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Jason Comtois Wins 2014 WPT National Canadian Spring Championship

Jason Comtois

The 2014 World Poker Tour National Canadian Spring Championship found a winner on Tuesday with Jason Comtois topping the massive field to take home the top prize of $160,999. Comtois, a native of Quebec, defeated a field of 1,079 players en route to earning the title at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal.

Final Table Results

1Jason Comtois$160,999
2John Paul Tabago$112,770
3Daniel Gagne$73,130
4Johnny Mazzaferro$54,019
5Alexander Wong$40,301
6Mario Lim$32,638

The final table began with Daniel Gagne in the lead, and it would be Mario Lim who would fall first. According to the WPT Blog, Lim busted on Hand #21 of the final table with the blinds at 100,000/200,000/25,000 thanks to Johnny Mazzaferro.

Mazzaferro opened with a raise to 400,000 from under the gun, and Lim reraised all in from the button for about 2.2 million. Action folded back to Mazzaferro, and he called with the {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}. Lim tabled the {K-Clubs}{3-Clubs}, but couldn't pull out a come-from-behind victory after the board ran out {9-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. For the finish, Lim earned $32,638.

Alexander Wong was next to go, falling in fifth place for $40,301. He was followed by Mazzaferro in fourth place worth $54,019. Then, the start-of-day chip leader, Gagne, hit the rail in third.

During Level 36 with the blinds at 200,000/400,000/50,000, Gagne raised from the button to 850,000. John Paul Tabago reraised from the big blind to make it 2 million to go. Gagne then called, and the dealer put out the {Q-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Clubs} flop. After both players checked, the {J-Diamonds} landed on the turn. Tabago bet 2 million, Gagne raised to 4 million, and Tabago moved all in. Gagne called with the {K-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} for a straight and the best hand against Tabago's {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. Gagne couldn't fade a board pair on the river, though, when the {3-Spades} landed and gave Tabago a winning full house. For his third-place finish, Gagne earned $73,130.

Heads-up play began with Tabago having a 2-1 chip lead over Comtois — 21.45 million to 10.525 million — but it would be Comtois in the end.

On Hand #125, Comtois found a double into the lead when his {A-Diamonds}{8-Spades} held up against the {A-Spades}{3-Clubs} for Tabago, and then it was all over on Hand #131.

The two found all the money in preflop after Comtois raised to 925,000 on the button, Tabago made it 2.6 million, Comtois moved all in, and Tabago called. This put Comtois on the brink of victory with the {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} versus the {Q-Spades}{4-Spades} for Tabago. Following a run out of {K-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}, Tabago was eliminated in second place for $112,770 and Comtois became the winner.

*Data and photos courtesy of the World Poker Tour.

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