All eyes are on Montreal for the latest stop on the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS tour. The Playground Poker Club in Montreal has become one of the best places to play poker in North America... including Las Vegas. The Playground has hosted various tours and events including the latest stop on the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS global poker circus.
The Main Event Championship is well underway. Only 280 players survived the cut on Day 2A and 2B. With only the top 250 places getting paid, the start of Day 3 will feature anxious and exciting bubble play.
The Main Event had a $5,300 CAD buy-in and attracted 1,954 runners. The total prize pool had a $10 million guarantee, which kicked in. There was an overlay of $230K. First place pays out $1.4 million CAD, with second place winning a cool million (Canuck bucks). Most of the cheesecake is at the final table, but the top 250 places pay out.
Among the notables still alive... Antonio Esfandiari, Michael Gathy, Taylor Black, Ema Zajmovic, Shawn Buchanan, Mike Watson, Bart Lybaert, Shaun Deeb, Brian Hastings, Sam Chartier, Marvin Rettenmaier, Shannon Shorr, Martin Jacobson, Sean Ruane, Kevin MacPhee, Joe Cheong, Kristen Bicknell, Eric Afriat, Brent Roberts, Alex Difelice, Will the Thrill, Daniel Strelitz, Ryan D'Angelo, John Racener, Peter Eichhardt, Jeff Gros, and Zack Smiley.
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Last week, Chris Kruk binked the Super High Roller at the Playground Poker Club. The SHR affair had a $1M guarantee, but they attracted 47 entrants.
Kruk outlasted a tough-tough-tough field of high ballas including a final table that featured Darren Elias, Chance Kornuth, Niall Farrell, and Victor Ramdin.
Kruk defeated Anthony Zinno heads-up for the title. Zinno banked $234K CAD, while Kruk shipped $375K CAD (or approximately $291K USD). Kruk, a Canadian online pro, picked up a nifty six-figure score. His total live earnings climbed to $2.4 million USD.