Event #1 in the October Power Weekend was a $100 + $10 8-Max Re-entry. 72 entries joined the tourney, and 9 players got paid. It took about 6 hours to get to the final table, but the final 9 got it done in just an hour and a half! When Michael Zenetzis left in 3rd, heads up play was between Anderson F and Mike Lafable. The pair have played together for the longest time right here at Playground, but today they found that they are also frequent opponents on the virtual felts! Anderson, [More...]
After four Day 1s and a Day 2, today was the final day in the October Power Weekend edition of the Playground 200. After starting with 487 entries, by just after midnight on October 8th, just one player remained: Mykyta Kurilenko. Mykyta defeated Gary Lucci after about 50 minutes of heads up play following the elimination of Cristian Muset. The final 3 players had made a deal, but that didn't stop them from playing hard to earn the additional $1,995 that came with the Championship, but at the [More...]
Event #3 – $200 + $30 + $100 PL Omaha Bounty
Event #3 of the Playground Power Weekend - a $200 + $30 + $100 PL Omaha Bounty Re-Entry event - has just come to an end and we have crowned our winner: Manfred Gunther. No less than 40 entries were logged for this tournament, including 10 re-entries. The action was fast and intense for the most part of the evening. Midway through the tournament, quite a few of the shorter stacks ended up on the table hosting most of the chip leaders. That put a heightened amount of pressure on them, and the [More...]
- Dylan Timothy Maille Thibault out in 3rd : Head’s up!
- Arvanitis out in 4th place – ICM chop
- In the Money for Event #3 PLO
- Bubble for Shijaudin Daud Sha
- 7th position for Azizul Haque
Event #4 – $100 + $10 Deepstack Turbo
After over 7 hours of play, Michael McKinnon has emerged as the Champion of Event #4 in the October Power Weekend - the $100 + $10 Deepstack Turbo Re-entry. For long periods of play it looked like other results were practically guaranteed - both Gary Lucci and George Iliacopoulos looked to have insurmountable leads - but Michael persevered and managed to come out on top! The final act in the tournament started with three players remaining, after a deal had been struck and Mario was removed in [More...]
- ICM Chop
- Lucci hits the rail!
- A few photos of the final table
- McKinnon takes out Scuderi
- Final table of Event #4
Event #5 – $150 + $15 Seniors’ Event
After a tough and relatively long heads up battle, James McDermott has emerged victorious over Sharrol Segal. Segal, from Vancouver, played a great match, but McDermott (from the Ottawa area) was able to take it down in a two-hand process. The first step on his way to victory came after about 20 hands of heads up play - Sharrol had a clear stack size edge at the time. James was in the small blind and flat called, and Sharrol took the opportunity to go all in. James called and the cards were [More...]
- Maloney out; play is now heads up!
- Segal sends Steve Taylor to the rail
- Next to go: Andre Vezina
- Sherker out in 6th
Event #6 – $100 + $10 Megastack Turbo
Event #6 of the October Power Weekend, the Megastack Turbo Re-entry, had a robust turnout of 86 entries. The huge starting stack of 50,000 in chips was immensely appealing and helped create some wild action in the early levels. Given the number of chips and the turbo format, the players sprinted out of the gate and put those chips to work. There was no shortage of huge opening bets and raises, enough to even bring about 11 re-entries before the end of the late registration and re-entry [More...]
- Caballero busts third
- Coursol out in fourth
- Caballero sends Macri to the rail
- Domenech out in tenth
- In the money!
Event #7 – $70 + $10 Freeze
After a long and grueling day of poker on the felts of the Playground Poker Club Tournament Hall, Danny Boudreau has emerged as the winner of Event #7, a $70 + $10 NL Hold'em Freeze that began at 1:00pm today. By the time play got to the heads up phase, both players were quite worn out and Danny in particular seemed very eager to wrap things up quickly. In fact that had been true since at there were 6 players remaining, and in a way it worked to his advantage once the deal had been reached [More...]
