Jason Comtois Wins partypoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship

The final table is upon us. Six players are ready to battle for the partypoker.net World Poker Tour (WPT) Canadian Spring Championship title and $178,114.

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Prize table:

PlayerPrize
John Paul Tabago$178,114
Jason Comtois$124,758
Daniel Gagne$80,904
Johnny Mazzaferro$59,762
Alexender Wong$44,586
Mario Lim$36,108

Comtois Takes the Belt! - 4:40 p.m.

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Jason Comtois and the Royal Flush Girls.

Jason Comtois wins the partypoker.net WPT National Canadian Spring Championship and $178,114, defeating John Paul Tabago heads-up.

Comtois raises to 925,000, John Paul Tabago raises to 2.6 million, Comtois moves all in, and Tabago makes the call, putting his tourney life on the line.
Comtois: {A-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}
Tabago: {q-Spades}{4-Spades}
The board runs out {k-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and Jason Comtois is your Main Event Champion. John Paul Tabago is eliminated in second place for $124,758.

Comtois Takes the Lead - 4:25 p.m.

Jason Comtois raises to 1,000,000, John Paul Tabago moves all in, and Comtois goes into the tank before putting himself at risk with a call.
Comtois: {a-Diamonds}{8-Spades}
Tabago: {A-Spades}{3-Clubs}
The board runs out {9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and Comtois takes the chip lead as the two switch chip stacks.

We're Heads Up! - 4:00 p.m.

Daniel Gagne opens from the button to 850,000, John Paul Tabago raises to 2,000,000, and Gagne tanks for a bit before making the call. The flop comes {q-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Clubs} and both players check to the turn {3-Spades}. Tabago bets 2,000,000, Gagne raises to 4,000,000, and Tabago moves all in. Gagne makes the call putting himself at risk, turning over {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} for a turned straight and Tabago shows {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for set of nines. The river brought a dagger for Gagne as the {3-Spades} fell giving Tabago a full house and busting Daniel Gagne in 3rd place for $80,904.

2nd Break - 3:35 p.m.

Level 35 has come to an end and players are on a 15-minute break. We are now entering Level 36, with blinds 200K/400K with a 50K ante.

Stats on First 100 Hands - 3:35 p.m.

Info comes courtesy of the WPT Live Blog
Seat 2: Jason Comtois
Opening Percentage: 12%
Pots Won: 17

Seat 3: John Paul Tabago
Opening Percentage: 25%
Pots Won: 24

Seat 6: Daniel Gagne
Opening Percentage: 18%
Pots Won: 23

Comtois Regains Lead - 3:30 p.m.

Daniel Gagne opened to 800,000, Jason Comtois raises to 1,300,000, and Gagne calls. The flop comes {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}, Comtois leads out for 800,000, and Gagne calls to see the turn {8-Clubs}. Comtois again fires away, this time for 1,100,000, and again Gagne calls to the river {4-Hearts}. Both players check and Comtois turns over {A-Hearts}{j-} to win the pot. With the hand, Comtois moves back into the chip lead.

Tabago Doubles Thru Comtois - 3:15 p.m.

John Paul Tabago raises the button to 700,000 and Jason Comtois calls from the big blind. The flop is dealt {j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}, Comtois checks, Tabago bets 600,000, Comtois raises all in for 5,375,000, and Tabago calls, putting himself at risk.
Comtois: {k-Hearts}{j-Spades}
Tabago: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
The turn is the {4-Clubs} and river {7-Spades} giving Tabago the checkmark and sealing the double up. Tabago is now with 12,400,000 and Comtois down to 9,100,000.

Mazzaferro Follows on Wong's Heels - 2:55 p.m.

Jason Comtois opens from under the gun to 750,000, Johnny Mazzaferro moves all in, and Comtois makes the call.
Mazzaferro: {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}
Comtois: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
The board runs out {k-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} giving Mazzaferro a flush draw to stay alive. He did not get any help from the turn {q-Hearts} or river {9-Clubs} and Mazzaferro is knocked out in 4th place for $59,762. Down to 3!

Comtois Doubles Thru Mazzaferro - 2:50 p.m.

Johnny Mazzaferro calls the big blind of Jason Comtois. Comtois raises to 800,000 and Mazzaferro moves all in for 5,575,000. Comtois calls with {10-Hearts}{10-Spades} and Mazzaferro flips over {A-Hearts}{6-Clubs}. The board runs out {10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{5-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and Comtois doubles to 9,800,000.

Wong 2nd to Go - 2:45 p.m.

Alex Wong raises from the small blind to 650,000 and Daniel Gagne made the call from the big blind. The flop runs out {k-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}, Wong bets 550,000, Gagne raises to 1,200,000, and Wong three-bet shoves all in for 4,975,000. Gagne makes the call turning over top two pair {k-Spades}{8-Clubs} and Wong shows {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. Wong can not improve with the {j-Spades} turn or the river {9-Clubs}, sending him to the rail in 5th place for $44,586. Gagne boosts his stack to 14,825,000.

