The final 45 players at the World Poker Tour Montreal Main Event that had managed to navigate their way through Day 2 have now reduced to the remaining six to battle for the title on the final day. The player in the best position going into the last day is Sylvain Siebert who has amassed 8,850,000.
He is only 200k ahead of his closest rival Jeff Gross though who has 8,650,000. Gross was the chip leader as the day started and though he has slipped being Siebert, he effectively carried on in the same vein that he finished on Day 2.
This event originally attracted a huge 1,173 players during the first two flights of Day 1 making it the most successful World Poker Tour event in Canada. The WPT has already announced that this success will guarantee more events being held in Montreal.
The 45 players that made it into Day 3 were already safe in the knowledge that they would be receiving at least minimal payouts, having survived the bubble on the previous day. This meant that the action was fast and furious as players attempted to make the moves to climb their way up through the rankings and win a place on that final table.
Notables Who Didn’t Make The Final Table!
With regards to some of the bigger names that fell short of the final table, there was Amanda Musumeci, Jason Koon, Mike McDonald, Dan Smith, Serge Cantin and Martin Raus. Cantin was in fact the bubble boy for the final table having finished in 7th place for a payout of $86,055.
He pushed all-in pre-flop whilst holding the Ad-Jh but found himself behind the Ah-Ks of Jonathan Roy. The very first card on the board of Kh-Qs-2c-7h-9h was the killer of his event, yet he would have been more than happy with his performance.
When the players return later today, they will resume in level 31 where the blinds are 60,000/120,000 with an additional ante of 20,000.
The Final Table!
Sylvain Siebert – 8,850,000
Jeff Gross – 8,650,000
Jonathon Roy – 7,480,000
Pascal Lefrancois – 6,065,000
Peter Kaemmerlen – 2,405,000
Gavin Smith – 1,605,000
Day 4 will start later today at 4pm local time with the remaining six fighting all of the way down to a winner. Can Gross keep up his good form? Will Siebert stay out in front? Or will one of the other players on the table make a late charge for the title? Come back here for a full report on the final table as soon as the event has been played out to its conclusion.