Zenni Petros Zings Another, Western Canadian Poker Classic $2200 Main Event Results


If you’ve already read Saturday’s results post for Events #1 and #2 of the 2012 Western Canadian Poker Classic at Casino Yellowhead, then you already know that a certain few Canadian circuit players are clearly in ”beast mode” no matter what city they seem to turn up and that trend hasn’t stopped when things bumped up for Event #3, the $2,200 No Limit Hold’em Championship.

Winnipeg’s Zenni Petros bested the field of 75 to claim yet another title and $51,000 in cold hard cash. Petros is definitely of our countries players destined to do things, if you haven’t read our CanadaPoker.com interview with Zenni from last fall you might want to check out his track record so far. This was also his second final table in just 3 events at the 10th Annual WCPC.

We’ve also been keeping an eye on Edmonton’s Jerome (Alemu) Mokonen since he scored two well sought after poker titles over the same week in Vegas; this time around and on his home turf, Mokonen has made 2 final tables in only 3 days totaling more than $12,000 in cashes for the series so far.

Saskatoon’s Michael Smith has been making his fair share of final tables as well; just this past March at the 2012 Regina Station Poker Classic, Smith and Alemu fought it out at the final table of the $800 NLH. Mike is also 2/3 for cashing at the WCPC, after a 7th place finish in the $2,200 Championship here.

The $780 No Limit Hold’em started on Saturday and will run well into the night before a winner is crowned. Early reports indicate at least 140 entries creating a top prize of more than $30,000 to play for.

The last and largest buy-in will also get underway on Sunday, a $5,200 Mixed PLO/Hold’em that could see some decent numbers. Until then, we’ll leave you with these latest results:


WCPC Event #3, $2,200 No Limit Hold’em

1st Zennawi Petros $51,000
2nd Merlin Landry $30,000
3rd  Gary Best $21,000
4th  James Cermak $15,000
5th Shawn Leis $11,000
6th  Jerome Makonen $8,400
7th Mike Smith $6,600
8th  Pan Zhi $5,200


Total Entries: 75 Prize Pool: $148,200

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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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