Day 1 Completed
|Prize Pool||8,536 CAD|
Day 1 Completed
The eighth event of the World Cup of Cards hosted by Playground Poker Club drew 88 entries early Monday afternoon. The NL Hold'em Big Ante features a buy-in of $110 and a guarantee of $4,000. After a little over eight hours of play, New Brunswick's Shawn Daigle captured the Champion's trophy and a first-place prize of $2115.
With a prize pool of $8,536, just nine players would have made the money. Once the 10-handed final table was created, the remaining players agreed to pay a percentage to the bubble.
Fortunately for Christopher Primeau, he busted in 10th place and instead of leaving empty-handed, walked away with $200. Dominic Jipos made a deep run in his first poker tournament ever according to a friend who works at Playground. Jipos busted ninth, nut received $255 for his efforts.
Crippled on the hand just before, Michael Hunter found himself all-in on the big blind and after turning two-pair, two of his opponents rivered a four-card straight and he exited in eighth. The bust outs came hard and heavy after that.
Keith Laflam was a big story heading into the final table. Early Monday morning, he was at the final table of Event #6: NL Crazy Pineapple Bounty. Fast forward to Monday evening and he's back at it again. Unfortunately for Laflam, it would be deja-vu for him as he got it in good holding against Asim Ismail's but Ismail hit trips with his king and for the second-straight event, Laflam busted in seventh.
Daniel Coleman was the sith-place finisher. Finding himself all-in preflop and put at risk by Ryan Sgrignuoli, Coleman ran his shove right into Sgrignuoli's . Coleman was way behind with but did get some help from the . The turn and river bricked out, not helping Coleman and he was sent to the payout desk.
A pretty standard but nasty cooler for Maxim Foucault spelled the end of his ride. Foucault got all-in preflop with pocket jacks only to see Ismail table pocket aces. Foucault didn't get any help from the board and was eliminated in fifth place.
Ryan Sgrignuoli also got coolered by Ismail, but this time Sgrignuoli had the pocket aces. Their cards were tabled on the flop with Ismail having hit middle pair with The river came a and ismail's two pair were good knocking Sgrignuoli out in fourth.
Daigle began his rise to the top by busting Marcello Simonetti in third. In a blind versus blind confrontation, Simonetti shoved with and Daigle made the call with . Daigle faded the board and after the dealer cut down both stacks, Daigle had Simonetti just barely covered to score the elimination.
After exchanging the chip lead a few times, Daigle was back in front and on the last hand he open-shoved all-in and Alim Ismail called all-in for less. Daigle tabled but was behind Ismail's . Ismail needed to hold to stay alive. The board came , giving Daigle a straight on the river and with it, the tournament was over.
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Shawn Daigle open-shoved all-in and Alim Ismail called all-in for less.
Ismail was ahead but needed to hold to stay alive. The board came , giving Daigle a straight on the river and with it, the tournament was over.
After doubling up twice in a row, Alim Ismail is back in the chip lead. The players are on a quick break and play will resume shortly.
A preflop blind versus blind battle between Marcello Simonetti and Shawn Daigle ended with both players all-in, almost even in chips.
The dealer delivered a board and wfter counting out both stacks, Daigle had Simonetti covered by a couple big blinds and he was eliminated.
Alim Ismail just coolered another opponent out of the tournament.
Ismail had flopped middle pair with and got Ryan Sgrignuoli all-in holding . Sgrignuoli had the best of it but a fell on the river giving Ismail two pair and it was enough to bust Sgrignuoli in fourth.
A huge cooler has sent Maxim Foucault to the rail in fifth place. Foucault moved all-in preflop and was put at risk by Alim Ismail.
Unfortunately for Foucault he picked up a great hand at the wrong time. Ismail faded getting aces cracked for the second time when the board ran out .
Daniel Coleman was all-in preflop and put at risk by Ryan Sgrignuoli. Coleman ran his shove right into Sgrignuoli's . Coleman was way behind with but did get some help from the .
The turn and river bricked out, not helping Coleman and he was sent to the payout desk.
For the second event in a row, Keith Laflam has busted in seventh place at the final table.
Laflam got all-in against Alim Ismail's .
The board ran out and Ismail's fullhouse, though a bit of overkill, was enough to win the pot.