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Canadian Peter Cross Wins 2010 Punta Cana Poker Classic

Written by:
Jenny Woo
Published on:
Nov/13/2010
Peter Cross

A Canadian has won the 2010 Punta Cana Poker Classic and the nearly $63,000 that came with it.  Peter Cross took home the first place prize Saturday evening. 

Coming to us from Waterloo, Ontario, Cross had previously won just over $25,000 in live tournaments.  His highest place finish was 4th at the 2009 Deep Stack Extravaganza IV.

Prior to the Punta Cana Poker Classic, Cross has had five cashouts. 

Phil Nagy, who had been the chip leader earlier, came in 3rd.

The venue took place at the fabulous Punta Cana Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Resort (formerly the Moon Palace Resort), an expansive 1950 room all-inclusive property with several pools and world-class restaurants.

“The Punta Cana Poker Classic was the most successful poker tournament ever held here (at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino,” said organizer Ivonne Brath.  “They are very happy.  Everyone involved with this tournament was so cohesive in making this happen.  It was an absolutely great networking tool for our industry.”

Brath and others involved with the tournament suggest it could double in size by next year.

“This tournament has totally met expectations.  When someone says ‘you really made my vacation (special)’, that is so rewarding.  We had young players (18 years of age) playing with the old pros.”

Brath wants the Punta Cana Poker Classic to be the premier event in the Caribbean in one of the region’s largest casinos. 

The event is a deep stack freeze out where you buy in once.  There are no rebuys.

- Jenny Woo, Gambling911.com Senior International Correspondent

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