..

Canada Poker Tournament Draws Big Field

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Apr/26/2010

The first Poker Pro Canada Classic poker tournament at Four Aces Card Club in Montreal was a huge success, drawing about 250 players from all over Canada and the U.S. - even Europe - to compete for a prize pool of $369,000.

It was the largest poker event ever held in Quebec with a buy-in of more than $1,500.

The tournament was sponsored by online poker site UB.com and was held to celebrate the launch of Poker Pro Canada magazine (PokerProCanada.com), Canada's only publication for real poker players.

When the smoke cleared, local player Oliver "O.B." Baksic took home $96,400 for first place. He defeated another local player, Maxime Villemure, on the final hand when he flopped a flush and slow-played it. Villemure hit a straight on the turn, all the chips went in, and Baksic's flush held up. The final day of the four-day, deep-stack event lasted until 5 a.m. Villemure cashed for $75,000.

Canadian Heads-Up Champion Benjamin LeBlond finished third for $50,000. Buy-in was $1,500+$150.

Paul Leggett, Chief Operating Officer of Tokwiro, owner of UB, said, "As headline sponsor, UB sent 50 players to be part of this launch event, and we are proud to have been part of its tremendous success. Canada is a growing concern for us, and we enjoyed connecting with our players on location, while having the chance to introduce ourselves to more of the local poker playing community in Montreal too.

"Congratulations to Poker Pro Canada for hosting such an awesome event."

Poker News

Is stalling on the bubble really cheating?

Stalling on the Bubble Addressed by Tournament Directors Association

While some players believe it's a good strategy, others say it's akin to cheating.

Matt Savage Massive Pay Day Resididual for "Lucky You" Film Cameo Finally Arrives

Matt Savage Massive Pay Day Resididual for "Lucky You" Film Cameo Finally Arrives

You won't believe how much these Hollywood film cameos pay!!!

Poker Pro Kenna James Teams Up With Ape Poker

Poker Pro Kenna James Teams Up With Ape Poker

James, who got his Start dealing at Hollywood Park Casino in Los Angeles in 1996, has 20 poker titles under his belt already and is considered one of the top experts in the game.

Massive Cashout for Americas Cardroom Poker Pro Ebony Kenney: One of Largest for a Female Player Ever

Massive Cashout for Americas Cardroom Poker Pro Ebony Kenney: One of Largest for a Female Player Ever

Kenney won $1.7 Million in the Coin Rivet Invitational Poker Tournament and becomes one of the winningest women in poker.

The OSS CUB3D ENCORE $20 Million GTD to Take Place Sept.04th-26th

The OSS CUB3D ENCORE $20 Million GTD to Take Place Sept.04th-26th

Included is a $1 Million Main Event on Sunday, September 18th ($630 buy-in) and September 25th ($2,650 buy-in). There are also three big multi-flight tourneys.

Syndicate