Day 1h Completed
Day 1h Completed
Day 1h of the World Cup of Cards Event #1: NL Hold'em Quantum is complete. Wednesday evening's flight attracted another 56 entries to Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, QC. This was the eighth of ten starting flights for the $200,000 guaranteed event.
The unique event features multiple buy-in levels with a different percentage making Day 2 for each. Day 1h had an entry fee of $350 with 13% of the field moving on. There were eight spots up for grabs, each receiving a $400 bonus for qualifying.
A bonus feature of the Quantum flights is a special reward for qualifying multiple stacks on Day 2. Players may only take their largest stack forward and for each stack they forfeit, they receive a cash bonus of $1,500. This evening, Andrew Boujaoude did just that and walked away with $1,900, qualifying for Day 2, a second time.
Mathieu Leclerc lead the field on Day 1h and will currently has the second-best stack heading into Day 2. Leclerc bagged 386,200 to claim the top spot. Also heading into Day 2 are Timothy Aube (242,800), Jeffrey Cormier (162,900), Bill Kontaratos (136,800), Jean-Francois Lescadres (91,900), Andrew Boujaoude (45,900), Sylvain Lepage (39,000), and [Removed:367] (18,000).
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Jeffrey Cormier had Paul Mohorea all-in and at risk preflop to end play for the night and send the remaining eight players into Day 2.
Mohorea was in trouble and his tournament life faded away as the board ran out .
The coolest of coolers has sent Jonathan Poulin to the rail, two away from making Day 2. Poulin found himself all-in and at risk with pocket kings, but in the unluckiest of fashions, Timothy Aube woke up with two aces. The board ran out and Poulin was eliminated.
With about 40,000 in the middle on a four-way board, Jeffrey Cormier bet 27,000. Timothy Aube jammed over top for 65,700 and Cormier made the call.
Cormier had Aube in trouble but the on the turn, bailed him out and the on the river completed the board, securing the double up for Aube.
The remaining 10 players have gone on a 15-minute break. When they return, blinds will increase to 2.5k/5k with an ante of 500. Average stack is currently 112,000.