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Official Chip Counts: Final 11 Players

Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Here are the official chip counts from the break for the final 11 players. The average chip stack is about 2,000,000 (40 big blinds).

TABLE 1
Seat 1.  Jonathan Jaffe  -  3,060,000  (61 bb)
Seat 2.
Seat 3.
Seat 4.  Mukul Pahuja  -  1,775,000  (35 bb)
Seat 5.  Sheraz Nasir  -  1,265,000  (25 bb)
Seat 6.  Samuel Chartier  -  1,370,000  (27 bb)
Seat 7.
Seat 8.
Seat 9.  Lonnie Hallett  -  2,465,000  (49 bb)

TABLE 2
Seat 1.  Kevin MacPhee  -  3,190,000  (63 bb)
Seat 2.  Philip Hui  -  2,595,000  (51 bb)
Seat 3.
Seat 4.
Seat 5.  Guillaume Nolet  -  1,410,000  (28 bb)
Seat 6.  Marc-Andre Ladouceur  -  1,340,000  (26 bb)
Seat 7.
Seat 8.  Ratharam Sivagnanam  -  2,150,000  (43 bb)
Seat 9.  Edward Hislop  -  1,315,000  (26 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
05:42 PM, 11/25/14

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Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

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Sorted In: Featured Blog, Skrill, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
05:38 PM, 11/25/14

Level 27 Begins (11 Players Left)

Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

The players return from break to begin Level 27, with increased blinds of 25,000-50,000 and a 5,000 ante.

With 11 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 2,000,000 (40 big blinds). The remaining players are in the money and all guaranteed to earn at least CAD $33,080.

Action will continue today until the field is down to the final six players for tomorrow's televised WPT Final Table.

Sorted In: Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
05:37 PM, 11/25/14

Lonnie Hallett Doubles Thru Jonathan Jaffe

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Lonnie Hallett
There is 390,000 in the pot and the flop reads 9diamond5heart2spade when Lonnie Hallet (pictured above) bets 355,000. Jonathan Jaffe raises all in, which is more than enough to Hallet on a decision for his tournament life. He calls all in for 1.1 million and they flip over their cards.

Jaffe: 5spade5club
Hallet: AdiamondQspade

Turn and River: Jspade10diamond

Hallet doubles up to survive with 2.59 million and Jaffe is down to 2.63 million after the hand.

Lonnie Hallet - 2,590,000 (64 bb)
Jonathan Jaffe - 2,630,000 (65 bb)

Sorted In: Jonathan Jaffe, Lonnie Hallett, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
05:21 PM, 11/25/14

Guillaume Nolet vs. Ratharam Sivagnanam

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Guillaume Nolet
Guillaume Nolet (pictured above) min-raises from the button to 80,000, and Ratharam Sivagnanam calls from the big blind.

The flop comes Aheart10heart7club, Sivagnanam checks, Nolet bets 80,000, and Sivagnanam calls.

The turn is the 3heart, Sivagnanam bets 135,000, and Nolet calls.

The river is the Qspade, Sivagnanam bets 205,000, and Nolet calls. Sivagnanam shows Qdiamond10diamond for two pair, queens and tens, but Nolet turns over AspadeQheart for a higher two pair, aces and queens, to win the pot.

Guillaume Nolet  -  2,200,000  (55 bb)
Ratharam Sivagnanam  -  1,800,000  (45 bb)

Sorted In: Guillaume Nolet, Ratharam Sivagnanam, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
05:01 PM, 11/25/14

Kevin MacPhee vs. Phillip Hui

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Ratharam Sivagnanam raises from the cutoff to 90,000, Kevin MacPhee calls from the small blind, and Phillip Hui calls from the big blind.

All three players check to the turn on a board of Qheart9heart6spade2club, and MacPhee bets 160,000. Hui calls, and Sivagnanam folds.

The river card is the 6club, and both players check. MacPhee shows 5diamond5heart, but Hui turns over Kspade9spade to win the pot with two pair, nines and sixes.

Phillip Hui  -  2,450,000  (61 bb)
Kevin MacPhee  -  3,230,000  (80 bb)

Sorted In: Kevin MacPhee, Phillip Hui, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
04:55 PM, 11/25/14

Alexandre Blanc Out in 12th Place (CAD $33,080)

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Alexandre Blanc
Lonnie Hallett raises from the cutoff to 100,000, Jonathan Jaffe calls from the button, and Alexandre Blanc (pictured above) moves all in from the small blind for 575,000. Hallett moves all in over the top, and Jaffe folds.

Blanc turns over AheartKclub, and he needs to improve to stay alive against Hallett's QheartQspade.

The board comes 7spade5club5heart2diamond8heart, and the pocket queens hold up for Hallett to win the pot and eliminate Blanc from the tournament.

Lonnie Hallett  -  1,640,000  (41 bb)
Alexandre Blanc  -  Eliminated in 12th Place  (CAD $33,080)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Lonnie Hallett, Alexandre Blanc, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
04:47 PM, 11/25/14

Sheraz Nasir Doubles Thru Lonnie Hallett

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Sheraz Nasir
Sheraz Nasir moves all in from the cutoff for 410,000, and Lonnie Hallett moves all in over the top from the small blind with AclubQdiamond. Nasir turns over KdiamondJdiamond, and he needs to improve to stay alive.

The board comes 6spade5heart3heartJspade4diamond, and Nasir pairs his jack on the turn to win the pot and double up in chips.

Sheraz Nasir  -  890,000  (22 bb)
Lonnie Hallett  -  925,000  (23 bb)

Sorted In: Sheraz Nasir, Lonnie Hallett, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
04:42 PM, 11/25/14

Mukul Pahuja Doubles Thru Samuel Chartier

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Mukul Pahuja
Jonathan Jaffe raises under the gun to 90,000, Mukul Pahuja (pictured above) moves all in from the cutoff for 610,000, and Samuel Chartier calls from the small blind. Jaffe folds.

Pahuja shows KclubQclub, and he needs to improve to stay alive against Chartier's JdiamondJspade.

The board comes Kheart7spade5spade5diamond4diamond, and Pahuja pairs his king on the flop to win the pot and double up in chips.

Mukul Pahuja  -  1,390,000  (34 bb)
Samuel Chartier  -  2,325,000  (58 bb)

Sorted In: Mukul Pahuja, Samuel Chartier, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
04:38 PM, 11/25/14

Sheraz Nasir Doubles Thru Samuel Chartier

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Jonathan Jaffe raises from the cutoff to 95,000, and Sheraz Nasir thinks for a short while before folding his big blind with only four big blinds left in his stack.

Jaffe shows 5diamond5heart as he collects the pot.

Sheraz Nasir  -  160,000  (4 bb)

The next hand, Alexandre Blanc min-raises from the cutoff to 80,000, Sheraz Nasir moves all in from the small blind for 155,000, and Samuel Chartier moves all in over the top from the big blind, covering both players. Blanc quickly folds, claiming he had ace-deuce.

Nasir turns over Adiamond6heart, and he needs to improve to stay alive against Chartier's 5diamond5spade.

The board comes Aclub2diamond2heart8heart3heart, and Nasir wins the pot with two pair, aces and deuces, to double up in chips. (Blanc shouts his regret when he sees the flop would have given him a full house to more than double up.)

Sheraz Nasir  -  420,000  (10 bb)
Alexandre Blanc  -  635,000  (15 bb)
Samuel Chartier  -  2,940,000  (73 bb)

Sorted In: Sheraz Nasir, Samuel Chartier, Alexandre Blanc, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
04:35 PM, 11/25/14
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