Smith Looking for WPT Success

Smith Looking for WPT Success

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The inaugural WPT Montreal might have attracted over 1,100 runners but that hasn’t meant the action has been slow. Indeed, after just four days of play the mammoth field has been whittled down to just six players.

Having generated more than $3 million for the prizepool, today’s finalists will each take home at least a six-figure payday; something that will no doubt be welcome news for Canadian, Gavin Smith.

A few years ago Smith was one of the hottest tournament players in the world, cashing in events all over the world and taking down both WPT and WSOP titles. However, time and variance have caught up with him recently and, although he’s continued to grind out some small cashes, the days when he was crushing have long since past.

That could all change later today though as he aims to roll back the years and take down the latest WPT trophy and $779,710. His job will certainly be a tough one though as he’s currently bottom of the chip counts with 1.6 million, which is over 7 million chips behind Sylvain Siebert (8,850,000) and Jeff Gross (8,650,00).

Also fighting to top a record-breaking WPT are Canadian’s Jonathan Roy and Pascal Lefrancois, as well as American Peter Kaemmerlen.

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