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$220 partypoker Grand Prix Canada

Level Info

Level 38
Blinds 800,000 / 1,600,000
Ante 1,600,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 1,000,000 CAD
$220 partypoker Grand Prix Canada
Day 3 Completed

Raphael Duval Wins partypoker Grand Prix Canada

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 38: 800,000-1,600,000, 1,600,000 ante

The latest partypoker Grand Prix Canada champion is Raphael Duval. Duval prevailed over a total field size of 3,746 entries to claim the title at Playground Poker Club Monday evening. Duval banked a top prize of $200,000 CAD, a huge return on his investment of just $220 CAD.

Final Table Results:

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1Raphael DuvalCanada200,000 CAD
2Debra Ann HolmanCanada125,000 CAD
3Brandon Aaron KitchenCanada84,000 CAD
4Jeff CuccurulloCanada52,000 CAD
5Sean BursteinCanada38,000 CAD
6Anatoly ZharnitskyCanada28,000 CAD
7Paul ScottCanada21,000 CAD
8Said MichailidisCanada16,000 CAD

Duval, who primarily is a cash game player, earns just his second live-recorded cash ever according to his Hendon Mob page. "My friend told me there was an overlay so I decided to do it [play] on Friday," Duval said about entering the event.

"Funny fact. My brother called me because I had a big game of deck hockey all around Quebec so I wasn't sure if I wanted to make Day 2." When asked about what he's currently doing in life, Duval stated, "I am a student (Finance). I don't have a job. My work is poker.

"I didn't have a coach but I have a lot of friends who are good in tournaments and I'm good in cash games so we help each other. Because I was chip leader I was very deep so I was able to play like it was a cash game. Thank you to all my supporters who were there. All my family were there. It was a big experience for me. I'm in a dream, I'm in a dream. Thank you."

Another big story heading into Day 3 was the two online qualifiers who were the only two players to make it through the online Day 2 played out on partypoker. The United Kingdom’s Nicholas Riseley was unable to make it to Playground to play so his stack blinded out into a 16th place score of $7,000.

The other qualifier, Canadian Jeff Cuccurullo, entered Day 3 second in chips and propelled himself into a final table appearance that not only banked him his tournament prize but also a $10,000 partypoker Caribbean Poker Party (CPP) package worth $10,000 as a Golden Chip holder.

There was also a last longer promotion available to any player who wore a Caribbean Poker Party patch throughout the event. In the end, it came down to Holman and Duval. With the win, Duval earned a bonus $1,000 ticket to an online $10,000 CPP package satellite.

Day 3 began with 27 players remaining and Duval sitting on top. Duval cruised through the early and mid-stages of the day easily accumulating a monster chip lead heading into the eight-handed final table.

Said Michailidis was the first member of the final table to depart. Michailidis picked up pocket nines but ran into the pocket aces of Jeff Cuccurullo. Paul Scott was eliminated soon after, moving all-in with pocket fours but unable to win a race against Brandon Aaron Kitchen's ace-ten.

Anatoly Zharnitsky also fell victim to a lost race, unable to hold with his pocket nines against Duval's ace-queen. Sean Burstein was the next to go, picking a bad time to move all-in with second pair while Duval had flopped top pair.

It had been mostly smooth sailing for Jeff Cuccurullo until his untimely demise at the hands of Duval. After sweating his Golden Chip $10,000 CPP package all the way to the final table, Cuccurullo found a great spot with pocket jacks, getting all-in against Duval's ace-four. Unfortunately, Duval flopped a gut shot and hit his straight on the river.

It seemed as though Duval just couldn't lose a hand all day. No matter which side of the race he was on, Duval had the edge. Kitchen was the next witness to feel Duval's heater. Kitchen put himself at risk preflop with ace-jack, looked up by Duval holding pocket fours. Kitchen flopped a gutshot but Duval flopped a set of fours and Kitchen was unable to find any help and his elimination set up a heads-up battle between Holman and Duval.

Duval began heads-up play with a six-to-one chip lead and dominated the play until Holman was down to just a few big blinds. Holman eventually got it in with ace-jack, ahead of Duval's king-eight. Holman even paird her ace on the turn but it gave Duval a flush draw which was completed on the river and Duval was crowned the latest Grand prix Canada Champion.

