WPT Montreal DeepStacks event attracts a crowd

The fifth edition of the World Poker Tour (WPT) DeepStacks Montreal found a winner early yesterday morning after five days of grueling action.  896 players descended on the Playground Poker Casino for the event, which was offering a guaranteed prize pool of $762,082.  In the end, David Quang from Ontario, Canada emerged victorious, picking up a massive pot worth $169,356.

Quang has been on the poker scene for about the past seven years.  He entered big, winning the 2011 Fallsview Poker Classic in Niagara Falls for a $284,805 payday.  Since then, he has had a number of impressive cashes and has racked up more than $860,000 in live-action tournaments.  He also had a huge win at Deep Stack Extravaganza III in Las Vegas in 2016, taking home $172,321. 

It took 14 hours on Day 3 for the tournament to finally decide a winner.  The final table saw participation by several well-known players, including Rich Alsup and Said El-Yousfi.  After a number of close calls, Quang found himself in a great position.  He scored an important win against Alsup when he found trip 9s against a K-10 and Alsup was sent home in third place with $83,853. 

Going into the final heads-up battle against Daniel Dubeau, Quang was in a strong position and worked his stack to keep the pressure on his opponent.  In the final hand, his A-K went up against a suited Q-4 of Dubeau in a pre-flop all-in call and the eventual winner scored the title after no help was given to Dubeau.  For his runner-up finish, Dubeau took home $114,345.

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