Tense PokerStars Canada Cup Final – Win for Robert Notkin
The PokerStars Canada Cup exceeded all expectations with an exciting final table showdown. It was expected to be a close but tense and ultimately boring event due to the close proximity of the chip stacks at start of play, and the day four eliminations of Antonio Esfandia, Marc Andre Ladouceur, and Jonathan Duhamel. But things did not go as people thought they would.
Expectations Exceeded at First Level
The tense and boring expectations did not come to pass when the first level exploded with exciting play leading to the elimination of James Armstrong, in ninth place. Francois Goulet followed Armstrong out of the final in eighth place; his exit was quickly followed by the eliminations of Nishijima, Mandavia, and Chamas.
The Final Hand
The exciting play that had pervaded throughout continued into the final hand with Robert Notkin,Vincent Jacques, Ryan Rivers, and Justin Miller vying for the top prize. The players finished the tournament in that order with Notkin being victorious and the places of the other participants being decided by the size of chip stacks going into the final.
The Man Behind the Win
Robert Notkin is a poker professional hailing from Toronto, Ontario. His lifetime live tournament wins previously ran into the tens of thousands so the CAN$366,660 reward for his latest victory is a major gain for the native Canadian in his home country.
An Exciting End to a Glamorous Event
The tense and thrilling final in the Canada Cup was just the climax to the glamorous event which was held at Playground Poker Club in Montreal. The club is one of poker’s premiere venues with a players club that attracts the biggest names on the circuit; high stakes international stars that give a shine to the venue.
Away from the poker tables The Rail Bistro provides sustenance for guests with a laid back but enticing menu including pizza, omelets and waffles; a cool dining experience for a high end venue.
It is one of the major poker venues in the heart of Canada and was the perfect place to stage the Canada Cup with its myriad of participants from the poker hierarchy. The venue and the event certainly worked out well for Robert Notkin with his triumphant and profitable success.
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