The WPT Montreal Main Event Kicks Off Friday

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The Playground Poker Club has been playing host to the their Fall Classic — a 16-event series — and this Friday the series will culminate with the World Poker Tour Montreal $3,850 Main Event which will run through November 19.

PokerNews is proud to announce that our Live Reporting Team and video crew will be on hand to bring you all the action from the Main Event, which means players will have the opportunity to use the MyStack app to update hands and chip counts straight into the live blog.

If you don't have it on your phone or tablet yet, you can download the MyStack app absolutely free on either Apple or Android, click here.

The WPT Montreal Main Event features three starting flights, with Day 1a kicking off at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 13th. Days 1b and 1c will take place at the same time on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The tournament is a "next-day reentry," meaning players who bust one starting flight are free to buy into the others. What's more, players can play multiple starting flights, and if they're fortunate enough to survive more than one, they'll take their biggest stack into Day 2.

The Main Event final table will be recorded for television, but will also be available to poker fans via a live stream (cards down, with commentary). The winner of the Main Event will also qualify for the recently announced "Tournament of Champions," which will replace the WPT Championship at the end of the season.

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The capacity for the Main Event is 150 players on Day 1a, 250 players on Day 1b, and 400 players on Day 1c. If the limit is reached on any Day 1, alternates will be allowed to register for the event and take their seat if and when space permits before the end of the late registration period. Late registration is open until the end of the dinner break following Level 6 of each Day 1.

Among those who've already captured titles at the Playground Poker Fall Classic are Jean-Hugo Robitaille, who topped a field of 1,439 entrants to win Event #1 The Wild for $24,890; Steve Saab, who outlasted 167 others to win Event #2: C$200 NLHE Freeze for $3,248; and Rabih Aboudib, who topped a field of 169 to win Event #4 C$100 NLHE Deepstack for $2,110.

In addition to the preliminary events, the Playground Poker Club will be hosting several satellites into the Main Event:

Main Event Live Satellites

Thursday, November 1212 p.m.Reentry$1502 seats guaranteed
Thursday, November 124 p.m.Turbo Reentry$1502 seats guaranteed
Thursday, November 127:30 p.m.Reentry$42020 seats guaranteed
Friday, November 137:30 p.m.Turbo Reentry$4205 seats guaranteed
Saturday, November 147:30 p.m.Turbo Reentry$4205 seats guaranteed

The Playground Poker Club is located in in Kahnawake, Quebec, which is just minutes away from downtown Montreal across the Mercier Bridge. Here are the best ways to get there according to the venue:

  • Air: Fly to Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport, served by most major airlines. The airport code is YUL.
  • Train: Montreal is served by daily service on Amtrak (from New York City) and [*]VIA Rail (from Canadian cities). The train station is named Gare Centrale.
  • Car: To drive to Montreal from New York State, Western Connecticut, New Jersey, and other points South and West, the best route is to travel to I-87 North and continue on Autoroute 15 North once you cross the border into Quebec.

For more information on the stop, click here.

*Lead photo courtesy of WPT.

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