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Marcel Pruden Takes Top Spot After Seven-Way Deal in PNPC Bounty Tournament

Marcel Pruden PlayNow Poker Championship

Marcel Pruden has claimed the win in Thursday’s $300 92 CITI FM No Limit Texas Hold’em Bounty Tournament.

The second event on the PlayNow Poker Championship schedule kicked off at 1 p.m. at MchPhillips Station Casino in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The large poker room quickly filled with 252 entries, creating a prize pool of $56,700, not including the $50 bounties earned for each player elimination.

The players were in the money when 26 players remained, and that happened with pocket kings getting it all in preflop with pocket aces, and two more players coming along for good measure. The player with the kings had the least chips of the four players in the pot, and he was eliminated in the last unpaid spot when the aces held up as the best hand.

With the fast-paced structure of 20-minute blinds, a final table was set before 11 p.m. and, not long after, the last seven players agreed to a deal that shared the prize money more evenly and ended the tournament, as the blinds were so steep that the event was going to be decided on luck alone. The average stack at the time of the deal was eight big blinds deep. Marcel Pruden took the top spot as the chip leader at the time of the deal.

Marcel Pruden Takes Top Spot After Seven-Way Deal in PNPC Bounty Tournament 101
The final seven players who agreed to a chop.

2015 92 CITI FM No Limit Texas Hold’em Bounty Tournament Top 10 Results

1Marcel Pruden$14,922
2Jeff Harrison$9,417
3Iggy Grinevsky$6,261
4Carl Pottinger$4,367
5Kha Nguyen$3,183
6Tim Richards$2,415
7Darren Oremba$1,900
8Shawn Sperber$1,544
9Ben Bauer$1,291
10Scott Peterson$1,107

You can review our live coverage of the tournament to see how the event played out and look through our gallery of all of the players here on our live reporting page for the event.

Action steams ahead on Friday with the marquee event of the series. The $1,100 Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Poker Championship gets started at noon. Players will receive 15,000 chips to begin their day and 45-minute levels to run it up to a stack that can carry them to Saturday’s final day when the levels are lengthened to an hour and the big money is won.

Of course, PokerNews Canada will be on the tournament floor again to live-report all of the action. Follow along on our live reporting page.

For more details on the PlayNow Poker Championship and the full schedule, click here.

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