Air Force Pilot Rosenbarger Lands $500k, WPT Montreal Title

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Derrick Rosenbarger WPT Champ (Photo: Joe Giron)

New Mexico's Derrick Rosenbarger is the newest World Poker Tour champion after defeating a field of 862 players in Montreal to claim $500,824.

Rosenbarger, an Air Force pilot from New Mexico, had to come back from a 2-1 chip deficit against tough pro Mukul Pahuja heads-up to seal his first-ever WPT victory.

Along with the $500k Rosenbarger earned his very own WPT title belt, had his name engraved on the WPT champions trophy and earned a seat into the $15k WPT Championship next year.

Pahuja Makes Another Big Score, Kiletto Falls in Fifth

One of the toughest pros on the tournament circuit right now Pahuja looked to be on his way to his first WPT title before two double ups by Rosenbarger early in the heads-up changed his fortunes.

Still Pahuja earned $340,928 for the runner-up finish to add to the $872k he took for third at the Seminole Hard Rock Open in August.

Former blackjack dealer Lily Kiletto, who's made three final tables and over $200k on the WPT this year, came in as the short stack but managed to leapfrog Alexandre Lavigne before busting in fifth.

The chip leader coming in to the final table, Sylvain Siebert, who finished fifth at WPT Montreal last year, busted in fourth. The final six and payouts:

  • 1. Derrick Rosenbarger - $500,824
  • 2. Mukul Pahuja - $340,928
  • 3. Serge Cantin - $220,170
  • 4. Sylvain Siebert - $162,936
  • 5. Lily Kiletto - $121,848
  • 6. Alexandre Lavigne - $98,574

For a full recap of all the action, check the WPT Live Updates.

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