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Latest News From WPT Fall Classic Festival Montreal Poker Tables

Players are set to play their way into the history books during this exciting World Poker Tour Fall Classic festival at Playground Poker Club. The festival is running through 16th November and the cards are already in the air. WPT is well into its Season XVI and the popular poker tour did not miss the opportunity to include Canada to its trip list for yet another year. The festival offers quality poker action, which explains why Montreal stop has become highly popular with players since the first WPT festival took place in “the City of Saints”. The lucrative prize pools, which the festival is used to offer every year stimulate the appetites of many players to pass by Playground Poker Club and try to win the heart of Lady Luck.

WPT Fall Classic Inaugural Event Nears Closing Stage

WPT Fall Classic festival kicked off with a bang on 29th October. The opening event named Strangers in the Night tournament offered all the players the chance to turn C$160 buy-in into a solid cash prize. The tournament features a mouth-watering guaranteed prize pool of C$100,000, promising C$23,000 to the winner. It attracted a behemoth field of 904 poker hopefuls, who entered the game in any of the four starting flights of the event. They locked horns in No-Limit Hold’em poker game to fight for their right to enter Day 2 of the tournament.

Just 185 poker players survived to enter Day 2 of the event, which is already in the past. The field of remaining poker players is well-trimmed all the way down to only 14 and they are confidently heading to the closing stage of the tournament. All of the remaining poker warriors are on the safe side as they are guaranteed a cash prize of no less than $1,170. Players, who make it to the final table will leave the poker contention with at least $2,420.

By the end of Day 2, Daniel Le had the chip lead snagged from him by William Blais. Blais picked up steam to grind his opponents’ stacks of chips. At the end of the day, he bagged and tagged a staggering tower of 5,595,000 in chips. He is the only one to have passed the 5-million mark. His nearest opponent Jean-Francois Daunais, who is not even close to Blais’ success, holds 1,970,000 in chips. However, poker is a game that is well-determined with its unexpected twists and tursn. Day 3 of the event is slated to start today at 8 pm local time. Players will play down to a winner, who will scoop the first prize and the title.

Latest Updates from Event #2: The Crazy $80

As Casino Reports covered yesterday, The Crazy $80 is the other event, which is currently underway. The third out of four starting flights is in the wraps and there are 25 qualifiers, who are heading to the final Day 2 of the event. Rong Xu is the player to bag the largest stack of chips worth 423,000. The final starting flight of the event is to resume today at 11 am local time and poker enthusiasts will have a last chance to join the pack of survivors to play for the biggest chunk of the guaranteed prize pool. Event #3: No-Limit Hold’em Freeze is also looming as it is to start also today at 8 pm local time.