Seth Davies Triumphs At WPT Canadian Spring Championship

Less than a fortnight ago, Season 15 of the World Poker Tour got underway at the Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Quebec, and eventually concluded with the WPT Canadian Spring Championship main event. A total of 417 players subsequently entered the C$3,500 tournament, and following seven days of action it was US pro Seth Davies who bested the competition to capture the title, and claim its C$256,390 ($203,992) first place prize.
The WPT Canadian Spring Championship main event featured a prize pool worth C$1,294,368 ($1,029,843), and amongst the notable pros then seeing a return on their buy-ins was Andy Frankenberger in 48th (C$5,860), Jeff Gross in 45th (C$6,880), Darryll Fish in 41st (C$6,880), Amir Babakhani in 31st (C$7,900), and Antonio Esfandiari in 24th ($10,330),
Seth Davies subsequently entered the final table of six with a chip count second only to Ruben Perceval, and not long after Davies (10-10) took the chip lead by eliminating Tony Dunst (A-J) in 6th. Next, Davies (K-K) scored a double elimination of Guillaume Nolet (A-7) and Thomas Taylor (9-9) in 5th and 4th place respectively, and after Ruben Perceval (K-K) took care of Joel Miller (Q-Q) in 3rd, the heads-up phase of the competition got started.
Going into the final stretch, Davies held a 6,780,000 to 5,680,000 chip advantage over Perceval, and it would take another 90 minutes before the deciding hand was played with Perceval (8-7) going all-in on a 10-9-4-7-5 board, only to be called by Davies holding K-10.
Perceval had to then settle for a runner-up finish worth $180,088 CAD ($115,598 USD), while Davies secured the WPT title. The 27-year-old pro now boasts $495,552 in live career earnings since his first cash back in 2010. In 2011, Davies also finished the WSOP Main Event in 123rd place for a $54,851 payday, with the competition that year eventually won by German player Pius Heinz for $8,715,368.
Final Table Payouts (US)
1: Seth Davies $226,893
2: Ruben Perceval $148,833
3: Joel Miller $95,512
4: Thomas Taylor $70,628
5: Guillaume Nolet $53,025
6: Tony Dunst $42,479

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