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Old 06-06-2011, 12:22 AM   #76
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I didn't play in it but I was out today for the $50 +1R tournament this afternoon.

There were about 16 players in from Quebec City and 18 from Montreal out of 330+ total runners on day 1 (across both cities). The feeling in the room was great, lots of people railing the tables (but not obnoxiously). The final table had - I think - 2 or 3 from Montreal and the balance from QC - but when it got to HU it was a Montrealer against a guy from QC. The Montreal guy won at about 7 or so, maybe 8. From what I could see it was a pretty big success.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:13 PM   #77
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Did anyone here participate in the Montreal vs Quebec City event this weekend?
I did, I got eliminated at level 3 on a KJ992 board where I had J9 and vilain had K9, FML
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:19 PM   #78
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I did, I got eliminated at level 3 on a KJ992 board where I had J9 and vilain had K9, FML
Richard lost earlier than that I believe - quad 8s versus quad 9s on a board of 8899x - too bad it was a tourney table. Ouch.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:20 PM   #79
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I didn't play in it but I was out today for the $50 +1R tournament this afternoon.

There were about 16 players in from Quebec City and 18 from Montreal out of 330+ total runners on day 1 (across both cities). The feeling in the room was great, lots of people railing the tables (but not obnoxiously). The final table had - I think - 2 or 3 from Montreal and the balance from QC - but when it got to HU it was a Montrealer against a guy from QC. The Montreal guy won at about 7 or so, maybe 8. From what I could see it was a pretty big success.
Thanks Mike. I wanted to play in it but I had to work a double on Saturday and then I was out of town Sun/Mon/Tue.
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:32 PM   #80
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Richard lost earlier than that I believe - quad 8s versus quad 9s on a board of 8899x - too bad it was a tourney table. Ouch.
wow, makes me feel a lil better
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:38 PM   #81
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wow, makes me feel a lil better
Yeah, he had quads twice in the first level and didn't make it out of the first level. Ouch.
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:10 AM   #82
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Playground was on fire tonight! (Not literally, of course lol). 2 tourneys tonight plus about 14 or 15 cash tables - a bunch of 1-2, 2-5 and I think one or two 5-5.

Of course lmcjaho was a witness to my braindead tourney-ending hand, holding TT against what was obviously a better pair preflop. If I had only been able to restrain myself on that one hand...
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:00 PM   #83
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Is playground still going strong?
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:17 AM   #84
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Yeah the bridge problems don't seem to have affected things too much. They report pretty regularly on what's going on there on their Facebook page.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:49 PM   #85
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BBJ is up to about $80K. Almost (uh, sort of) hit it last night when quads beat QQQJJ. Ace kicker played for the quad.
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:24 PM   #86
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BBJ is up to about $80K. Almost (uh, sort of) hit it last night when quads beat QQQJJ. Ace kicker played for the quad.
Tell me that you were one holding AQ at least? I will probably see you there tonight.
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:39 PM   #87
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No, I wasn't in the hand. I should have written "It was almost hit" to not imply "I almost hit it"!

Got a quad bonus a bit later in the session though, which is nice.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:11 PM   #88
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Got a quad bonus a bit later in the session though, which is nice.
Quad bonuses are always nice, but it's even nicer to get paid for the hand. I'd like to get a straight flush or royal flush bonus sometime soon - haven't had one yet. Folded one pre-flop (2-6 straight flush) at Snakes a while back. Made me sick to my stomach.
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:53 PM   #89
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Hi everyone, I went to Playground Poker for the 1st yesterday and I was really pleased by the way I was treated. The staff was very friendly, and the dealers were really quick and professional. The food was great as well and the waitresses really cute . I managed to book a small win so overall I loved the experience and I'm planning on going back soon.

Playground > Snakes > Montreal Casino imho
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:43 AM   #90
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BBJ is around $85K.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:09 AM   #91
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Hey guys, i'm looking for a backer for Saturdays $500 deepstack. Would like to talk terms through PM or any other source. Since online poker shut down in America, I've transitioned to live cash and tournaments. 2 final tables already and feel great about my play. My online stats are below.

http://www.officialpokerrankings.com...www.google.com
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:13 AM   #92
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it's sold out!! unless you already have reserved your seat.


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Hey guys, i'm looking for a backer for Saturdays $500 deepstack. Would like to talk terms through PM or any other source. Since online poker shut down in America, I've transitioned to live cash and tournaments. 2 final tables already and feel great about my play. My online stats are below.

http://www.officialpokerrankings.com...www.google.com
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:31 AM   #93
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Already got a seat.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:36 AM   #94
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The best place for updates on stuff like this is Playground's Facebook page...

Today Martin Roy suggested that if someone emailed him directly he would try and find a seat... check it out there for details.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:43 PM   #95
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More news from Playground: http://www.canadapoker.com/pro-poker...-in-september/

Sounds like a fun event.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:56 AM   #96
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BBJ over $90K, and Playground will be open 24h/day starting on August 12!
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:58 PM   #97
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Second team for the NHL event has been announced - Carey Price and Pascal Lefrancois
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:18 PM   #98
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There are new payment structures for all tournaments - in the past the buy-in included 10% in rake (which actually went to the tournament points budget) and no dealer add-on.

Now there's expressed as the prize pool amount + rake and a dealer add-on is available for all tourneys at the table.

What used to be the $60 rebuy is now 60 + 10 + 5 (at the table). Rebuys are not raked, nor is the dealer add-on available on the rebuy.

Personally I'm not a fan of dealer add-ons, but I heard from a reliable source that tips from tournament cash winners were averaging between 1-2% which is (to me) obviously very low.

Tournament structures haven't changed despite there being more chips in the starting stacks, which is good.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:03 PM   #99
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By the way, the BBJ was won this past Monday - just under 100K by the time it was won. (I wasn't either in the hand, at the table, or even in the room though, boo).
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:05 PM   #100
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This weekend will be great at play ground! First anniversary. Tons of free rolls and promotions including the start of their 1 million dollar bad beat (on top of the regular one). (Loose with q high straight flush with 2 cards in hand...). The Super Beat payout (maximum of $900,000), that the hand winner and hand loser are entitled to, will be broken up into 120 equal payments and will be paid monthly over the course of 10 years.

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Last but certainly not least, is the launch of our new $1,000,000 Super Beat Jackpot! Yes, you read correctly, ONE MILLION BIG ONES!

Starting on Friday December 16th at 8:00AM if you lose a pot with a Queen High Straight Flush, Playground Poker Club will be calling you the first EVER Super Beat winner! You’re probably salivating just by reading this, so wipe the drool off your keyboard and Click Here for all the details!

A better spin the wheel which will run all weekend:

We know how much all of you like spinning the wheel, so we’ve decided to draw a name every hour on the hour between 10AM on Friday December 16th to 6AM on Monday December 19th.

If that wasn’t sweet enough, we’ll be juicing up the prizes so that the least you can walk away with is $50! Dollar amounts include $50, $100, $200, $300 and some awesome merchandise and other great prizes up for grabs. You could even re-gift for the holidays if you can actually stand to part with this amazing stuff!

View for more details on all things happening this weekend:

http://www.playgroundpoker.ca/anniversary
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