Just 17 players remained when Day 3 of the partypoker.net World Poker Tour (WPT) Montreal Main Event came to a close. Online partypoker qualifier Samuel Gagnon ended the day with the chip lead but has some stiff competition left in the field.
Gagnon finished the day on top of the counts with 3,350,000 backed in large part to a monster pot against Robert McGhee where Gagnon’s pocket sixes outdrew McGhee’s ace-king. Both put their stacks in the middle on the turn of a king-high board but, Gagnon had flopped a set and McGhee was drawing dead.
Joining Gagnon atop the leaderboard was Benny Chen (2,065,000), Terry Schumacher (2,000,000), Ema Zajmovic (1,885,000), and Nadir Lalji (1,250,000). Some big names still in the hunt include Alex Keating (728,000), Jason Mann (694,000), and WPT commentator and poker hall of famer Mike Sexton (584,000).
The day began with 50 hopefuls but as the field narrowed, some notable players were lost. A few to hit the rail on Day 3 were Darren Elias (48th-$8,280) start of day chip leader Michael Gathy (39th-$9,370), Brian Altman (37th-$9,370), Andy Frankenberger (24th-$15,470), and Ryan D’Angelo (22nd-$15,470).
The remaining players are back inside Playground Poker Club at noon on Wednesday with the start of Day 4. Play will continue until an official final table of six is set. Stay tuned to Canada Poker for up-to-date Canadian poker news and events. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.