Kent Reigns Over King in Second PlayNow Championship Event
The second of four events is now in the books at the PlayNow Poker Championship at Club Regent Casino in Winnipeg. The $600 No-Limit Hold'em tournament drew 171 entries and, after 13 and a half hours of play, Sheldon Kent defeated Terrence King heads-up to claim a top prize of $25,158, the trophy, and a Championship ring.
With 171 entries, the tournament paid out the top 18 spots. Lots of local talent were in the mix with the likes of Patrick Serda, Leor Wasserman, Eric Wasylenko, Daryl Ellis, Jeff Harrison, and Thursday night's bounty champion Kyle Buell, but all of the were eliminated from contention during the lead-up to the money.
One of Canada's top female poker stars, Thi Nguyen, made a deep run but ultimately fell in eighth place after doubling up a fellow final tablist and bowing out soon after.
Jimmy Olais bettered his 12th-place finish ($854) in Event #1 with a fourth-place finish in this event for $7,654.
King and Kent played 17 hands heads-up, starting the battle almost dead even. Kent eventually took a commanding lead and after King doubled up with ace-queen, the very next hand Kent picked up ace-queen and bested Kings king-ten to claim the title.
Final Table Results
Saturday morning brings the Main Event into the spotlight at Club Regent Casino. The $1,100 buy-in event features a 20,000 starting stack and 45-minute blind levels. Late registration and reentry will remain open until the end of the third level and play will continue until the completion of Level 15.
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