Jonathan Roy Wins WPT Montreal For $755k

Jonathan Roy Wins WPT Montreal For $755kJonathan Roy has won the WPT Montreal, after defeating a huge field of 1,173 entrants over five days to lift the title, and collect the $755,601 first place prize.
By the time the $3,300 buy-in tournament reached its last day of play, French Canadian Jonathan Roy found himself at a tough table of six, which included top Canadian pro Gavin Smith, as well as Jeff Gross, Pascal LeFrancois, Peter Kaemmerlen and Sylvain Siebert.
First to leave the arena was Peter Kaemmerlen on 20bbs, who was dealt J-J and re-raised Jeff Gross (A-10) all-in. The board then ran out 7-5-4-9-A to eliminate Kaemmerlen in 6th for $113,792.
He was followed by start of the day table leader Sylvain Siebert who lost a big hand to Pascal Lefrancois before moving all-in on the next hand from the small blind holding 6-5.  Jonathan Roy made the call with Q-Q and so Siebert exited in 5th for $147,184.
Next was the turn of  Gavin Smith to bow out having shoved A-5 into the K-7 of Roy and with the board rolling out 8-8-2-7-3, Gavin Smith found himself out in 4th for $212,937. Three-handed, Jeff Gross eventually moved his short stack in on the button holding K-Q, but found himself up against the dominating A-Q of Jonathan Roy, who subsequently dispatched him  to the rail in 3rd for $319,238.
As the heads-up phase of the competition got underway, Lefrancois held a  19.175 million to 15.925 million chip lead against Lefrancois. After some toing and froing, however, Lefrancois lost a 6-6 versus K-Q pre-flop race to be reduced to a chip and a chair, and on the next hand was automatically all-in holding  8-3 to Roy’s K-J. The board then rolled out an emphatic K-J-4-Q-9 to relegate Lefrancois to a runner-up finish worth $473,572, while Jonathan Roy walked away with the prestigious WPT title.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1st Jonathan Roy $755,601
2nd Pascal Lefrancois $473,572
3rd Jeff Gross    $319,238
4th Gavin Smith    $212,937
5th Sylvain Siebert $147,184
6th Peter Kaemmerlen $113,792

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