2006 B.C. Poker Championships

If you happen to be on the West end of Canada this weekend, you may want to stop by the River Rock Casino & Resort in Richmond, British Columbia to catch the Main Event of the 2006 B.C. Poker Championships.

The first two events have already wrapped; $1000 buy-in Pot Limit O8, and $1000 buy-in Pot Limit Hold'em. Final table fnishers of the first two events were as follows:

PLO8:
1. Aaron Duczak $58,800
2. Colin Burton $31,360
3. Gerald Carter $19,600
4. Brandon Sampson $15,680
5. Slawko Hawryluk $11,760
6. Mike Kassam $9,800
7. Henri Andree $8,330
8. Badrudin Parpia $6,860
9. Tri Huynh $5,880

PLHE:
1. Jody Trainer $130,200
2. Amer Sulaiman $65,970
3. Art Barrette $34,720
4. Ernest Durack $26,040
5. General Granger $20,615
6. Frank Biehl $17,360
7. Wilson Igwe $16,275
8. Nigel Vonas $14,105
9. Brian Joslin $11,935

The $2500 NLHE Main Event began yesterday and will run through Sunday, November 26th.

Soren Turkewitsch wins N.A. Poker Championship

The 2006 North American Poker Championship has wrapped in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, and there is a new millionaire in our midst. Soren Turkewitsch claimed the bracelet, a $25,000 entry into the WPT Championship Event, plus $1,352,224 in cold hard cash for his efforts at the table. Placing in second was Jason Sagle who collected $676,107.

The top six final table finishers and their cash prizes were as follows:

1. Soren Turkewitsch $1,352,224
2. Jason Sagle $676,107
3. John Lam $352,541
4. James "KrazyKanuck" Worth $289,760
5. John Juanda $217,320
6. Marc Karam $169,027

You can read Soren's exit interview on the WPT site via this link - it is pretty amusing, and very obvious that the win hadn't quite sunk in yet. Since this was a World Poker Tour event, the final table action will be broadcast on an upcoming episode. Next up on the tour will be the World Poker Finals held at Foxwoods November 12-16.

WPT heads to Canada, eh?

The World Poker Tour has headed North to the beautiful Niagara Fallsview Casino and Resort for the 2006 North American Poker Championship. The first event began today, and according to CardPlayer.com Kathy Liebert, Joe Tehan, Michael Gracz, and Joe Sebok have all been eliminated. Good news for Liz Lieu fans though, she has doubled up early and currently sits amongst the top ten with the likes of John Juanda, Eli Elezra, and Carlos Mortensen.

I'm a little surprised at the number of big names that have crossed the border for this event. If you want to see the chip counts as the tournament progesses, check out PokerWire and CardPlayer.com for live updates.

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