Like in recent years, poker fans came from all over the world to play the elite World Poker Tour’s Fall Classic poker festival at Playground Poker Club in Montreal. A bit more than a week after the festival kicked off on 29th October, the players are impatiently expecting to hear the name of the next champion to snare the top prize and the title. The organizers of the event presented a bountiful schedule of 17 events, so that all the players can find the tournament that perfectly fits their bankroll and skills. After another day at the poker tables, Event #4: the C$250 Frenzy is nearing its closing stage.
After 6 starting flights and 1 more day of play, there are only 27 remaining players, who will enter the final Day 3 of the C$250 Frenzy. The title of chip leader was snagged right from under Trevor Adams’ nose. Anthony Payette catapulted from his starting stack of chips to a chip emporium worth 2,685,000. He is to enter the final stages of the tournament as the chip lead. Here it is interesting to note that no other player managed to surpass the 2-million mark. The player to enter Day 3 of the tournament as the second largest stack is Steven Tripp with a stack worth with 1,535,000.
The C$250 buy-in tournament offers C$200,000 guaranteed prize pool, which will be split among the top finishers. Poker enthusiasts had the chance to qualify for the tournament in any of the 6 Day 1s, which took place at 11 am and 7 pm on each of the days from 3rd to 5th November. Play will resume today at 7 pm local time and the remaining poker hopefuls will have the hard task to determine the name of the winner.
Upcoming Tournaments Within WPT Fall Classic Festival
Yesterday, Event #5: No-Limit Hold’em Survivor kicked off to award the top 11 players with a prize of C$970 each, while Stephen Shepherd banked C$679 as he was the 12th player in the list. Today, Event #6: Ho-Limit Hold’em 6-Max kicked off at 11 am local, and Event #7: No-Limit Hold’em 50/50 Bounty is to commence at 7 pm. Both tournaments are a single day event.
The tension is increasing with every passing moment, as the players are heading to the culminating point in the festival, and more precisely the Main Event. There are only 3 days left until the long-anticipated WPT Montreal Day 1 starts. The event is to feature 3 starting flights and 4 more days of play. The C$3,850 buy-in event is to feature C$2 million guaranteed prize pool and the most coveted WPT title.