Event #6: $100 + $10 6-Max Re-entry
Event #6 Champion: Jacques BerthiaumeIn total 122 entries made their way to the tables today. The pace throughout the tournament was fast and intense. The 6-Max structure is designed for action and the players did not let anyone down in that regard. The eliminations were quick and one could regularly see the tournament staff busting table after table as the field narrowed. The number of entries was large enough to more than double the guarantee and finish at $11,834. Jeremy Chandler was running pretty good all day, he rose to fame early on and never really looked back. Midway through the tournament, Éric Sauvé won a huge hand, propelling him to the top of the leaderboard and his luck held long enough to let him to sail to the final table. After the bubble broke in level 14, the action did not let up one bit, and the eliminations …
They have a deal!Once four-handed, the players stopped the clock once again to discuss a possible deal. The discussion lasted only a few minutes and it was done. An even chop of $1,800 was agreed upon, leaving an extra $474 for the champion. Play resumed and almost immediately, two players fell. Nathalie Thibeault finished 4th and Michel Pouliot hit the rail in 3rd place; both players pocketing $1,800 as agreed. Heads up action between Jacques Berthiaume and Jeffrey Batmanian just started, with Berthiaume enjoying a noticeable chip advantage. 4th place – Nathalie Thibeault, $1,800 3rd place – Michel Pouliot, $1,800
No deal and three eliminationsAfter the elimination of Eric Sauve in 7th position ($510) when his came up short against Michel Pouliot’s , the players paused the clock to discuss a possible deal. Unable to come to a unanimous agreement, the players soldiered on. Jeremy Chandler, short stacked and out of options, went all-in with but was crushed by Nathalie Thibeault’s cowboys and hit the rail in 6th place and a prize of $680 Next, it was Anderson F. who was backed up in a corner. He tried his luck with but hit a brick wall when Jacques Berthiaume tabled his rockets and was sent home in 5th position and $900. 7th place – Éric Sauvé, $510
The last sevenThe players have moved on to the final table, and were happy to do so. Playing four-handed for quite a while made a huge dent in some stacks because of the increasing blinds.
On to the final tableHere are the players who headed for the rail after the bubble burst: 8th – Samuel Mercier-Fortin, $390 9th – Ahmad Baalbaki, $290 10th – Christian Rho, $220 11th – Farbod Nematkhah, $220 12th – Bryan Robitaille Fequet, $200 13th – Patrick Sullivan, $200 14th – Camille Jr Lefebvre Pelletier, $190 15th – Réal Cantin, $190 16th – Maxime Roby, $170 I took quite a few hands, a lot of all-ins and some patience but in the end it only took one hand to unlock the final table. After a few devastating hands, Samuel Mercier-Fortin had very few options left, so he went all-in for 29,000. Anderson F. made the call and so did Jeffrey Batmanian. The flop came out: , the action was instantaneous from Anderson: “all-in”. Jeffrey got the message and bowed out. The hands were then tabled: Anderson: Samuel: With a straight …
Event #7: $100 + $20 + $100 6-Max 50/50 Bounty
Event #7 Champion: Mathyeu ProvostEvent #7, $100 + $20 +$100 6-Max 50/50 Bounty got underway at 7:00pm and attracted 145 bounty hunters who were here to collect chips and to score a $100 bounty on each player that they knocked out of the tournament. Right out of the gate the action heated up and by the first break, the leaders had already secured a few bounty chips as their chip stacks grew to three to four times the average. Simon Gosselin bolted to the top of the leaderboard and was joined later on by Shawn S., but Shawn fell short of the money, and Gosselin exited in ninth place for $310 (plus bounties). Late tournament action saw many swings, with players doubling up and then falling before the bubble. Once the bubble burst, bustouts started to take place at a decent pace. When the final table finally started, there …
Simonetti doubles through RathbunMarcello Simonetti is known to be a patient and tight player and he has gone deep in many events. He was part of the five way chop that took place in this weekend’s marquee event, the Playground200. He has been super patient on the final table tonight waiting for the right spots, and his chip stack was starting to take a hit and he needed to do something before it was too late.. Lucky for him, he woke up with a pocket pair and moved all in. John Rathbun also woke up with a pair and made the call, hoping that he might be flipping against an Ace or maybe some Broadway cards. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. Marcello: John: The board stayed clean for Marcello and his 310,000 stack more than doubled.
Plessis-Belair exits in fourth place, $1,330The pressure was starting to get to Normand Plessis-Belair’s stack and when he saw an ace he decided to go all in. Mathyeu Provost made the call. Normand: Mathyeu: The flop was and Normand stayed in the lead however Mathyeu was open-ended. The turn was the , giving Mathyeu the straight, and the river didn’t help Normand who left the room with his payout slip. Fourth place: Normand Plessis-Belair, $1,330 plus bounties
Hackenbroch out in sixth, Hamel out in fifthAs expected, Leo Hackenbroch shoved his last 85,000 and was called by Mathyeu Provost. Leo had and Mathyeu had , when the flop came , Mathyeu had hit his 5 which was good enough for the win (the turn and river were bricks). Dave Hamel then picked up a premium pair, , and the chips ended up in the middle with John Rathbun who had . The flop came , giving John a pair of Aces. Dave couldn’t improve on the turn nor on the river, and since John had Dave covered, Dave exited in fifth place. Fifth place: Dave Hamel, $990 plus bounties Sixth place: Leo Hackenbroch, $740 plus bounties
Chip counts at the 4th breakJohn Rathbun has been very active over the last hour, but luck has not gone his way and he has taken a big hit, he is however still the chip leader with 960,000. Dave Hamel follows right behind him with 930,000. Leo Hackenbroch is on life support and will be all in very shortly. Here are the counts: John Rathbun: