Glen Witmer won the WTP North American Poker Championship that was played at Fallsview Casino Resort in Ontario. This was Glen Witmers first big tournament win and he can now cash out $1,090,589 in first prize money. Witmer was the chipleader when the final table began, but not many people though he would win. But he did.
Here is the chip count at the start of the Final table:
Glen Witmer – 3,710,000
James Trenholm – 1,365,000
Kathy Liebert – 1,620,000
Gavin Smith – 2,815,000
Ryan Fisler – 2,285,000
Marc Karam – 1,850,000
Here was 3 poker pros in Kathy Liebert, Gavin Smith and Marc Karam, and they were the favorites to win this event. First to leave the final table was James Trenholm when he had 7-7 and Smith had J-J, Smith won the pot and it was goodbye to Trenholm.
Heads up was between Glen Witmer and Gavin Smith. The final hand Witmer had A-K and Smith went all in with his 5-5. The flop was Q-J-2. Turn was J and Smith was close to win the hand. Witmer could still win if he hit Ace, King or 10 for straight. The river came Ace and Glen Witmer won the World Poker Tour North American Poker Championship.
Here is the final results and prize moneyin US dollars:
1, Glen Witmer $1,090,589
2, Gavin Smith $532,545
3, Kathy Liebert $277,684
4, Ryan Fisler $228,234
5, Marc Karam $171,175
6, James Trenholm $133,137
Next World Poker Tour event is Festa Al Lago in October 20-26. This event is played at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas.