Halifax Amateur, Geoffrey Hum, Wins WPT Montreal Main Event and $500,000

MONTREAL – Another successful stop in Montreal for the World Poker Tour has wrapped up and this one was one for the ages. The main event in particular was one that was especially special for one lucky Canadian as amateur and part-time poker player, Geoffrey Hum, bested a final table full of pros to capture the title of WPT Montreal main event winner and the grand prize of over $500,000 CAD.

With a buy-in of $3,300 CAD, the main event saw a grand total of 1,109 participants. This produced a main event prize pool well in excess of the guaranteed $3,000,000 with play spanning over five grueling days.

At the start of day 5, the final table was set and it included some notable names in the poker world. Among them, the 2014 World Series of Poker main event winner Martin Jacobson as well as former main event final table player, Joseph Cheong.

But, it was Hum whose star shone brightest at the final table as he was the lucky recipient of some good cards and timely luck. Down to three-way action at the final table, Hum called Cheong’s all-in and was in trouble with pocket 8’s against Cheong’s pocket Jacks. A lucky 8 on the flop left Hum with a set of 8’s which eventually turned into a full house after that hand was over, eliminating Cheong in 3rd place.

Now, heads-up versus Adedapo Ajayi, Hum finished him off in just eight hands. The final hand was another stroke of good fortune for Hum as he w dealt a suited K-7. With a flop of K-6-4 and four to a flush for Hum, he moved all-in and was called by Ayayi’s suited J-9. The unfortunate part for Ayayi is that, he too, had four to a flush and would have lost if the final heart came to make his flush. Which is exactly what happened as the Ace of hearts fell on the turn and ending the tournament.

With that, Hum bested a star-studded final table to take home the title of WPT Montreal main event winner. In speaking with the media after his big win, he said, “I’m not a pro by any means, so to come here for a few days and to have this result is obviously not expected, but it’s pretty sweet.”

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James previously worked in one of Canada's largest casinos, River Rock Casino Resort, for over six years. He initially worked as a card dealer, then as a floor supervisor.