November 26th, 2012 3:14 am EST
Winner To Take Home $779,710
Day 2 of the inaugural WPT Montreal came to a close a few hours ago.
Jeff Gross is the tournament chip leader heading into the third day of play on Monday, as he managed to finish Day 2 with just over 2.4 million in chips. The rest of the chip leaders:
Mike McDonald - 1,598,000
Jason Koon - 1,546,000
Christian Harder - 1,472,000
Jonathan Roy - 1,431,000
There are a total of 45 players still alive in the tournament. Some of the notable names who will still be around when Day 3 kicks off include:
Gavin Smith - 1,247,000
Amanda Musumeci - 999,000
Bruce Buffer - 538,000
Ashton Griffin - 455,000
All 45 of the remaining players are guaranteed a minimum of $12,535 for making it through to Day 3. Here are the final table payouts:
1st - $779,710
2nd - $470,920
3rd - $317,450
4th - $211,745
5th - $146,360
6th - $113,155
7th - $86,055
8th - $63,015
9th - $45,060
The WPT Montreal, which is being played at Playground Poker in Kahnawake, Quebec, ended up with a total of 1,173 entries. This strong turnout, which was helped by the fact that people who busted Day 1A were able to buy in again on Day 1B, ended up creating a total prize pool of over $3.3 million CAD (buy-in was $3,300 CAD).
Not only was the field large, but it also included a number of very big names, including the likes of Daniel Negreanu and Jonathan Duhamel. This type of star power should guarantee another big turnout for the event next year.
Note: the WPT Montreal set the record for the largest ever $1,000+ buy-in tournament in Canadian history.
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