Daniel Gagnon Wins 2014 Playground Poker Montreal Festival For $190,750

Daniel Gagnon Wins 2014 Playground Poker Montreal Festival For $190,750Daniel Gagnon has emerged victorious at the 2014 Playground Poker Montreal Festival Main Event, after topping a 1,063 player field over four days to lift the title, and collect the $190,750 first-place prize.
By the time the final table of nine eventually got underway, the blinds had reached 50k/100k (ante 10k), and leading the way was Daniel Gagnon on a 6.99m stack, followed by Noeung Troeung (5.415m), and John Helou (3.91m). Also in contention was Michael Mellor (3.875m), Thi Nguyen (3.07m), Yannick Lamarre-Delooz (2.535m), Alexandre Lavigne (2.445m), Lorne Wechsler (1.89m), and Daniel Gagne (1.735m).
Daniel Gagnon (A-K) then proceeded to eliminate Michael Mellor (A-7) in 6th for $40,720, before being dealt A-Q and doing likewise to John Helou (9-9) in 5th for $53,100.
Noeung Troeung (A-10) subsequently sent Yan Lamarre-Delooz (K-Q) to the rail in 4th ($72,690), and after Daniel Gagnon (A-6) dispatched last woman standing Thi Nguyen (A-8) to the rail in 3rd ($89,700), the heads-up battle got underway between Gagnon and Troeung for the title.
As the final battle commenced, Gagnon held a 4-1 chip lead over his remaining opponent, and soon after the defining hand was played with Troeung pushing all-in preflop with K-J, but running into the A-9 of Gagnon. The dealer then rolled out an A-J-6-10-5 board to consign Noeung Troeungto a runner-up finish worth $125,410, while Daniel Gagnon walked away with the crown, and the top prize of $190,750.
Final Table Results:
1st Daniel Gagnon    $190,750
2nd Noeung Troeung    $125,410
3rd Thi Nguyen            $89,700
4th Yan Lamarre-Delooz    $72,690
5th John Helou            $53,100
6th Michael Mellor    $40,720
7th Daniel Gagne    $28,350
8th Alex LAvigne    $20,620
9th Lorne Wechsler    $15,360

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