The Canterbury Park Fall Poker Classic in Minnesota has managed to conclude a 22-event tournament, successfully completing the festival over the weekend. With a respectable prize pool to begin with and a good turn-up on the part of players, the event definitely has the basis to build on future competitions.
The Canterbury Park Fall Poker Classic Ends on a Good Note
In Minnesota, the Canterbury Park Fall Poker Classic was a poker competition that hoped to whip up sufficient excitement among the local and regional players. And as it turns out, it succeeded quite brilliantly at that.
With a Championship Main Event that commanded a great prize pool and a rather steep buy-in, valued at $1,1000, the main leg of the event saw 409 people flock to play. As a result, the prize pool quickly grew to nearly $397,000, providing players with a clear opportunity to walk away with a tidy sum of money.
Despite his relatively low profile, Le has amassed $417,503 in live poker winnings. His career dates back to 2005 and he has attended over 40 live events. He has also been grinding online most of this time, although there are no records of how much he has managed to win up to now.
Congratulations to our #FPC18 Main Event Champion-
3-Putts takes the trophy and the bragging rights after battling through a stacked Fall Classic field of 409 players. pic.twitter.com/s6uvs4n2qo
— CanterburyCardCasino (@CanterburyCards) October 22, 2018
While the competition was highly contested, it was Nghia “3-Putts” Le who managed to overcome the opponents and break at the top of the race, finishing with $70,000-odd to his name and the coveted title.
Though Le didn’t take on the final four competitors, but participated in a deal favoring all finalists, the significance of his achievement shouldn’t be cheapened. In the final leg of the race, he had a distinct advantage over the other opponents at the table, and short negotiation fetched him the lion’s share of the pot whereas the other three players divvied up the remainder the pot.
Each of the finalists took between $40,000 and $49,000 each settling a successful tournament for both the attendees but equally the hosts.
Le and the Makings of a Winner
At the final table Le had to face fellow players Kenny Haider, Rich Alsup, and Scott Drill. Each of them appeared to have the necessary understanding and skill of the game to actually conclude matters in their favor. However, negotiations were the way to settle the largest tournament in the festival.
For Le that was also the largest prize money that he has won in a game so far. Scrutinizing his history as a gamer, it became apparent that he placed 108th in the WSOP Main Event 10 years ago, fetching $41,816 in the process and also attended the 2009 Twin Cities Poker Open where he pulled nearly $35,400.
— Sammy Whammy (@SamDeSilvaPoker) October 21, 2018
Canterbury Park Fall Poker Classic is an event that intends to continue with later editions. The coverage of the games themselves was excellent with the hosts making use of social media to keep remote spectators posted and successfully telling the personal stories of players.
With a great atmosphere and a solid payout for the winners, the Canterbury Park Fall Poker Classic is an event well worth frequenting in future.