After three starting flights, the WPT Montreal Main Event from the Playground Poker Club had a few big names near the top of the leader board and that trend has continued into Day 3 of the CAD $2 million guaranteed event. Reigning GPI Player of the Year David Peters used moving day to move himself to the top of the charts and leads the remaining 43 players.
Despite a lengthy tournament resume, Peters, who has amassed over $23 million in career earnings both live and online, is still looking to win his first WPT title. Alex Keating, Ari Engel, Mike Leah, Justin Liberto, and Curt Kohlberg are all in the same boat as Peters, with live tournament results from around the globe, but no WPT wins on their resumes, but Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi is no stranger to WPT success.
Mizrachi is a two-time WPT Champions Club member and after holding the chip lead for a majority of Day 2, he’s still alive and looking to make a run in Montreal. Eric Afriat and Chanracy Kuhn are the only other two past WPT champions that are still alive heading into Day 3.
With 76 players cashing in the WPT Montreal Main Event, the remaining field is guaranteed at least a CAD $9,170 result. The entire field will be looking towards the final table though, where the lion’s share of the prize pool awaits and where CAD $403,570 is set aside for the eventual winner.
The final table, fully equipped with those massive payouts, will be streamed on PokerGO this Thursday, but until then, live updates of the event can be found on WPT.com. Poker Central will provide daily recaps and more in-depth coverage of the WPT Montreal Main Event from the Playground Poker Club as the event gets closer to the final table.