WPT Montreal has once again succeeded in making Kahnawake the hottest location for live poker in Canada at the moment. Players from near and far made their way to the various multiple-day events and stuck around for the single-day ones between October 29 and November 3. The Main Event, also known as the culmination of every poker festival had its online portion on October 27 and now it is time for the live action.
Playground Poker is known as a preferred location for live poker gaming, as some of the most prestigious poker festivals are often considering it a stop during their world tours. The World Poker Tour is among the poker festivals especially fond of this poker location, choosing it for its home over this week.
Kahnawake Welcome Poker Fans
Last Sunday welcomed players at the Main Event Online Day 1 and Day 2, coming with a buy-in of CA$3,000 + CA$300. Poker fans had the opportunity to warm up with some online action for a chance of making it far into the generous event. It comes with a guaranteed prize pool reaching CA$3,000,000, but the bigger number of players making it in could swell this cash pile even further.
Online players making their way to partypoker reached 101 individuals entering the race. Only 14 of them survived showcasing their skills and they would return for the poker Day 3 at Playground Poker. They will face all survivors of the three starting flights transforming this week. Live poker action saw its official start on October 29 with its Day 1A, also known as the first starting flight.
Conditions for entering remained similar to online events. There would be three starting flights at Playground Poker in Kahnawake, offering players multiple chances of entering the race. The first opportunity attracted some 182 players ready to make it far in the structure of the Main Event.
Main Event Day 2 Launches Soon
At the end of the day, only 98 of them remained seated at the poker tables. Roger Lamia was the player maintaining the largest chip stack by the end of the first flight, reaching 276,000 or a total of 345 big blinds. Spencer Mclean with his chip stack of 222,200 or 278 big blinds occupied the runner-up position on the official leader board at the end of Day 1A.
The third place was reserved for William Blais who managed to amass a total of 178,900 in chips by the end of the day. The second starting flight transformed October 30 into a heated poker arena with some 238 individuals paying the entry fee and making their way into the tournament. By the last level of poker action, only 126 of them were still at their respective poker tables.
Camille Mikhael ended up being the player with the most chips after a fierce battle with his rivals. He had some 284,500, enough to reserve him a good spot on Day 2. Mike Leah was the player right behind him, returning for Day 2 with a chip stack of 180,500. Day 1C is also the last chance for players to enter the culminating event, beginning at 12 p.m. on October 31.