11/28/2012 : JONATHAN ROY WINS WPT MONTREAL
Canadian appropriately takes title
The World Poker Tour's first main event in Canada since 2008 and one of the largest in its 11-year history, had a fitting end culminating in a heads-up between Canadian's Jonathan Roy and Pascal Lefrancois.
Roy (25) eventually emerged the victor, outlasting a massive field of 1 173 players in a tournament that delivered a total prize pool of CDN$3 387 930.
“This is incredible – the support here was amazing, the crowd really wanted to keep the title in Quebec and I am so happy to have done that,” said Roy.
The inaugural WPT Montreal awarded Roy the title, trophy, a WPT silver belt and prize money of an impressive CDN$779 710.
The final table payouts finished up as:
1. Jonathan Roy – CDN$779,710
2. Pascal Lefrancois – CDN$470,920
3. Jeff Gross – CDN$317,450
4. Gavin Smith – CDN$211,745
5. Sylvain Siebert – CDN$146,360
6. Peter Kaemmerlen – CDN$113,155