Hansen, Moneymaker in for $1m FTP Montreal Main Event

Gus Hansen
Bien sur Monsieur Hansen.

The biggest poker festival ever in Montreal is on the brink of its $1m main event with Gus Hansen, Chris Moneymaker and plenty of local celebs ready to hit the felt.

Breaking attendance records at the Playground Poker Club right from Event #1 last Saturday, the first of three Day 1s for the $1m GTD Full Tilt Poker Montreal main event hits tomorrow.

Confirmed to play the $1,000+$100 buy-in event are FTP pros Hansen, Dermot Blain, Martins Adeniya and Danielle "dmoongirl" Andersen along with FTP ambassador Hana Soljan.

Joining them from Team PokerStars pro are hometown icon Jonathan Duhamel, worldwide icon Chris Moneymaker, Vanessa Rousso, David Williams and Victor Ramdin.

Hana Soljan 4
Hana Soljan

Former NHLers Barnaby, Laraque Square Off

Along with the heavy hitters from the pro poker world two major punchers from the NHL are prepared to join in.

Retired scrappers Matthew Barnaby and Georges Laraque, now a strong supporter of anti-bullying programs, have confirmed they'll play.

Local personaltiies Jean-Michel Anctil and Jean-Thomas Jobin (comedians), Jean-Nicolas Verreault (actor) and Marc Dupré and Émily Bégin (singer/songwriters) will also hit the tables.

Main Event coverage with live reporting, photographs and videos will be ongoing in the FullTiltPoker blog starting tomorrow with a live stream picking up on Day 2 (Sept. 30).

Check the Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival page for info on all side events and prize pools.

Check back on PokerListings on Monday for the live stream.

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