Online Poker at The Poker FatherOnline Poker - - "Keep your friends close, but your Poker Friends Closer" Online Poker - - "Keep your friends close, but your Poker Friends Closer" The Poker Father Online Poker Site

Poker News: April 22, 2010

(Click Here for the Latest Online Poker News Stories)

Copyright © Earth Times

HEADLINE: First Four Aces/Poker Pro Canada Classic Attracts Huge Field

The first Poker Pro Canada Classic poker tournament at Four Aces Card Club in Montreal was a huge success, drawing about 250 players from all over Canada and the U.S. – even Europe – to compete for a prize pool of $369,000.

It was the largest poker event ever held in Quebec with a buy-in of more than $1,500.

The tournament was sponsored by online poker sites and and was held to celebrate the launch of Poker Pro Canada magazine (, Canada’s only publication for real poker players.

When the smoke cleared, local player Oliver “OB” Baksic took home $96,400 for first place. He defeated another local player, Maxime Villemure, on the final hand when he flopped a flush and slow-played it. Villemure hit a straight on the turn, all the chips went in, and Baksic’s flush held up. The final day of the four-day, deep-stack event lasted until 5 in the morning. Villemure cashed for $75,000.

Canadian Heads-Up Champion Benjamin Leblond finished third for $50,000. Buy-in was $1,500+$150. Stacks were 20,000 and rounds lasted one hour. By the time the tournament ended, blinds were 25,000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante.

“Poker Pro Canada magazine will definitely hold more of these player-friendly events,” said Poker Pro Canada Editor-in-Chief John “Johnny Quads” Wenzel. “The Four Aces venue was top notch, everyone had a good time and the prize pool was huge.”

Other final-tablists were Zof Xavier, Tony Basile, Brian Hodhod, Brian Friesen, James Werry, Ryan Howard and Bill Kontaratos.

Winner Baksic had been on life support for much of the six-hour final table, but he didn’t panic and managed to steal enough blinds and antes to survive. Two double-ups when play got three-handed put him in position to contend, and he got hot at the right time.

Poker Pro Media, parent company of Poker Pro Canada, Poker Pro Europe, Online Poker Pro and Poker Pro magazines, was established in 2004 and now has seven titles worldwide that every month bring readers up to speed on the major happenings in the poker world. As an industry leader, the Poker Pro Media family of publications provides readers with an entertaining and informative mix of poker-related news, profiles, event reports and strategies. For advertising inquiries, please contact

Poker Pro Media
John Wenzel, 561-329-7122

Full Tilt Poker Bonus Code

Article downloaded from the World Wide Web on April 7, 2010

(Click Here for the Latest Online Poker News Stories)


Online Poker Offers you CANNOT REFUSE

Last Updated:

Online Poker Offers YOU CANNOT REFUSE!

Help The Poker Father and WIN $100


The - Online Poker Site The - Online Poker Site The - Online Poker Site
The - Online Poker Site

Online Poker | Poker Bonus | U.S. Poker | Poker News | Poker Games | Casino Games |Poker Rules | Poker Tips
Poker Strategy | Poker Books | Poker Movies | Poker Banners | Partners | Poker Supplys | FreeRoll Poker
Poker Lessons | Poker Glossary | Security | Who We Are | Link Directory | Contact Us | Site Map

Didn't find what you are looking for - try Google, Open Directory Project or Yahoo! Directory is an independent online poker information website not affiliated with any poker room.
Copyright © 2005-2011 The Poker Father Online Poker Site - All Rights Reserved.

The - Online Poker Site