Jonathan Jaffe is in the driver’s seat once again as the partypoker World Poker Tour (WPT) Montreal at Playground Poker Club is down to a final table.
Jaffe navigated the final 18 players with ease, stacking chips all day long. Jaffe ended play with 7,495,000 to claim the chiplead again. He was also the chipleader at the end of Day 3. He will be joined by Ratharam Sivagnanam (6,845,000), Canadian pro and Playground legend Samuel Chartier (2,065,000), Guillaume Nolet (2,060,000), Mukul Pahuja (1,900,000), and recent European Poker Tour London runner-up Kevin MacPhee (1,570,000).
Everyone entering play on Day 3 was guaranteed a significant piece of the prize pool. A few not so lucky were PokerStars Team Online and Canadian pro Marc-Andre Ladouceur (ninth Place), Maurice Hawkins (13th Place), and partypoker online qualifier Jeremie Damret. Damret busted in 17th place for $22,960.
The river card was a nightmare for the seventh- and eighth-place finishers. Philip Hui was eliminated as the final-table bubble boy when he spiked two pair on the turn with all in preflop against Sivagnanam’s , only to have Sivagnanam river a four-card flush. A few hands before, Lonnie Hallett was busted in eighth after flopping top pair holding ace-king against the pocket nines of Jaffe, just to see Jaffe hit a nine on the river.
Play will resume Wednesday afternoon, November 26, at 3:00 p.m. local time at Playground Poker Club. Stay tuned to PokerNews Canada as the final day of play concludes for all the big hands and bad beats from the final table.
* Results and photo courtesy of the WPT Live Update Blog