WSOP circuit kick off at the Playground Poker Club in Canada for its 2018-2019 Season in Canada from August 23rd to September 3rd. This series is in partnership with partypoker Live and it has drawn great record breaking numbers. The series was wrapped up on Monday after the final four rings of seven were awarded.
$4,992,493 was the amount that was awarded and this exceeded the $4 million that was guaranteed. The event tallied in excess of more than 8,169 entries which was a record breaker. Each of these seven ring events hit their guaranteed and the highlight was on the $1 million guaranteed for the $330 buy-in colossus and the $2 million guaranteed for the $1,100 Main Event.
This record for the single-flight entries at the playground were not broken once but twice. This is during the series where it started with 712 entries in the Colossus Day 1G. Five days later the Main Event Day 1D brought together 1,016 entries which surpassed the record set for day 1G. The main event saw 2,401 entries and this broke the WSOP circuit’s all time record for the Main Event entries.
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C$1,100 Main Event Highlights
This record breaking main event ended up having 2,401 entries on four online day 1s as well as nine live starting flights. There were a total of 287 players who earned winnings from the tournament and the last two made and ICM deal before they played it out for C$50,000 and the ring.
Danny Freitas of Wasaga Beach, Ontario won the tournament to earn a payout of C$294,930. There is Maxime Boulais who was the runner up and earned C$210,070. Not only did Freitas win in the main event, he also made a win in the Colossus for C$22,000.
Other winners who collected six figure wins were the winners of the colossus and the Super High Roller Jason Mandanici-Trucot. This is a local professional poker player and a regular at the Playground. In event 1 he walked away with C$125,130. Another local Marc-Olivier Carpentier-Perrault was also a victor in the Event #4: Super High Roller walking away with C$100,000.
Other winners who graced the event were Robert Cheung who won in his second Circuit ring in Event #5: winning C$45,500. Dallis Kerbrat from British Colombia made a win on his major victory in Event #3 where he won C$38,650. This is a big win for him considering that he is only 19 years.