The tournament director has just welcomed players to Day 1B of the Canadian Poker Championship, and after announcing the traditional “Shuffle Up and Deal!” cards are now officially in the air. Over 110 players are registered in the tournament at the start of level 1, of which 86 have qualified via a Phase 1 tournament where they carried their end-of-Phase chip stack into today.
Table 59 will begin with a hefty amount of chips on it, as 3 players are beginning with big stacks carried via Phase 1 – highlighted by Ruben Perceval and his chip-leading 3,952,500 count. Yves Loiselle (1,968,000) and Darren Keyes (1,931,00) are also on the table to start, and both have nearly double the Day 1 starting stack.
Day 1B will continue through 9 levels of play before the surviving players bag and tag their chips onto Day 2. Late registration for the event is open until level 12 on Day 2, allowing for players to enter and re-enter throughout the day. Every flight is a single re-entry, and players may participate in as many flights as they wish, even if they have already booked a stack onto Day 2. Should a player qualify more than one starting stack, the biggest stack will move forward onto Day 2, and the next biggest may be used as a re-entry during late registration Day 2, if need-be.
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See you on the felts!