Season V WPTDeepStacks Montreal crowned its champion in the early hours of November 5th after David Quang emerged victorious from the 896 player field of the event.
The CA$1,650 WPTDeepStacks Montreal kicked off on November 1st at the Playground Poker Casino, offering four starting flights and two more game days. The event offered a massive guaranteed prize pool amounting to CA$1,000,000, and the final day’s action resumed on November 4th, with only 31 players returning to take their seats around the tables in Day 3.
Congrats to our newest WPTDS Champion @DavidQuang from Guelph, ON. David tops a field of 896 and will take home CAD 222K #WPTDSMontreal powered by @partypokerlive 📸 by @PlaygroundPoker pic.twitter.com/tQjAsjZZ6i
— WPTDS (@WPTDeepStacks) November 5, 2018
As mentioned above, Canadian poker player David Quang took down the event, winning the lion’s share of the guaranteed prize pool, which helped him boost his total live earnings to US$870,220. Still, the amount of his latest win does not surpass Quang’s biggest live cash of US$284,805 which he got for his first-place ranking in the 2011 Fallsview Poker Classic CA$2,500 NLHE in Niagara Falls.
It was not an easy victory for the winner of the WPTDeepStacks Montreal event, as he had to face a plethora of skillful and highly-motivated competitors.
Day 1A and Day 1B for the #WPTDSMontreal powered by @partypokerlive now underway at @PlaygroundPoker . $1650 buy-in, $1 Million GTD prizepool. 3 more flights in the next two days. More info 👉🏼 https://t.co/XCtowCbppO pic.twitter.com/Q8pr8Wbkjg
— WPTDS (@WPTDeepStacks) November 1, 2018
Quang Crowned as Winner after 14 Hours of Play on Day 3
Tony Tran, who is already a member of the WPT Champions Club, had the ambition to become the first player in the history of the World Poker Tour to win both a Main Tour and a WPTDeepStacks title. Several weeks ago, he took down the WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble, winning a prize of US$341,486. Unfortunately for Tran, his hopes for a second title were brought to an end at the time he was forced to leave in 23rd place with a prize pool portion of CA$8,150.
The day also brought some disappointment to Abdel-Rahim who returned on Day 3 as a chip leader but eventually left on the 11th place for CA$17,800 without even getting to the final table.
The final table of the event was a fierce clash between the last few standing opponents. At the time it was formed, it was Rich Alsup who got the chip lead with a total of 4.3 million, while Alexander Wong was at the bottom of the pack, with 1.4 million in chips. The players got eliminated one by one until there were only four competitors left. Then, the play went four-handed for over two hours, before Shahbazian got eliminated and there were only three rivals left around the final table.
Soon after that, and after almost 14 hours of play on the third day of the event, Quang emerged victorious as the crowned champion of WPTDeepStacks Montreal.
With David Quang taking down the CA$1,650 WPTDeepStacks Montreal event and taking home a prize of CA$222,000, which included a US$3,000 WPT Event Package, the runner-up position was taken by Daniel Dubeau for CA$150,000. Rich Alsup remained third, taking a guaranteed prize portion amounting to CA$110,000 for his efforts.
The fourth place was occupied by Omid Shahbazian, followed by Said El-Yousfi and Giancarlo Palleschi who took the fifth and the sixth place, respectively. The seventh position in the ranking was taken by Timothy Ulmer, while Alexander Wong occupied the eighth place. Balakrish Patur took the ninth place in the final table ranking and took home a guaranteed prize pool portion of CA$22,300.