Casino Montreal — the venue to host the hugely anticipated World Series of Poker Circuit stop this coming April — just ran another event of their popular Série Royale de Poker. The Quebec casino offers about half a dozen of these tournaments a year with buy-ins ranging from $500 to as high as $2,500.
The Day 1s created a field of 83 players in the most recent $500 multi-day event and 34 of them made Day 2 on Sunday, February 7. By the time they played down to the final three, the players agreed to a prize pool chop based on their chip stacks and Kevin Briss came out as the winner for $9,799.
Also involved in the chop was Paul-Bogdan Mohorea (second — $8,628) and Tommy Boily (third — $7,662). Mohorea was already the player with the most tournament prize winnings at Casino Montreal, and this most recent score adds to his lead. He has made the final table of a Série Royale de Poker tournament four previous times including the time he won it in 2014 for $29,745 and finished second second last summer for $10,350.
The next event in the series will be on March 4 to 6 with the smallest buy-in yet. With the price of admission set at $330, they’re likely to see quite a large field. The first two days are Day 1s followed by a final Day 2 on Sunday.