The WPT Fall Classic poker festival began on 29th October and it is to run until 16th November. According to the latest updates, there are already 5 players, who did not waste any time popping bottles, after being crowned in any of the tournaments, which are already in the books.
The highly-contested Event #4: the C$250 Frenzy wrapped up on Tuesday at Playground Poker Club in Montreal with Walter Asatoorian claiming the throne. The 6 starting flights of the event drew a mammoth field of 1,105 entries, who generated quite a prize pool this year. By the time all 6 starting fields were completed, the field has been trimmed to just 225 players, who were heading to Day 2 of the tournament.
The competition between the remaining survivors was fierce, as all of them was a step closer to the biggest chunk of the guaranteed prize pool of C$200,000. Day 2 of the tournament concluded with only 27 survivors, who were tussling for the most chips.
Day 3 of the tournament welcomed many prominent poker pros at the poker tables. Some of them managed to reach the final table in spectacular fashion, while others did not have the opportunity to add another final table play to their careers. Ruben Perceval was a player, who demonstrated wise strategy. Although he perfectly managed his moves, he was knocked out in 6th place. Annuztia D was the next player to crush on the river. Down to the last 4, the game continued for more than an hour. Malik Lefty exited the game in 4th place.
Mounzer Awada fell victim to Asatoorian. At this point, the heads-up for the title and trophy was set. Walter Asatoorian and Anthony Payette were the two titans to cross swords. Here it is interesting to remind that Anthony Payette banked a chip castle worth 2,685,000. The last hand played within the event’s final table unfolded with Payette tabling [Kd][3h] against his opponent’s [Ac][Kc]. The dealer placed [Js][7d][4c][Qd][2s] on the board to secure Asatoorian with the first prize of C$45,000 and the title. As for Payette, he had to settle for the $29,766 payout.
Eric Danis Wins Event #6: C$550 NL Hold’em 6-Max
Event #6: C$550 NL Hold’em 6-Max was a single-day event, which attracted a star-packed field of 181 poker players. The top 23 finishers received a share of the prize pool, while the winner Eric Danis banked a solid prize of C$18,070. The 7-handed battle started with some poker heavyweights, including Joe Tehan, William Molson and Samuel Bisrat Tsehai.
Following the course of the game, the field was whittled down to only 3 players. The remaining hopefuls have stepped away from the table to discuss a deal. After the players shook hands on the ICM deal, it became clear that the eventual champion is to walk away with C$1,800 more than the other 2 players. Eric Danis was the player, who bagged and tagged the largest stack of chips. William Molson was sent to the rail in 3rd to cash C$13,435, while Joe Tehan finished runner-up for C$15,550.