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Boucher, Kay, Roy Roll Into Day 2 at WPT Spring Championship
A trio of Canadians are thriving as the WPT Canadian Spring Championship has wrapped three Day 1s and hit Day 2 in Montreal.
Hometown heroes Phillippe Boucher and Jonathan Roy are two of them.
Boucher, the 2011 WSOP PLO Six-Max champ, built his big stack up on Day 1a on Friday and held his spot just off the chip lead in second-place with 278,100.
Roy meanwhile, who stormed his way to the WPT Montreal title late last year, looks primed for a repeat performance with a 218,600 stack built yesterday on Day 1c.
Matt "ch0ppy" Kay, part of the elite Waterloo crew with Mike "Timex" McDonald that has crushed the tournament circuit over the last few years, did his thing on Day 1b and piled up 270,400 for a third-place stack overall.
Gross, Harder, Scott Among Dozens of Notables
Another 299 players survived along with the three leading Canadians to take seats today on Day 2 in search of the first-ever WPT Spring Championship.
Jeff Gross, BFF of Michael Phelps and Antonio Esfandiari, is one of them and will return with an impressive stack of his own at 232,800.
Christian Harder (176,600), former PCA champ Poorya Nazari (156,000), November Niner Scott Montgomery (153,900) and Party Poker rep Kara Scott (121,500) all bagged up healthy stacks for Day 2.
Shannon Shorr (119,500), Ronnie Bardah (115,200) and Matt Jarvis (110,300) also topped the 100k mark.
The Top 10 in chips:
- 1. Nick-Real Seide 322,000
- 2. Philippe Boucher 278,100
- 3. Matthew Kay 270,400
- 4. Jonathan Driscoll 263,800
- 5. Jeff Gross 232,800
- 6. Johnson Phanyaseng 224,900
- 7. Jonathan Roy 218,600
- 8. Jacob Toole 208,900
- 9. Daniel Suied 190,000
- 10. Michael Bartholomew 186,500
Play resumes at 11 am in Montreal today; follow along with the WPT Live Updates here.