Two Canadian Cashes at WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open
The World Poker Tour (WPT) was back in action for the first time this year with a stop in Florida for WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open at Seminole Hard Rock.
With the buy-in set at $3,500, there were 911 entries across the two starting days, creating a prize pool just shy of $3 million.
Canadian Mark Radoja made it through the first flight, bagging 78,800 chips for Day 2, as did Mike Leah with 59,700. Eric Afriat and Ari Engel were two more Canadians who took their shot that day, but were unable to survive.
Eric Afriat had better luck on the second entry flight, bagging 112,200, and fellow Canadians Jonathan Roy (107,700) and Ari Engel (78,600) made it through as well.
Unfortunately, all of those players fell on Day 2. But two Canadians made it into the money: Chris Back in 112th for $5,858, and Patrick Quinn in 18th for $21,577.
The winner was American Daryll Fish, pocketing a hefty $511,604 and earning his name on the WPT Champions cup.