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Luc Bellerive Leads 2017 CPPT World Cup of Cards Final Table

Samuel Chartier Among Final Eight Battling For The Title and $98,000 CAD Top Prize

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From a field of 191 entries who turned out to the Playground Poker Club in Montreal now only eight players remain in the 2017 World Cup of Cards Card Player Poker Tour $1,650 CAD buy-in $400,000 CAD guaranteed no-limit hold’em event. On Monday, August 28 one of the remaining players will walk away as a CPPT champion, with the WCC trophy and the first-place prize of $98,000 CAD.

Luc Bellerive (pictured above) enters the final tables as the chip leader with 1,698,000. Other big stacks include Tam Ho with 1,327,000 and Stuart Taylor with 800,000.

Samuel ChartierSamuel Chartier is the most accomplished player remaining still in contention, with more than $2.7 million in prior live tournament earnings to his name. The Montreal native will enter the final table in fifth chip position with 350,000.

A total of 43 players returned for day 2 on Sunday, Aug. 27. The top 24 finishers made the money in this event, with a min-cash being worth $3,600 CAD.

Michael Malm entered day 2 as the chip leader, but fell in ninth place towards the end of the day. He moved all-in on a short stack from late position with the QClub SuitQClub Suit and ran into the AHeart Suit10Diamond Suit of chip leader Luc Bellerive. The board ran out ADiamond SuitKSpade Suit5Heart Suit6Diamond Suit2Spade Suit to secure the pot for Bellerive and send Malm to the rail with $9,850 CAD.

The final eight players are now all guaranteed at least a $11,520 CAD payday. Play resumes at noon local time and will continue until a champion is decided.

Here is a look at the chip counts heading into the final table:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Luc Bellerive 1,698,000
2 Tam Ho 1,327,000
3 Stuart Taylor 800,000
4 Robert Laberge 692,000
5 Samuel Chartier 350,000
6 Tristan Bergeron 325,000
7 Jonathan Marrie 283,000
8 Ha Van Nguyen 278,000

About The World Cup of Cards and Playground Poker Club

The World Cup of Cards (WCC) is back for its second year, and this year’s edition is bigger and better than ever! Running until Sept. 13, the WCC features more than $6 million in guaranteed prize pools in events designed to appeal to players of all experience levels.

The weekend after the CPPT main event will be focused on a new event, the Playground 1000, an $1,100 buy-in with four starting flights (this is the second event in the WCC with a $1 million prize pool guarantee.)

Last but not least among the marquee events in the WCC, is the brand new Canadian Poker Championship. This is a $2,200 no-limit hold’em event that boasts a massive $2 million guarantee featuring three single re-entry “normal” speed starting flights, plus an additional single re-entry turbo starting flight.

There’s more! Playground Poker Club has responded to popular demand by adding two additional $5,000 eight-max events plus a $10,000 high roller six-max event to the schedule. The World Cup of Cards caters to all players, with bankrolls big and small.

In addition to all of these amazing events, the World Cup of Cards will feature a full range of poker variations, all managed by what has been called the best tournament poker room in the world: Playground Poker Club.

Playground Poker Club is Canada’s premier poker destination, conveniently located just minutes south of downtown Montreal in the Mohawk territory of Kahnawake. Built For Players By Players, Playground Poker Club offers unmatched cash game action 24/7 plus a great weekly tournament schedule.

For more information about the Card Player Poker Tour, click here.

Photos and info courtesy of World Cup of Cards blog.