$600 Winnipeg Free Press No Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in 550 CAD
Prize Pool 83,050 CAD
Players 151

Level Info

Level 21
Blinds 10,000 / 20,000
Ante 1,000

Garth Arnason Finishes the Domination and Wins $22,369

LaneAnderson • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 1,000 ante
Garth Arnason
Garth Arnason

Garth Arnason is the Winnipeg Free Press No Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament winner! He came back with a four-to-one chip lead for heads-up play today at noon and, just a few hands in, he finished off his final opponent, Kyle Menne.

This first tournament of the four-event PlayNow Poker Championship at McPhillips Station Casino in Winnipeg, Manitoba, received 151 entries when registration closed yesterday on Day 1. After 14 and a half hours of play, two players remained to bag chips for Day 2.

They came back to the table at noon and played a few more hands before Menne found himself claiming the runner-up prize of $14,309 and Garth Arnason collected the top prize of $22,369, the trophy, and the silver champion's ring.

Just as this tournament came to its conclusion, the second event of the series is getting set to kick off at 1 p.m. so click over to the $300 92 CITI FM No Limit Texas Hold'em Bounty Tournament page to follow all of our live coverage.

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Kyle Menne Eliminated in Second

LaneAnderson • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 1,000 ante
Kyle Menne
Kyle Menne

In the seventh hand of Day 2, Kyle Menne moved all in from the button for 300,000. Garth Arnason made the call from the big blind.

We were in a classic race situation for the title. Arnason, with the chip lead, held the slight advantage going to the flop with {8-}{8-} against Menne's {K-}{Q-}.

The flop came {8-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}, giving Arnason a set of eights and a huge lead in the hand and Menne needing running cards to make a straight to survive.

The turn was the {4-Clubs}, giving Arnason a lock on the hand. The river was the {K-Hearts}, making Arnason's win official.

Kyle Menne finished in second place collecting $14,309.

Garth Arnason
Garth Arnason
1,510,000 292,000
Kyle Menne
Kyle Menne
Busted

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Level:
21
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
1,000

Two Players Return to Battle For the Ring

LaneAnderson
Garth Arnason
Garth Arnason

Just two players are set to return at noon today to finish the $600 Winnipeg Free Press No Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament. Play ended at about 2:30 a.m. early this morning with Garth Arnason holding a huge chip lead with 1,218,000 and Kyle Menne way behind with 307,000.

This is the first event of the four-tournament PlayNow Poker Championship at McPhillips Station Casino in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Registration closed yesterday with 151 entries to create a prize pool of $83,050. Just two payouts remain: the runner-up will claim $14,309 and the winner will pocket $22,369, the trophy, and the silver champion's ring.

Play resumes at noon and we'll be on the tournament floor posting live updates of all the action. Follow along right here to see who is the first winner of this series. It shouldn't take long!

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$600 Winnipeg Free Press No Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament
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