Randy Chalil Wins Série Royale de Poker in First Tournament Cash

Randy Chalil Série Royale de Poker Casino de Montréal

Série Royale de Poker was back in action at Casino de Montréal this past weekend in Quebec’s largest city. Montreal is the breeding ground for some of Canada’s top poker talent, and Casino de Montréal offers them half a dozen great poker tournaments a year under the banner of Série Royale de Poker.

This was the lowest buy-in ever run in this series. The $330 tournament offered two starting flights on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, 2016. A total of 119 entries were tallied and 41 players bagged chips to return for Day 2 on Sunday.

Of the 12 players who made money in the tournament, the final three came out the best when they made a deal for the remaining prize pool. After the elimination of Charles-Etienne Gagnon (who final-tabled the recent TonyBet Winter Festival at nearby Playground Poker Club) in fourth place for $3,321, Randy Chalil, Lucie Chauvette, and Babak Forozandeh chopped up the more than $21,000 still to be won, none of whom have any previous tracked live tournament cashes.

Coming out with the top payout and official win, Randy Chalil will have his name added to the cup.

March 4-6, 2016, Série Royale de Poker Results

FinishPlayerPrizeFinishPlayerPrize
1Randy Chalil$7,8827Mourad Mina$1,429
2Lucie Chauvette$7,5008Maxime Theroux$1,119
3Babak Forozandeh$6,0009Michel Goulet$893
4Charles-Etienne Gagnon$3,32110Lyne Boyer$724
5Paul Gravel$2,46111Sandy Lam$724
6Samuel Michaud$1,85812Levon Dedevan$724

The next major event coming from Casino Montreal is the greatly anticipated World Series of Poker Circuit stop running April 20 to May 1. You can find more details about that here.

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