Day 3 of partypoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship

It's Day 3 at Playground Poker Club for World Poker Tour (WPT) Canadian Spring Championship and the levels have been extended to one hour. 39 players were reduced to a final table of six before play halted for another day.

Here are the six, remaining chip stacks:

Daniel Gagne8,000,000
Alexender Wong7,505,000
Mario Lim5,450,000
Johnny Mazzaferro4,825,000
Jason Comtois4,700,000
John Paul Tabago1,370,000

Guenette is Bubble-boy - 9:25 p.m.

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Pierre Guenette watching his final hand without much hope.

The official final table of six is set! Pierre Guenette moved all in preflop and Jason Comtois made the call in the small blind. John Paul Tabago folded in the big blind.
Guenette: {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Comtois: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}
The board ran out {9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{9-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and Guenette was the official final-table bubble-boy, busting 7th for $29,933.

Comtois Survives - 9:15 p.m.

Alex Wong and Jason Comtois saw a limped flop of {2-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}. Comtois moved all in and Wong made the call.
Comtois: {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}
Wong: {k-Spades}{5-Spades}
Wong was in the lead to the turn {7-Diamonds}. Comtois now had flush and straight outs as well as any Ace. That is exactly what he received on the river as the {a-Clubs} came off, saving his tournament life and erupting his rail. Comtois is now sitting with 2.8 million.

No-Show Showdown - 9:10 p.m.

Daniel Gagne opens to 350,000 from the small blind and Pierre Guenette calls from the big blind. The flop is dealt {j-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}, Gagne bets 350,000 and Guenette calls to the turn {4-Diamonds}. Again, Gagne leads out, this time for 450,000, and Guenette makes the call. The river comes {4-Hearts}, Gagne checks, Guenette bets 500,000, and Gagne makes the call. Guenette instantly slides his cards in the muck and Gagne wins without showing.

Level 32 - 8:45 p.m.

Players have now entered Level 32. There are 7 remaining, with blinds 75K/150K and a 25K ante. Average stack is now 4.6 million (31 BBs).

Siebert Falls Short in 8th - 8:35 p.m.

Playground Poker serial final-tablist Sylvain Siebert has just been eliminated by chip leader Alex Wong. Wong had opened to 240,000, Siebert reraised to 660,000, Wong four-bet enough to put Siebert all in, and Siebert made the call putting himself at risk.
Wong: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}
Siebert: {k-Spades}{7-Spades}
The board was dealt {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{k-Spades}{6-Diamonds} and Siebert exited in 8th for $23,863. Wong boosted his chip lead, now sitting with 7.6 million.

Wheeler Drops in 9th - 8:30 p.m.

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Brent Wheeler on his feet sweating his flip.

Johnny Mazzaferro opened to 260,000 under the gun, Mario Lim raised to 1,000,000 in the hijack, Brent Wheeler shoved all in for 1.2 million, Mazzaferro folded, and Lim made the call.
Lim: {j-Hearts}{j-Spades}
Wheeler: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
A classic race was underway as the board delivered {q-Spades}{5-Spades}{6-Clubs}{8-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and Wheeler was sent packing in 9th place, good for $17,792. With the pot, Lim is now up to 7.2 million.

Camtois Doubles Up - 8:15 p.m.

Jason Camtois was looking for a double up against Mario Lim, all in preflop with {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs} versus Lim’s {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}. The board ran out {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{3-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades} and Camtois punched out his much-needed double.
Lim: 4,000,000

Caza Gone in 10th - 8:05 p.m.

Jason Comtois opened to 280,000 under the gun, Daniel Gagne raised to 430,000, and Marco Caza three-bet shoved all in. Comtois folded and Gagne made the call.
Gagne: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Caza: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}
The board ran out {j-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and Caza was eliminated in 10th place for $13,292. Gagne is still in the chip lead with 7,000,000~

3rd Break - 7:25 p.m.

Level 27 has come to an end and players are on a 15-minute break. Blinds will be 60K/120K with a 20K ante. There are still 10 players remaining and the average stack is 3.2 million (27 BBs).

Final 10 - 6:45 p.m.

