$1,100 Playground1000
$1,100 Playground1000
Day 1d Completed

Kathy Sawers Leads at the End of Day 1d Turbo

ElleSriracha • Level 9: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Kathy Sawers
Kathy Sawers

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!

Tags: Alexander James AllisonChanracy KhunDavid OrmsbyFrancois BillardJoe TehanKathy SawersNikolas ChinellPatrick BragaScott Montgomery

End of Day 1d Chip Counts (full)

ElleSriracha • Level 9: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Kathy Sawers ca
Kathy Sawers
ca 368,300 96,300
David Baba ca
David Baba
ca 308,200 151,200
Donghai Lu CA
Donghai Lu
CA 277,800
Andrew Boujaoude ca
Andrew Boujaoude
ca 264,600 34,600
Mark A CA
Mark A
CA 248,200
Xiaoyu Li CA
Xiaoyu Li
CA 245,300 99,300
Chanso Munn CA
Chanso Munn
CA 230,200 130,200
Nikolas Chinell CA
Nikolas Chinell
CA 189,500 89,500
Mike Vesia CA
Mike Vesia
CA 183,000
Omid Shahbazian ca
Omid Shahbazian
ca 179,500 79,500
Scott Montgomery ca
Scott Montgomery
ca 173,200 -27,800
Kyle Chang ca
Kyle Chang
ca 156,000 56,000
Marc-Olivier Carpentier-Perrault ca
Marc-Olivier Carpentier-Perrault
ca 153,700 -20,300
Pierre Paul Paulin CA
Pierre Paul Paulin
CA 151,400 51,400
Marcel Deschamps CA
Marcel Deschamps
CA 151,000
Jean-Francois Lescadres CA
Jean-Francois Lescadres
CA 150,100
Ami Alibay ca
Ami Alibay
ca 149,000 49,000
Dustin Goldklang us
Dustin Goldklang
us 147,500
David Veloso CA
David Veloso
CA 140,000 30,000
Walter Asatoorian CA
Walter Asatoorian
CA 138,900 -27,100
Brian Pinheiro Lopez CA
Brian Pinheiro Lopez
CA 133,600
Robert Mazzuca CA
Robert Mazzuca
CA 132,700 32,700
Matthew Paplyk ca
Matthew Paplyk
ca 132,500 32,500
Kassandra Dawn Cox CA
Kassandra Dawn Cox
CA 132,000
Alex Allison CA
Alex Allison
CA 128,200 13,200

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Last Four Hands

ElleSriracha • Level 9: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The remaining players are playing their last four hands of the day.

A full list of counts and a recap will be posted shortly.

Last Level of the Day

ElleSriracha • Level 9: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

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.


Veloso Flops the Stones and Gets Paid

ElleSriracha • Level 8: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

On a board reading {q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}, 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 {j-Spades}{10-Spades}. Parrott only had bottom pair with {8-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for a pair of eights.

The turn was the {3-Hearts} and Parrott picked up a flush draw, but the river was the {j-Diamonds} and Veloso held on to double.

David Veloso CA
David Veloso
CA 110,000 43,000
Francis Parrott CA
Francis Parrott
CA 25,000

Tags: David VelosoFrancis Parrott

Patrick Braga Hunting for Another Win

ElleSriracha • Level 8: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

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.

Patrick Braga ca
Patrick Braga
ca 100,000 100,000

Tags: Patrick Braga


Top Set Holds for Abdulla on a Wet Board

ElleSriracha • Level 7: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

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 {a-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Spades} and action checked to Abdulla who bet 3,800. The hijack and Chinell folded while Lamia called.

The turn was the {j-Hearts} and both players checked to the {k-Hearts} on the river. Both players checked again and Abdulla tabled {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs} for top set. Lamia mucked.

Roger Lamia CA
Roger Lamia
CA 107,000
Riyaz Abdulla CA
Riyaz Abdulla
CA 97,000 -3,000

Tags: Riyaz AbdullaRoger Lamia