Martin Gaudreault-Remillard Wins WPTDS Montreal (CA$186,600)
WPTDeepStacks headed to Canada over the weekend, with the CA$1,650 Main Event playing out through the early part of the week and ending Tuesday. When the event wrapped, Martin Gaudreault-Remillard had emerged from a field of 686 entries to claim a first-place prize of CA$186,600 (~$141,300), including a ticket to the WPTDeepStacks Championship.
The score represents nearly all of Gaudreault-Remillard's live cashes, as his only other recorded one was for $4,286 way back in 2011.
"I have no words, it's just incredible," he told tournament reporters. "I don't play too many tournaments, and just going out and binking one of the biggest ones I play is awesome."
Official Final Table Results
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*includes CA$3,810 WPTDS Championship Package
The event had three starting flights and paid a total of 86 places. It had a guarantee of CA$750,000, which it surpassed with a total figure of just under CA$1 million. Some players who got a slice of that included Louis Boutin, Mike Leah and Samuel Gagnon.
According to the live updates, the latter of those was eliminated in 10th on the final table bubble when he made aces up with but Daniel Le rivered the nut two pair with to bag the chip lead with over 100 big blinds going into the final table. Gaudreault-Remillard was fifth in chips with a little under 25 big blinds.
Final Table Action
Frequent PokerNews contributor Adam Lamers made the final table but was first out in ninth when he ran into Julio Cacoilo's pocket kings. A king flopped and that was about it for Lamers, who bagged his second five-figure cash in less than a month after taking down the Alberta Poker Championship for $29,804.
Le would then score a couple of knockouts, first in a flip with Johnson Penyanseng then holding kings on a queen-high board against Mitchell Dredge, who was in awful shape with king-queen.
Cacoilo reclaimed the chip lead by busting Karim-Olivier Kamal and Leo Leclerc, leaving Gaudreault-Remillard as the shortest stack remaining four-handed, under 20 big blinds.
The eventual champ would finally find his first double with all in preflop, turning a flush against Raymond Carter's .
Gaudreault-Remillard then busted former leader Le, who had paid out a couple of doubles and was down to about 20 big blinds. Both players had top pair of aces on the turn, but Gaudreault-Remillard's queen kicker trumped Le's seven, and Le called off his chips but bricked the river.
Cacoilo busted Carter all in preflop with against to take a little over half of the chips into heads-up play, but both players were deep with over 100 big blinds on the table.
The match only lasted about 30 minutes, as Gaudreault-Remillard took the lead and then checked after flopping two pair with in a raised pot. Cacoilo checked back and then shoved over a turn bet on holding . The semi-bluff failed as Gaudreault-Remillard called, filling up on the river for good measure to win the tournament.