NL Hold'em Quantum
NL Hold'em Quantum
Day 1b completed

Ramsey Belmaaza Tops Day 1b Quantum No Limit Hold Em

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Ramsey Belmaaza
Ramsey Belmaaza

Twelve more players have booked their seat in Day 2 of the Quantum No Limit Hold em tournament. Today's flight drew 144 entries which brings the total entries so far to 305. Ramsey Belmaaza bagged the chip lead with 369,200 just about 30,000 off Day 1a's end-of-day leader Karthic Ravichandran (399,100).

Day 2 will be Sept. 13th, but until then each of the players who cashed today can play one of the nine remaining starting flights. If they make Day 2 again, they forfeit their smaller stack and earn CAD $400 on top of the CAD $1,500 for the forfeited stack. Day 1b starts Saturday at 7 p.m. local time.

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Belmaaza Bolts Into Chip Lead

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A short-stacked Alain Pare moved all-in preflop, one seat over Norman Messier three-bet jammed all-in for more, and Ramsey Belmaaza called all-in for just less than Messier.

Belmaaza: {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}
Messier: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Pare: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

Belmaaza was ahead leading into the flop and the dealer delivered their fate with a {6-Spades}{10-Spades}{10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} board. Belmaaza's pair of sevens held knocking out Pare and crippling Messier.

Ramsey Belmaaza
Ramsey Belmaaza
340,000 155,000
Norman Messier
Norman Messier
11,000 -139,000
Alain Pare
Alain Pare
Busted

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Cards Back in the Air

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Level 17 has begun and players have taken their seat at the final two tables.

Blinds are 2500/5000 with a 500 ante. Average stack is 101,600.

The event is five eliminations away from end of day.

Final 18 Chip Counts (full)

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Table 54

Alain Neveu, 18000
Reid Fortin, 223000
Denis Fafard, 100000
Robert Aho, 41000
Gennaro Maiette, 76000
Georges Lygitsakos, 70000
Irene Tzanetopoulos, 56000
Fadi Haddad, 89000
Daniel Thibodeau, 19000

Table 57

Ramsey Belmaaza, 185000
Erim Gulec, 113000
Karl Gingras, 90000
Gabriel Chicoine, 47000
Alain Pare, 32000
Norman Messier, 150000
Kyle janisse, 38000
John Helou, 154000
Rostand Asselin, 117000

Reid Fortin
Reid Fortin
223,000 -7,000
Ramsey Belmaaza
Ramsey Belmaaza
185,000 69,000
John Helou
John Helou
154,000 86,000
Norman Messier
Norman Messier
150,000 10,000
Rostand Asselin
Rostand Asselin
117,000 3,000
Erim Gulec
Erim Gulec
113,000
Denis Fafard
Denis Fafard
100,000
Karl Gingras
Karl Gingras
90,000 -10,000
Fadi Haddad
Fadi Haddad
89,000
Gennaro Maiette
Gennaro Maiette
76,000 -45,000
Georges Lygitsakos
Georges Lygitsakos
70,000
Irene Tzanetopoulos
Irene Tzanetopoulos
56,000 -7,000
Gabriel Chicoine
Gabriel Chicoine
47,000 -16,000
Robert Aho
Robert Aho
41,000
Kyle Janisse
Kyle Janisse
38,000 38,000
Alain Pare
Alain Pare
32,000
Daniel Thibodeau
Daniel Thibodeau
19,000
Alain Neveu
Alain Neveu
18,000 -10,000

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Break Time

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Players are now on a 15-minute break as 18 remain.

Massive Pot Puts Reid Fortin On Top

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Across the room we seen Reid Fortin pump his fist and an opponent walking away from the table. Approaching the table the dealer was cutting down Fortin's stack and a monster pot sat in the middle of the table.

The board was {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Fortin's {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades} was the only hand still on its back. Chatter overheard at the table claimed it was a three-way all-in and Fortin's pair of tens was best.

Reid Fortin
Reid Fortin
230,000 177,000

Level 16 Begins

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Blinds are now 2000/4000 with a 500 ante. Average stack is 91,000 as 19 remain.