Any time there is a poker tournament in Canada with a buy-in of over $1,000, it's worth telling the rest of the country about. This past Saturday, Casino de Montréal ran another Série Royale de Poker in Montreal, Quebec.
This high-priced poker tournament is offered by the casino several times a year and attracts some of the best of Montreal's very talented poker community. It is a one-day tournament that usually sets the buy-in at just over $1,000. This time around it was $1,100.
There were 73 players in the field on Saturday, September 13. After more than 14 hours of play, a winner was crowned. Paul Mohorea took top honours in the event and earned himself a healthy $29,745. The second-place finisher, Abdul Samir, had to be content with his $16,290 runner-up prize. There were seven players who took home a piece of the total $70,830 prize pool. These are the in-the-money finishers:
The next Série Royale de Poker will be held on December 4 to 7, 2014 with a buy-in of $500. This time, there will be three Day 1s leading to a final Day 2.
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