Jack Hardcastle has been in scintillating form of late, winning large sums from his online poker tournament grind. Hardcastle’s run continued on January 27 when he became a World Poker Tour champion after winning the WPT Montreal Online Main Event for $447,859.
WPT Montreal Online Main Event Final Table Results
|1||Jack Hardcastle||United Kingdom||$447,859|
|6||Charles Chattha||United Kingdom||$74,119|
|9||Upeshka Da Silva||Mexico||$37,024|
The final table commenced under the watchful eye of the star-studded Twitch commentary team. partypoker’s Kristen Bicknell and Jeff Gross were joined by Tony Dunst.
It didn’t take too long for the first player to bite the dust, Upeshka Da Silva being that player. Da Silva entered the final table as the shortest stack and will consider himself unlucky with his exit hand, very unlucky.
Rayan Chamas made it 735,000 to go from under the gun with , two players folded before Da Silva three-bet all-in for 4,570,718 with and Chamas called. A chopped pot looked the most likely outcome but that didn’t happen because the board ran to give Chamas a flush and to send Da Silva to the rail.
Marcel Kunze’s impressive run ended in eighth place after a clash with Andrei Kriazhev didn’t go to plan. Hardcastle min-raised to 800,000 with , Kriazhev three-bet to 2,800,000 from the next seat along with before Kunze four-bet all-in for 6,373,592 with . Only Kriazhev called and won the pot when the five community cards fell .
The final seven became six with the elimination of Jakob Miegel. His stack dwindled throughout the final table and he never really had any spots to commit his chips. A spot finally came up when he was dealt . Miegel raised to 2,750,000 leaving himself 3,024,626 behind with the blinds at 250,000/500,000/62,500a. Hardcastle jammed all-in for 14,748,530 with the dominating and Miegel called. Hardcastle’s king-kicker played on a run out and Miegel was gone.
Chattha Crashes Out
Six-handed play lasted more than an hour and there was some superb poker played; we suggest checking out the recorded stream embedded in this article! It ended with Charles Chattha crashing out at the hands of the hot-running Hardcastle. Chattha min-raised on the button to 1,400,000 with and Hardcastle defended his small blind with a raise to 5,600,000 with the powerhouse hand that is . Chattha ripped it in for 29,388,786 but Hardcastle was, obviously, going nowhere. The board hinted at helping Chattha but Hardcastle’s hand held.
The final five-figure prize went to fifth-place finisher Kriazhev who a few hands early lost all but eight big blinds when his lost to the of Dan Shak in a battle of the blinds. Kriazhev’s last chips went into the middle with against the of Felix Schulze. The board was void of drama and the tournament was now down to only four players, all of whom were guaranteed a six-figure return on their investment.
Schulze Turns $22 Into a $139,163 Score
Schulze’s epic run ended in a fourth-place finish and a $139,163 addition to his bankroll. Schulze won his way into this event from a $22 buy-in satellite so embarking on such a deep run is nothing short of incredible. His tournament ended abruptly after a clash with Chamas. Shak opened to 1,750,000 with , Schulze flatted on the button with only for Chamas to make it 7,070,000 to go from the small blind with . Shak got out of the way, but Schulze called.
A flop reading saw Chamas push all-in for 18,581,018 effective, a little over a pot-sized bet in reality. Schulze called and was a substantial favourite to double his stack. That outcome became more likely with the turn but the river took Schulze’s tournament life.
Start of the day chip leader Shak was the next player heading to the showers. The final three players butted heads for 45-minutes before Shak busted. Hardcastle ripped it in from the small blind with to put Shak to the test for his last 20 big blinds. Shak called it off with and crashed out in third when the five community cards ran out .
That hand gave Hardcastle a large chip lead over Chamas going into heads-up. Hardcastle held 115,901,466 of the chips in play with Chamas’ stack containing 61,698,534 chips.
Hardcastle pulled away initially before Chamas clawed his way back. The British star retook the lead and never looked back.
The final hand took place during the 600,000/1,200,000/150,000a level. Chamas opened to 2,400,000 with and Hardcastle called with . The flop was met with a check from Hardcastle, a bet of 3,396,600 from Chamas and a call from Hardcastle. The turned changed nothing and Hardcastle checked again. Chamas continued his aggression with a 5,520,871 bet which Hardcastle called.
Hardcastle caught two-pair on the river when the made an appearance. He checked and opened the door for Chamas to complete his triple barrel bluff, which he did with a 20,797,515 shove. Hardcastle called and that, as they say, was that.
Chamas banked $308,703 for his runner-up finish while Hardcastle scooped a cool $447,859, a $15,000 seat to the next Tournament of Champions, and his name forever engraved on the coveted Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup.
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