This year’s World Poker Tour Montreal circuit in partnership with partypoker LIVE has wrapped up right after the Main Event final table has finally crowned its winner, and would you believe it – a poker player named Geoffrey Hum, whose biggest live cash before this event was at C$ 19,500 ($14,942) only, outdid all of his opponents, even the seasoned ones.
Schedule: October 20 to November 4, 2019
Venue: Playground Poker, Montreal, Canada
Prize Pool: C$5,156,000 GTD ($3,924,805 GTD)
Highlight: CA$3,300 buy-in, CA$3M GTD Main Event
The CA$3,300 buy-in tournament had five opening flights before Days 2, 3, 4 and 5 from October 31 to November 3 to determine the latest WPT Main Event champion.
Geoffrey Hum was able to overcome a final table with formidable opponents such as WSOP bracelet winners Joseph Cheong and Mike Leah, no. 4 on the women’s all-time money list and partypoker team pro Kristen Bicknell, two-time last woman standing in the WSOP main event Kelly Minkin, 2014 WSOP main event champ Martin Jacobson, and high-stakes specialist Mike Watson.
Hum mostly eliminated his final table opponents, which was the reason why when the heads-up match began he had 60% of the chips in play and all he needed next was only eight hands to claim victory.
Geoffrey Hum got K-7 of hearts
Adedapo Ajayi held J-9 of hearts
The board ran K (diamonds), the next were 6-4-A of hearts, which gave Hum the nut flush, bringing Ajayi’s cards to naught. The river was an anti-climactic 10 (spades), thereby putting Ajayi in second place and Hum getting his very first major poker title.
Prior to this massive first-time win, the 30-year-old Hum’s total career earnings was $51,588, and now he adds a sweet $500,000 CDN ($380,546 US) to his portfolio, bringing his current total live earnings to $432,134.
Congratulations to Geoffrey Hum, winner of the Season XVIII WPT Montreal!
We should not be surprised on the fact that here are players without a big name in world poker, who wins in a good tournament. This will always happen and poker is a game with very big surprises. There are many cases where you can simply destroy your opponent. Congratulations for the winner.
Congratulations to the winner of the Montreal event and I hope that a nice prize has been taken home: D I hope one day to be able to participate in an event like this but for that I need money to be able to travel too since I am quite far from my country and With the issue of the devaluation of the currency of my country it makes things even more difficult
Posted by Nightkid: I hope one day to be able to participate in an event like this but for that I need money to be able to travel too since I am quite far from my country and With the issue of the devaluation of the currency of my country it makes things even more difficult
When you win a package to an event like this it usually comes with paid expenses as well.
more and more people play poker and therefore it is not worth wondering that new names appear among the winners of major tournaments .... there remain those people who play poker for a long time and every day a group of people join them who start playing poker ... there are more players - respectively, and winners of the tournament which we did not know more
The way the game went he had a big advantage when it reached the heads up stage, with that 60% in chips he had. Which means along with his luck to end up at this point all he needed was a controlled game, which gave him the victory in just eight hands Nice payout for his investment.