The 108 player field in the Second Chance Event has been widdled down to just 2 players as they prepare to face-off for the win, which is accompanied by a $47,140 pay-day along with a Winter Festival Champion’s Trophy.
Nicolas Le Floch begins with a more than 2-to-1 chip lead, holding 1,892,000 versus the 798,000 of Shawn Daigle. The average stack is a healthy 67.5bb, leaving lots of room to play for the two finalists.
Nicolas is gunning for his second win here at the Playground Poker Winter Festival, after taking down Event 9, a $500 + $50 PLO tournament which featured 53 entrants. Interestingly enough, Nicolas’ heads-up opponent in that event, Andrej Markovinovic, turns out to be the flat-mate of his current heads-up opponent Shawn.
The money has been laid out on the table next to the Champion’s Trophy, and the two players have just saluted each other with a fresh celebratory beer as they begin their heads-up match.