Day 1 Completed
|Prize Pool||18,915 CAD|
Day 1 Completed
Event #7 of the World Cup of Cards kicked off at 7 p.m. inside Playground Poker Club Sunday evening. The $220 NL Crazy Pineapple Bounty attracted a field of 130 players, pushing the $15,000 guarantee to almost $19,000. Igniting his competition for 16 bounties, William Blais dominated en route to victory and a top prize of $4,500.
Crazy Pineapple plays like no-limit hold’em with one slight variation. Players are dealt three cards but must discard one of them following the flop. From each buy-in, $150 went to the prize pool and $50 was awarded for each elimination. The 16 bounties Blais collected throughout the event, netted him a bonus prize of $800.
On the first hand of heads-up play, Blais’ opponent Martin Welch moved all-in and Blais snap-called. The flop came and both released a card. Blais tabled , ahead of Welch’s , needing to sweat just two cards to win it all. The turn was the changing nothing. The dealer laid the on the river, sealing Blais' victory.
Blais steamrolled the final table, busting the final four players. Once five-handed, Blais disposed of Daniel Pepin when his sucked out on Pepin’s on a board.
Maurice Simard was the next to go, moving all-in on a flop and being called by Blais’ . Simard had outs holding . The on the turn gave Simard a bunch more equity but the hit on the river, spelling the end of his tournament.
Mehdi M fell in third to Blais on a flop. Both mucked a card and their hands were turned over. Mehdi M tabled but ran straight into Blais’ and could not improve through the turn or river.
Here is how the final table payouts broke down:
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On the first hand of heads-up play, Martin Welch moved all-in and was snap called by William Blais. The flop swept out and both released a card.
Blais was ahead, needing to sweat just two cards to win it all. The turn was the changing nothing and the dealer laid the on the river, sealing Blais' victory.
Mehdi M was all-in and at risk against William Blais on a flop. Both mucked a card and their hands were turned over.
Medhi M had run straight into Blais' trap and busted when the turn and river ran out .
William Blais is on a mission to get every bounty possible. His stack has yoyoed up and down over the last couple levels, putting his chips in the middle anytime someone's bounty enters the pot.
Maurice Simard was his latest victim, moving all-in on a flop and being called by Blais. The two mucked a card and tabled their hands.
Blais was ahead but Simard had outs. The on the turn gave Simard a bunch more equity but the hit on the river, spelling the end of his tournament.
William Blais had Daniel Pepin all-in and at risk preflop. The flop came and both released a card.
Pepin was ahead with two cards to come. The turn was the , needing to fade one more card but the on the river gave Blais a pair and the best hand.
Keith Laflam moved all-in preflop, Martin Welch called, Daniel Pepin called, and Vasilios Sklavounos called all-in. The flop came and each of them tossed a card into the muck.
Welch and Pepin checked to see the fall on the turn. Pepin bet 90,000 and Welch moved all-in for 8,000 more. Pepin called.
The came on the river and Welch scooped the entire pot, busting both Laflam and Sklavounos.
The final seven players have entered Level 20. Blinds have increased to 15k/30k with a 3k ante. Average stack is 371.4k.