The World Poker Tour’s next stop has been warming up throughout the last week with a number of side events and satellites into the Main Event, yet tomorrow is when the big one kicks off. The WPT makes its first ever showing at the Canadian city of Montreal, with the Main Event less than a day away now.
The WPT pride themselves of bringing their tour to as many new locations as possible, whilst not forgetting some of their more popular stops on the calendar.
It promises to be a successful event to with a number of big name players already there taking part in some of the side events that have been going on. The Main Event is going to be a $3,000 buy-in affair with there being two flights of Day 1. Day 1a will kick off tomorrow at 11am local time, with the second at the same time on Saturday.
The WPT Montreal has in fact been running since last Thursday with a number of events taking place throughout the week, the biggest of them so far started up yesterday. The $1,000 Deepstack tournament managed to attract a large field of 386 players, with a good number of them being some well known poker players such as Marvin Rettenmaier and Dominik Nitsche.
In fact the event proved to be so popular that it had already been sold out way before the event had got underway, with many players having to stand in a queue for more than an hour just to have a chance at getting registered.
Rettenmaier even tweeted that despite getting to the event more than an hour early he had to wait 45 minutes before he could take a seat.
Once it did get underway, Rettenmaier was actually having a good time of it for the most part, being amongst the chip leaders for the most part. However he lost half of his stack during a difficult patch and ended up with 160k going into Day 2 despite having double that at one point.
The Main Event!
The Main Event is the big attraction though with many players using this side event as a way to kill time whilst they wait. The players involved will want to go down in history as being the first player to win a WPT Montreal title.
The final table is set to be played out on the 27th of November, with the very next WPT Event kicking off almost immediately with the WPT Mazagan to be held in North Africa.