Maxime Heroux Takes Down WPT Montreal Main Event for $317,554

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Maxime Heroux Takes Down WPT Montreal Main Event for $317,554
17 Nov

Maxime Heroux was the hero of the day as he took down the WPT Montreal Main Event for CAD$403,570 (US$317,554) at the Playground Poker Club on the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, after seeing off a field which included David Peters, Michael Mizrachi and Germany’s Manig Loeser among other notables.

With 606 entrants to the CAD$3,850 buy-in biggie, a prizefund of CAD $2,057,370 awaited those who could make it through the field, seven days of play needed to get down to the final table – with 76 players cashing in total, Tony Hoang the first of the min cashers when he fell in 76th spot.

At the top of the field, however, it was David Peters who brought the most experience to the final table of six, the 30-year old already boasting over $18million in tournament winnings for 15th spot in the all-time money-winners list and lifting a WSOP bracelet last year.

It wasn’t to be a first WPT title for the Ohio man though as he hit the rails first, his flush draw not being filled on the river…

…a hand which launched Pat Quinn into the chip lead, the Canadian-born, Irish-raised restaurateur recently turning to poker as a serious affair and showing his ability among a more experienced table.

The hand which disposed of WPT Champions Club member Eric Afriat is worth seeing, the real estate agent raising from the button to 350,000, and as the WPT live updates reported: ‘Derek Wolters uses one of his Time Chips to tank for a while before he moves all in, and Afriat calls all in for 630,000 with A♠ 8♣.

Wolters turns over J♠ 9♠ , and Afriat needs his hand to hold to stay alive. The board comes…

 J♣ 6♠ 2♠ J♦ J♥

… and Wolters pairs his jack on the flop, turns trips, and rivers quads to win the pot and eliminate Afriat in fifth place.’

Wolters also ended the title hopes of Brendan Baksh before hitting the rails himself, leaving Heroux and Quinn to fight it out over a very quick 17 hands of heads-up play, the finale seeing the pair get it all-in on a flop of…

6♦ 5♦ 4♣

…Quinn’s shove with 9♦ 7♠ being called by Heroux holding 4♦ 2♦ and when the turn 2♠ and 2♣ river missed Quinn’s open-ended but hit Heroux hard, it was all over – the WPT having a new champion in Maxime Theroux, who added to his huge windfall by also earning a luxurious Hublot Big Bang Steel watch and a $15,000 seat into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.

WPT Montreal Main Event Final Table Results

1Maxime Heroux
2Pat Quinn
3Derek Wolters
CAD $173,220
4Brendan Baksh
CAD $124,310
5Eric Afriat
CAD $95,370
6David Peters
CAD $78,050

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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more


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