Early this morning, U.S. pro Jonathan Jaffe stood tall as the champion after having defeated Ratharam Sivagnanam heads-up on the 2014 partypoker WPT Montreal Main Event final table!
In the final hand (hand 135), Sivagnanam limped for 400k and Jaffe raised to 1.4 million. Sivagnanam considered his options for a few moments before moving all in for 5.2 million. Jaffe made the call with AK and Sivagnanam turned over 108. The board was dealt 643JQ and Jaffe scooped the last pot, and the title, with his two over cards.
In total, Jaffe overcome a field of 732 players over 5 days of play to claim his first World Poker Tour title! What makes his performance a bit extraordinary is that he held the chip lead during the final 3 days of the tournament! How often does that happen in a major poker tournament?
Jonathan Jaffe now holds $2,019,431 in carrier winnings according to the Hendon Mob. Below are the final table results:
1st: Jonathan Jaffe - CAD $463,432
2nd: Ratharam Sivagnanam - CAD $313,318
3rd: Mukul Pahuja - CAD $201,920
4th: Kevin MacPhee - CAD $149,340
5th: Samuel Chartier - CAD $111,820
6th: Guillaume Nolet - CAD $90,350