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Main Event Champion: Sergio Vigano

After only a few minutes of heads-up play between Sergio Vigano and Hugo Fontaine, we saw a hand develop that lead to a champion being crowned. Sergio Vigano opened to 900,000 on the button, and was 3bet by Hugo to 1,600,000. He then moved all-in, and was found a quick call. Hugo tabled his lucky pair of […]

Heads-up between Fontaine and Vigano

We’ve reached heads-up play here in the Main Event of the Playground Winter Festival, and it is between Hugo Fontaine and Sergio Vigano. Just before play started, the players came to an agreement, and decided to take $80,000 each, and play for the difference and the title. The winner will take home $86,640 total! Best […]

Doucette eliminated in 3rd

It was just a question of time before two players would be dealt hands they could not let go of, and this just happened here in the Main Event of the Playground Winter Festival. Sergio Vigano opened to 350,000 from the button, and Norman Doucette moved all-in from the small blind. Sergio: Norman: Sergio’s pair […]

Vigano stays alive

Action has been quite passive here in level 32, and there have been no significant pots until just now, although Hugo Fontaine has been consistently (and slowly) chipping up prior to this last hand. Hugo opened his button to 325,000, and called when Sergio Vigano moved in for 2 million even. He turned over , […]

Update on chip counts – final 3

The players are enjoying a short break, and this is how the chips are spread out at this point in the tournament:   Final 3 players of the Main Event in the Playground Winter Festival:

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Event 13 News

Event 13 – Results & Payouts

Event 13 of the Playground Winter Festival was a $150 + $15 NL Hold’em 6-Max event that began on March 9th, 2015 at Playground Poker Club. The event attracted a total of 121 players, which generated a prize pool of $17,605.00. This prize pool was distributed according to the following table.

Event 13 Champion: David Bolduc Hamel

David Bolduc Hamel went on a run in the last few levels, and used this momentum to propel himself into 1st place! Heads-up with opponent Harley Stoffmaker only lasted a few orbits, and on the last hand, it was David and his that were the favorite against Harley’s . The board gave a bit of […]

Boulahfa 5th, Caron 4th, Hamaoui 3rd

David Bolduc Hamel is on a roll on this final table, and just scored his second knockout. He opened to 70,000 form UTG, and was put to the test by an all-in of 337,000 from Nacime Boulahfa from the button. After a minute in the tank, David made the call. David: Nacime: It started off […]

Iacovella exits in 6th

David Bolduc Hamel opened to 35,000 from the cutoff, and was followed by Marcello Iacovella on the button. Harley Stoffmaker then 3bet to 75,000 from the small blind, which both players called. Harley checked the flop, leaving the door open for David, who fired 125,000. Marcello announced an all-in for a little more, and Harley […]

Stoffmaker leads the final table

Two simultaneous eliminations occurred just before the final table, and so the official final table will begin with only 6 players left! Congratulations!  

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A little Twitter praise!

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Event 13 Champion: David Bolduc Hamel

David Bolduc Hamel went on a run in the last few levels, and used this momentum to propel himself into 1st place! Heads-up with opponent Harley Stoffmaker only lasted a few orbits, and on the last hand, it was David and his that were the favorite against Harley’s . The board gave a bit of […]

Main Event Champion: Sergio Vigano

After only a few minutes of heads-up play between Sergio Vigano and Hugo Fontaine, we saw a hand develop that lead to a champion being crowned. Sergio Vigano opened to 900,000 on the button, and was 3bet by Hugo to 1,600,000. He then moved all-in, and was found a quick call. Hugo tabled his lucky pair of […]

Event 12 Champions!

Play in Event 12 has come to a conclusion with the 4 remaining players agreeing to a chip-chop. As mentioned in the previous post, the blinds had more than caught up with the average stack, so even though one player (Garry) had about half of the chips in play, he felt it was prudent to […]

Three-way deal in the 8-Max

Once play fell down to the final 3 players, they paused the clock to discuss a potential chop. Peter Shaw had the most chips, and asked for $3,000, which the other two agreed upon. Here are the final payouts: Peter Shaw – $3,000 Rodney Hollett – $2,725 Rejean Grenier – $2,725 Congratulations gentlemen! Event 11 […]

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