Who Is the Best Poker Player in Quebec?

By Ben Hamill - May 19 2015
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Who is the best poker player in Quebec? Many people want to know, and the folks at two land-based casinos and one online casino in Quebec are determined to find out. They are doing it by holding a series of qualifying tournaments followed by one Grand Tournament to be held at Casino du Lac-Leamy on June 21, 2015. At the conclusion of the Grand Tournament, the 30 best poker players in Quebec will win cash prizes and the #1 best poker player in Quebec will be duly crowned and celebrated.

Who Wants to Know?

The truth is that there are millions of poker players and poker fans who want to know who is the best poker player in Quebec. But most particularly interested are the three Quebec casinos who have undertaken to find the definitive answer.

Casino de Montréal is the largest brick-and-mortar casino in Canada. It is located on the site of the former Expo 67 and incorporates both the French Pavilion and the Québec pavilion into the casino. In addition to over 3000 slot machines and over 100 gaming tables, the casino offers a variety of restaurant and entertainment facilities along with spectacular views of the city and the Saint Lawrence River.

Casino du Lac Leamy is located on a spectacular site on the edge of Lake Leamy in Gatineau, right across the river from Ottawa. It just completed a 27-month $47-million renovation project bringing high-tech multimedia entertainment elements into the overall casino gaming environment.

Espacejeux.com is one of the premier bilingual online casinos in Quebec. With one free and easy registration, members can participate in casino games, lotteries, sports betting, bingo, and, of course, poker, all in a legal and trustworthy online Internet site.

Who Can Participate?

Who can compete for the title of best poker player in Quebec? Just about everybody. You don’t need any particular credentials or experience. You just need a love of poker, a desire to compete, and a healthy degree of self-confidence. You also must be at least 18 years old. That is an eligibility requirement that is mandatory and non-negotiable.

Earn Poker Points in Qualification Tournaments

The first stage in competing for the title of best poker player in Quebec is earning Poker Points in eligible Texas Hold’em Poker qualification tournaments. The qualification tournaments are held in the poker rooms at the Casino de Montréal and Casino du Lac-Leamy and online at espacejeux.com. The qualification tournaments started running on April 6 and will continue through June 6.

Each qualification tournament awards Poker Points based on your place at the end of the tournament and the number of players in the tournament. The more qualification tournaments you join, the more Poker Points you can earn, and that is all for the good.

The Grand Poker Tournament

At the end of the qualification period on June 6, invitations to the Grand Tournament will be issued to 30 top poker players:

  • The 7 players who earned the most points in the tournaments at Casino de Montréal
  • The 7 players who earned the most points in the tournaments at Casino du Lac-Leamy
  • The 7 players who earned the most points in the online tournaments at espacejeux.com
  • The 9 players at the top of the consolidated leaderboard who were not among the 7 top point earners at any one of the participating casinos.

The Grand Poker Tournament will be held on June 21, 2015, at 1 PM, at the elegant Casino du Lac-Leamy. Needless to say, the excitement around this tournament will be truly earth shattering.

The Best Poker Player in Quebec

At the conclusion of the Grand Tournament, the tournament winner will be crowned as the Best Poker Player in Quebec. In addition to all the prestige and honor that accompanies this title, he – or she – will be awarded a package of valuable prizes, including a seat at a World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas, worth a total of $25,000.

And the runners-up fare very nicely as well. The second through tenth place finishers will win $1,000 each, and eleventh through thirtieth place will each take home $500. Very nice indeed.

You Can Join in the Fun

Whether as a participant or as a spectator, you can join in the fun of the Best Poker Player in Quebec competition. Qualification tournaments are going on now, and the Grand Tournament is coming up next month. More details are here and the complete rules are here. Good luck and have fun!

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