WSOP-C River Rock Casino and PlayNow.com Over $2.5 Million in Prize Pools – Results for Events 4 Through 6

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Matthew O’Brien

In a joint effort with PlayNow.com and the River Rock Casino Resort, the inaugural Canadian World Series of Poker-Circuit stop has certainly been making the waves that the recent West Coast earthquake did not; while Events 1 through 3 brought some sweet results, the aftershocks in Events 4 to 7 have been even shaking things up even more.  So far after 7 events, more than $2,522,000 in prize pools have been generated.  There are still 4 more events to be played as well, including #11 and #12 on PlayNow.com, which will award the first ever WSOP-C ring winners to be determined exclusively on the virtual felts!

British Columbia players swept up the first 3 gold rings, however, Event #4’s prize and biggest pay-out of the series (before the Main Event wraps up) will be heading home with Ontario’s Matthew O’Brien; while it wasn’t Matthew’s largest win to date, the victory was sure to taste pretty sweet as O’Brien narrowly missed his ring earlier in 2012 at a USA WSOP-C Main Event where he finished 3rdThis score takes the young Canadian up over $312,000 in career tournaments. Besides Matthew, 35 other players made some dough as follows:

Event 4 – #1,125 No Limit Hold’em

1st Matthew O’Brien

$81,422

Ottawa

2nd Charles Shapiro

$50,355

Vancouver

3rd Keith Wintermans

$36,720

North Vancouver

4th Duck-Sin Jong

$27,327

Burnaby

5th Shane Sandu

$20,518

New Westminster

6th Douglas Lamson

$15,693

Abbotsford

7th Adam Cummings

$12,178

Victoria

8th Andy Le

$9,586

Mount Lake Terrace

9th Anthony Kook

$7,653

North Vancouver

10th Peter Brewe

$6,191

Essex

11th Tyler StClair

$6,191

Edmonton

12th Matthew Harris

$6,191

Mission

13th Glen Adams

$5,080

Lethbridge

14th Raymond Debruyn

$5,080

Richmond

15th Patrick Foreman

$5,080

Lantzville

16th Shawn Rohatensky

$4,233

Madeira Park

17th Jay Zeman

$4,233

Seattle

18th Harold Fitzpatrick

$4,233

Surrey

19th Roman Pereyaslavsky

$3,558

Richmond

20th Conor Waddington

$3,558

Kelowna

21st Sai Ho Chili

$3,558

Vancouver

22nd Steven Dametto

$3,037

Chase

23rd Gillian Epp

$3,037

Cranbrook

24th Ratharam Sivagnanam

$3,037

Toronto

25th Peter Vu

$2,627

Burnaby

26th Laurence Grondin

$2,627

Montreal

27th Charbel Kanterjian

$2,627

La Salle

28th Justin Leeson

$2,301

Calgary

29th Jordan Hamilton

$2,301

Kelowna

30th James Weisgerber

$2,301

Mission

31st Yonathan Yacoubov

$2,039

North York

32nd Becky Rocco

$2,039

Hanamaulu

33rd Marko Perkovic

$2,039

Surrey

34th Calen McNeil

$1,830

Victoria

35th Kyle Ho

$1,830

DNR

36th Jason Kirstein

$1,830

White Rock

 

Total Entries:  354   Total Prize Pool:  $354,000

Dean Engemoen

It looks like Chilliwack’s Dean Engemoen made his first “official” major tournament cash count in a big way by taking down Event 5; it’s a classy nice touch to put a Champion’s photo up beside your first flag on your profile page! Here are the complete results:

 

 

 

 

