Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival – Results

Event #8: Henri Balcazar Winner of the Main Event $1000 + $100 

Henri Balcazar

 

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 2

Updates : Main Event $1000 + $100 – Day 3

Updates : Main Event $1000 + $100 – Day 4

Updates : Main Event $1000 + $100 – Day 5

 

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Event #17: Manfred Gunther Winner of NLH Freeze $200 + $20

Manfred Gunther

 

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.

 

Rank
First Name
Last Name
Prize
1 Manfred Gunther $4,600
2 Alain Chikani $3,600
3 Billy Gerontakos $3,000
4 Walt Asatoorian $2,700
5 Garen Galanti $2,400
6 Peter Kavouras $2,095
7 Charles Dube $1,075
8 Adam Jan Hamaoui $820
9 Terry Flood $625
10 Linda Huard $475
11 Kevin Roy $475
12 Dang Nguyen $445

 

Event #16: Alexandre Paiement Winner of NLH Freeze $50 + $10

Alexandre Paiement

 

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.

 

 

Rank
First Name
Last Name
Prize
1 Alexandre Paiement $1,225
2 John Agridiotis $915
3 Eric Thibodeau $700
4 Samuel Samson $535
5 Yves Pelosse $405
6 Stanley Fort $310
7 Dave Glube $235
8 Adam Salesse $180
9 Maxime Robidoux Labelle $135
10 Yann Beauchamp $105
11 Joshua Caballero-Kowarsky $105

 

 

Event #15: Alexandre Sylvestre Bouchard Winner of NLH Single Rebuy $50 + $10

Alexandre Sylvestre Bouchard

 

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.

 

 

Rank
First Name
Last Name
Prize
1 Alexandre Sylvestre-Bouchard $1,366
2 Claude Boulet $950
3 Jean Claude Tawil $665
4 Osman Noor $470
5 George Daoukakis $330
6 Russel Turner $230
7 Tommy Tremblay $160

 

 

Event #14: Irene Tzanetopoulos Winner of NLH Bounty $135 + $15 + $50

Irene Tzanetopoulos

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.

 

Rank
First Name
Last Name
Prize
1 Irene Tzanetopoulos $6,100
2 Kliment Tamakov $4,800
3 Luis Norambuena $3,500
4 Simon Tang $2,380
5 Ilan Hershkovitz $2,000
6 Alex Fiorani $2,000
7 Michael Korovine $2,000
8 Nelson Gagnon $860
9 Kevin Ward $645
10 Nicolas Aubut $480
11 Patrick Mailloux $480
12 Vincent Fortin $440
13 Mathieu Hebert $440
14 Dan Wells $405
15 Richard Chia $405
16 Vartan Arzoumanian $375
17 Larry Maislin $375
18 Mitch Schnurbach $345
19 Richard Johansen $345
20 Kevin Bijian $315
21 Derek David Wayne Hill $315
22 Bob Taylor $295
23 Daniel Schreiber $295

 

 

Event #13: Alexandre Menard Winner of NLH Deepstack Turbo $60 + $10

Alexandre-Menard-(2)

 

 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.

 

Rank First Name Last Name Total Winnings
1 Alexandre Menard $1,189.00
2 Joseph Cohen $900.00
3 Alan Dagenais $900.00
4 Mark Howie $560.00
5 Frederic Mercier $430.00
6 Kenneth Doran $325.00
7 Tommy Tremblay $250.00
8 Adam Salesse $190.00
9 Aaron Kerr $145.00

 

Event #12: Bharat Shetty Winner of Pot Limit Omaha 3 Lives $180 + $20

Bharat Shetty

 

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.

Congratulations Bharat!

 

 

Rank First Name Last Name Prize Winnings
1 Bharat Shetty $4,044.00
2 Carlo Nini $3,075.00
3 Joseph Hanna $2,345.00
4 Michael Ferneyhough $1,790.00
5 Jason Denko $1,370.00
6 Bentino Salemi $1,045.00
7 Ciaran Carter $795.00
8 Michael Korovine $610.00
9 Adam Wall $465.00

 

Event #11: Eric W Davis Winner of NLH Freeze $50 + $10

Eric W Davis

 

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.

 

 

Rank
First Name
Last Name
Prize
1 Eric W Davis $1,387
2 Ian Tisdale $1,030
3 Ian Anderson Johnson $785
4 Marc Olivier Crete $600
5 Sean Haraldsen $460
6 Joshua Caballero-Kowarsky $350
7 Mark Howie $265
8 David Villeneuve $205
9 Marco Lemire $155
10 Renato Soldera $115
11 Marouane Tijani $115
12 Bradley Roe $110

 

Event #10: Robin K. Winner of Limit Hold’em 6-Max $150 + $15

Robin Kazemieh

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.

Photos and read more…

 

 

 

Event #9:  Pierre Bergeron Winner of the NLH Big Ante $70 + $10

IMG_6846Pierre “Khaosman” Bergeron has outlasted the field and won Event #9!

Pierre wins $1,710 for his efforts tonight against a 100-player field.

Photos and read more…

 

 

 

 

Event #7: Kevin Bijian Winner of the NLH Deepstack Turbo $100 + $10

Kevin BijianCongratulations 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.

Photos and read more…

 

 

 

Event #6: Lambros Xerakias Winner of the NLH Single Rebuy $50 + $10

Lambros Xerakias

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.

Photos and read more…

 

Event #5: Simon Vasiliou Winner Pot Limit Omaha Single Rebuy $100 + $10

Simon VasiliouAfter 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.

Photos and read more…

 

Event #4: Adam El Bied Winner of the NLH Deepstack Turbo $60 + $10

Adam El Bied

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.

Congratulations Adam!

Photos and read more…

 

 

Event #3: Russel Turner Winner of the NLH Deepstack Turbo $60 + $10

Russel Turner  (6)After a long afternoon we have a winner in Event 3 of the Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival. The winner is Russel Turner who takes home $1,400 plus the beautiful Champion’s 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.

Photos and read more…

Event #2: Josh Kimmel Winner of the NLH Win the Button $70 + $10

Josh KimmelCongratulations 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.

Photos and read more…

 

 

 

Event #1: Alim Perales Winner of the NLH Re-entry $135+$15

Alim Perales (6)Eric Richer and Alim Perales had a pretty tight heads-up battlefor a while, but eventually Perales managed to wear down Richer to the point where any good hand would require a shove.

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…

 

19 Responses to Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival – Results

  1. J.C. says:

    Thankz for the updates canadapoker! great job

  2. Anne says:

    Are you guys going to be there for the main event?

  3. Josh K. says:

    Good job spider! You take some really good photos. Nice written coverage as well.

    • tom danielidis says:

      thx for the compliments on pics…..we do a lot of pic taking at these events..i hope all players like the pics i took of them….

  4. AK47 says:

    Please bring back the Miriam…

  5. Sergio says:

    Will the pros be there on Sunday???
    I have day off tomorow from my job and I want to play it.

  6. Jeff says:

    Cool picks. Vanessa looks hot !!!

  7. Yves Cyr says:

    Playground do great job! Bravo

  8. Yaoooo says:

    Will the final table be televiséd or live stream or something like this?

  9. Piché says:

    What unbelievable collaboration Full Tilt and Poker Stars. With the power to offer cheap online satellites we can finally see mega live tournaments in Canada that are in reach of the poor people like me to have a chance to play them. Un gros merci!!

  10. Mario says:

    I busted out but is really good tournament. Please do it again soon and I will be there 100%%%%

  11. Go Steve says:

    Go Steve

  12. Stéphanie G. says:

    Is this the record in Canada for the biggest tournament field?

  13. GO STEVE #2 says:

    Go Steve

  14. ACEMAN says:

    Been hearing about the Playground on Canada Poker for couple years and how good it is, etc. Finally I decided to travel from out West to see with my own 2 blue eyes. Seriously this place is the Mecca of poker after Las Vegas. If I didn’t have ties back home I would move here and build a small bungalow next door… nothing fancy.

  15. Karine says:

    thank you for the live stream, it is very cool..

  16. Pino says:

    The deal at the end made for some really boring poker … Aside from that the live stream was great; getting Gus Hansen’s perspective for the game and each hand was informative.

  17. Laurent says:

    wow great job guys. that was a good 3 way deal

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