2021 GG Spring Festival PokerStars SCOOP 2021 partypoker Sunday LIVE
NL Crazy Pineapple Bounty
Days:
1

Event Info

Prize Pool 18,915 CAD
Players 130
NL Crazy Pineapple Bounty
Day 1 Completed

Blais of Glory; William Blais Crushes Crazy Pineapple Bounty

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Event #7 Champion - William Blais
Event #7 Champion - William Blais

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 {6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and both released a card. Blais tabled {a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}, ahead of Welch’s {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}, needing to sweat just two cards to win it all. The turn was the {6-Hearts} changing nothing. The dealer laid the {8-Hearts} 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 {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} sucked out on Pepin’s {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} on a {3-Spades}{8-Spades}{8-Hearts}{10-Spades}{q-Diamonds} board.

Maurice Simard was the next to go, moving all-in on a {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}{9-Diamonds} flop and being called by Blais’ {a-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}. Simard had outs holding {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}. The {7-Hearts} on the turn gave Simard a bunch more equity but the {8-Spades} hit on the river, spelling the end of his tournament.

Mehdi M fell in third to Blais on a {j-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop. Both mucked a card and their hands were turned over. Mehdi M tabled {j-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} but ran straight into Blais’ {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} and could not improve through the turn or river.

Here is how the final table payouts broke down:

PlaceNamePrize (CAD)
1William Blais$4,500
2Martin Welch$3,400
3Mehdi M$2,600
4Maurice Simard$2,000
5Daniel Pepin$1,500
6Vasilios Sklavounos$1,115
7Keith Laflam$850
8Steven Mavrigiannakis$650
9Jason Conforti$500
10Siamak S$400

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Martin Welch Eliminated in 2nd Place ($3,400)

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Martin Welch - 2nd Place ($3,400)
Martin Welch - 2nd Place ($3,400)

On the first hand of heads-up play, Martin Welch moved all-in and was snap called by William Blais. The flop swept out {6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and both released a card.

Blais: {a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}
Welch: {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

Blais was ahead, needing to sweat just two cards to win it all. The turn was the {6-Hearts} changing nothing and the dealer laid the {8-Hearts} on the river, sealing Blais' victory.

William Blais ca 2,600,000 600,000
Martin Welch Busted

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Maurice Simard Eliminated in 4th Place ($2,000)

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Maurice Simard - 4th Place ($2,000)
Maurice Simard - 4th Place ($2,000)

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 {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}{9-Diamonds} flop and being called by Blais. The two mucked a card and tabled their hands.

Simard: {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Blais: {a-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}

Blais was ahead but Simard had outs. The {7-Hearts} on the turn gave Simard a bunch more equity but the {8-Spades} hit on the river, spelling the end of his tournament.

William Blais ca 1,400,000 495,000
Maurice Simard Busted

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Final Table of Five Streaming Live on Periscope

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Keith Laflam Eliminated in 7th Place ($850); Vasilios Sklavounos Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,115)

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Vasilios Sklavounos - 6th Place ($1,115)
Vasilios Sklavounos - 6th Place ($1,115)

Keith Laflam moved all-in preflop, Martin Welch called, Daniel Pepin called, and Vasilios Sklavounos called all-in. The flop came {5-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and each of them tossed a card into the muck.

Welch and Pepin checked to see the {5-Spades} fall on the turn. Pepin bet 90,000 and Welch moved all-in for 8,000 more. Pepin called.

Pepin: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Welch: [jhjc
Laflam: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Sklavounos: {4-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}

The {2-Diamonds} came on the river and Welch scooped the entire pot, busting both Laflam and Sklavounos.

Martin Welch 390,000 -180,000
Keith Laflam Busted
Vasilios Sklavounos Busted

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Level 20 Begins

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The final seven players have entered Level 20. Blinds have increased to 15k/30k with a 3k ante. Average stack is 371.4k.