David Ormsby Wins 2016 WPT Fallsview Poker Classic

The Fallsview Poker Classic World Poker Tour has been running since February 16th, and on Feb 21st featured its penultimate tournament, the C$5,000 (US$3,650) buy-in Main Event. A total of 423 players subsequently took part in the competition to create a prize pool worth C$1,392,324, and four days later David Ormsby would eventually triumph over the field to claim the event’s top prize of $279,818, as well as a free pass through to the WPT Tournament of Champions at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Florida.
On the last day of the tournament, the remaining six competitors entered the final table in the following positions:
Robert Forbes – 4,015,000
Mike Bui – 2,860,000
Soren Turkewitsch – 1,830,000
Derek Verrian – 1,565,000
David Ormsby – 1,550,000
Thomas Archer – 880,000
The first player to then leave the arena was a short-stacked Thomas Archer whose A-5 preflop shove was looked up by Robert Forbes with pocket queens. Forbes (A-7) followed up by doing likewise to Soren Turkewitsch (A-4) in 5th, and after getting dealt pocket aces continued his stint as table leader by dispatching Mike Bui (K-10) to the rail in 4th for a $93,275 payday.
Finally, Robert Forbes (A-4) called Derek Verrian’s (8-6) all-in shove on a 6-5-3 flop, and with a 2 and 10 subsequently falling on turn and river, Derek Verrian exited in 3rd place for $126,126, leaving Robert Forbes and David Ormsby to battle it out for the WPT title.
As the heads-up phase of the competition got underway, Forbes held a 3-1 chip advantage over Ormsby, and even managed to extend his lead to 4-1 before his opponent mounted his comeback. Soon after eventually pulling ahead, the deciding hand was then played with Ormsby (K-J) calling Forbes’ (3-3) preflop shove. The A-K-4-7-6 board which ensued then brought the tournament to a close, and so Robert Forbes had to then settle for a runner-up finish worth $196,156, while David Ormsby claimed the coveted WPT title.
Final Table Results:
1: David Ormsby – $279,818
2: Robert Forbes – $196,156
3: Derek Verrian – $126,126
4: Mike Bui – $93,275
5: Soren Turkewitsch – $70,026
6: Thomas Archer – $56,103

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