After a tough three-day battle at Fallsview Casino, it was Matthew Lapossie from London, Ontario who came out on top beating a field of 383 players to claim the $363,197 first-place prize in the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic $5,000 Main Event.
Lapossie will forever be part of the WPT Champions Club as he etches his name onto the prestigious WPT® Champions Cup. The final table took just over nine hours to play from ten players down to a winner. Toronto’s Dylan Wilkerson collected the CAD $254,238 second-place prize and Mississauga’s Jason James finished third taking home CAD $163,439 for his efforts.
The $550 No Limit Hold’em WPT Main Event attracted an entry field of 383 players and a prize pool of CAD $1,729,510 with 45 players making the money.
The three-tournament series, which ran from February 18-24 at Fallsview Casino, featured a $1,100 and $2,500 event and saw over 1,600 tournament entries across the series with a total of CAD $3,648,558 in prize money awarded.
Other notable results from the seven-day event included Innisfil resident Mike Leah who took victory in the $1,100 buy-in event for $118,982 and US player Pratyush Buddiga who secured the $2,500 winner’s title for $243,714. The $1,100 and $2,500 attracted 649 and 578 entrants respectively.
“We were pleased to partner with WPT once again this year to present an exciting poker event in Niagara Falls,” said Greg Medulun, Director of Communications with Fallsview Casino Resort. “It’s thrilling to witness the enthusiasm from all the players, and we are proud to host an event that draws in more players each year.”