While a host of stars compete for a slice of the £1 million guaranteed prize pool at Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham, UK, some of world poker’s biggest names are wrapping up warm and heading to Montreal, Canada for the 2014 partypoker WPT Montreal Main Event and High Roller.
If you’re a fan of the partypoker Premier League or have followed the WPT Alpha8 tournaments with interest you will no doubt have come across the powerhouse that is Jason Koon.
With more than $3.6 million in online poker tournament winnings and a further $2.65 million from the live arena, the only thing more impressive that Koon’s physique is his ability at the felt. Koon finished fifth in the partypoker Premier League VII the last time he was at the Playground Poker Club and we wouldn’t be against a similar result in the WPT Montreal Main Event.
Darren Elias is a man in hot form and that spells danger for anyone who has the misfortune of having to sit with him in Montreal.
In September 2014, Elias bulldozed his way through 1,226 entrants ni th WPT Borgata Championship to scoop the $843,744 first place prize. Less than two months later, Elias won the WPT St.Maarten Main Event for an additional $127,680. Surely he can’t make it a hat trick of back-to-back-to-back titles?
The reigning WPT Player of the Year, Mukul Pahuja, is heading to Montreal looking to go one better than the 2013 WPT Montreal Main Event where he finished second to Derek Rosenbarger for a cool $362,430. In addition to that runner-up finish, Pahuja finished second at WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown, fourt at the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Stars, and eighth in the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open.
If you’re looking to bet on a player reaching the final table you could do a lot worse than putting your money on Pahuja.
Looking to follow in the footsteps of Marvin Rettenmaier and Darren Elias and become a back-to-back WPT champion is Dylan Wilkerson who you may recall recently won the WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic Main Event in South Africa for $147,509.
Wilkerson has a solid record in Canadian WPT events having cashed three times in the past 18 months including a runner-up finish in the 2014 Fallsview Poker Classic, a result that netted Wilkerson $228,364.
Scott “BigRiskky” Clements is one of modern poker’s biggest stars, one with $3.7 million in online winnings and an additional $6.3 million from the live arena.
Clements is another player who has tasted success on Canadian soil, not least his outright victory in the 2007 WPT North American poker Championships that netted Clements a career-best score of $1,505,312.
2014 partypoker WPT Montreal
The eagerly anticipated WPT Montreal Main Event takes place at the welcoming Playground Poker Club, costs $3,500+$350 to enter and features three starting flights. Each of the start days are played to a next-day re-entry format, allowing players to enter a subsequent starting day even if they finished the previous day with chip stacks intact – players can only take their largest stack into Day 2.
Each of the three starting flights kicks off bright and early at 11:00, with Days 2, 3 and 4 commencing at 12:00 and the final taking place at 15:00 on Wednesday 26 November.
In addition to the five stars mentioned above, the likes of Christian Harder, Lee Markholt, Xuan Liu, Tony Dunst, Mohsin Charania and our very own Kara Scott are all competing in what will be a fantastic poker spectacle.
Qualify For WPT Fallsview
Has reading all about the partypoker WPT500 UK recently made you wish it were you who was competing for life-changing money in a World Poker Tour event? If so, you may want to check out the satellite tournaments feeding into the WPT Fallsview in Canada, which are currently in the partypoker lobby where you can win WPT Fallsview package for as little as a $5 outlay, can you imagine how awesome that would be?
We will be at WPT Fallsview, will you?