Matthew Lapossie Wins WPT Fallsview Poker Classic For $342k

Matthew Lapossie Wins WPT Fallsview Poker Classic For $342kCanada’s Matthew Lapossie has won the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic, after overcoming a field of 383 players over three days on his way to lifting the title, and collecting the $342,266 first place prize.
On Day 3 of the C$5k buy-in tournament just ten players returned to the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Canada, and before long the final table of six had been reached. At one stage, Matthew Lapossie then fell to just five big blinds after his A-9 was bested by Dylan Wilkerson’s K-Q on an A-K-J-6-K board. However, Lapossie was able to double-up twice over the next three hands to get himself back in contention.
Dylan Wilkerson (A-K) subsequently dispatched Howie Leung (8-8) to the rail in 6th ($65,373), before being dealt (A-Q) and doing likewise to Josue Sauvageau (J-J) in 5th for $81,716. After the dinner break, a three-way action pot involving Mikrogianakis (6-6), Wilkerson (Q-10), and Lapossie (A-K) then saw the dealer put out a J-3-3-7-K board to eliminate Mikrogianakis in 4th ($108,956),
Three-handed play would last just 15 hands before Jason James was all-in preflop holding A-7, and up against the A-K of Lapossie. The J-8-5-6 board offered James some hope, but the 2 on the river sealed his fate and so he exited in 3rd for an impressive $147,090 payday, while the final heads-up battle was set.
Lapossie entered heads-up holding an 8.1m to 3.18m chip advantage over Wilkerson, and after seeing his stack reduced to just 2m, Wilkerson shoved preflop with pocket fours, only to be called by his opponent with A-5. An ace which fell on the flop was then good enough to clinch the deal, and so Dylan Wilkerson had to be satisfied with a runner-up finish worth $228,806, while Lapossie was crowned the 2014 WPT Fallsview Poker Classic champion.
Final Table Results:
1 Matthew Lapossie $342,266
2 Dylan Wilkerson $228,806
3 Jason James $147,090
4 Spiro Mikrogianakis $108,956
5 Josue Sauvageau $81,716
6 Howie Leung $65,373

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