Moving day at the partypoker World Poker Tour (WPT) Montreal inside Playground Poker Club has wrapped up and the end-of-day chipleader is Jonathan Jaffe.
Jaffe bagged up 2,500,000 to claim his spot atop the Day 3 leaderboard. Other top stacks include Ratharam Sivagnanam (2,380,000), Marc-Andre Ladouceur (2,066,000), and Guillaume Nolet (2,000,000).
Only 18 survived the day out of the 49 that entered the room on Day 3. Some notable players on to Day 4 hoping for a seat at the final table are Canadian pro and local legend Sam Chartier, Maurice Hawkins, Mukul Pahuja, Kevin MacPhee, Philip Hui, and Day 2 chip leader Maduka Meragal.
One partypoker qualifier remains and that is Jeremie Damret. According to his HendonMob page, Damret is from Flers, France and has $16,143 in career tournament earnings. With a now guaranteed cash of $22,960, he will more than double that and has a chance to blow it away.
A few big names that were sent to the payout booth were Andy Frankenberger (47th), Todd Terry (43rd), Harry Arutyunyan (42nd), Yann Dion (41st), and Antonio Esfandiari (25th).
Throughout all of partypoker WPT Montreal, PokerNews is on the floor to bring you video updates. Our host, Caitlyn Howe, talks to Dr. Jeff Mulder who is having a great time running deep with his buddy Kevin MacPhee.
Home-town hero Marc-Andre Ladouceur has held a dominating stack throughout this event, and he tells Caitlyn about what it would mean to win the WPT event in his backyard.
Maurice Hawkins is always a fun character to have in the room, and took a moment to share his enthusiasm for the magical winter wonderland that is Montreal this time of year.
Sam Chartier is another local with a lot of talent. He already won a major title from this poker room earlier this year.
With a mountain of chips in front of him, Jonathan Jaffe is happy with his spot in this tournament right now.
Tune back in to PokerNews Canada after the end of play on Day 4 for a full recap of the day’s events and to see who has reached the final table to play for a WPT title and first-place prize of $463,432.
* Results and photo courtesy of the WPT Live Update Blog