After a highly successful event and turnout at PartyPoker’s sponsored event in Montreal the year prior, the poker giant will be returning for round two of the same event this May. The Playground Poker Club will play host to two separate events that will be sponsored by Party Poker.
Both of these events will be included in the official World Poker Tour. Special championship prizes will be available courtesy of the Playground Poker Club and their first event will be streamed live online. The buy-in for the first main event will be CAD 3,000. The second event, to take place in November, will be televised and will have a buy-in $500 more than the previous event.
The Playground Poker Club is a relatively new establishment in the North American poker scene, and is widely considered Canada’s major poker hub for premium quality gameplay. In addition to annual events, the Playground hosts tournaments and cash games for players at every level from beginners to seasoned vets. Cash games players can enjoy food and beverages on the house, courtesy of The Rail, which is a nearby bistro that serves exquisite finger foods. The club also has a variety of promotions and prizes that are unique to the Playground Poker Club only. Some of these include having an additional $50 added to every pot every time a player from Montreal makes a goal on Hockey Night as well as having the Playground Poker Club Mercedes Limo Bus provide transportation to and from their club if you select them to be the new venue for your own home games.
PartyPoker is expected to add another high-roller event to be televised in November as well, and should attract some of the biggest names in poker the world over. Last year, the WPT Montreal (again, sponsored by PartyPoker.net) drew the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Phil Kessel, Antonio Esfandiary, Guy Carbonneau and Phil Laak amongst other notables.
PartyPoker.net will be holding qualifiers and freerolls as well as satellite tournaments for both of these Canadian events. Another notable event that will be taking place courtesy of both PartyPoker.net and the Playground Poker Club, is a charity poker tournament in March. It will be held to benefit breast cancer research at McGill University as well as to support youth hockey in Montreal. The tournament has been aptly named the Hat Trick Series.