Miguel Goncalo bags the first prize at the CAD$500 buy-in WPT500 Montreal for a whopping $152,596. The local player grabbed this title from the hands of former WSOP Global Casino Champion- Said El-Yousfi from France.
Goncalo battled a field of 2,536 runners to acquire his career-best winning. This win has sky-rocketed his earnings of $18,394 in live tournaments including his best, which was $3,746 at the 2017 Playground Poker Event #3: C$220 NLH Freeze.
WPT500 Montreal- The Final Day
Day 3 at the event began with 35 players in fray. It was only a matter of time before the field whittled won to seven players vying for the title. Sebastien Lepine went all in with his king-queen offsuit. El-Yousfi held ace-eight suited when he called from the button. The flop showed an ace and that was the end of run for Lepine, at seventh place. Next was Dave Graham who finished sixth followed by Trevor Argue who wounded up at fifth place.
It was Tom Hall’s turn to leave now. The flop gave 10-queen-jack on the board and Goncalo held queen-jack against Hall’s ace-king. That’s when the turn brought a queen, which gave Goncalo a full-house.
When William Blais walked out finishing third, El-Yousfi had a 2:1 chip lead against his heads-up contender. After a few rounds of back and forth matches, El-Yousfi limped the button and called a raise of 4.25 million from Goncalo. The level 41, now, stood at 750,000/1,250,000/1,250,000.
After checking on the flop of eight-nine-queen, Goncalo bet 3 million on the eight turn. El-Yousfi called, Goncalo checked the river that brought jack. To this, Yousfi bet 9.5 million. Goncalo check-raised all in for 36.9 million, and though of no good, El-Yousfi made a call for 22.3 million in total with his king-10 which gave him the nut straight. Goncalo revealed queen-eight for a full house bringing the match to a victorious end for himself.
WPT500 Montreal Final Table Results