Jack Hardcastle Becomes Latest WPT Champion at Partypoker; Wins WPT Montreal for $448,000

The inaugural WPT Montreal Online wrapped up online at partypoker earlier this week. The  United Kingdom’s Jack Hardcastle became the newest World Poker Tour Champions Club member by winning the Main Event.

The win brought plenty of loot for Hardcastle. Along with the $447,859 top prize, he took home a $15,000 seat to the next WPT Tournament of Champions.

His name will be engraved on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup and he’ll receive a replica of the trophy. A Playground Poker Club championship belt with his name engraved also heads his way. It was quite a series for the WPT and party.

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A look at the WPT championship at partypoker

The Main Event was the highlight of WPT Montreal Online, which began on Jan. 17 with 24 events. The annual series was shifted online due to COVID-19. Montreal’s Playground Poker Club has been closed since Oct. 4.

The Main Event officially finished on Jan. 27. When Dan Shak busted out third for $212,458, Hardcastle and Lebanon’s Rayan Chamas battled heads-up for the title.

Hardcastle held almost a 2-to-1 chip advantage. The win was sealed when he called a triple-barrel bluff by Chamas.

When the hands were revealed, Hardcastle tabled two pairs to Chamas’ King high. Chamas banked $308,703 for his runner-up finish.

Daniel Dvoress wins Sexton Classic charity event

The $10,300 Mike Sexton Classic was another popular event on the schedule and concluded on Monday. Canada’s Daniel Dvoress took down the title to win $294,346.

The tournament also included a charity element, with $39,900 raised for a nice cause in the process. The $300 registration fee from each buy-in was donated to the Nevada Partnership Homeless Youth (NPHY) Charity.

The group aims to end youth homelessness in southern Nevada and was chosen specifically by Sexton’s family. 

The Sexton Classic ran across two days and comfortably beat the $1 million guarantee. The tournament attracted 125 players and a $1.3 prize pool.

Daniel Dvoress won the $10,300 Mike Sexton Classic for $294,346. (photos courtesy of partypoker)

A total of 20 players qualified for the second day of action, eventually leaving Dvoress heads-up against Aram Zobian. Despite Zobian holding a lead of 3 million chips, Dvoress turned the tide and battled back.

The final hand saw Dvoress hit a back-door straight on the river to top Zobian’s pair of queens. Zobian won $200,307 for runner-up.

Partypoker’s Twitch channel streamed live coverage of the final table. Hardcastle joined James Dempsey and Henry Kilbane to provide commentary.

The event featured Team partypoker’s Isaac Haxton, Patrick Leonard, and Joni Jouhkimainen. Other big names playing included Niklas Astedt, Michael Addamo, and Benjamin Rolle.

Other WPT Montreal winners 

There were plenty of other standout moments in the series. Addamo added another major buy-in win to his resumé. The Australian took down the Super High Roller for $450,076.

A couple of players from the Netherlands found the winner’s circle. In the Six-Max High Roller, Jelle Moene finished first and took top prize of $80,981. Tom Talboom won the Mini Main Event for $42,052

In the Micro Main Event, Thomas Clucas claimed the top prize for $7,686.

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More to come from partypoker

The Montreal event may be in the rearview mirror, but plenty of action remains in February. The partypoker MILLIONS Online runs Feb. 13 to March 9 with 28 events and $17.55 million guaranteed.

The series features a $5,300 Main Event with a $5 million guarantee. The $1,100 Mini Main Event comes with a $1 million guarantee.

The site is offering numerous ways for players of all bankrolls to play, including events starting at just $0.01.

Beyond that, partypoker is also offering numerous qualifiers for the upcoming WPT Russia. The event is co-branded with partypoker LIVE and is one of several major live events returning to the felt.

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