GAVIN SMITH WPT MONTREAL (LIVE STREAM) PROFILE

Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith

nickname:
The Caveman

hometown:
Las Vegas, NV

Career Stats

Earnings $2,610,314
Cashes 14
Final Tables 5
Titles 1
Tournaments Played 99

Current Standings

Est. Current Chipcount

Est. Average Chipcount
35,190,000

Current Chipleader
-

Chipcount History

Day 1-B
65,400

Day 2
1,247,000

Day 3
1,605,000

Day 4
4th

 

Canadian Jonathan Roy Wins Inaugural WPT Montreal

Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 50,000 ante

By Diana Cox
 
One of the largest World Poker Tour Main Events in the tour's 11-year history came to an end when all the chips in play were stacked in front of Jonathan Roy. Appropriately, for the WPT's first main event in Canada since 2008, the final table came down to two Canadians at WPT Montreal. 
 
Roy outlasted a field a massive field of 1,173 players and walked away with $779,710 from the $3,387,930.00 prize pool. 
 
At the front of of a packed house, Roy battled heads up with Pascal Lefrancois for a spot on the Champion's trophy, the prize money and the WPT silver belt.

The final hand came to down Lefrancois being forced all-in for less than one big blind after being severely crippled when he ran his 6heart6spade into Roy's KspadeQclub. With their stacks nearly even, Pascal raised to 1,000,000 from the button and Roy re-raised to 2,400,000. Pascal moved all-in and Roy called. The board ran out Kdiamond7heart7clubQdiamondJheart and nearly all the chips were moved to Roy's end of the table. 
 
On the next, and final hand of the night, Lefrancois was all-in for his last 500,000 after being dealt 8club3heart. Roy had KspadeJheart and the board ran out KclubJclub4diamondQdiamond9diamond to end the night.
 
Peter Kaemmerlen's final table appearance was extremely short lived as he was eliminated on the very first hand of the day. 
 
From under the gun Kaemmerlen raised to 300,000 and Jeff Gross answered with a re-raise from the small blind to 1,260,000. Kaemmerlen decided it was time to push his final 2,400,000 to the middle of the table. The shove was enough to put Gross into the tank before he made the call. 
 
When the two flipped their cards over Kaemmerlen was ahead with JdiamondJheart against Gross's Aheart10diamond and stayed ahead after a flop of 7spade5diamond4club. The 9heart on the turn was good for Kaemmerlen and he needed only to dodge an Ace in order to survive and double up. But an Ace, the Adiamond, was turned over on the river to give Gross the best hand and send Kaemmerlen away. 
 
After Kaemmerlen's exit, Sylvain Siebert, who began the day as the chip leader, became the fifth place finisher when he moved all in from the big blind with 6club6diamond. Roy called from the big blind with two black Queens. The dealer spread KclubKspade4diamondAspade7spade and Roy's Queens held to eliminate Siebert. 
 
Following Siebert to the rail was Gavin Smith, who started the day with the short stack. Smith moved all-in from the small blind with Adiamond5spade and Roy called from the big blind with Kclub7spade. The board is dealt 8diamond8spade2club7diamond3club pairs Roy's seven on the turn to end Smith's tournament. 

Smith's deep run marks his fifth WPT final table. 
 
Gross's third place elimination set the stage for the heads-up match when he moved all-in from the button for 2,475,000. Roy called from the small blind with AspadeQclub and Gross found he was behind with KdiamondQclub.The board ran out Aclub6club6spade2diamondKspade to give Roy two pair and remove Gross from the table.

Gross was quickly congratulated by his friend, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, who was on the rail. 
 
WPT Montreal final table results: 
 
1st:  Jonathan Roy  -  $779,710
2nd:  Pascal Lefrancois  -  $470,920
3rd:  Jeff Gross  -  $317,450
4th:  Gavin Smith  -  $211,745
5th:  Sylvain Siebert  -  $146,360
6th:  Peter Kaemmerlen  -  $113,155

Sorted In: Jonathan Roy, Pascal Lefrancois, Featured Blog, Michael Phelps, Jeff Gross, Gavin Smith, Peter Kaemmerlen, Sylvain Siebert, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
12:42 AM, 11/28/12

Hand #47: Gavin Smith Out in 4th Place ($211,745)

Level 32: 75,000-150,000, 25,000 ante

Gavin Smith moves all in from the small blind, and Jonathan Roy calls from the big blind with Kclub7spade. Smith turns over Adiamond5spade, and he'll need it to hold to stay alive.

The board comes 8diamond8spade2club7diamond3club, and Roy pairs his seven on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Gavin Smith in fourth place.

Gavin Smith  -  Out in 4th Place ($211,745)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Gavin Smith, Jonathan Roy, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
06:33 PM, 11/27/12

Hand #33: Gavin Smith Doubles Thru Jeff Gross

Level 32: 75,000-150,000, 25,000 ante

Gavin Smith moves all in from the button for about 1.5 million, and Jeff Gross asks for a count from the big blind. Gross tanks for a while before he calls with Kspade9heart, and Smith turns over QspadeJspade.

The board comes Jdiamond7club6diamond4clubAdiamond, and Gavin Smith wins the pot with a pair of jacks to double up in chips.

