PN Guide to Canadian Live Poker Events: August - September

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On Now:Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival announces big overlay qualifiers

Aug 8-18: $50K Calgary Event adds 'Canadian Heads Up Championship'

Sunday August 4: River Cree Resort in Edmonton hosts large tournament to benefit inner-city youth programs

Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival: Overlay Satellites Online Every Day

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Main Event prize pool
  • More than 250 Main Event seats to be awarded via online satellites at Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars
  • Tilt adds prizes and overlays in attempt to break Canadian $1K+ attendance record
  • FTP is adding $55,000 (50 Main Event seats) to the prize pool of the $100 buy-in "FTP Mega Overlay" event to be held at Playground from August 22nd – August 25th.

As a partner in the event, Full Tilt Poker runs satellites of all buy-in levels throughout the week (see the screen grab at the bottom of the page). Qualifier finals on Sunday guarantees at least three $1,100 Main Event seats plus expenses; buy in directly for $100 + $9 or satellite your way in from just $1 + $0.10.

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Full Tilt Poker and Playground Poker Club have put together an impressive schedule for this inaugural series, including a $135 + $15 NLHE Re-entry event with a $100,000 guarantee to kick off the festival and 11 days of tournament action culminating with the $1000 + $100 Main Event with a $1,000,000 guarantee. The live series begins September 21st.

Click HERE for complete Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival schedule

Calgary's Deerfoot Casino "Summer Super Stack" Adds Canadian Heads Up Championship

  • 8 Events over 11 days, including "Players Choice" Final where Facebook vote determines structure
  • $50,000 guaranteed prize pool for event #1: $300 + $30 Deepstack No Limit Hold 'em
  • Unique $500 Heads up Championship event runs August 12th. 64 player maximum

Calgarian poker players remained resilient despite the massive cleanup earlier this month when the Stampede Showdown Tournament attracted a healthy field and a prize pool of $124,000.

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Click to EXPAND - Deerfoot Super Stack Series Schedule

Calgary's poker players should surpass those numbers in August's "Summer Super Stack Series at the " Deerfoot Inn & Casino.

The 11 day festival is one of western Canada's larger tournament series of the summer. The events feature, obviously, deep stacks, including a $30,000 chip stack for the main event along with large guaranteed prize pools and a "Canadian championship" of heads-up poker.

With 8 total tournaments including several multi-day events, expect juicy side game action to develop in the Deerfoot poker room. If that doesn't work out, you can try their "Party Pit" blackjack and roulette tables for some distracting dancing!

River Cree Resort outside Edmonton hosts $200 event to benefit inner city children

  • "Heritage Day Classic" runs Sunday August 4th at 2pm
  • $200 Buy-in and 1 x $50 Rebuy, "Points Elimination" tournament where players compete for final table payout
  • Benefits go to "Crystal Kids Foundation" in support of Edmonton's inner city youth services

The prize pool to this inaugural event will be 50% of the total amount raised. A $200 buy in will gets 5,000 in chips and the $50 rebuy will get you 1000 in chips. Space is very limited, call (780)289-3924 to for information or to reserve your spot. The River Cree Resort is located in te town of Enoch, just 5 minutes from the west Edmonton Mall.

The Crystal Kids Foundation fosters youth self-esteem and helps ensure mental and emotional wellbeing. Through Crystal Kids, youth and their families can access invaluable resources and support networks to help maintain dignity and balance in their lives. The group also reaches out to those who suffer from isolation, including seniors and recent immigrant families.

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Plenty of online satellites each day to Montreal's big event on FTP

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