We are down to an unofficial final table of 10 players. Here is how they stack up and their table positions:

Seat 1Sylvain Siebert3,930,000 (39 BB)
Seat 2Johnny Mazzaferro2,625,000 (26 BB)
Seat 3Jason Comtois1,025,000 (10 BB)
Seat 4John Paul Tabago2,200,000 (22 BB)
Seat 5Mario Lim4,170,000 (41 BB)
Seat 6Alexander Wong4,085,000 (40 BB)
Seat 7Daniel Gagne6,700,000 (67 BB)
Seat 8Pierre Guenette4,050,000 (40 BB)
Seat 9Brent Wheeler2,065,000 (20 BB)
Seat 10Marco Caza1,265,000 (12 BB)

Lawrence Done in 11th - 6:35 p.m.

Pierre Guenette opened to 250,000 from the cutoff and Rodney Lawrence called from the small blind. The flop came {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Spades}, Lawrence led for 275,000, and Guenette made the call, bringing the {q-Diamonds} on the turn. Lawrence again led out, this time for 325,000, and Guenette moved all in. Lawrence called with {k-Spades}{q-Clubs} but Guenette had flopped a set with {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}, leaving Lawrence drawing dead to the {7-Diamonds} on the river and hitting the rail in 11th for $13,292.

Mazzaferro Cashed His One-Time - 6:20 p.m.

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Johnny Mazzaferro's life-saving board.

Johnny Mazzaferro raised all in preflop and was called by Daniel Gagne. Mazzaferro was in trouble with {6-Clubs}{6-Spades} against Gagne’s {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}. It was a dream flop for Mazzaferro who, before the flop came, announced he was using his “one time.” The flop ran out {6-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{2-Hearts} giving Mazzaferro a flopped set. He was not out of the woods yet as Gagne had flopped a flush draw. The {3-Spades} and {9-Clubs} secured the hand for Mazzaferro, doubling to 2.6 million.

Level 27 - 6:10 p.m.

Level 27 has started. Blinds are 50K/100K with a 15K ante. There are 11 players remaining, making average stack 2.9 million (29 BBs).

Alibay Finished in 12th - 5:55 p.m.

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Alex Wong adds to his stack after busting Ami Alibay.

Ami Alibay raised all in from mid-position with his last 650,000. Alex Wong made the call in the big blind with {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} and was ahead of Alibay’s {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}. The board ran out {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{j-Spades} giving Wong a full house, knocking Alibay out in 12th for $13,292.

Brunskole Unlucky 13th - 5:45 p.m.

Matthew Brunskole moved all in on the button for 1,000,000 and was called by Marco Caza in the big blind. Brunskole had {8-Diamonds}{10-Spades} and Caza was holding {j-Spades}{k-Hearts}. The board ran out {q-Spades}{a-Spades}{8-Spades}{j-Clubs}{6-Spades} giving Caza a flush and eliminating Brunskole in 13th for $10,675.

Gutshot Doesn't Deliver - 5:30 p.m.

Ami Alibay just doubled up in the big blind courtesy of Alex Wong. Alibay held {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} against the {7-Spades}{6-Spades} of Wong. The board ran out {3-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Alimay doubled to 1.8 million.

Comtoi Doubles Thru Brunskolev - 5:15 p.m.

Matthew Brunskole opened to 160,000 from mid-position and Jason Comtois moved all in from the small blind for 645,000. Brunskole took a few moments before making the call with {a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. He was ahead, however, as Comtois flipped over {a-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}. The flop hit Comtois well, running out {6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{a-Clubs}, just needing to avoid any nine. The {5-Hearts} and {2-Spades} gave Comtois the double.

2nd Break - 5:00 p.m.

Players will now have a 15-minute break and will return for the start of Level 29. Blinds will be 40K/80K with a 10K ante. There are 13 players remaining and average stack is 2.5 million (31 BBs).

Bunchan Out in 14th - 4:50 p.m.

Frederic Bunchan raised to 120,000 from the button and Daniel Gagne and the big blind called. The flop came {a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and all three players check to see the turn {k-Hearts}. Gagne bet 80,000 from the small blind, Bunchan min-raised to 160,000, and Gagne quickly called. The river is the {4-Diamonds} and Gagne checked to Bunchan who, after a short pause, moved all in. After getting the count, Gagne tanked for about a minute before making the call. Bunchan turned over {9-Spades}{6-Clubs}, realizing he’d been beaten, and Gagne showed {10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}, much to the dismay of Bunchan who shook his opponents hand and hit the rail in 14th, good for $10,675.

Quintal's UTG Shove - 4:45 p.m.

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Simon Quintal had his coat on before the river hit the felt.

