The Mike Sexton Vintage showcased 125 players, every one of who contributed to charity along side purchasing to the million-dollar fully guaranteed occasion, increasing a huge $39,900 for the Nevada Partnership Homeless Youth Charity.
As the main WPT Montreal on line Series, the competition, that was rake-free, had some appropriate celebrities during the felt and produced a table that is final of quality.
Day 1 saw just 20 players survive, with 105 players heading to the virtual rail courtesy of a friendly but structure that is fairly rapid. With Day 2 being the ultimate time, everybody was fully guaranteed a return of at the least $21,887 as well as the bust-outs flowed through the card that is first.
Superstars of the game such as Welsh Triple Crown winner Roberto Romanello, French poker legend Pascal Lefrancois, Swedish EPT Budapest winner Christian Jeppsson, recent ARIA High Roller success Ali Imsirovic, Swedish Super MILLION$ boss Niklas Astedt, Spanish WSOP bracelet winner Adrian Mateos, and Canadian Ami Barer all departed before the table that is final get under method.
On the table that is final, a double elimination by the eventual winner, Daniel Dvoress, set the tone for things to come. All-in with the ace-six of diamonds, Dvoress covered both finisher that is 7th-placed Ullman whom held pocket nines and Aleksejs Ponakovs, that would bust in 8th destination with pocket kings thanks to keeping small stack. Two aces in the flop had been an indicator of items to come for Dvoress, whom went to the final six showdown utilizing the chip lead.
It took a time that is long Finnish player Anssi Kintalla to bust in 6th place, but when he did, he held ace-ten and although he’d hit a ten on the flop, top-top wasn’t enough as Dvoress held with pocket jacks after all the chips were in the middle pre-flop.
Dvoress wasn’t hanging around and he went back for more with five men left if he had a taste for double eliminations before the final table. It had been another Finn, Eelis Parssninen, whom relocated all-in pre-flop first, jamming for 18 blinds that are big king-jack of diamonds. Jon Van Fleet followed suit with ace-ten of spades and Dvoress made the call with ace-queen in clubs. The queen on the flop sent both players to the rail, Parssinen cashing one place higher than the American Van Fleet due to the latter only having a shade under 10 bigs at the right time of their all-in call.
Three-handed, it had been Mike ‘SirWatts’ Watson who departed, Aram Zobian three-betting through the small blind with ace-king and loving life when Watson shoved for 40 bigs with ace-queen through the blind that is big. Nothing came on the board and Zobian had a chip that is big with 8 million potato chips to Dvoress’ 4.5 million.
Dvoress, but, wasn’t become rejected as well as in simply fifteen minutes, turned around those stack-sizes before a hand that is bizarre the Canadian beat the American to the Mike Sexton Classic title.
It was all in the greatest dramatic traditions of the Hall that is much-loved of after whom the cup was named, too. Dvoress held three-four of spades and pocket that is zobian on the two-spade J-2-7 flop, but when the six of clubs came on the turn, that opened up the possibility of a runner-runner straight. Incredibly, that was exactly what happened when the five of hearts landed on the river and Zobian’s shove was gleefully called by Dvoress, who wrapped up the win in stunning fashion.
Winning $294,346 for taking it down, Daniel Dvoress became the winner of the WPT Montreal Mike Sexton Classic, with Aram Zobian earning a very impressive $200,307 for occupying the place that is runner-up.
World Poker Tour Montreal Mike Sexton Vintage Final Table Results:
|5th||Jon Van Fleet||U.S.A.||$70,817|
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