Gavin Smith  -  3,100,000  (20 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jeff Gross, Gavin Smith, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
06:04 PM, 11/27/12

Final Table Bio - Gavin Smith

Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

3192b Gavin Smith

Seat 4: Gavin Smith – 1,605,000
Age: 44
Hometown: Boulder City, Nevada

Gavin Smith is not only the most well-known player at the final table but he is also one of the most accomplished professional poker players from Canada. He was born in Ontario but now spends his time in the greater Las Vegas area. Smith is 44 years old and he has over $5 million in career earnings. Smith holds a World Series of Poker gold bracelet and he has won half a dozen live poker tournaments.

Smith’s best finish at a World Poker Tour held in Canada came at the WPT North American Poker Championship at Niagara Falls in Season VII. Smith has 12 cashes to his credit at WPT events and this will be his fifth final-table appearance on the tour. Smith made three of those final tables during Season IV, when he clinched WPT Player of the Year honors. His WPT victory at the Mirage Poker Showdown also came during that season and it was worth $1,153,278.

Sorted In: Gavin Smith, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
04:14 PM, 11/27/12

Day 3 ClubtWPT Player of the Day: Gavin Smith

Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Sorted In: Gavin Smith, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker, Featured Blog
03:30 PM, 11/27/12

WPT Final Table: Official Chip Counts

Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

The final six players have filled out their WPT bio sheets and bagged and tagged their chips. Here are the official counts:

Seat 1.  Jonathan Roy  -  7,480,000  (62 bb)
Seat 2.  Pascal Lefrancois  -  6,065,000  (50 bb)
Seat 3.  Jeff Gross  -  8,650,000  (72 bb)
Seat 4.  Gavin Smith  -  1,605,000  (13 bb)
Seat 5.  Peter Kaemmerlen  -  2,405,000  (20 bb)
Seat 6.  Sylvain Siebert  -  8,850,000  (73 bb)

There is still about 23 minutes left in Level 31, with blinds at 60,000-120,000 and a 20,000 ante.

The WPT Final Table begins tomorrow (Tuesday) at 4:00 pm ET, and the WPT Live Stream will be on a 30-minute delay starting at 4:30 pm ET.

The WPT Live Stream includes hole cards and expert commentary from WPT Raw Deal Analyst Tony Dunst, along with Mike "Timex" McDonald. And if you aren't watching the WPT Live Stream, you can catch all the action right here in the WPT Live Updates.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jonathan Roy, Pascal Lefrancois, Jeff Gross, Gavin Smith, Peter Kaemmerlen, Sylvain Siebert, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
11:36 PM, 11/26/12

Hand #21: Peter Kaemmerlen Doubles Thru Gavin Smith

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #21  -  Gavin Smith limps from middle position for 100,000, Peter Kaemmerlen moves all in from middle position for 1,385,000, and Smith calls with 8diamond8spade. Kaemmerlen turns over KspadeQdiamond, and he'll need to improve to stay alive.

The board comes QheartJheart2diamond4spadeKclub, and Kaemmerlen wins the pot with two pair, kings and queens, to double up in chips.

Peter Kaemmerlen  -  3,010,000  (30 bb)

Sorted In: Peter Kaemmerlen, Gavin Smith, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
10:22 PM, 11/26/12

Ashton Griffin Eliminated in 13th Place ($25,070)

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Ashton Griffin (UTG+1) moves all in for 60,000, and Jeff Gross raises from the hijack to 240,000. The other players fold.

Griffin shows 10diamond5diamond, and Gross turns over AdiamondKclub.

The board comes 10spade9heart4diamond9diamond2diamond, and Griffin pairs his ten on the flop and rivers a diamond flush to stay alive and double up in chips.

Ashton Griffin  -  310,000

The next hand, Ashton Griffin is all in again, and this time Gavin Smith calls from the button with KspadeQheart. Griffin turns over Jspade6spade, and he'll need to improve to stay alive.

The board comes Kdiamond5heart2spade8club5club, and Smith wins the pot with two pair, kings and fives, to eliminate Ashton Griffin in 13th place.

Gavin Smith  -  2,500,000
Ashton Griffin  -  Out in 13th Place ($25,070)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Ashton Griffin, Gavin Smith, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
09:01 PM, 11/26/12

Gavin Smith Doubles Thru and Cripples Ashton Griffin

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Ashton Griffin moves all in from the hijack, and Gavin Smith calls all in from the big blind for 1,075,000 with 9diamond9heart. Griffin turns over 8diamond8heart, and Smith is a favorite to double up.

The board comes Adiamond10spade4heart10clubKspade, and the pocket nines hold up for Gavin Smith to win the pot and double up in chips.

Gavin Smith  -  2,200,000  (27 bb)
Ashton Griffin  -  70,000  (<1 bb)

Sorted In: Gavin Smith, Ashton Griffin, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
08:56 PM, 11/26/12

Paul Apotstols Out in 17th Place ($21,005)

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Paul Apotstols moves all-in for his last 710,000 from the button and Gavin Smith calls from the big blind. Apotstols shows Aspade6spade and Smith turns over KclubJclub. Apotstols stays ahead after a flop of 8spade5heart3heart but the Jdiamond on the turn gives Smith a pair of Jacks. The river is the 10heart and Apotstols is eliminated. 

Gavin Smith - 1,675,000 (20 bb)
Paul Apotstols - Out in 17th Place ($21,005)

Sorted In: Paul Apotstols, Gavin Smith, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
08:16 PM, 11/26/12
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