Monday, December 27, 2010

Four Aces Poker Room, Poker Pro Canada, and Ultimate Bet

The biggest poker tournament in Quebec history is back for another showing at Four Aces Poker Club in Montreal. Sponsored by the nation’s leading poker publication, Poker Pro Canada magazine, and popular online poker room UB.com, the $1,500+$150 buy-in event is set for January 27-30.

Last year, the Poker Pro Canada Classic attracted 246 players, including well-known pros Mark “P0ker H0” Kroon, Hollywood Dave Stann and Canadian Heads-Up Champion Benjamin Lablond, who took third in the first Classic. The prize pool swelled to a whopping $370,000 and in the end, local player Oliver Baksic took home the title, pocketing the first prize of $118,000 in the process.

The Poker Pro Canada Classic features three “day ones,” allowing players to rebuy into the tournament on Day 1B should they be unable to qualify for Sunday’s finale on Day 1A, and then again on Day 1C if they fail to qualify on Day 1B. Players will start with 20,000 chips and will experience a ton of play with one-hour blind levels. Twenty-five players each day will advance to Sunday’s finale.

On Wednesday, January 26, there will be a VIP Players Party at Four Aces, complete with free drinks, prime rib and seafood buffet.

Ultimate Bet is back for another year as event sponsor and will be providing 25 seats to the event.

Here is a list of UB satellites for the event:

January 2 & 9, 16:05 ET, $2,500 package, three packages GTD, $200+$15 buy-in.
January 5 & 12, 21:00 ET, $2,500 package, three packages GTD, $200+$15 buy-in.
January 13, 20:30 ET, $2,500 package, one package GTD, $300+$20 buy-in.
January 16, 20:30 ET, $2,500 package, one package GTD, $300+$20 buy-in.

Each of these super satellites have many qualifiers to get into them ranging from $10 to $40. The qualifiers run the same day as the super satellites all the way up to the starting times of the super satellites. Check the UB lobby under the SATELLITES TAB on the day of each super satellite.
To pre-register for the Four Aces Poker Pro Canada Classic in Montreal call 450-638-POKER or 877-77-4ACES.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Playground Poker Club

Playground Poker Club is located in Montreal Quebec and opened it's doors this month with a few freeroll poker tournaments with high guarantees. A few Canadian Poker Pros made the trip there and the action was good both for the tournaments and the cash games.

Initial reviews of The Playground Poker club is that it has a Vegas feel, and the customer service goes beyond what you would expect. For more information on The Playground Poker Club, please visit their web site here. http://www.playgroundpoker.ca/