Day 1I of the Grand Prix Canada attracted 92 players, who purchased 106 entries in total. After about 7 hours, our 11 qualifiers were decided.
Philippe Plouffe, a local pro, started strong, and was expected to make a deep run, but hit a wall 3 times, and his poker night was over. Later, Manfred Gunther pulled the flight forward for a few hours, until things calmed down for him, and he was caught up with by a handful of players. One of those players was Denis Lebel, and he was the first of the pack to break away. Incidentally, he finished first in chips, with 984,000. Charanjeev Malhotra pushed through in the last few rounds, gnawing at Lebel and bagged a stack of 963,000.
Every Day 2 qualifier will receive $400, valuable points towards the leaderboard challenge, and a Day 2 seat where their bag of chips will be waiting for them on Sunday. You can still join them by qualifying in one of the last 8 flights, spanning the next 3 days!
Here are the counts of our qualifiers:
|First Name | Prénom||Last Name | Nom||Stack | Tapis|