Day 1d Completed
Day 1d Completed
Play has wrapped up after a quick Day 1d in the $1,100 Playground1000 $1,000,000 Guaranteed, and local notable Kathy Sawers finished with the lead with 368,300 chips.
The day began with 20 entries but quickly grew to 65 by the end of the day. Just 48 players moved on to Day 2 at 5:00 p.m. but registration is still open until the start of Level 12.
Notables that made it through to Day 2 from today's flight include Patrick Braga (70,900), Scott Montgomery (173,200), Alexander James Allison (128,200), Wesley Wong (63,400), Kinson Cho-Kin Cheung (46,700), Ami Alibay (149,000), Joe Tehan (97,300), Francois Billard (88,000), Nikolas Chinell (189,500), David Ormsby (101,400), Pierre Paul Paulin (151,400), and Chanracy Khun (66,400).
Follow along beginning at 5:00 p.m. as the PokerNews live reporting team carries on with coverage with Day 2 action at the Playground Poker Club as the 2017 World Cup of Cards continues!
The remaining players are playing their last four hands of the day.
A full list of counts and a recap will be posted shortly.
Level 9 has just begun, meaning players are bagging and tagging in just 20 minutes.
Day 2 will resume later today at 5:00 p.m.
On a board reading , Francois Parrott and David Veloso got into a raising war and managed to get all of their chips in the middle. Parrott was in the big blind and Veloso was in the cutoff.
Veloso was the player at risk but he flopped the nuts with . Parrott only had bottom pair with for a pair of eights.
The turn was the and Parrott picked up a flush draw, but the river was the and Veloso held on to double.
France Poker Series winner Patrick Braga has had a decent series at Playground Poker for the 2017 World Cup of Cards. He has already finished in 4th place in the $1,100 No Limit Hold'em 50/50 Bounty event for $7,100 and 12th place in the $1,650 No Limit Hold'em CPPT WCC event for $8,490.
Braga took down the 2013 €1,100 No Limit Hold'em Main Event in Deauville for €165,000 and has yet to win another tournament since then. His deep runs following that win have been right here in Montreal, so look for him to try and finish the job before the series is up.
Riyaz Abdulla raised to 2,400 from middle position and got calls from Paolo Tana Chirico in the hijack, Nikolas Chinell in the small blind and Roger Lamia in the big blind.
The flop came and action checked to Abdulla who bet 3,800. The hijack and Chinell folded while Lamia called.
The turn was the and both players checked to the on the river. Both players checked again and Abdulla tabled for top set. Lamia mucked.