This past weekend marked yet another incarnation of the ongoing Série Royale de Poker at Casino de Montréal — a spattering of higher priced tournaments across the calendar to give the talented French Canadian poker community a chance to play for some respectable prize pools.
Saturday, April 18, marked a $1,100 poker tournament at Casino Montreal that received 47 entries. With action kicking off shortly after 1 p.m., it wasn't until 15 hours later that play finally concluded at 4 a.m.
With just five people earning a prize for their investment, it was a roster of unknown players that made it in the money. Only Philippe Belley has previous recorded tournament cashes, having two World Series of Poker results in 2011 and a fantastic eight-place finish this January at World Poker Tour Borgata for $85,476.
The win was eventually achieved after a gruelling day by Éric Portelance for over $20,000. Here are the five prize-winners:
|3||David Alexandre Jimenez||$6,840|
Continuing this great series of mid-major tournaments is an event with a lower buy-in of $500 and three Day 1s to accommodate a much larger field. It all begins on July 23 and PokerNews Canada will report the results shortly after the next Série Royale winner is found.