The 2014 Fallsview Poker Classic has come to a close and the winner of the $5,000 Main Event, Matthew Lapossie, has catapulted himself to the top of the Canadian Poker Tour Points Race.
Fallsview was the most recent event to count towards CPT, and other events that contributed to points so far this year include the CPT Kickoff at Grey Eagle Casino in Calgary, Alberta and the Poker Bowl at Casino New Brunswick in Moncton. If you don't know how the CPT works or what events in your region can put you on the leaderboard, read our recent article overviewing Canada's own tour.
CPT Points Race Top 10
|1||Matthew Lapossie||London, On||$367,839||2140|
|2||Mike Leah||Innisfil, On||$130,224||2140|
|3||Sylvain Siebert||Chaput Hughes, On||$52,128||2100|
|4||Kyle Chang||North York, On||$34,181||2080|
|5||Pratyush Buddiga||Colorado Springs, CO||$243,714||2000|
|6||Thomas Manuge||Thornhill, On||$83,413||1960|
|7||Neal Thornton||Burlington, On||$170,861||1940|
|8||Danny Freitas||Wasaga Beach, On||$27,106||1940|
|9||Dylan Wilkerson||Toronto, On||$254,238||1920|
|10||Thomas Manuge||Orillia, On||$53,636||1920|
At the top of the leaderboard, all of Lapossie's points came from Fallsview with his huge win in the Main Event as well as a 60th-place finish in the $2,500 event, giving him the leading total of 2,140 points.
Mike Leah has just as many points, also all from Fallsview, but the bigger win by Lapossie keeps Leah in 2nd. Leah won the $1,100 Event 1 and finished 35th in the $5,500 Main Event to earn his 2,140 points.
Hot on their tails is Sylvain Siebert with 2,100 points from his 6th-place finish in the $2,500 event at Fallsview following a 41st-place exit in the $1,100 prior event.
Kyle Chang's two deep finishes in 10th and 20th in Fallsview's $2,500 and $5,000 events respectively puts him right on their heels as well, and Chang rounds out the all-Ontarian top four.
The brilliant and balanced design of the CPT points system is demonstrated by Pratyush Buddiga in slot five. Although he has earned significantly more than everyone ranking better than him except Lapossie, his single result, winning Fallsview's $2,500 Event 2, keeps him a few places back. CPT rewards consistent results and multiple deep finishes rather than a huge score, allowing even low buy-in players to compete on the leaderboard.
There are a few CPT events on the calendar for April, so get your tournament shoes shined and ready to race for the CPT Points Race.