Maxime Heroux Triumphs at 2017 WPT Montreal Main Event

Maxime Heroux Triumphs at 2017 WPT Montreal Main EventThe most recent stop on the World Poker Tour (WPT) was the Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Canada, which took place from October 29th to November 16th, and culminated in its C$3,850 (US$3,10) Main Event.
A total of 606 competitors entered the tournament to create a prize pool of C$403,570 (US$311,717), and at the end of seven days of action it was Canadian player Maxime Heroux who would eventually best the field to claim a coveted WPT title, as well as a top prize of C$403,570 (US$317,554).
The WPT Montreal Main Event offered a total of 76 money places, and amongst the notable pros receiving a return on their buy-ins was Kevin MacPhee in 63rd (US$5,445), Christian Harder in 45th ($7,216), Michael Mizrachi in 41st ($7,216), Mike Leah in 39th ($7,216), Alan Engel in 29th ($8,333),
and Manig Loeser in 23rd ($11,701).
Canadian players Maxime Heroux and Patrick Quinn subsequently reached the final table of nine in pole positions, and managed to maintain their lead until reaching the heads-up stage of the tournament.
Along the way, Quinn (A-J) eliminated accomplished pro David Peters (K-Q) in 6th, and after Heroux (7-7) took care of Derek Wolters (A-K) in 3rd, heads-up play got underway between the two players for the WPT title.
At this stage, Heroux held a significant 4-to-1 chip lead over his remaining opponent, and 15 hands later the deciding moment came after Heroux (4d-2d) went all-in on a 6d-5d-4c, and received a call from Heroux holding 9d-7s. A 2s and 2c on turn and river then sealed the deal, and so Patrick Quinn collcted a $209,344 for his hard fought efforts, bringing his career earnings to US$263,657.
In the meantime, Maxime Heroux was awarded the WPT crown, and $311,717 in winnings, in the process boosting his live tournament earnings to $361,298 since his first cash last year.
Final Table Results:
1: Maxime Heroux $311,717
2: Patrick Quinn $209,344
3: Derek Wolters $133,795
4: Brendan Baksh $96,017
5: Eric Afriat $73,664
6: David Peters $60,286
7: Bradley Ellis $49,580
8: Mohammed Abu-Hadbah $39,508
9: Brady Hinnegan $29,745


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