David Ormsby Wins 2016 World Poker Tour Fallsview Poker Classic
26-Year-Old From Ottawa Tops Field Of 423 Entries To Win $278,537
The 26-year-old poker pro based out of Ottawa, Ontario outlasted a total field of 423 entrants to capture his first WPT title, the $278,537 CAD ($278,537 USD) first-place prize and 1,440 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was Ormsby’s first final table of the year, but it was enough to move him into a tie for tenth place in the overall standings on it’s own, joining WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open champ Christopher Leong.
Robert Forbes came into the final table with the chip lead and dominated his way to a heads-up battle with Ormsby, knocking out 2006 champion of this event Soren Turkeswitch in fifth place along the way. When the final showdown began Forbes held roughly a 3-to-1 chip advantage over Ormsby, but the young Canadian was able to battle back and eventually extend a lead of his own.
In the final hand Ormsby limped in from the button with the blinds at 100,0000 – 200,000 with an ante of 25,000. Forbes moved all in from the big blind for 2,925,000 and Ormsby called with the KJ. He was flipping against Forbes’ 33. The board ran out AK476 to pair Ormsby’s king, earning him the pot and the title.
Forbes scored $268,773 CAD ($195,267 USD) for his runner-up showing in addition to 1,200 POY points, enough to move him into a tie for 20th place on the leader board.
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:
|Place||Player||Earnings (USD)||POY Points|
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|5||Man Tries To Rob Poker Game At Gunpoint|
|6||Poker Game At Senior Center Forced To Shut Down|
|7||Busse Wins CPPT Ocean's 11 San Diego Classic|
|8||CPPT Ocean's 11: Recap of Flights 1E and 1F|
|9||California Online Poker Efforts Shelved Indefinitely|
|10||Lampropulos Wins partypoker MILLIONS Main Event|
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|2||Bicycle Casino Shut Down After Police Raid|
|3||Poker High Roller Sues Roommate Over Unpaid Rent|
|4||Poker Pro Receives 8 Years For Debt Collection Scheme|
|5||Bicycle Casino Reopens Day After Government Raid|
|6||Man Attacked By Security On United Flight Is A Poker Player|
|7||Feds Indict Another Top Las Vegas Sports Bettor|
|8||Ryan Riess Wins 2017 WPT SHRP Finale|
|9||Bike Raid Could Hurt PokerStars Team In California|
|10||Podcast: Schulman After Losing 7-Figure Roll|