The WPTDeepstacks Montreal tournament finds a winner
Jack Salter takes control of the big event
The World Poker Tour (WPT) festival is now turning eyes to someone else’s attention after Mike Sexton folded big in the main event. Another event that took place with no small prize pool is the WPTDeepStacks Montreal that was played on Monday. After leaving the main event in the 37th position, Jack Salter is now entering the winner’s circle by beating 596 entries for the $123,000 and taking the trophy home.
At the official results of the final table, there were names like Alexander James Allison, Pat Quinn and Santiago Plante. The $1,250 event had three preliminary events and the tourney surpassed the guarantee of $387,000 and finished with a total prize pool of $645,000. Other popular names that didn’t make into the final table, but did cash from the event, were Tony Dunst, Javier Zarco, Shannon Shorr and Francois Billard.
On the day the final table was played, Salter started strong against Quinn even though he didn’t get there as the chip leader. He began aggressive play busting Andrew Ostapchenko with a top set of Kings that sent Ostapchenko home early. With the help of some good luck, Salter put another elimination in his pocket by defeating Gonzalez Hernan with a flopped straight. Alexander James Allison got busy and went for a knockout round first with Ryan Yu and then. He busted Plante while Selter was watching and accumulating his chips. Again with some luck, he cleaned Allison by playing only five hands until he defeated him.