Welcome to the 2014 Playground Poker Montreal Festival!

Playground Poker Club welcomes the poker world back to Kahnawake from August 22nd to September 3rd for the Playground Poker Montreal Festival, a 13-day long festival of poker that includes events for everyone and buy-ins ranging from $60 to $1,100!

The marquee event is the Main Event, a $1,000 + $100 Event with a $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool!

News & Updates

Event 10 – $1000 + $100 Main Event

Daniel Gagnon is the champion!

Daniel Gagnon began heads-up play with a massive chip advantage – greater than 3:1 – over Noeung Troeung, and the play didn’t take long to come to a conclusion. Noeung doubled up a couple of times, but counteracting that was Daniel’s amazing run-good, that had been in effect all day. On the ultimate hand, Noeung […]

Main Event – Results & Payouts

The Main Event of the Playground Poker Montreal Festival was a $1,000 + $100 No Limit Hold’em tournament that started with Day 1a on August 29, 2104 at Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, QC just outside of Montreal. There were a total of 1,063 entries in the tournament which added up to an overall prize […]

Heads-up between Gagnon and Troeung

The Main Event of the Playground Poker Montreal Festival is now down to it’s two final players: Daniel Gagnon and Noeung Troeung. Daniel has the chip lead, holding 25,200,000 versus the 6,675,000 of Noeung. Good luck gentlemen!

3rd place: Thi Nguyen

After a solid performance throughout the Main Event, Thi Nguyen’s deep run has come to an end. After Daniel Gagnon limped from the button, Thi moved in from the small blind for roughly 2.4M. Noeung Troeung folded from the big blind, and Daniel made the call. Thi: Daniel: Unfortunately for Thi, Daniel paired the river […]

Chip counts

Here is an update on the stacks going into level 35: empty empty Daniel Gagnon – 19,400,000 Thi Nguyen – 3,675,000 empty empty empty Noeung Troeung – 8,425,000 empty

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Event 12 – $500 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack

Event 12 – Results & Payouts

Event 12 was a $500 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack tournament being held over three days as part of the Playground Poker Montreal Festival. There were a total of 183 players in the event adding up to a prize pool of $88,755.00, which was distributed according to the following table.

Event 12 Champion: Steve Daraiche

Heads-up play between Steve Daraiche and Xin Qi went on for over a little over 2 hours, where we saw both players gain and lose the lead at some point. Steve was on the brink of elimination at least twice during this time, but managed to regain the lead and eventually claim the victory! On […]

Level 31

This is the chip distribution entering level 31: Steve Daraiche – 3,550,000 Xin Qi – 1,025,000

Update

We are on a short break in Event 12, and although there haven’t been any big pots between the two, Xin has chipped up quite a bit in the last level. Here are the updated chip counts: Xin Qi – 3,735,000 Steve Daraiche – 1,130,000

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Playground Poker Montreal Festival News

Event 16 Champion: Tommy Coulombe

Heads-up play between Tommy Coulombe and Chad Bouchard lasted all of two hands. On the first hand, Tommy limped from the button with , and then moved all-in after Chad raised his from the big blind. Chad ended up by making the call, and Tommy’s big slick held to win him a pot of 4.4M. […]

Event 12 Champion: Steve Daraiche

Heads-up play between Steve Daraiche and Xin Qi went on for over a little over 2 hours, where we saw both players gain and lose the lead at some point. Steve was on the brink of elimination at least twice during this time, but managed to regain the lead and eventually claim the victory! On […]

Heads-up between Qi and Daraiche

Xin Qi and Steve Daraiche have begun their heads-up battle here in Event 12, and we’ve already seen some chips travel back and forth between the two. At the moment, Xin has the lead. Xin Qi – 2,450,000 Steve Daraiche – 1,855,000

Event 15 Champion: Isham Yamani

Isham Yamani has overcome a field of 75 players to become champion of Event 15! He will be taking home a Playground Poker Montreal Festival Champion’s bracelet, as well as a cash prize of $1,502! Congratulations Isham! Event 15 Champion: Isham Yamani, $1,502 Event 15 Runner-Up: Jose Alejandro Daigle, $1,070 Last Hand of Event 15

Daniel Gagnon is the champion!

Daniel Gagnon began heads-up play with a massive chip advantage – greater than 3:1 – over Noeung Troeung, and the play didn’t take long to come to a conclusion. Noeung doubled up a couple of times, but counteracting that was Daniel’s amazing run-good, that had been in effect all day. On the ultimate hand, Noeung […]

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