The last quailifier has been eliminated. Simon Quintal shoved all in under the gun preflop and was called by Brent Wheeler in the big blind. Quintal turned over {k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and was dominated by Wheeler’s {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}. The flop sealed Quintal’s fate as the board ran out {6-Hearts}{a-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{5-Diamonds}, busting in 15th for $10,675.

Theroux Goes Home - 4:30 p.m.

Max Theroux was all in preflop for 975,000 holding {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} against Mario Lim’s {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}. The board ran out {3-Spades}{3-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{10-Hearts} giving Theroux a flush draw, but the {4-Clubs} on the river eliminating him in 16th place for $9,210

Petrina Finished in 17th - 4:25 p.m.

Ami Alibay opened to 125,000 from the button and Nicholas Petrina raiseed all in from the button for 680,000. Alibay makes the call, turning over {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}. Petrina reveals {a-Spades}{7-Hearts} and needed some help from the board. Petrina would get no such luck, as it ran out {q-Spades}{j-Hearts}{3-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} knocking Petrina out in 17th for $9,210.

Down to 2 Tables - 4:20 p.m.

The players have redrawn for the final two tables. There are 18 remaining. The next table to break will set the unofficial final table of 10. Recent eliminations include Osman Soubra in 19th ($8,268), Eric Afriat in 20th ($8,268), Alexandre Lavigne in 21st ($8,268), David Lanthier in 22nd ($7,326), Marc Guerbilsky in 23rd ($7,326), and Ruben Perceval in 24th ($7,326).

Soubra Busts 19th - 4:10 p.m.

We have lost Osman Soubra. Soubra was very short getting his last 355,000 in the middle with {k-Spades}{j-Hearts} against Daniel Gagne’s {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. The board ran out {7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{2-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and Sobra was eliminated in 19th place for $8,268.

Level 28 - 4:00 p.m.

Level 28 has begun with 21 players remaining. Average stack is 1.5 million (25 bbs), with blinds 30K/60K and a 10K ante.

Monster Pot for Caza- 3:45 p.m.

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Marco Caza positioning himself for a final-table finish.

Max Theroux, Marco Caza, and Sylvain Siebert were in an over 1.5 million three-way pot on the river with a board reading {6-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{q-Hearts}. Caza was under the gun and fired 425,000, forcing Siebert and Theroux to fold. Caza climbed over the two million chip mark with 2,300,000.

Lanthier Grabs Some Needed Chips - 3:35 p.m.

David Lanthier was all in preflop with {k-Clubs}{9-Hearts} with his last 400,000 and was called by Max Theroux’s {a-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. The board ran out {k-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{4-Spades}, Lanthier doubled up to 700,000, and Theroux dropped to 900,000.

Siebert Gets Huge Double - 3:30 p.m.

Sylvain Siebert opened to 125,000, David Lanthier raised to 430,000, Siebert moved all in for 1,315,000, and Lanthier made the call. {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} for Siebert and {j-Hearts}{j-Spades} for Lanthier. The board ran out {2-Spades}{3-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and Siebert doubled to 2.6 million, while Lanthier was left with 400,000.

Three-way All-in Pot - 3:15 p.m.

Ruben Perceval and Marco Caza were both all in and covered by Maxime Theroux preflop in a three-way pot. Caza was the shortest stack in the hand with {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}, Perceval held {a-Spades}{6-Spades}, and Theroux had {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}. The board ran out {9-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{q-Hearts} and Caza faded a ton of outs to triple up to 1,000,000, scooping the main pot, Theroux was shipped the side pot, now with 1,900,000, and Perceval was eliminated.

1st Break - 2:40 p.m.

Players are now going on a 15-minute break. When they return, blinds will be 25K/50K with a 5K ante and average stack is 1.3 million (26 BBs). There are currently 24 players remaining.

Recent bust-outs include Daniel Cote in 25th ($6,384), Samuel Chartier in 26th ($6,384), Gaetano Buda in 28th ($5,442), Mathieu Arbour in 29th ($5,442), Eric Davis in 30th ($5,442), Xiao Peng in 31st ($5,442), Sammy Chao in 32nd ($5,442), Andrew Humphrey in 33rd ($5,442), Tyler Erback in 34th ($5,442), and Selatjin Jakupovski in 35th ($5,442).

Last Lady Standing - 2:10 p.m.

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Xiao Peng on a small stack after maintaining a heap of chips for most of Day 2.

