Wednesday 10th May, 2017

He’s still in! Farrell keeps Scottish hopes alive at partypoker Million North America

By Mad Harper

WPT Caribbean champion Niall Farrell is still in the running for the CAD$1m first prize at the record-breaking partypoker Million North America Main Event. Farrell is short-stacked but still alive on 69,200,000.

More partypoker LIVE events coming up soon include partypoker Grand Prix UK

 (June 22-26), a return visit to Sochi for partypoker Millions Russia (Sept 1-11) and the eagerly-awaited Caribbean Poker Party in November with a total $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

 

American poker pro Ari Engel is the current chip leader for today’s final. He has 252,500,000 – more than 22% of the chips in play - but faces fierce competition from the likes of Farrell, Canada’s Philippe D'Auteuil, PCA High Roller finalist Jean-Pascal Savard and American WSOP bracelet winner Matt Waxman.

The event attracted a total of 1,168 entries to the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, making it the biggest poker tournament ever held in Canada and generating a CA$5,709,750 prize pool, easily beating the CA$5m guarantee.

2008 WSOP finalist Scott Montgomery was the Day 4 chip leader but bust in 13th place for CA$45,000. Today’s live stream of the final starts at 12:30 local time on Twitch.