ma




Carl Doyon




Demo Kirioupoulos




Patrick Braga




Martin Leclerc


The rest rest of the payout spots were as follows:

7th- Marc Dupre 5500$

8th- Danny Madri 4000$

9th- Yannick Gauthier 3000$

10th-Dominic Durante 2600$

11th-Steve Morrison 2400$

12th-Brent Wacjman 2200$

13th-Robert Cohen 2100$

14th-Justin Miller 2000$

15th-Pat St-Onge 1940$

Congratulations to the players!


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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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