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One of the most decorated players in the world, Jack Salter (cover image) recently added another glittering title to his illustrious poker resume. Salter outran a field of 596 entries to win the World Poker Tour (WPT) DeepStacks Montreal CA$1,650 NLHE on November 4.
It has been a very profitable last couple of days for Salter at the Playground Poker Club, where the series is currently underway. Before entering the event, he had posted a deep run in the Main Event. With his latest title win rewarding him with CA$151,220 ($123,016), Salter has crossed the milestone $8 Million-mark in live tournament winnings.
“I had just busted the Main Event in 37th place and then I jumped into the late registration toward the end of Day 1B. This is a great tournament series, so there was no way I could miss it,” Salter said after the event got over.
The entries came in via three starting flights to generate a CA$850,000.
Among the most prominent names who added to their bankrolls were Francois Billard (12th for CA$10,500), Samuel Gagno (14th for CA$8,500), Anoop Jurunath (19th for CA$7,000), Faisal Siddiquie (36th for CA$4,250), Shannon Shorr (53rd for CA$3,250), Javier Zarco (63rd for CA$3,250), Indian-origin Lokesh Garg (76th for CA$3,000) and WPT`s Tony Dunst (82nd for CA$ 3,000).
Mike Dentale (9th for CA$16,000) fell whiskers short of the final table.
The eight finalists bagged up for the final day, where returning with the most massive stack was Pat Quinn (4,190,000) with Ryan Yu (4,080,000) and Santiago Plante (3,055,000) in hot pursuit. Jack Salter (2,205,000) entered the final table placed fourth in chips.
Final Table Chip Counts
Final Table Recap
Just a few hands in and Andrew Ostapchenko hit the rail in eighth place. George Grady was quick to follow him out in seventh place.
More than 90 minutes later, Gonzalez Hernan bowed out in sixth place after his flopped straight with was outdone by Salter’s that turned a flush on the runout.
Soon, Ryan Yu moved all-in from UTG for 1.67 Million with and found a caller in big blind Alexander James Allison who tabled . With no help on the runout , Yu was eliminated in fifth place.
The play went on for some time before Santiago Plante lost all his chips to collect a fourth-place payout. Plante had moved all-in from the cutoff for 3.52 Million with , and Allison came along with a call holding . The board ran and Allison’s nines held through.
The three-handed play saw Salter spin up his stack to take over a commanding chip lead over the other two contenders.
In a battle of the blinds, Salter moved all-in from the small blind, and the start-of-day chip leader Pat Quinn made the call in the big blind at the risk of elimination.
The board fell and Salter’s king-high kicker sent Quinn packing in third place.
At the start of their heads-up clash, Alexander James Allison was sporting a stack of 3.775 Million versus Salters monster stack of 14.12 Million. All it took were five hands for the inevitable to play out.
The final hand saw Salter move all-in with . Allison called with his shorter stack worth 3.175 Million holding . Allison was ahead but the dynamics changed as the rundown saw Salter catch a six on the turn to win the pot and with that the WPTDS title!
Final Table Results (CAD)
*includes a $3,000 seat into the Season XVIII WPTDS Championship
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