After five days of intense poker action, the Playground 200 came to a close. The tournament was the showcase event of the March Power Weekend, and was a tremendous success. The $100,000 guarantee promised 500 entries, but after the online Day 1 and all 3 live day 1s were completed, a total of 750 entries had taken place, building a prize pool of almost 50% over the expectation. Day 2 started at 12:00pm on Sunday with 157 players at the tables. 94 of them were to get paid, and after ten [More...]
Event #6 – $330 6-Max Bounty
Event #6 capped off the March Power Weekend with yet another big turnout. The final tournament of the series, the $200 + $30 + $100 NL Hold'em 6-Max Bounty, brought out 131 players, enough to easily surpass the $30,000.00 guarantee. The early levels played out like many bounty tournaments: the action was loose and aggressive as players tried their best to capture as many $100 bounty chips as possible. Following the first break, the tournament took on a different character altogether - the [More...]
- ICM chop!
- On to the final table
- The flood gates have opened
- Chip leaders after the fourth break
- The bubble finally bursts
Event #5 – $80 Survivor
After just over 6 hours of play, and with a hint of contention as players asked for - and others refused - deals at the final table, the 7 survivors have emerged in the March edition of the Playground Power Weekend's Event #5. The tournament was a $70 + $10 NL Hold'em Survivor event that attracted 62 players and generated a prize pool of $4,210.00. This meant that everyone took home $601 for the efforts on the day. Here are your final 7 survivors. [More...]
- Final table in the Survivor
- Just 16 remain
- Leaders update in Event #5
- Pouliot takes one out
- Event #5 – 62 players today
Event #4 – $220 Bounty
Tonight's edition of the 50/50 Bounty, Event #4 of the March Power Weekend, lived up to its billing and was a huge success. This tournament brought out 195 runners, building a prize pool that easily surpassed the $20,000 guarantee. Tonight's action went through two distinct phases; the first can be simply described as bounty hunting. In the early levels, the players were taking every opportunity to chase down their opponents and the all-ins provided more incentive to call than to fold, [More...]
- 6-way deal in the 50/50 Bounty
- Beaulieu busts in ninth, Lapointe out in eighth, Haque finishes seventh
- Quinn out in tenth
- Play on!
- Final table negotiations
Tonight's Step 1 satellite for the MILLIONS Main Event was overshadowed by the hugely popular 50/50 Bounty, however, five players advanced on their journey towards the MILLIONS Main Event. The Step 1 satellite drew a total of 24 entries, leaving the prize pool just shy of the numbers needed to surpass the guarantee, but the players in the field were happy to get some added value for their trouble. The next Step 1 satellite takes place this Thursday, March 29 at 8:00pm [More...]
- Another Step 1 tonight!
- 87 Entries in tonight’s Step 2!
- MILLIONS Step 2 Satellite – already 40 entries
- Coming up: MILLIONS $530 + $50 NL Hold’em Re-entry Turbo Step 2 Satellite
- Step 1 satellite to award 7 seats
- 5 seats guaranteed!
Event #3 – $100 Deepstack Turbo
Event #3 of the March Power Weekend, the Deepstack Turbo, was a great success that drew a large and diverse field. The Deepstack Turbo featured a $5,000.00 guarantee, but it was easily surpassed as 91 players made their way into the high-paced fray. The robust turnout generated a prize pool of nearly $8,000.00 to be divided between the top 12 finishers. The story of this event falls into two main themes: the pace of play and the deals. As a turbo tournament, the 15-minute blind levels make [More...]
Event #1 – $80 Mix Max
Jean-Philippe Lehoux has just been crowned champion of the first event of the March Power Weekend, the $70 + $10 Mix Max. Lehoux bested a field of 71 players, in an event that brought the players through a range of formats; the day began 10-handed before quickly moving to 8-handed play. Once the field had been reduced to less than 60, the tables were re-adjusted and play continued 6-handed. The tables were adjusted once again when the field stood at 24 players as they played 4-handed. The [More...]