Level 35 - 2:35 p.m.

Level 35 is underway. Blinds are 150K/300K, ante 50K.

Stats on First 40 Hands - 2:00 p.m.

Info comes courtesy of the WPT Live Blog
Seat 1: Johnny Mazzaferro
Opening Percentage: 12.5%
Pots Won: 7

Seat 2: Jason Comtois
Opening Percentage: 15%
Pots Won: 5

Seat 3: John Paul Tabago
Opening Percentage: 22.5%
Pots Won: 11

Seat 5: Alexander Wong
Opening Percentage: 22.5%
Pots Won: 5

Seat 6: Daniel Gagne
Opening Percentage: 10%
Pots Won: 6

1st Break - 1:25 p.m.

Players are now on a 15-minute break. When they return, Level 34 will begin. Blinds are 125K/250K with a 25K ante.

Stats on First 20 Hands - 1:05 p.m.

Info comes courtesy of the WPT Live Blog
Seat 1: Johnny Mazzaferro
Opening Percentage: 0%
Pots Won: 2

Seat 2: Jason Comtois
Opening Percentage: 20%
Pots Won: 3

Seat 3: John Paul Tabago
Opening Percentage: 20%
Pots Won: 5

Seat 4: Mario Lim
Opening Percentage: 25%
Pots Won: 6

Seat 5: Alexander Wong
Opening Percentage: 25%
Pots Won: 1

Seat 6: Daniel Gagne
Opening Percentage: 5%
Pots Won: 3

Lim is First Out - 12:50 p.m.

Johnny Mazzaferro raises under the gun to 400,000. Mario Lim shoves over the top for around 2.2 million and Mazzaferro makes the call.
Lim: {K-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Mazzaferro: {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}
The {9-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop gives Lim some hope with a flush draw and keeping his king alive. The turn and river were not kind, however, running out {10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and Lim was eliminated in 6th place for $36,108.

Level 33 - 12:35 p.m.

Level 33 has begun. Blinds are 100K/200K with a 25K ante.

Tabago Doubles Thru Lim - 12:25 p.m.

JP Tabago moves all in preflop and is called by Mario Lim. Lim turns over {A-Spades}{3-Spades} and Tabago shows {K-Hearts}{4-Clubs}. The board runs out {q-Hearts}{8-Spades}{4-Spades}{8-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}. Tabago hits a four to stay alive, doubling to 3.6 million.

Gagne Increases his Lead - 12:20 p.m.

Daniel Gagne opens under the gun to 325,000 and Jason Comtois makes the call from the cutoff. The flop is dealt {K-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs}, Gagne bets 350,000, Comtois raises to 825,000, and Gagne calls. The turn pairs the board with the {8-Clubs} and both players check. The river brings the {6-Hearts}, putting another pair on board. Gagne bets 750,000 and Comtois calls. Gagne shows {k-}{k-} and Comtois mucks. Gagne moves over the 10,000,000 chipmark with the win

Play Begins- 12:15 p.m.

Shuffle up and deal! Blinds are starting at 75K/150K with a 25K ante.

The Final 6

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The final 6 players of WPT Canadian Spring Championship.

Seat 1: Johnny Mazzaferro - 4,825,000 (32 bbs)
31-year-old Johnny Mazzaferro has the fourth-largest stack at the final table. Mazzaferro is a restaurant owner from Montreal. Johhny won a side event in last year’s WPT Canadian Spring Classic for $44,000. To top that this year he will need fifth or better.

Seat 2: Jason Comtois - 4,700,000 (31 bbs)
Jason Comtis has had to battle the hardest during the tournament to make it to the final table. He has been a short stack throughout the event. Comtois is the second shortest stack to start play today but is not behind by much. The 27-year-old from Quebec will secure his largest cash no matter where he finishes today.

Seat 3: John Paul Tabago - 1,370,000 (9 bbs)
JP Tabago starts the day as the shortest stack at the table. The 27-year-old from the Philippines, now living on Ontario, is playing his first WPT event. He hopes to use his winnings to play future WPT’s.

Seat 4: Mario Lim - 5,450,000 (36 bbs)
Mario Lim is the most senior of the players at the final table and sits third in chips. The 43-year-old from South America grew up in Toronto and is a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo. Lim finished 21st recently at the WPT Fallsview event in February for $16,257. This is only his second WPT event, so is now two-for-two in his career.

Seat 5: Alex Wong - 7,505,000 (50 bbs)
Alex Wong has the second-largest stack at the final table. The 28-year-old from Ottawa will make his largest live cash today no matter where he finishes. Wong has been playing poker for four years and this is his sixth WPT event.

Seat 6: Daniel Gagne - 8,000,000 (53 bbs)
Daniel Gagne will take the chip lead into final day of play. The 33-year-old video game store owner from Quebec has been playing poker for ten years. Gagne considers himself a big outdoorsman and is guaranteed his largest cash no matter where he finishes.

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