On Friday, the World Poker Tour landed in Canada again.
On a wet fall day, poker pros sought refuge inside Playground Poker Club for partypoker.net WPT Montreal 2015 to try their chance on Friday the thirteenth.
Situated in Kahnawake, Quebec, across St. Lawrence River from historic and beautiful Montreal, the Playground Poker Club is a real world-class facility fitted to arrange a world-class tour. Along with the buy-in set at US$ 3850, 127 poker pros purchased a beginning stack of 30000 in chips to attempt to make a stack worthy of the second day. Just forty-five players could to do so, and they counted and pocketed their chips after ten one-hour levels of play.
Coasting up top was Brian Altman, pocketing 221600 in chips as the only poker pro to cross the 200000 mark. The next-best heap belonged to Jacques Frenette with 190400. Altman conjoined WPT Champions Club this year when he took the title at the WPT Lucky Hearts. That victory in February gave him US$ 723008, and he is now on his way to make another run in Montreal, Canada.
There were many other notable players who were late-day survivors such as Dylan Wilkerson (28,300), Antonio Esfandiari (29,600), Mike Watson (38,900), Yann Dion (64,700), Anthony Zinno (77,000), Will Failla (79,800), ), Jeff Madsen (86,900) and Mike Leah (107,700) and they would come back on Monday.