The second day of the Season XVII WPT Montreal CA$5,300 Main Event was brought to an end several hours ago. The live poker tournament, which is being held at the Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake from October 28th to November 4th, featured three starting flights which accumulated a total player field of 792 entrants who accounted for a guaranteed prize pool of CA$5 million.
However, only 130 players are to proceed to the CA$5,300 Main Event Day 3, with the Canadian poker player David Guay proceeding as a chip leader, with a total of 848,000 in chips on his account. Still, Guay would not be able to climb this high if it was not for Jason Mangold, who managed to put a dent in Garrett Dansereau who got the chip lead for most of Day 2. This happened in the last few stages of the game and put Mangold on the second place for the day, with 757,000 in chips. Brent Robert is third, with 719,000 in chips on his account.
David Guay leads the 130 remaining players at the end of Day 2 of #WPTMontreal with 848K. 103 players get paid and Day 3 starts at 12 pm ET. #TheCupAwaits https://t.co/53oSIA4Pb1 pic.twitter.com/PGxH118dpb
— World Poker Tour (@WPT) November 2, 2018
So far, David Guay has generated US$544,333 in total live winnings, with his best live cash result being the US$263,532 prize he got from the 2017 WSOP US$10,000 Main Event. Another milestone in the Canadian poker player’s career is his third-place ranking at the 2017 PokerStars Championship Prague €2,200 National High Roller event, which brought him a cash prize of €103,680 (US$122,015).
Massive CA$5,000,000 Prize Pool Announced Prior to Diner Break
The prize pool of the WPT Montreal was announced just before the dinner break, with the final 103 players being guaranteed a minimum prize of CA$11,400, and if they manage to get to the final table of the event, they will get at least CA$175,000.
As mentioned above, the Main Event’s prize pool amounts to CA$5,000,000, of which CA$855,000 is reserved for the winner. The player who emerges victorious from the WPT Montreal CA$5,300 Main Event will also get a seat into the season-ending US$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions which winner will get the WPT Champions Cup.
The final event of #WPTMontreal starts today with the CAD $1 million GTD @WPTDeepStacks event. Two starting flights are available @PlaygroundPoker this afternoon. https://t.co/Il8ctVfA5u pic.twitter.com/qFy2eFWbOI
— World Poker Tour (@WPT) November 1, 2018
There are five more tournaments from the current season of the WPT Main Tour, apart from the one in Montreal. The end of November will see the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood host the WPT Seminole Rock’N’Roll Poker Open, and then the Bellagio Resort & Casino will become home to WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic in December. Three more stops – in Sochi, Barcelona and Nottingham – are planned as part of Season XVII of the WPT Main Tour.
The Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Quebec, is currently hosting another WPT tournament, too – the WPTDeepStacks Montreal, which is held from November 1st to 4th.