Tags: Anatoly ZharnitskyBrandon AAron KitchenDebra Ann HolmanJeff CuccurulloRaphael DuvalSaid MichailidisSean Burstein

Debra Ann Holman Eliminated in 2nd Place ($125,000)

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 38: 800,000-1,600,000, 1,600,000 ante
Debra Ann Holman
Debra Ann Holman

After blinding down to just a few big blinds, Debra Ann Holman was finally able to get her stack in the middle with a premium hand to defend it. Duval had any easy decision, calling with any two cards.

Holman: {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Duval: {k-Diamonds}{8-Spades}

Holman was in great shape to score a double and start the long road back to square things up but it was Duval's day. Even though Holman found an ace on the turn of the {q-Spades}{6-Clubs}{k-Spades}{a-Spades} board, the river was the {5-Spades} giving Duval a flush, the title, the trophy, the money, and all the glory.

A great showing by Holman was rewarded with $125,000 second place prize.

Raphael Duval 187,300,000 7,800,000
Debra Ann Holman Busted

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Duval Takes a Chunk From Holman

ElleSriracha • Level 38: 800,000-1,600,000, 1,600,000 ante

Debra Ann Holman limped in on the button and Raphael Duval checked his option.

The flop came {9-Spades}{5-Clubs}{2-Spades} and both players checked to the {9-Clubs} on the turn. Holman checked and Duval bet 1,800,000. Holman quickly called.

The river was the {7-Hearts} and Holman checked for a third time. Duval looked back at his cards, capped them and bet 3,500,000. Holman called.

Duval tabled {10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} for two pair nines and sevens and Holman mucked.

Raphael Duval 179,500,000 12,000,000
Debra Ann Holman 8,500,000 -12,000,000

Tags: Debra Ann HolmanRaphael Duval

Level:
38
Blinds:
800,000/1,600,000
Ante:
1,600,000

Holman Fills Up

ElleSriracha • Level 37: 600,000-1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante

Raphael Duval raised to 2,600,000 on the button and Debra Ann Holman called.

The flop came {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} and both players checked to the {9-Spades} on the turn. Holman led out for 3,000,000 and Duval called. The river was the {9-Diamonds} and Holman led out for 3,000,000 again. Duval called again.

Holman tabled {a-Clubs}{7-Hearts} for a full house, nines full of aces, and Duval mucked.

Raphael Duval 153,000,000 -5,000,000
Debra Ann Holman 27,000,000 -3,000,000

Tags: Debra Ann HolmanRaphael Duval

Duval Holds a Six-to-One Lead as Heads-Up Play Begins

ElleSriracha • Level 37: 600,000-1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante

Heads-up play has begun and Raphael Duval has carried his monster chip lead right to the end. He comes in to heads-up play with a six-to-one chip lead, sitting on 158 million to Debra Ann Holman's 30 million.

Blinds have dropped to 30-minutes and the button ante has been eliminated.

Good luck, players!

Raphael Duval 158,000,000
Debra Ann Holman 30,000,000

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Brandon Aaron Kitchen Eliminated in 3rd Place ($84,000)

ElleSriracha • Level 37: 600,000-1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante
Brandon Aaron Kitchen
Brandon Aaron Kitchen

Brandon Aaron Kitchen was all-in for 17,000,000 and chip leader Raphael Duval called.

Kitchen was at risk with {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}, flipping against Duval's {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}.

The flop came {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{4-Spades} and Duval flopped a set but Kitchen still had outs with a gut-shot straight draw. The turn was the {9-Hearts} and the river was the {8-Clubs}, sending Kitchen to the rail in third place for $84,000.

Raphael Duval 158,000,000 20,000,000
Debra Ann Holman 30,000,000 3,000,000
Brandon AAron Kitchen Busted

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Holman is Holding On

ElleSriracha • Level 37: 600,000-1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante

Raphael Duval raised to 2,600,000 on the button and Debra Ann Holman called from the big blind. The flop came {k-Spades}{9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Holman check-called a bet of 2,800,000 from Duval.

The turn was the {8-Clubs} and both players checked to the {7-Diamonds} on the river. Holman led out for 3,000,000 and Duval tank-called. Holman tabled {j-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for a pair of nines and Duval mucked.

Raphael Duval 138,000,000 -10,000,000
Debra Ann Holman 27,000,000 14,000,000
Brandon AAron Kitchen 23,500,000 -15,500,000

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