On Wednesday, the partypoker World Poker Tour Montreal Main Event continued with Day 4 action from the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Canada. It took less than four levels of play for the final 18 to whittle themselves down to the final table of six. Leading the way with 8.435 million is Sylvain Siebert, who was also the Day 3 chip leader.
Here’s a look at the WPT Montreal Final Table:
|Seat 1||Serge Cantin||6,960,000 (116 bb)|
|Seat 2||Mukul Pahuja||5,945,000 (99 bb)|
|Seat 3||Derrick Rosenbarger||1,985,000 (33 bb)|
|Seat 4||Alexandre Lavigne||2,150,000 (35 bb)|
|Seat 5||Lily Kiletto||370,000 (6 bb)|
|Seat 6||Sylvain Siebert||8,435,000 (140 bb)|
According to the WPT live blog, the first elimination of the final table occurred in Level 25 (15,000/30,000/5,000) when Hauke Gerde failed to win a race against Marco Cannizzaro. Gerde fell in 18th place for $24,916 and soon had company on the rail in the form of two-time WPT champ Jonathan Little.
It happened when Little, who won the 2007 WPT Mirage Poker Showdown for $1,066,295 and the WPT Foxwoods Finals a year later for $1,230,310, moved all in for 290,000 from the cutoff and Siebert called from the button. The blinds both folded and Little discovered the bad news.
Little had kicker problems, and he’d receive no help as the board ran out a dry . Little was denied his third WPT title and had to settle for 17th place and $24,916.
The eliminations continued to mount and included Patrick St. Ogne (16th - $24,916), Zennawi Petros (15th - $29,023), Patrick Eskandar (14th - $29,023), Thomas Giorgi (13th - $29,023), David Paredes (12th - $36,039), and Griffen Benger (11th - $36,039).
Benger was felled in Level 26 (20,000/40,000/5,000) when he called after Siebert opened for 90,000 under the gun. Alexandre Lavigne came along for the ride and three players took a flop of . Siebert bet 175,000, only Benger called, and the dealer burned and turned the . Two checks saw the peel off on the river and Sylvain led out for 505,000. Benger responded by moving all in, Sylvain called, and Benger tabled the for a flopped set. Unfortunately for him, Siebert rivered a bigger one with the . A disappointed Benger made a hasty exit from the tournament floor in 11th place for $36,039.
The final 10 players combined to a single table, and it took 34 hands before Antoine Berube was sent packing in tenth place after running into the pocket kings of Mukul Pahuja. Five hands later, 2012 European Poker Tour Sanremo champ Ludovic Lacay followed him out the door.
It happened in Level 28 (30,000/60,000/10,000) when Lily Kiletto opened for 130,000 from the cutoff and Siebert called from the button. Lacay and Serge Cantin called from the small and big blind respectively, and it was four-way action to the flop. Four checks saw the appear on the turn, and Lacay moved all in for 1.03 million. Cantin and Kiletto both folded, and then Siebert made the call with the . Lacay then revealed the for two pair, which meant he was one card away from a big double. Unfortunately for him, the spiked on the river to counterfeit him! Lacay took home $48,736 for his ninth-place finish.
After Cannizzaro (8th - $64,890) and Amir Babakhani (7th - $81,593) were eliminated, the final table of six was set. The fifth and final day of play will begin at 4 p.m. local time on Thursday as the final six look to play down to a champion. Who will take home the $500,824 first-place prize? Check back right here on PokerNews for a full recap of the action upon completion of play.
Data and photos courtesy of WorldPokerTour.com