Day 1 Completed
|Prize Pool||25,220 CAD|
Day 1 Completed
Early Thursday morning, at the World Cup of Cards inside Playground Poker Club, David Valcourt-Dube collected his 16th bounty when he eliminated his final opponent. Valcourt-Dube topped a field of 260 en route to the Event #13: NL Hold'em Bounty title and a first-place prize of $4,405.
Once four-handed, the final four players agreed to an ICM based chop, leaving $300 and the trophy to play for. Here is a look at how the final table prize money was distributed:
On the final hand of the night, Martin Nguyen shoved on the button and Valcourt-Dube called. Nguyen was in big trouble with , behind Valcourt-Dube's . The board ran out and Valcourt-Dube's queen-high held.
Garry Thompson fell to Valcourt-Dube in third when his was out drawn by Valcourt-Dube's . Bruno Visotzky-Bernier was another victim of Valcourt-Dube. Visotzky-Bernier shoved preflop with and was called by Valcourt-Dube with an ace. Valcourt paired his ace on the flop and Visotzky-Bernier busted in fourth.
Fifth-place finisher Charan Malhotra fell to Garry Thompson in unfortunate fashion. All-in preflop with the best of it, holding to Thompson's , Malhotra seen his tournament life slip away with each passing card. The board ran out , giving Thompson a flush.
Rong Xu was eliminated soon after being crippled by Malhotra. Malhotra shoved all-in preflop with and Xu called with . The board ran out and Malhotra spiked a deuce to double through. A couple hands later, Xu was all-in and was called by David Valcourt-Dube's . Xu was ahead and needed to hold. Unfortunately Valcourt-Dube rivered a straight on a board and Xu was knocked out.
Samuel Derosby-Tremblay departed in seventh. The last woman standing, Tina Howie's deep run ended in eighth, and Valcourt-Dube's first bounty at the final table came from the elimination of Kuong Kuoch in ninth.
The final table got underway with a boom. A massive preflop, three-way all-in boosted Bruno Visotzky-Bernier into the chip lead. Bichr Awad shoved, Thompson moved all-in over the top, and Visotzky-Bernier called all-in. Visotzky-Bernier was way ahead with , up against the of Thompson, and Awad's . The board ran out and Visotzky-Bernier scooped the entire pot, busting Awad, and doubling through Thompson.
The very popular event at Playground gathered a notable crowd. Event #3 winner Dave S made the money, bowing out in 18th place for $280, and Multiple NL Quantum flight qualifier David Cadoche earned the first payout, busting in 27th for $190.
Some notables failing to make the money include Jonathan Bussieres, Kathy Sawers, Rodney Ramalho, Charles La Boissonniere, Jason Conforti, and Andrew Boujaoude.
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On the final hand of the night, Martin Nguyen shoved on the button and David Valcourt-Dube called in the big blind.
Nguyen was in big trouble and needed to hit to stay alive. The board ran out and Valcourt-Dube's queen-high held to take down the title.
David Valcourt-Dube shoved preflop and Garry Thompson called all-in for less.
Thompson was ahead but both of Valcourt-Dube's cards were live. The flop was pure gold for Valcourt-Dube, flopping two pair. The on the turn gave Thompson some out, but the on the river was of no assistance and he hit the rail in third.
Bruno Visotzky-Bernier moved all-in preflop and David Valcourt-Dube made the call.
Valcourt-Dube was ahead and paired his ace on the flop. His pair would hold through the turn and river — and disposed of Visotzky-Bernier.
The final four players paused the clock to discuss a deal. After a brief discussion and a rundown of the numbers, they reached an agreement. They will continue playing for the champion's trophy and an additional prize of $300. Here is the breakdown of the deal:
Garry Thompson moved all-in preflop and Charan Malhotra called for less putting himself at risk.
Malhotra had Thompson dominated but seen his tournament life slip away with each passing card. The board ran out , giving Thompson a flush and a lock on the hand.
Rong Xu was soon eliminated after being crippled by Charan Malhotra. Malhotra shoved all-in preflop with and Xu called with . The board ran out and Malhotra spiked a deuce to double through.
A couple hands later, Xu was all-in and was called by David Valcourt-Dube's . Xu was ahead and needed to hold. Unfortunately Valcourt-Dube rivered a straight on a board and Xu was knocked out.
We missed the action but Samuel Derosby-Tremblay flopped a set of fours with three hearts on board. The turn was another heart and David Valcourt-Dube won the pot with a flush, holding the .
Garry Thompson opened in early positioned and Tina Howie raised all-in. Thompson called putting Howie at risk.
Thompson faded the board and Howie was eliminated.