The WPT Montreal Main Event was an amazing race. 1109 entries were accounted for, enough to surpass the guarantee by over 10%. Players came in from the Online Day 1 & 2, three live starting flights and even the live Day 2, which allowed entries and re-entries for a duration of four levels. Towards the end of Day 2, the wonderful prize pool was being announced and the bubble came shortly after. The bubble burst was also the end of day, as Day 2 was coming to a halt when the money was reached.
Day 3 started with 159 players at the tables, all of them in the money and ready to make that min cash grow. Already in Day 3, the field was looking extremely strong, with all-star players on every table. Only 10 of them made it to Day 4, including Mike Leah and Michael Watson, two of Canada’s strongest tournament players, Kristen Bicknell and Kelly Minkin, two of the strongest female players in the world, and many more poker aficionados.
One by one, these amazing players were eliminated, until there were only two left: Adedapo Ajayi and Geoffrey Hum. They only played a moment, because the final hand came unexpectedly, at the very start of the heads-up match. At that moment, he stream was showing Ajayi with 16.6M and Hum with 25M.
Ajayi opened from the button to 800K, and Hum made a quick call.
What a monster flop for Hum. He quickly checked, passing the action to the raiser, hoping for fireworks. Ajayi, looking at a nice flush draw, continued with an 800K bet, and Hum made it 2.6M to go, a great door-opening bet. Ajayi took the bait and made it 6.9M to go!
The bet was very strong, and even though Hum had a very solid hand, he must have thought that there were at least a decent chance of him having to hit the heart. Despite these considerations, he moved all-in. Ajayi reluctantly called, way too invested in the pot at that point to back away from it. The on the turn sealed the deal, and we had our Main Event Event Champion!
Congratulations to Adedapo for an excellent tournament and to Geoffrey for a great performance a great show and the win!
Our WPT Montreal Main Event Champion: Geoffrey Hum – $500,000, the WPT Montreal Main Event trophy and the Playground belt!
Runner-up: Adedapo Ajayi – $355,000