After an eventful Day 2 at the Canadian Poker Championship, 145 players found a Day 3 bag and will be returning to the felts tomorrow to continue their quest towards the $400,000 top prize prize. Action restarts at 1pm sharp, and will play through 8 levels before the surviving players take an overnight break before the grand finale on Wednesday.
Once registration was complete, it became official that the guarantee was not met, turning the prize pool into the $2,000,000 figure boasted by Playground Poker Club and partypoker. The money-bubble burst near the end of the day, with Leo Hackenbroch and James Rubin sharing a min-cash as they were simultaneously eliminated one spot away from the money, tied in 162nd place. A slew of eliminated followed this, with 16 players hitting the rail in the 30 minutes of play that remained.
Sebastien Labbe had the biggest stack to close the night, ending with a massive 15,970,000 in chips. He is closely followed by Tommy Coulombe’s 15,500,000 count, while Mike Leah (14,315,000), Charles La Boissoniere (13,555,000), Pierre Paul Paulin (13,510,000), Darren Keyes (13,265,000) and Lucas Drolet (12,970,000) sit at the top of the leaderboard. In a few moments we will publish the full list of player-reported chip counts, as well as the seating assignments for tomorrow’s restart.
Photographs from level 17: