The first-ever World Poker Tour stop in Montreal wrapped up at Playground Poker Club with a result that defied even the most optimistic predictions. The tournament featured a field of 1173 players and a prize pool of roughly $3.3 million, with a winner’s share of over $750,000. Jonathan Roy and Pascal LeFrancois, two Quebec natives, were the last two players standing and Roy beat out his friend to take down the title.
Roy also won a $25,500 entry to the prestigious WPT Champions event, a WPT bracelet and a WPT Montreal/Playground Poker Club championship belt. Lefrancois didn’t walk away too unhappy, as he wound up with a prize of over $475,000.
“Having two local players beat out so many big names from the poker world to go head-up in the biggest tournament this country has ever seen was a big thrill for everyone here at Playground who put so much hard work into the event,” said Playground COO David Montour.
The final table had a real local flair, with four Canadians among the six vying for glory, including 2-time WPT winner Gavin Smith, one of the latest additions to the Playground Players Club.
Keep your ears open for an announcement on the next WPT Montreal!
|Thursday November 15th||#1||7:30pm||No Limit Hold'em Re-entry Day1a*||$135 + $15||50k Guaranteed||30 Minutes|
|Friday November 16th||#1||7:30pm||No Limit Hold'em Re-entry Day1b*||$135 + $15||50k Guaranteed||30 Minutes|
|Saturday November 17th||#1||12:00pm||No Limit Hold'em Re-entry Day1c*||$135 + $15||50k Guaranteed||30 Minutes|
|#2||7:30pm||No Limit Hold'em Win the Button||$100 + $10||20 Minutes||Bracelet Event|
|Sunday November 18th||#1||12:00pm||No Limit Hold'em Re-entry Day2||$135 + $15||50k Guaranteed||45 Minutes||Bracelet Event|
|#3||2:00pm||No Limit Hold'em Ante Up||$100 + $10||20 Minutes||Bracelet Event|
|#4||8:00pm||WPT Satellite - No Limit Hold'em Rebuy/Add on||$100 + $10||6 Seats Guaranteed||20 Minutes|
|Monday November 19th||#5||7:30pm||No Limit Hold'em 6 Max||$300 + $30||20 Minutes||Bracelet Event|
|Tuesday November 20th||#6||8:00pm||Pot Limit Omaha 8 or better||$300 + $30||20 Minutes||Bracelet Event|
|Wednesday November 21st||#7||12:00pm||No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Day1||$1000 + $100||45 Minutes|
|#8||8:00pm||No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Turbo||$110 + $10||15 Minutes||Bracelet Event|
|Thursday November 22nd||#9||12:00pm||WPT Satellite - No Limit Hold'em Re Entry||$100 + $10||2 Seats Guaranteed||20 Minutes|
|#7||12:00pm||No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Day2||$1000 + $100||45 Minutes||Bracelet Event|
|#10||8:00pm||WPT Satellite - No Limit Hold'em Re Entry||$330 + $30||6 Seats Guaranteed||20 Minutes|
|Friday November 23rd||#11||11:00am||WPT Montréal Day 1a*||$3000 + $300||60 Minutes|
|#12||8:00pm||WPT Satellite - No Limit Hold'em Re Entry||$330 + $30||20 Minutes|
|Saturday November 24th||#11||11:00am||WPT Montréal Day 1b*||$3000 + $300||60 Minutes|
|Sunday November 25th||#11||11:00am||WPT Montréal Day 2||$3000 + $300||60 Minutes|
|#13||6:00pm||Pot Limit Omaha 3 Lives||$500 + $50||30 Minutes||Bracelet Event|
|Monday November 26th||#11||11:00am||WPT Montréal Day 3||$3000 + $300||60 Minutes|
|#14||12:00pm||No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Bounty||$180+$20+$100||30 Minutes||Bracelet Event|
|Tuesday November 27th||#11||4:00pm||WPT Montréal Day 4||$3000 + $300||60 Minutes||WPT Belt + Bracelet Event|