News And Updates

With the end of the World Cup of Cards comes the final tally in the festival-long WCC Event Leaderboard race. Congratulations to Charles La Boissonière on a runaway victory! By the end of the festival he had amassed an amazing 1,647.9 points, surpassing Jason Conforti in 2nd place by 255 points! Joey Boczek put up a great battle as well coming in 3rd with 1,379.1 pts.

For his victory, Charles has won a USD $6,000 Caribbean Poker Party prize package, including flights for 2 to Punta Cana, accommodation at the Hard Rock Punta Cana and a USD $2,750 buy-in for the partypoker Million event with $2M Guaranteed!

The second place prize goes to Jason Conforti, who has won a “Full Red Bull Experience” package at the 2017 Formula 1 Montreal Grand Prix.

The Week 4 Leaderboard winner was Mark Howie, whose 401.8 points in the final week of the WCC have won him a USD $530 tournament ticket to the weekly Caribbean Poker Party qualifier tournament on partypoker. This tournament takes place every Sunday at 4pm, and has 2 x USD $6000 packages guaranteed!

Please contact Player’s Services at Playground Poker Club and provide them with your partypoker ID and/or contact information to receive your prizes.

WCC Event Leaderboard: Congrats to Charles La Boissonnière
Event 24 in the World Cup of Cards was the $1,500 + $150 NL Hold’em CPPT World Cup of Cards and was a 3-day tournament with 2 Day 1s. There were a total of 359 entries in the event which built up a total prize pool of $522,345.00. The winner was Brady Hinnegan, who defeated Tomas Larivee Magni heads up for the win.

The new level was only about 10 minutes old when the final hand was upon the players, though the hand started innocently enough. Tomas had lost a few more chips than he had on the last break and was starting to be quite short-stacked when he limped and Brady checked behind to see a flop.

Flop:

It was an action flop, but the action went check-check and the dealer laid out the turn . Brady bet 200K and Tomas made the call. The river was an action card for Tomas – the . Brady opened to 300K and Tomas chose to go all in – only to meet with a snap call from Brady, who instantly flipped over his for the flopped straight. Tomas was disappointed that his rivered 2nd pair – he held – was no good but he took it like the pro he is and congratulated Brady on the victory. Brady won $110,000 for his win!
Brady Hinnegan wins the CPPT World Cup of Cards
From the inaugural WPT Montreal in 2012 up until the present day, the relationship between Playground Poker Club and partypoker has produced some of the greatest poker events in Canadian history. Playground Poker Club is thrilled to announce that we have formed a new long term strategic partnership with partypoker - a partnership that will provide Playground visibility on the partypoker client, and enable players to qualify online for a number of our live events.

This new partnership is already in effect, as players can now find a ‘Playground’ tab within the Live Events tournament lobby on partypoker. Wanting to kick things off with a bang, partypoker and Playground Poker Club bring the Grand Prix Poker Tour to Canada for the first time ever! The Canadian Grand Prix is a $500,000 guaranteed tournament that will feature 8 live Day 1 flights on September 2nd and 3rd - but in a unique crossover format, it will also feature 20 online Day 1 flights starting on August 7th! At just $100 + $9 to enter any Day 1, this may be the best value in global poker today!

Players in either Day 1 - live or online - will have the same goal: to qualify for Day 2 on September 4th at Playground Poker Club. On Day 2, everyone who has qualified will come together on the live felts to play down to the eventual winner and what is certain to be a huge payday!

The Canadian Grand Prix tournament is part of the inaugural World Cup of Cards (WCC). Running from August 18th through to September 14th.
Playground Poker & partypoker form new partnership!