WSOP Winner Charles Sylvestre Wins WSOPC Casino du Lac-Leamy

WSOP Winner Charles Sylvestre Wins WSOPC Casino du Lac-Leamy Earlier this year, Charles Sylvestre won the WSOP $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event for $491,360 and now the Canadian pro has added a World Series of Poker Circuit title to his tally after beating out a field of 371 players to claim the $122,435 first-place prize.
Following his impressive victory at the Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec, Sylvestre commented: “After my unexpected WSOP bracelet this summer, to come back here to Lac-Leamy, my hometown, and ship the ring, I can’t ask for better. It’s an amazing feeling.”
The $1,675 WSOPC Main Event attracted a good-sized field to create a  prize pool worth $556,500, with the top 45 players being paid. On the 3rd day of the competition after the final table was set, Charles Sylvestre (K-4) then proceeded to eliminate a short-stacked Bryan Moon (8-7) in 7th ($18,398), while John Nelson did likewise to Mike Leah in 5th ($30,953), and Dinara Khaziyeva in 3rd ($55,283), to usher in the heads-up phase of the tournament.
As the final battle commenced, Nelson held a more than 2-1 chip lead over his final opponent, but Sylvestre was subsequently able to take the lead before the defining hand was played with Nelson (6s-3s) bluffing all-in on a Jd-9s-2c-5c-2h board, only to be called by  Sylvestre holding 2c-4c. Consequently, John Nelson had to be satisfied with a runner-up finish worth $75,656, while Charles Sylvestre was crowned the 2013 Casino Lac-Leamy champion.
Commenting on his latest win, Sylvestre, said: “I started the heads-up with about 30 percent of the chips, but I knew one double up would get me right back in. I had my double and I managed to ship it. I’m very happy. The bracelet is like the best possible thing, but [the ring] is another nice reward. I’m really happy to add it to my poker resume.”
Final Table Results:
1st: Charles Sylvestre – $122,435
2nd: John Nelson – $75,656
3rd: Dinara Khaziyeva – $55,283
4th: Sol Bergre – $41,047
5th: Mike Leah – $30,953
6th: Justin Dean – $23,690
7th: Bryan Moon – $18,398
8th: Adam Podstawka – $14,491
9th: Ioannis Pentefountas – $11,575
10th: Vladimir Faubert – $9,371

Poker News
Intertops Poker Download
25 Jan 2019
If an expenses-paid trip to play poker in the Caribbean in March sounds like a good way to beat the late-winter blues, you need to step up to the tables at Intertops Poker. On March 29 the main event of the WSOPC Caribbean will begin at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino in St.
Matt Waxman Claims 2018 WPT Tournament of Champions Title
28 May 2018
The WPT Tournament of Champions (TOC) is an invitational only tournament consisting of past WPT champions, who can enter the competition for $15k if they wish, or this season’s winners, who automatically receive a free seat, airfare and hotel accommodations through to the end of season finale. The World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions subsequently
MSPT Hosts Largest Poker Tournament in Michigan History
26 May 2018
Mark Brazis has won the biggest poker tournament in Michigan state history after besting a field of 1,287 runners over four days at the $1,100 MSPT Battle Creek for $221,323. The Indiana resident had just $31,264 in winnings from three cashes going into the MSPT Main Event, and after claiming his famous victory, the 36-year-old
Valentin Vornicu Wins Record 12th WSOP Circuit Title
16 May 2018
Valentin Vornicu, has extended his lead over Maurice Hawkins as the World Series of Poker Circuit’s top title holder after winning a 12th ring at the WSOPC Harrah’s New Orleans $365 No Limit Hold’em event. Furthermore, Vornicu’s latest victory worth $24,084 comes just one day after he won a record 11th ring at the $365