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NL Hold'em Big Ante

Event Info

Prize Pool 8,536 CAD
Players 88
NL Hold'em Big Ante
Day 1 Completed

New Brunswick's Shawn Daigle Wins Big Ante For $2,111

Event #8 Champion Shawn Daigle ($2,111)
Event #8 Champion Shawn Daigle ($2,111)

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 {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs} against Asim Ismail's {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} 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 {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}. Coleman was way behind with {8-Clubs}{3-Clubs} but did get some help from the {3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{j-Clubs}. The turn and river bricked out, {k-Spades}{6-Spades} 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 {j-}{7-} The river came a {j-} 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 {a-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and Daigle made the call with {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts}. 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 {q-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} but was behind Ismail's {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. Ismail needed to hold to stay alive. The board came {9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{8-Spades}, giving Daigle a straight on the river and with it, the tournament was over.

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Marcello Simonetti Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,250)

Marcello Simonetti - 3rd Place ($1,250)
Marcello Simonetti - 3rd Place ($1,250)

A preflop blind versus blind battle between Marcello Simonetti and Shawn Daigle ended with both players all-in, almost even in chips.

Daigle: {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts}
Simonetti: {a-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}

The dealer delivered a {j-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{7-Clubs} board and wfter counting out both stacks, Daigle had Simonetti covered by a couple big blinds and he was eliminated.

Shawn Daigle ca 520,000 196,500
Marcello Simonetti Busted

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Maxim Foucault Eliminated in 5th Place ($755)

Maxim Foucault - 5th Place ($755)
Maxim Foucault - 5th Place ($755)

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.

Ismail: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}
Foucault: {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

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 {2-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}.

Alim Ismail 555,000 220,000
Maxim Foucault Busted

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