Event #8: Henri Balcazar Winner of the Main Event $1000 + $100
After a very short phase of heads-up play, Henri Balcazar has emerged victorious over Eric Despres and is the champion of the first-ever Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival Main Event!
The hand he won with was a little out-of-the-ordinary. Despres was actually trying to trap Balcazar holding pocket Kings, but when the flop came down with two diamonds and a three, Balcazar’s looked pretty good. Balcazar picked up a straight draw on the turn and the on the river sealed it – the 5-high flush was good!
Heads Up – Final Hand Video
The three remaining 3 players in the Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival Main Event, Michael Linster, Eric Despres, and Henri Balcazar have agreed to a deal.
$544,046 to divide among the top three spots:
- Michael Linster – $200,000
- Eric Despres – $150,000
- Henri Balcazar – $150,000
Updates : Main Event $1000 + $100 – Day 1a
Updates : Main Event $1000 + $100 – Day 1b
Updates : Main Event $1000 + $100 – Day 1c
Updates : Main Event $1000 + $100 – Day 3
Updates : Main Event $1000 + $100 – Day 4
Updates : Main Event $1000 + $100 – Day 5
Event #17: Manfred Gunther Winner of NLH Freeze $200 + $20
The final event of the Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival, a $200 + $20 No Limit Hold’em Freeze, has a champion: Manfred Gunther. Manfred outlasted a field of 115 players to take home the trophy and $4,600.
Note: With 6 remaining the players agreed to adjust the remaining payouts as follows: 1st, $4,60; 2nd, $3,600; 3rd, $3,000; 4th, $2,700; 5th, $2,400; 6th, $2095.
Event #16: Alexandre Paiement Winner of NLH Freeze $50 + $10
Congratulations to Alexandre Paiement for winning Event 16 of the Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival.
He beat out a field of 100 players and took home the Full Tilt trophy and $1,225 for his efforts Thursday night.
Event #15: Alexandre Sylvestre Bouchard Winner of NLH Single Rebuy $50 + $10
Congratulations to Alexandre Sylvestre Bouchard for winning Event 15 in the Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival.
He won $1,366 plus the Full Tilt trophy for his victory.
Event #14: Irene Tzanetopoulos Winner of NLH Bounty $135 + $15 + $50
Irene Tzanetopoulos outlasted a huge 218-player field to win Event 14, a $135 + $15 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Bounty event. After a deal was made 7 ways she took home the Full Tilt Trophy plus $6,100 for the victory. Congratulations Irene!
Note: A deal was made at 7 players remaining. Players agreed to take $2000 each and play for additional payouts for ranks 1 to 4. The numbers in the payout table reflect the agreement made by the players.
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Event #13: Alexandre Menard Winner of NLH Deepstack Turbo $60 + $10
Congratulations to Alexandre Menard who won Event 13 (1st place, $1,189 plus the Full Tilt trophy), beating out a field of 83 other players. Congratulations Alexandre!
Note: The players made a deal with three remaining. They agreed to give $900 each to 2nd and 3rd place and $1,189 to the winner.
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Event #12: Bharat Shetty Winner of Pot Limit Omaha 3 Lives $180 + $20
Bharat Shetty beat a stacked field to win Event 12, a PLO 3 Lives Event in the Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival. He took home $4,044 for the win, plus (of course) the Full Tilt Trophy.
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Event #11: Eric W Davis Winner of NLH Freeze $50 + $10
Eric Davis outlasted a field of 115 players to take down Event 11, taking home $1,387 and the Full Tilt trophy for the win.
Congratulations are also due to Ian Tisdale, who placed second for $1,030.
Congratulation to Robin K. Winner of Event #10: No Limit Hold’em 6-Max at Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival.
The winner took home $4,000 and the beautiful trophy.
Pierre wins $1,710 for his efforts tonight against a 100-player field.
Congratulations to Kevin Bijian, the winner of Event 7 in the Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival. The winner took home $3,890.00 and the beautiful trophy. Congratulations are also due to Costa Ziakoulis, who placed second for $3,220.00.
Heads up play didn’t last very long, and eventually Lambros Xerakias triumphed over the strong play of Eric Gravel (2nd, $1,360) to take the trophy and the 1st place prize ($1,779).
When the final table came together Lambros was among the leaders – but then he eliminated 3 or 4 players in a row (and in a short period of time) to become the massive chip leader.
After all was said and done, Simon Vasiliou ended up as the winner of Event 5 after beating Jingles heads-up. Both Simon and Jingles are well-known Omaha players here at Playground Poker Club, and evidently their experience paid off in Event 5!
The remaining 5 players in Event 5 have agreed to a deal. The terms are that the five would reserve $500 and the trophy for first place and split the rest of the prize pool via ICM Chop.
After a short heads-up session, massive chip leader (following the deal) Adam El Bied outlasted Jay Doerr to take down the first prize of $1,380 and the Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival Trophy.
To win the event he barely edged out second-place finisher Nicolas Rabba who played solid poker all afternoon and but for a pretty big cooler at the outset of final table action could have been the massive chipleader 9-handed. Nicolas won $1,264 for his runner up finish.
Third place went to Matthew Parker who was the last of 4 players to take $800 after the deal that was struck with 6 players remaining.
Congratulations to Josh Kimmel, the winner of Event 2 in the Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival. The winner took home $2,395 and the beautiful trophy. Congratulations are also due to Yohann Wagner, who placed second for $1,775.
Unfortunately for Richer, his timing wasn’t great. The players got to the flop safely enough, which came down . Richer shoved on the flop holding (we found out later) – but Perales was holding for a flopped straight.
The turn was very good for Richer – – but he couldn’t keep up that momentum when the came on the river and Perales’ straight held up. Photos and read more…