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Old 05-12-2011, 03:12 PM   #61
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On the weekend is the big $3K tourney - which I won't be playing but should be pretty cool. Gavin Smith, Eric Cajelais and a couple other "name" pros are supposed to be playing.
Gavin rolled in an hour and a half into the $100 Deepstack Turbo last night, stacked someone in his first hand, and went on to win the thing. LOL

He's due back for the $500 Heads-up tourney tomorrow and the $3k event.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:11 PM   #62
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He's not there tonight for the bounty?
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:32 PM   #63
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He's not there tonight for the bounty?
Not from what I understood, no. He's probably spending tonight enjoying the fine establishments of Montreal Night Life like Chez Paree.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:32 PM   #64
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was a very tough final table, only one weak spot really. pascal lefrancois ended up taking it down.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:02 PM   #65
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I was watching a bit of the final table via canadapoker.com and at one point it seemed as if emotions were flaring over something. Any idea what was up?
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:53 PM   #66
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i dunno i finished 7th and did not really watch after that. at the start there was an argument over if we should pay 10th or not. First in chips decided not to.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:51 AM   #67
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Ah, that makes sense. Glad it was nothing serious - from what I saw the whole series went very well.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:40 PM   #68
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Matt you play really bad, you should probably quit imo.
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:19 PM   #69
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ya i really should quit staking people.

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Old 05-25-2011, 12:47 AM   #70
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So whats the rake for 2/5 compared to the casino? Going to montreal for awhile soon.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:19 AM   #71
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What's the word on nice accommodations fairly close to the room? I have some friends heading your way for a bachelor party and I'm invited so I'm thinking of staying an extra week to come donate some money at your PLO tables and try and get rejected by 10+ waitresses. A few questions if anyone feels like answering please:

1. the accommodation thing? Something comparable to a W or The Borgata with decent room service etc
2. Should I rent a car or take taxis to & from card room?
3. Does Omaha get off daily? If so what stakes?
4. never been to the city, I hear nothing but great things about the restaurants, nightlife & women. Are they all true?
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What's the word on nice accommodations fairly close to the room? I have some friends heading your way for a bachelor party and I'm invited so I'm thinking of staying an extra week to come donate some money at your PLO tables and try and get rejected by 10+ waitresses. A few questions if anyone feels like answering please:

1. the accommodation thing? Something comparable to a W or The Borgata with decent room service etc
2. Should I rent a car or take taxis to & from card room?
3. Does Omaha get off daily? If so what stakes?
4. never been to the city, I hear nothing but great things about the restaurants, nightlife & women. Are they all true?
Since no one else is answering I'll try my best here but am not from Montreal, but I visit often since I'm 90 min away.

1) Only stayed once, we stayed at the Hilton downtown, very nice hotel with pool, garden looking area, very nice overall

2) I'm pretty sure if you want to play only at the Playground forget taxi or car. They have a shuttle service and will pick you up downtown anytime you want.

3) Can't answer this, only played here a few times. When I have it was Friday nights and they had high stakes PLO going, 10/25 and higher

4) Simple answer, YES to all.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:21 PM   #73
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2) I'm pretty sure if you want to play only at the Playground forget taxi or car. They have a shuttle service and will pick you up downtown anytime you want.
Shuttle service is available but only for groups of 6 or more.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:14 PM   #74
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From a downtown, higher-end hotel it's only about a 20 minute drive assuming you're not going in rush hour (in which case it's an hour). Taxis can be quite expensive - I would rent a car. From downtown it's a simple drive - get on the 720 West (aka Ville-Marie Expressway), continue on the 20 to the exit for the Mercier Bridge. Continue over the bridge and along the 138 highway for a couple of miles. Playground will be on the right at (I think) the third traffic light.

As far as hotels go, there are all kinds of nice hotels downtown and conveniently enough if you do rent a car, they're generally located pretty close to the highway you'll need to take to get there. There is a W and several other large nice hotels, but also a whole range of smaller boutique hotels that are very nice.

As far as food and nightlife is concerned, Montreal is fantastic. I'm not a club guy at all, so I can't comment on that, but the resto scene here is amazing. It often doesn't get the press that other cities do, but there is no shortage of good and great food at every price available.
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:38 PM   #75
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Did anyone here participate in the Montreal vs Quebec City event this weekend?
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