Oriental Pearl Baccarat Tournament - Great Blue Heron Charity - Port Perry, ON - Canada

Discussion in 'Baccarat Events' started by benfoo99, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. benfoo99

    benfoo99 Member

  2. benfoo99

    benfoo99 Member

    I just wanted to congratulate Gronbog for advancing to the final round, in the Baccarat Tournament today, at the Great Blue Heron Casino. I didn't stay late to watch the game finish, so maybe Gronbog can fill us the unknown. Congrats!
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  3. gronbog

    gronbog Top Member

    Hey, thanks Ben!

    I ended up placing 6th out of 9 at the final table. I was forced to go all-in with 5 hands remaining and lost my bet. One guy ran away with the chip lead with an incredible run of aggressively bet wins. I could see no pattern in his betting. He just appeared to be guessing and winning. With 5 hands to go, he had 30k in chips. The next closest competitor had about 10k. However .... the guy with the 30k didn't win 1st place ....

    A woman who had only 3k remaining on the second last hand bet 2k on tie (8 to 1) and 1k on bank. Well, wouldn't you know it, her tie bet hit and she now had 19k (banker bet pushes on a tie). On the final hand (secret bets for all), she bet big on player, and BR1, now with 32,100 bet 13k on bank (typical blackjack tournament bet, but not optimal for baccarat). Well, the winner of the hand was player and the woman won the 30k first prize.

    Lucky for sure on that second last hand, but it was her only shot.
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  4. benfoo99

    benfoo99 Member

    Sorry to hear your all-in missed!

    Very dramatic on the last 2 hands, and very lucky win indeed for this woman!

    Hope for the best for both of us next year.
  5. gronbog

    gronbog Top Member

    Although the events for all the other games at this casino have been canceled until further notice, I was told today by the tournament director that the baccarat event will still be held. No date was given, but it's usually in February, close to the Chinese New Year.
  6. Tyler

    Tyler Member

    Hey its that time of year almost. . . Has anyone been able to confirm if this tournament is a go or not?
  7. gronbog

    gronbog Top Member

    Everyone I have spoken too has not heard anything about there being a tournament this year. Since it is always held in early February, around the Chinese New Year (Feb 5, this year), I have concluded that there will be no event this year. :(
  8. gronbog

    gronbog Top Member

    I just called again and I finally got someone to tell me that they are planning a larger multi-casino series of tournaments for March of this year. No details yet and this person did not know whether it was just for baccarat or whether there would be events for other games. I'm assuming that by "multi-casino" they meant the casinos in the Toronto area which are under the same management (Great Canadian Gaming). If so, that would make it The Great Blue Heron, Casino Ajax and Casino Woodbine.

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