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The Season 6 WPTDeepStacks Montreal Main Event ran from February 1 to 5 and drews in 686 entries. Outlasting the massive field to claim his career-first WPTDeepStacks title was Martin Gaudreault-Remillard (cover image). The local poker player bagged his career’s best live score of CA$186,600 in prize money at the event along with the WPTDeepStacks trophy.
Gaudreault-Remillard had started the final table as the fifth-biggest stack and after orchestrating the elimination of Daniel Le, he squared off against Julio Cacoilo in the heads-up battle. Though Cacoilo had the chip lead in the beginning, Gaudreault-Remillard quickly took it away from him and the first time the two players got all their chips into the middle eventually turned out to be the last hand of the tournament.
“It’s awesome obviously, I have no words, it’s just incredible. I don’t play too many tournaments, and just going out and binking one of the biggest ones I play is awesome,” said Gaudreault-Remillard after his big victory.
“In general, I just had a weird stack in a weird position. I had 22 bigs, with some big action at the table, and I didn’t get hands early, but at the same time it was great because there was a lot of action and players busting out, so I kept moving up. And then later I won a few hands, and one big hand that pretty much made my final table,” said Gaudreault-Remillard about his journey through the final table.
Out of the 86 players who finished in the money, the notable names were Samuel Louis Gagnon (10th for US$11,580), Indian-origin players Senthuran Vijayaratnam (14th for US$9,263) and Ashutosh Sharma (27th for US$4,494), along with Mike Leah (36th for US$3,677).
Final Table Chip Counts
1. Daniel Le – 5,415,000
2. Julio Cacoilo – 3,980,000
3. Johnson Phanyaseng – 3,680,000
4. Adam Lamers – 1,575,000
5. Martin Gaudreault-Remillard – 1,420,000
6. Mitchell Dredge – 1,265,000
7. Raymond Carter – 1,240,000
8. Karim-Olivier Kamal – 1,215,000
9. Leo Leclerc – 795,000
Final Table Recap
Adam Lamers was the first elimination on the nine-handed final table when his were busted by Julio Cacoilo’s which bettered to a set of kings on the runout .
Johnson Phanyaseng was eliminated in eighth place when his were cracked by Daniel Le’s .
Mitchell Dredge joined Phanyaseng soon thereafter when his were bested by Le’s , bringing about his seventh-place exit.
During level 29, Karim-Olivier Kamal pitted his against Cacoilo’s . The board ran and Cacoilo’s ace-nine high ensured Kamal’s elimination in sixth place.
Down to five-handed lay, it was Leo Leclerc turn to move on from the final table. Leclerc’s failed to hold on against Cacoilo’s , leading to the former`s fifth-place elimination.
Finishing in fourth place was start of the final table chip leader Daniel Le. Le’s were outdone by Martin Gaudreault-Remillard’s . The board spread out and Gaudreault-Remillard rivered two pairs of aces and queens to send Le to the rail.
Raymond Carter busted out in third place when his were defeated by Cacoilo’s .
The heads-up began with Julio Cacoilo (12,575,000) in a commanding lead over Martin Gaudreault-Remillard (8,000,000), however, it took less than an hour for Gaudreault-Remillard to turn the tide in his favour as he outlasted Cacoilo to win his maiden WPT title.
On the final hand of the event, Cacoilo raised to 400,000 preflop with and Gaudreault-Remillard called with . The flop brought and both players checked to see the turn . Gaudreault-Remillard led out for 500,000 and Cacoilo re-raised all-in. Gaudreault-Remillard had his opponent covered and made the call to see the river card open . With no help from the community cards, Cacoilo had to contend with the runner-up title, while Gaudreault-Remillard with his rivered set of nines took down the title and CA$182,790 in prize money that includes a CA$3,810 WPTDS Championship Prize Package.
Final Table Results (CAD)
1. Martin Gaudreault-Remillard – $182,790
2. Julio Cacoilo – $128,210
3. Raymond Carter – $82,670
4. Daniel Le – $60,555
5. Leo Leclerc – $46,285
6. Karim-Olivier Kamal – $36,940
7. Mitchell Dredge – $30,595
8. Johnson Penyanseng – $24,350
9. Adam Lamers – $18,285
*includes CA$3,810 WPTDS Championship Package
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