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2015 WPT Montreal Slips Into Money Before Day 2 Ends; Gill Leads

Harpreet Gill


  • Day 2 of the 2015 WPT Montreal Main Event finished in the money with Harpreet Gill in the lead.

Day 2 was an exciting day at Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Quebec. The action kicked off with 294 players returning to the tables for 2015 World Poker Tour Montreal, and only 63 players remained at the end of nine one-hour levels.

There is a total of $2,366,315 CAD in the prize pool, and some of that was distributed late in the day on Monday. The top 81 players are set to get paid, and the money bubble was burst in the second-last level of the day.

In a hand that saw Darryll Fish holding the {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} to his opponent's {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}, Fish was responsible for taking the tournament into the money as he made a diamond flush on the {j-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} board. Martin Bailey was the 82nd-place finisher and everyone remaining was guaranteed a payout.

When the tournament clock finally came to a stop for the night, Harpreet Gill had the most chips, bagging 993,000. Trevor Delaney was not far behind with 968,000. Rainer Kempe rounded out the top three with 840,000.

Top 10 Day 2 Chip Counts

1Harpreet Gill993,000
2Trevor Delaney968,000
3Rainer Kempe840,000
4Jason Mann733,000
5Mads Fournaise709,000
6Vi Thanh Tony To704,000
7Craig Stewart620,000
8Erik Lemarquand579,000
9Darryll Fish559,000
10AJ Gambino521,000

Others to make it through to Day 3 included Brian Altman (423,000), Cornel Cimpan (415,000), Scott Davies (413,000), Marco Caza (390,000), Carter Swidler (317,000), David Quang (295,000), Mike Linster (278,000), Darren Elias (244,000), Anthony Zinno (166,000), Jeff Madsen (154,000), Freddy Deeb (150,000), and Marc-Etienne McLaughlin (121,000).

Those to collect their payout already in this tournament included Cate Hall (64th - $7,030), Liv Boeree (70th - $7,030), Mike McDonald (71st - $7,030), and Osman Soubra (80th - $5,860).

Hall was the last player eliminated in the day, getting it all in preflop in the second-last hand of the night with {a-}{j-} and getting called by David Quang with {k-}{k-}. She never managed to catch up and collected $7,030 CAD for her efforts.

There were also many notable players who began Day 2 but didn’t make the money. To name a few, Will Failla, Antonio Esfandiari, Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Jonathan Duhamel, Mike Watson, Jeff Gross, Jonathan Jaffe, Mike Leah, Kevin MacPhee, and Mike Sexton were all eliminated outside of the top 81 players.

The final 63 players will be back at noon on Tuesday to play deeper into the money. The blind levels will be increased to 90 minutes as well. PokerNews will be on site to share live updates of all the action. Follow along on our live blog for the event.

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