After a tough three-day battle at Fallsview Casino, Matthew Lapossie from London, Ontario, emerged victorious from the final table as the 2014 Fallsview Poker Classic WPT $5,000 Main Event champion on Monday, earning first prize of CAD $363,197.
Lapossie will forever be part of the WPT Champions Club as he etches his name onto the prestigious WPT® Champions Cup. The final table took just over nine hours to play from ten players down to a winner. Toronto’s Dylan Wilkerson collected the CAD $254,238 second-place prize and Mississauga’s Jason James finished third taking home CAD $163,439 for his efforts.
The $550 No Limit Hold’em WPT Main Event attracted an entry field of 383 players and a prize pool of CAD $1,729,510 with 45 players making the money.
The three-tournament series, which ran from February 18-24 at Fallsview Casino, featured a $1,100 and $2,500 event and saw over 1,600 tournament entries across the series with a total of CAD $3,648,558 in prize money awarded.
NIAGARA FALLSVIEW CASINO LEGENDS OF POKER EVENT 3 2/22/13 NO LIMIT HOLD’EM WPT CHAMPIONSHIP BUY-IN $4,500 + $270 PLAYERS 383 PRIZE POOL $1,556,478 1. Matthew Lapossie . .$326,866 2. Dylan Wilkerson . . 228,806 3. Jason James . . . . 147,090 4. Spiro Mikragianakis 108,956 5. Josue Sauvageau . . . 81,716 6. Howie Leung . . . . . 65,373 7. Dave Graham . . . . . 54,478 8. Peter Labib . . . . . 43,582 9. John Boulougouris . . 32,687