Poker fans know no rest in search of new poker adventures. Even in the festive season, poker enthusiasts do not hesitate to travel hundreds of kilometers to become part of the most exciting poker festivals. The Czech Republic proved its reputation to be a hotbed for qualitative poker. Currently, 2017 PokerStars Championship Prague is garnering all the attention. The pilgrimage to Prague has been most probably planned for many of the players. The event commenced on 8th of December and since then, it has become the hot topic, swirling around the poker community.
Main Events have always been the ones that stood above all other tournaments included in the schedule. Needless to say, the recent PokerStars Championship Prague proved no different. Its schedule was highlighted by the Main Event, which kicked off on 12th December and it is to wrap up on 18th December. Some of the hottest players were among the 855 entries, who eagerly paid the buy-in fee of €5,300. The great interest in the event generated a jaw-dropping prize pool of €4,146,750.
After 2 starting flights and 1 more day of play, the initial stacked field is already trimmed to 137 players, who are continuing to hone strategies in an attempt to win the biggest chunk of the pot money. At the close of Day 2 of the event, Paul Michaelis from Germany bagged and tagged 630,500 in chips to claim the chip lead. His nearest rival is Omid Mojaverian from Iran, who is holding a stack of 597,500. The prize pool will be distributed among the top 127 finishers, with a minimum prize of €8,700. As this article is being produced, 10 more unfortunate souls are to be eliminated in order for the money bubble to burst.
Canadian Presence in the Main Event
Among all other hopefuls, there is only one Canadian poker player, who is still in contention. The prayers and hopes of all Canadians support Charles La Boissonniere. The player is currently holding a stack of 68,500 in chips. Here, it is interesting to mention that the average stack of chips is 198,837. But the popularity of poker is due to the perfectly balanced combination of luck and skills. Hence, even the best poker expert cannot make an accurate prognosis on the performance of a player.
It is interesting to have a brief look at Boissonniere’s extensive career. The player has multiple in-the-money finishes. The player’s bankroll currently stands at $285,610, with a best live cash of $158,974. According to his the Hendon Mob profile, Boissonniere has started to play poker professionally since 2014. Over the short period, the player managed to climb the ladder of success and appear among the most prominent names in poker. Boissonniere’s poker career can be best described as perspective.