3: Barrels of a partypoker flavour including the results of the partypoker Grand Prix Canada; a change in online satellite rules, and a trio of ambassadors seeking Spirit of Poker awards.
A finance student, who plays cash games in his spare time, has won the partypoker Grand Prix Canada for CAD$200,000 ($157,338). The CAD$200 buy-in event attracted a whopping 3,746 entrants, but that wasn’t enough for the event to match its CAD$1m guarantee, falling short by CAD$31,200.
It’s because of the overlay that Raphael Duval entered the tournament, and it turned out to be a smart decision. Duval was a dominant force at the final table, gathering chips like limp-dicked old men gather viagra, entering the heads-up phase against Debra Ann Holman with a 6:1 chip advantage.
The victory also earned Duval an additional $1,000 entry to an online event with a $10,000 partypoker Caribbean Poker Party (CPP) package in the offing, courtesy of wearing a CPP patch, and winning the last longer promotion.
Duval’s $1k freeroll wasn’t the only spot of value provided by partypoker. There was also a $10,000 CPP package for the online qualifier who lasted the longest. That turned out to be Canadian Jeff Cuccurollo who finished fourth.
Cuccurollo’s closest rival was the Brit Nicholas Riseley, who qualified online, couldn’t make the flight, and was blinded out in 16th place for the easiest $7,000 he will ever win, although it might not be worth the airfare to pick up his winnings.
Duval’s victory was only his second live tournament cash, after earning CAD$500 for an ITM finish at the 2016 World Poker Tour (WPT) Montreal Main Event, sponsored by partypoker.
Final Table Results (Prizes in CAD)
1. Raphael Duval – $200,000
2. Debra Ann Holman – $125,000
3. Brandon Aaron Kitchen – $84,000
4. Jeff Cuccurullo – $52,000
5. Sean Burstein – $38,000
6. Anatoly Zharnitsky – $28,000
7. Paul Scott – $21,000
8. Said Michalidis – $16,000
partypoker Change Satellite Seat Distribution Rules
partypoker and Dusk Till Dawn (DTD) have changed their rules covering the winning of multiple seats in online satellites to partypoker LIVE! events.
From Monday night, duplicate seats won by a single individual can now be sold or transferred for free to another player, increasing the likelihood that online satellite victories turn into more bums on seats for partypoker LIVE! events.
partypoker will handle the admin, but they won’t handle any cash transfers.
partypoker Ambassadors Shortlisted for the PokerListings Spirit of Poker Awards
PokerListings has announced the short lists for the PokerListings Spirit of Poker Awards, and several partypoker Ambassadors are in the mix.
The award ceremony, created to find the most personable players who provide the most value for the poker industry, takes place during the Battle of Malta (BOM). The €500 buy-in, €500,000 Guaranteed event takes place at the Portomaso Casino, Malta 2-7 Nov 2017, where Gaelle Garcia Diaz replaces Maria Ho as host.
Here are the shortlists:
Kelly Winterhalter (USA)
Oriol Fernandez (Spain)
Espen Uhlen Jorstad (Norway)
Parker Talbot (Canada)
Vivian Saliba (Brazil)
Barny Boatman (Eng)
Padraig Parkinson (Ire)
Mike Sexton (USA)
Marcel Luske (Ned)
Per Hildebrand (Swe)
Most Inspiring of the Year
Liv Boeree (Eng)
Jeff Gross (USA)
Kenny Hallaert (Bel)
John Hesp (Eng)
Max Pescatori (Ita)
Mikhael Semin (Rus)
Ema Zajmovic (Can)
Jaime Staples (Can)
I’m going to go for:
What about you?
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