Event #2, the $300 + $30 Freeze, was the first single-day event of the WPT Montreal. There was a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool which ended up getting doubled with the 200 entries in tonight’s field. The top 25 places were paid, with a min-cash of $590 in 25th place, and $13,565 along with the champion’s trophy for the first place finisher. There was a lot of great talent in the field and the players enjoyed a great atmosphere along with some laughs along the journey.
Once play went three-handed, the players agreed to an ICM chop, and each of them locked up some hard-earned cash; the deal was as follows:
- Dsouza – 1,730,000 in chips, $8,540
- Buswell – 2,415,000 in chips, $9,060
- Chackal – 1,855,000 in chips, $8,650
All three finalists agreed to the deal and play continued on. The players played down to a winner who would receive an additional $2,915.
Dsouza ended up busting in third place. Once play went heads-up between Christopher Chackal and Isaac Buswell, it didn’t take too long to reach the final hand of the tournament. Chackal got it in with and was called by Buswell with . The board ran out , giving Buswell the win with king high, and just like that, Event #2, the $300 + $30 Freeze, crowned a champuion, Isaac Buswell.
Event # 2 Champion: Isaac Buswell, $11,975
Last hand of play:
Second place: Christopher Chackal, $8,650
The final table: