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WPT Montreal: 45 Players Remain In The Record Tournament

Tags: gavin smith, josh kimmel, michael mcdonald, world poker tour, wpt montreal.
Posted on 26 November 2012 by "T".

A total field of 1,173 players signed up for the 2012 World Poker Tour Montreal Main Event, which destroyed the old Canadian WPT record of 504 players. Day 1a, Day 1b and Day 2 are now in the books and there are only 45 players left when Day 3 kicks off tonight. The chip leader is Jeff Gross with 2,422,000 chips. Gross held over 2 million chips when he played one of the biggest pots of Day 2 to eliminate Josh Kimmel and get a stranglehold on the chip lead.

Notables such as Michael Mcdonald (1.59 million, 2nd place), Gavin Smith (1.2 million), Ashton Griffin (455k) and Dan Smith (306k) will join Gross at the tables today. All the remaining players are guarateed at least $12,535 each. The winner will take home $779,710 and become a part of Canadian WPT history.


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3 comments on "WPT Montreal: 45 Players Remain In The Record Tournament"

 Fakiry26/11/2012 11:38:33 GMT
Eating the previous field record with more than double of the size of the starting field is something to remember and take in consideration. I believe it’s important to try to analyze and see if there were most Canadians or others. This data can help understanding the future of the game in terms of nationality. About the game itself, having $12k already in the pocket is very nice, but knowing the race is for the $780k first place makes those $12k look like small potatoes.
 Sorin88827/11/2012 09:03:19 GMT
Having said hello and waved goodbye to a string of famous faces it was Jeff Gross who finished the day on top. Every player who makes it through the next two sessions and onto the final table will scoop a six-figure score; moreover, if the pace continues at the rate it did yesterday then today's race for Day 4 will certainly be a swift one.
 Impak00727/11/2012 15:52:46 GMT
Pretty nice record has been set! And also it is in Canada and not USA ,so its kinda wired for me. But if you will compere nacionality factor like fakiry wants to, i think there will be still more Americans then others.

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