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Joe Ferrier Vies First World Poker Tour Main Event Title at Fallsview Casino Resort

Since its debut in 2002, World Poker Tour (WPT) has revolutionized the poker world by turning poker into a televised sport. Nowadays, WPT offers international poker tournaments. Many players from all over the world are inspired to chase poker glory, turning into gladiators on the felt pursuing a poker career.

Poker in Canada is about to become one of the most popular pastime. Canadians are quite fond of the popular card game. Moreover, they have a raw talent for poker, becoming instantly recognizable and revered on the poker field.

Fallsview Casino Resort is currently playing host to WPT Fallsview Poker Classic. The festival-culminating Main Event kicked off on 10th February. There is a persistent tendency that the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event is constantly growing in size with every passing season. Last year, total field size reached an impressive 489 entries. The latest Season XVI WPT Fallsview Poker Classic C$5,000 Main Event event attracted a record-crushing field of 516 entries.

After the clock announced the end of Day 1 of the event, there were only 174 left in the hunt for the C$451,821 first-place prize. To make the victory even sweeter, the sponsors of the event added a $15,000 seat into the WPT Tournament of Champions to the first-place prize. The WPT Tournament of Champions is to take place at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas this May. The staggering prize pool of C$2.337 million will be distributed to the top 65 finishers.

Day 2 Action Recap

Day 1 of the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event concluded with Joe Ferrier securing the chip lead. The player brought a stack of 318,300 in chips to Day 2 of the event. It is interesting to note that the player can be considered as a newbie to poker. A brief look at the two players’ profiles in the Hendon Mob reveals that Ferrier has no live cash.

There have been many notables who entered into Day 1 of the events. Some of them had no luck at the tables and were forced to leave the poker race. Some of the notables to have busted so far include Eric Afriat, Aaron Mermelstein, and Shawn Buchanan.

Day 2 of the event kicked off on 11th February at noon. The money bubble burst some time during Day 2 of the event and Alex MacNab, Nail Odisho, and Blair Hinkle were the players to walk away empty-handed. By the end of Day 2, only 20 players managed to navigate their way through to the final stage of the event.

Joe Ferrier topped the chip counts for a second day in a row. It seems that the player has real intentions to engrave his name in the history of poker. He accumulated a stack worth 1.975 million in chips. Trailing Ferrier by a narrow margin is David Eldridge, who holds 1.85 million in chips. Mike Leah is to enter the closing stage of the event as the third-biggest count with 1.235 million in chips. Leah is one of the most easily recognizable players in the field. His bankroll currently amounts to $6,616,469.