The much-anticipated Main Event of the Season XVI World Poker Tour Montreal just finished and the big winner who managed to defeat all other players is called Maxime Heroux. The Canadian poker player outplayed a total of 606 entries in the culminating event and for his excellent performance, he received C$403,570. The heads-up duel happened between him and Patrick Quinn who was left in the runner-up position.
This was the first WPT title since the beginning of Heroux career back in 2012. The first cash he ever received was at the C$165 No-Limit Hold’em Stardust Classic which took place in Kahnawake. He finished 21st in the race and received C$335, but that did not stop him from continuing his live poker career and hitting his biggest prize so far at the WPT Montreal Main Event. His first place prize included a $15,000 seat at the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions. As an addition to the prize, there was an elegant Hublot Big Bang Steel watch, as well as 1,000 points in the Hublot WPT Player of the Year race for Season XVI, closely followed by many poker enthusiasts.
There are some promising players at the final table who had chances of winning big, such as Eric Afriat and David Peters. The latter was third on the unofficial leader board, but as it turned out the two of them were the first players to go home. Peters finished sixth with C$78,050, while Afriat fell on the fifth position pocketing C$95,370. The former had the chance to win his first WPT title, while the latter could have won his second one, but they had no luck this time. Derek Wolters from the US succeeded in sending fellow American player Brendan Baksh to the fourth position granting him with C$124,310. Soon after that Wolters himself busted in the third place after he hit Heroux. For his good performance in the Main Event, Wolters laid his hands on C$173,220.
Dynamic Аction during the Heads-up Duel
All poker players participating in the poker tournament were welcomed by the Playground Poker Club in Montreal which added to he necessary premium experience. The official defeat of the runner-up player from Canada came at the 112th hand since the beginning of the final table action which could be observed on TV. Quinn, who is also known for his restaurants, bagged a total of C$271,030 for his deep run in the Main Event. Back at the beginning of the final table, he was the chip leader while Heroux was second on the temporary leader board.
When it was time for the heads-up duel between the top players Heroux has already swelled his chip stack after sending Wolters home and he had 14.6 million in chips. At the same time, Quinn had a chip stack amounting to 3.575 million and only 17 hands were necessary in order to put an end to the game and grant Heroux with the desired by many top prize.