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Chips are Flying at Playground Poker Club in Montreal as WPT Fall Classic is Underway

Montreal is currently playing host to Canada’s largest live poker festival. The poker festival is held at Playground Poker Club, gathering poker pros and enthusiasts from every corner of the world. The full schedule for the festival encompasses a number of events, so that the unique needs of every player can be matched. The events offer various buy-ins and attractive prize pools. Casino Reports is to offer its readers with the latest updates from WPT Fall Classic poker tables.

The first poker tournament in the festival Strangers in the Night already kicked off on 29th October with the first of four starting flights. The inaugural WPT Fall Classic event can be described as a great way to win big for a small buy-in. Hopefuls were striving to survive in the poker battle and take their stacks with them to Day 2, which is to commence today at 7 pm local time. By the time registration closed at the very beginning of Day 1D, there were 904 entries in total. WPT Fall Classic is just in the beginning, but the organizers of the event already booked the festival as a hugely successful.

When the dust has already settled, there were only 185 players, who are announced to enter Day 2 of the poker contention. In fact, there were 188 poker hopefuls, who were heading to Day 2 of the event, but 3 players managed to qualify twice and their small stacks were knocked out of the tournament. The starting flight appeared to be tougher than a $2 steak due to the great interest in the event. However, the player, who wielded the largest stack of chips is Daniel Le, who bagged and tagged 346,500. Martin Fortin and William Blais were very close to the top of the chip counts, with 324,000 and with 290,000 respectively.

The Crazy $80 – Day 1B Recap

Apart from Strangers in the Night, there is another event, and more precisely the Crazy $80, which is currently afoot. According to the festival’s schedule, it is to feature 4 Day 1s and 1 more day of play. Day 1B is already in the history and it seems that the final tables, which were played within the first two starting flights were action-packed. Paul Arcache had quite a run over the tournament, accumulating a staggering stack of chips. At this stage, he has a good advantage over his opponents with 424,500 in chips. He came up trumps after eliminating Aladin Reskallah. Arcache is followed by Scott Aylward, who is to start Day 2 of the event with 236,500 in chips. Day 1C of the event is to kick off on 1st November at 11 am local time.