Event #8 – $70 + $10 Women’s Event
The heads up action between both women was intense but brief. Although Brigitte started with twice her rival's stack, Lucie managed to climb back up until she had just about 1 million chips. But Brigitte could not be deterred from her goal and sure enough, a few hands later she got her wish. Lucie tried to make a grab for the pot and went all in holding: She was, however, a bit taken by surprise when Brigitte snap called all-in with The dealer ran the board [More...]
- Manon Frechette out in 3rd position: Heads up!
- Line Desjardins hits the rail in 4th position
- Women’s tournament: ICM deal
- Lynda D’Anjou out in 5th position
- The last 5 ladies in the Women’s Event
Event #9 – $100 + $20 + $100 50/50 Bounty
After a short heads up phase where both players took out all the stops in order to win, Sandrel Dugue got the last word. Sandrel went all-in pre-flop and Alexandre immediately called. Sandrel Dugue: Alexandre Cousineau: The dealer wasted no time in running out all five community cards, but the flop was enough for Sandrel. Board: So Alexandre Cousineau is out in 2nd position, and Sandrel Dugue is crowned the winner of Event #9 50/50 Bounty. [More...]
- Thomas Manuge out in 3rd place – Heads up!
- Heldar Junior out in 4th position
- 50/50 Bounty: a deal is made!
- 5th position for Paul Mohorea
- Janendra Mahendra Rajah is out in 6th position
Event #10 – $300 + $30 Tag Team
Heads up action lasted only for a short period, but all the team members got a chance to play. The final hand came when short stack Alexandre Morel was holding as he went all-in. He immediately got a call from Patrice Ravary who tabled The community cards reflected the luck Ravary/Demondehare had received throughout the final table: with the turn giving them an eight-high straight. And that put a close to the memorable Tag Team Event here in the [More...]
- Tag Team: Heads up!
- Event #10: Team Asselin/Riendeau out in 3rd place
- Team Iacovella/Masciotra out in 4th position
- Tag Team: A deal is struck!
- Tag teams are on break – chip counts
Event #11 – $100 + $10 Single Rebuy
Heads up action between Theo Psihogios and Thohahente McComber lasted only one hand – that’s all McComber needed. No sooner had the dealer set up the table for the heads up action that Theo went all-in. He received a “call” before the echo of his all-in had even abated. Both men turned over their hands with a smile. Theo was by far the shortest stack and had obviously decided to gamble with any hand, before the blinds chewed through his stack. Both hands ended up being quite [More...]
- George Anastassopoulos goes home in 3rd place
- Patrick Longpre out in 4th position
- Last break for Event #11
- Emile H. sent to the rail in 5th position
- Event #11 Single Rebuy: A deal is struck
Event #12 – $90 + $10 + $25 Bounty
Michael McKinnon has done it again! The winner of Event #4 in this October Power Weekend has now added a second Power Weekend Championship to his list of successes here at Playground Poker Club - he has won Event #12, today's $90 + $10 + $25 NL Hold'em Bounty tournament. The event attracted 128 players, far surpassing the number required to meet the $5,000 guaranteed prize pool. The solid turnout for the event was matched by the speed it took to play - even with so many players to start, the [More...]
- Heads up action in Event #12
- It’s a chop!
- Fontaine gets coolered
- Photos of the final table players in Event #12
- Final table in the Bounty
Event #13 – $100 + $20 + $100 6-Max Bounty
Charan came into heads up play against Piotr Wielopolski with a pretty sizable chip advantage, and it only took a few hands to put an end to the tournament. Piotr got a monster hand and was happy to go all-in. Charan called instantly with his weak ace. Piotr: Charan: The four on the flop window did not seem too dangerous to Piotr but he was disappointed to see anything hit for Charan anyway. Piotr's gut instincts were spot on, because the on the [More...]
- Event #13: Thibodeau sent to the rail in 3rd place
- New deal for the last three players
- Douglas James out in 4th position
- Bounty: a deal is made
- 5th Place for Yannick Labattaglia