The Playground Poker Club recently hosted the World Poker Tour Montreal stop, with the Main Event featuring 606 players vying for the first-place finish. In the end, it was Maxime Heroux who earned the title win, claiming his first World Poker Tour title and just over $311,000 in prize money.
With so many players competing, the No Limit Hold’em Main Event created a prize pool of just over $2 million, which equals to $1,610,214 in USD. The top 76 players earned a cash prize with four days of game play taking place before the tournament came to an end.
The final table would consist of only six players, with Pat Quinn in the lead. Herox would hold the second position based on his chip stack. During final table play, the first to go would be David Peters. Then, Derek Wolters would take a sizeable lead after eliminating Eric Afriat in 5th and Brendan Baksh in fourth place.
This would leave Wolters, Patrick Quinn and Heroux in three-handed play. Wolters would now be second in chips. At one point, Quinn decided to raise on the button and was called by Heroux. Wolters would then raise to 1.2 million from the big blind, which caused Quinn to fold and Heroux shove in his chip stack.
Wolters would call and show A-K offsuit with Heroux holding pocket 7s. The board fell Q-J-9-2-2 which gave Heroux the hand and sent Wolters out in third place. This would leave Heroux facing Quinn in heads-up play. Heroux held a huge chip lead of 4 to 1 and it would not take long before Heroux would earn the win.
Only 15 hands would take place before the tournament was over. On the final hand, both players were all in with the board falling 6-5-4-2-2, with Quinn’s 9-7 being no good against Heroux’s 4-2, which gave the pro a full house and the title win.
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