Event 5 – $580 No Limit Hold’em

1st Dean Engemoen

$39,903

Chilliwack

2nd Carson Wong

$24,670

Vancouver

3rd Lillian Chan

$17,997

Vancouver

4th Sang Hyo Park

$13,349

Vancouver

5th Braden Hall

$10,056

Abbotsford

6th Bashar Ramahi

$7,691

Sturgeon County

7th Paul Vassallo

$5,968

White Rock

8th Philip Elliott

$4,698

Vancouver

9th Andre Groulx

$3,751

Richmond

10th Troy Chehayeb

$3,035

Alsike

11th Richard Weiszberger

$3,035

Toronto

12th Khaly Dang

$3,035

Mississauga

13th Afsin Majidi

$2,490

Richmond

14th Jamil Kanji

$2,490

Edmonton

15th Martin Malone

$2,490

United Kingdom

16th Nan Xia

$2,070

Richmond

17th Preston Partridge

$2,070

Shawnigan Lake

18th Alan Raymer

$2,070

Vancouver

19th Mark Juvelin

$1,744

Surrey

20th Frank Rolbin

$1,744

Mission

21st Ferdinand Perada

$1,744

Vancouver

22nd Matt Affleck

$1,489

Mill Creek

23rd Andrew Goosen

$1,489

Port Coquitlam

24th Brian Henningson

$1,489

Surrey

25th Jason Manggunio

$1,287

Richmond

26th Anthony Marr

$1,287

North Vancouver

27th Edward Sorensen

$1,287

Vancouver

28th Zennawi Petros

$1,128

Winnipeg

29th Hugh Drummond

$1,128

Vancouver

30th Morgan Owen

$1,128

Delta

31st Jean Goldsmith

$999

Vancouver

32nd Ram Ghuman

$999

Surrey

33rd Grantel Gibbs

$999

Whitby

34th Dung Nguyen

$897

Surrey

35th Parmveer Dhami

$897

Kelowna

36th Victor Deol

$897

Burnaby

 

Total Entries:  347    Total Prize Pool:  $173,500

Victor Chan

 

Victor Chan’s Hendon Mob profile page was also bare before the WSOP came to Vancouver; not much of a problem anymore, as he shipped Event #6 for $25,000 and some highly sought after bragging rights. Here are the 44 contenders who hit the cash cage before him:

 

 

 

 

Event 6 – $365 No Limit Hold ‘em Turbo

1st Victor Chan

$25,143

Vancouver

2nd Terry Chen

$15,539

Vancouver

3rd Sandra Wong

$11,355

Burnaby

4th Ian Modder

$8,431

North Vancouver

5th Tony Fazeli

$6,357

Richmond

6th Richard Getty

$4,866

Burnaby

7th Wipada Butwong

$3,779

Vancouver

8th Ping Huang

$2,976

Coquitlam

9th Liying Zhang

$2,377

Vancouver

10th Gregory Wang

$1,925

Vancouver

11th Jay Glass

$1,925

Whitehorse

12th Chris Back

$1,925

Vancouver

13th Emil Joseph

$1,580

Thornhill

14th William Hui

$1,580

Vancouver

15th Corey Robb

$1,580

Coquitlam

16th Bradely Wilson

$1,314

Surrey

17th Jason Wright

$1,314

Parksville

18th Allan Berger

$1,314

Richmond

19th Brandon Carli

$1,108

Friday Harbor

20th Matthew Dietrich

$1,108

Centralia

21st Thayanthan Gobalasingan

$1,108

Surrey

22nd Lyne Moroni

$945

Vancouver

23rd Cort Caldwell

$945

New Westminster

24th David Sandhu

$945

Prince Rupert

25th Yong Mei Sun

$817

Whiterock

26th Grant Thelin

$817

Oliver

27th Steven Dametto

$817

Chase

28th Scott Stephenson

$716

North Vancouver

29th Lawrence Iampen

$716

Chilliwack

30th Raymond Debruyn

$716

Richmond

31st Gordon Clark

$634

Aldergrove

32nd Geoffrey Getty

$634

Fort McMurray

33rd Clayton Swain

$634

Victoria

34th Shane Anderson

$569

Surrey

35th Marton Szlavy

$569

North Vancouver

36th Petar Majstrovic

$569

Chilliwack

37th Clinton Pearson

$517

Skidgate

38th Kenneth Atkins

$517

Parksville

39th Terry Hawman

$517

DNR

40th Tawd Hamonic

$517

Kamloops

41st Alemu Makonen

$517

Edmonton

42nd Laurie Hawman

$517

DNR

43rd Neal Bautista

$517

Burnaby

44th David Pazurik

$517

New Westminster

45th Nicholas Kao

$517

Surrey

 

Total Entries:  381       Total Prize Pool:  $114,300

Day 2 of Event #7 is currently underway at the time of writing, though the money bubble has popped and the field has dropped from 1032 original entries to less than 100 that are still in contention for the River Rock Casino Resort’s WSOP-Circuit Vancouver Main Event top prize of more than $286,000

We’ll take a look at some of the Day 3 contenders in our next recap; see you soon! 

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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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