Jack High! Local Jack Gong Wins Tonybet Winter Festival Main Event at Playground Poker Club for Cad$100,000


Action Now Moves Back Online With €100,000 Guarnteed Glory Series Starting 28th February

After four days of intensive action at Playground Poker Club, Montreal, 28-year-old Jiachen (Jack) Gong made the sure the inaugural C$1,100 Tonybet Winter Festival Main Event title stayed in Montreal by scooping first place and the CAD$100,000 first prize.

Jack, a local businessman and Playground Poker Club regular, took down the biggest title of his career in the tournament that had 520 total entries with a total prize pool of CAD $504,400. There were over 100 entries from Tonybet online qualifiers alone.

Holding his Tonybet Poker Winter Festival Main Event championship belt above his head, Jack said: “I’m going to wear this every Friday from now on and use some of the winnings to invest in real estate. I’m so happy I won. It is funny I won this, I met Tony G once, he seemed like such a nice guy and not like the person I saw giving verbals on television. Now I have won this I think I have to really try the Tonybet OFC product.”

“The key turning point in the tournament for me was on day three when I was below average with 13/14 left. I flopped a set of 7s and got paid off after he shoved four times the pot. This put me in a great positon.”

Runner-up was perhaps one of the best known players in the tournament in the form of Will Molson, a Montreal native who had over $2 million in live earnings compared to the CAD$200,00 of winner Jack Gong.

The TonyBet Winter Festival ran from Friday January 29 – Wednesday February 10th. The festival started with a multi-flight $160 NLH re-entry, charity event featuring hockey legend Larry Robinson in the $100,000 CAD guaranteed – All-Stars for Starlight. Full results and pictures from the series can be found at: http://events.playgroundpoker.ca/tonybetwinterfestival2016/event/event-8/event-8-results-payouts/

After sponsoring two offline tournaments in two months the Tonybet Poker action now moves it focus back to its online core with the independent site hosting its largest online series in its history. The €100,000 Tonybet Poker Glory Series starts on February 28th and runs until March 6th, hosting a total of 25 events in the course of eight days of non-stop tournament action. Buy-ins will range from just €5 to €500 while the guaranteed prizepools for individual tournaments range from €2,000 to €15,000. Players will also have the chance to enjoy unlimited rebuys in some of the events as well as add-ons. For more information see https://tonybetpoker.com/poker_promotions/100k-gtd-glory-series

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