WPT Win For David Ormsby

WPT Win For David Ormsby

Friday, 26 February 2016

Canadian poker player David Ormsby outlasted 422 others on Wednesday evening to claim his first World Poker Tour (WPT) title and CAD$383,407 ($289,999) in cash.

The 26-year-old Ottawa resident took down the CAD$5,000 ($3,690) buy-in no-limit hold‘em Fallsview Poker Classic main event from the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario, following a spirited heads-up battle with Vermonter Robert Forbes.

Primarily a $10/$20 and $20/$40 cash game player, Ormsby revealed that he had entered the WPT main event on a whim but he was soon sat at his first final table of the year.

“It’s crazy; I didn’t even think it was possible,” said Ormsby.

“I just played the tournament last minute and didn’t really expect to go that far because I always bust in tournaments.”

Despite beginning heads-up play against Forbes facing a three-to-one chip deficit, Ormsby never looked overly troubled and was steadily able to grind his opponent down thanks to some ‘[bet] sizing tells’. He subsequently went on to claim the lead before winning a crucial flip to seal the first six-figure triumph of his career.

In the final hand, Ormsby elected to limp his button with Kd Jd while his American opponent moved all-in from the big blind with 3c 3d. The Ontarian then made the call and was overjoyed when a Kh on the flop ensured his two over-cards won the race.

Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event Results:

1 David Ormsby - CAD$383,407 ($289,999)

2 Robert Forbes - CAD$268,773 ($198,473)

3 Derek Verrian - CAD$172,823 ($127,640)

4 Mike Bui - CAD$127,805 ($94,392)

5 Soren Turkewitsch - CAD$95,949 ($70,864)

6 Thomas Archer - CAD$76,874 ($56,759)

7 Patrick Blye - CAD$63,007 ($46,565)

8 Kyle Chang - CAD$50,254 ($37,140)

9 Jordan Saccucci - CAD$37,671 ($27,856)

Photo courtesy of WPT

Tags: World Poker Tour, Fallsview Poker Classic, David Ormsby, Robert Forbes, Derek Verrian, Mike Bui, Soren Turkewitsch, Thomas Archer, Patrick Blye, Kyle Chang, Jordan Saccucci, WPT, Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls, Ontario