After an epic heads-up battle that lasted for over two hours, Denis Giguere has been crowned champion of the Seniors’ Tournament. The seniors’ tournament is consistently popular in all of Playground’s events and this edition was no exception. Tonight’s tournament attracted 146 entries of primarily local players, but there was also a significant number from other provinces, Newfoundland in particular.
The evening started off on a friendly and casual note, with lots of laughter heard around the tables. Things got a bit more serious as the field shrank and the money bubble came into sight. The players agreed to pay an extra position when they got down to two tables, and things lightened up again once all the remaining players were guaranteed to cash. The laughter subsided once play began on the final table, as the players had their eyes on the first place prize. After a few eliminations, the players agreed to an even chop of the remaining prize pool. The deal was agreed to when the final table was down to six players and then the chips started going in quickly. But when all but two players had been eliminated, Denis Giguere and Arnold Yaxley dug in and fought from the trenches. The chip lead went back and forth several times, as each player was determined to outlast the other. Ultimately, the blinds caught up with the two finalists and play finally concluded with a pre-flop all in when the big blind reached a dizzying 200K.
Event #12 Champion: Denis Giguere – $3,200.00 and the champion’s trophy
Runner-up: Arnold Yaxley – $2,750.00
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