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world poker tour 2019Fallsview Casino Resort, which is located at Niagara Falls, Ontario, hosted a World Poker Tour tournament with Demo Kiriopoulos topping the field and winning CA$517,424. The majority of the players were Canadians, which was clear during the final table when Jake Schwartz was the only player from the USA. Kiriopoulos managed to get through a field that consisted of 602 players and landed the biggest score of his lifetime. He has been doing pretty well lately, and his second-biggest score was in partypoker MILLIONS Canada when he managed to win a total of CA$400,000.

This event allowed one re-entry and managed to accumulate a total of $2 million regardless of the fact that there were 10 registration levels and only one starting day. Some of the players who did a great job but failed to make it to the final table were Andrew Chen, Darren Elias, Luc Greenwood, Brian Altman, Peter Jetten, and Ping Liu. The tournament wasn’t all rainbows and candies for Kiriopoulos, who entered the final day short-stacked and left only with under 15 big blinds. However, he did a great job by keeping his head above water and he managed to make it to the final table with approximately 35 big blinds. One of the interesting players is Jake Schwartz, who had only one big blind left at one point during Day 2 and managed to make his way out and end up in fourth place at the final table.

The Final Table

Andrew Pantling was the chip leader at the start of the final table, which consisted of six players. At the time he entered the last part of the tournament, he had 9.5 million for 95 big blinds. The first player to hit the rail was Noeung Troeung, who won a total of CA$105,170. He was followed by James Morgan in fifth place, who won CA$128,471. Jake Swartz was the next one to hit the rail in fourth place, and he managed to earn CA$167,388, only to be followed by the former chip leader, Andrew Pantling, who did not manage to fight his way to the heads-up play and ended up in third place, winning CA$233,339.

The final part of the event was between Demo Kiriopoulos and Wing Yeung, with Demo having a 2-1 chip lead. Yeung never managed to get much traction, and although he managed to double up at one point, that wasn’t enough to win the tournament. He went all in when he was down to 10 blinds, and his jack-six was not strong enough against the pocket tens that Kiriopoulos had. Apart from the cash prize, Kiriopoulos also won a $15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions seat.