The last female in the field has just been eliminated. Xiao Peng was all in preflop against John Paul Tabago holding {q-Spades}{a-Clubs} to Tabago’s {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. The flop was not kind to Peng, falling {9-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts}. Tabago flopped a set of 9’s, leaving Peng drawing to a runner-runner straight. She would not see any help as the {7-Hearts} and {7-Clubs} ran out, sending Peng to the rail in 31st place ($5,442).

Comtois Flops the Flush - 2:00 p.m.

Jason Comtois moved all in preflop for 170,000 with {k-Spades}{9-Spades}, Frederic Bunchan raised to 340,000 over top, and the blinds folded. Comtois flipped over {k-Spades}{9-Spades}, needing help against Bunchan’s {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}. The flop smacked Comtois, running {5-Spades}{a-Spades}{8-Spades} and giving Comtois a flush. Bunchan was not drawing dead yet, but the {q-Spades} on the turn would seal the deal for Comtois. The {3-Hearts} fell on the river and Comtois raked in 440,000. Bunchan dropped to 1,500,000.

Brunskole Doubles Thru Peng - 1:45 p.m.

Xiao Peng called the all-in preflop bet of Matthew Brunskole for 320,000 with {5-Clubs}{5-Spades} and was ahead of Brunskole’s {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}. The board ran out {8-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and Brunskole picked up the double, now sitting with 700,000 and Peng has dropped to 700,000.

Level 26 - 1:20 p.m.

Level 26 has just begun. Blinds are now 20K/40K with a 5K ante. Average stack is 925,000 (23 BB). There are 35 players left in the hunt. Recent bust outs include Danny Ayoub in 36th ($4,919), Jonathan Poissant in 37th ($4,079), Justin Miller in 38th ($4,709), and Edouard Dupuis in 39th ($4,709).

Tabago Doubles, Cripples Ayoub - 1:15 p.m.

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John Paul Tabago is all smiles after his 10's hold.

Danny Ayoub opened to 80,000 and John Paul Tabago raised to 320,000. Ayoub announced "all-in" and Tabago made the call, putting himself at risk with {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}. Ayoub turned over {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and a classic race was under way. The board ran out {j-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{7-Spades}{5-Spades} and Tabago scored the double. Ayoub was crippled by the defeat leaving himself with just 5 big blinds. Tabago is now up to 1,000,000.

Brunskole Doubles - 1:00 p.m.

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Matthew Brunskole stacking his freshly-scooped chips.

Matthew Brunskole moved all-in preflop for 370,000 and was called bu Xiao Peng. Brunskole was holding {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} but was dominated by the {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades} of Peng. The board ran out [Qs3s7hKh9], Brunskole had hit a miracle two-outter to secure the double up, boosting his stack to 800,000, while Peng fell below 500,000.

Soubra Donates to Guerbilsky - 12:45 p.m.

Osman Soubra raised the action to 65,000 in late position and Marc Guerbilsky made the call in the big blind. The two saw a flop of {9-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{k-Hearts} and both checked the the turn {a-Hearts}. Guerbilsky checked again and Soubra put out a bet of 75,000. Guerbilsky made the call and the river completed a four-card flush on board with the {3-Hearts}. This time Guerbilsky took the lead, sliding in 200,000 ,and after a short tank, Soubra folded his hand.

Poissant with Turned Pair - 12:30 p.m.

Jonathan Poissant opened to 60,000 and Mario Lim made the call in the big blind. Flop came {5-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{6-Spades} and both players checked to see the {q-Clubs}. Lim led out with a 125,000 bet and Poissant laid his hand down. Lim showed the {q-Diamonds} and Poissant confirmed he was good.

Hand 1: Double Up - 12:15 p.m.

The first hand of the day also brought the first double up of the day. Matthew Brunskole opened to 60,000 and was called by Ami Alibay in the big blind. The flop ran out {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and both players checked. The turn brought the {8-Clubs} and Alibay slid out a bet of 100,000. Brunskole thought for a moment before announcing "all-in" and Alibay snap-called putting himself and his last 385,000 at risk, turning over a flopped flush with {8-Hearts}{9-Hearts}. Brunskole was not drawing dead however, holding {a-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, the river was no help and Alibay doubled to 930,000.

Seating and Unbagging - 12:00 p.m.

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Day 3 of the WPT Canadian Spring Championship is set to begin here at Playground. 39 hopefuls are taking their seats and unbagging their chips, eager to start play and battle down to a final table of six.

Mario Lim starts the day with 1,758,000 chips, which is 59 big blinds, with blinds starting at 15K/30K and a 5K ante.

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