Jean-Pascal Savard outlasted some stiff competition in Ari “BodogAri” Engel and Matt Waxman to take down the inaugural partypoker North America Million in his home province of Quebec last night.
Savard topped the record-breaking 1,168 field to take down CAD$956,000 at Playground Poker Club. Prior to last night he had only $566k in lifetime live tournament earnings.
The Saint-Augustin-De-Desmaur also gets a little piece of poker history (for the time being) by winning the biggest tournament in Canadian history.
Ari “BodogAri” Engel Hits Rail in Fifth
Ari Engel entered the final table as the chip leader but stalled out in fifth place to take a $238k consolation prize.
Engel now sits with $4.7m in lifetime live tournament earnings but will have to wait for another day to potentially crack the Canadian top 10 all-time earners list, which currently sits at $5.1m+.
Matt Waxman also hit the rail early but it was understandable as he was one of the short stacks to start the day. The American got it in good with A♥ Q♣ but couldn’t overcome Nial Farrell’s 7♠ 6♠. Waxman finished 7th for $110k.
Farell didn’t make it much further as he had the misfortune of getting pocket kings cracked by Savard’s A♣ J♠. The Scottish pro picked up $160k for finishing sixth.
Here are the complete final-table results from partypoker Million North America at Playground Poker Club:
1. Jean-Pascal Savard – $956,000
2. Jonathan Bussieres – $693,950
3. Philippe D’Auteuil – $450,000
4. Louis Boutin – $335,000
5. Ari Engel $238,350
6. Niall Farrell – $160,000
7. Matthew Waxman – $110,000
8. Rayan Chamas – $80,000
partypoker Live Sets Sights on Rozvadov
partypoker Live will head to King’s Casino in Rozvadov on June 2-5, 2017, for another edition of the Million complete with online flights.
The tournament, which will be titled partypoker Million Germany despite being technically located in the Czech Republic, will offer a €1,000,000 guarantee.
You can already qualify for the massive live tournament on partypoker.
Thanks to the unique structure of the Million there will be a variety of different buy-in options for event.
In the meantime if you missed the North America final table you can actually check out a complete VOD of the event right here: