The 8th live starting flight to the Grand Prix Canada has now come to a close, and 9 players have bagged a stack onto Sunday’s Day 2, securing a $400 min-cash along the way. Closing with the chip lead for the flight was Dustin Melanson, who eliminated Casey Vanderburg in the last hand of the flight to bag just over 1 million in chips. Below are the top counts from Day 1H, which will shortly be added to the combined end of Day 1 chip counts.
Justin Leblanc was the original raiser in the final hand of play, raising the 24,000 big blind up to 60,000. Casey made the call next to act, and when action swung around to Dustin in the small blind he threw in a 3bet to 212,000. Justin let go of his hand, while Casey opted to move all-in for roughly 300,000, adding “Fine, I guess I’ll be the bubble-boy…” in a joking manner.
Dustin tabled and was far ahead of his opponents’ , and when the board ran out , Casey congratulated his table-mates and walked away while the survivors proceeded to bag their chips.
Another flight is currently underway, and registration is open until 9:55pm tonight. Tomorrow will see two more flights take place (Day 1J at 12pm, and Day 1K at 7pm), while Friday and Saturday will hold three starting flights each (12pm, 4pm and 7pm). With $1,000,000 in prizes up for grabs, be sure to make some time to play this kickoff event to the World Cup of Cards. A $200 + $20 investment can result in a massive 6-figure score!
|First Name | Prénom||Last Name | Nom||Stack | Tapis|
Photographs from the end of Day 1H: