Day 1 completed
|Blinds||8,000 / 16,000|
Day 1 completed
The PlayNow Poker Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba have just wrapped up and Darren Penner has captured the final event of the series. Penner will take home $11,821 and the trophy in the $400 No-Limit Hold'em event after defeating Allan Alejandro in heads-up play.
Alejandro settled for second place but will still pocket $10,000 as will Trevor Gullivan who finished in third place. The final three players agreed to an even chop with the winner taking home an extra $1,821 and the trophy. Heads-up action only lasted one hand as Alejandro shoved all in with queen-jack suited and Penner called with ace-five. The board ran out clean for Penner as he made short work of his opponents after the deal.
The tournament attracted a total of 152 entries over the course of the registration period. It was a fast-paced tournament leading up to the bubble which grinded to a halt. It took over an hour for the bubble to burst but once it did, the action picked up again. Some other notables to reach the final table include Kyle Hartree (5th place - $3,554) and Kyle Stronski (7th place - $2,264).
That brings a close to the tournament series that saw record-breaking numbers at the host Club Regent Casino. The PokerNews team was pleased to provide you with all of the updates and continue to follow along for the next tournament series at SIGA Championships in Saskatchewan.
In the first hand of heads-up play, Allan Alejandro shoved all in for 225,000 on the button. Darren Penner quickly called and the cards were on their backs with Alejandro at risk.
The flop came and Penner was still in the lead with his ace-high. The turn brought the and Alejandro needed to catch a queen or jack to stay alive. The river was the and Alejandro was forced to settle for second place.
Trevor Gullivan shoved all in from the button, and Darren Penner called from the big blind.
Penner flopped his ace on the board, and there was no help for the jacks of Gullivan. After the deal, he pocketed $10,000 for third place.
Darren Penner open-shipped all in for 305,000 in the small blind and Trevor Gullivan called from the big blind.
The board ran out and Penner's ace-king high held on for the full double up.
The final three players have agreed to even chop. They will each take home $10,000 and continue to play for the remaining $1,800 and the trophy.
Darren Penner shoved from the small blind, and Brian Bursheim called from the big.
Bursheim's fours couldn't hold on the and he headed to the payout desk to collect $4,744 for fourth place.
Darren Penner opened to 36,000 from under the gun before Allan Alejandro shoved from the big blind for 195,000. Penner made the call, and was ahead preflop with to Alejandro's .
The flop of looked safe for Penner, but on the turn and on the river saved Alejandro's tournament.
The final four players are taking a 15-minute break in the action.