From Bossier City, the WSOP Circuit rolled into Lac Leamy in Quebec and the main event started and finished with one man on top. Charles Sylvestre ploughed through the field to be crowned champion, take the WSOP gold ring, a place in the national championships and the first place prize of $122,435. Sylvestre is of course no stranger to a big win and during the summer he took a WSOP bracelet at the WSOP Quebecois event. After the win he said that, “After my unexpected WSOP bracelet this summer, to come back here, to Lac Leamy my hometown and ship the ring...I can’t ask for better. It’s an amazing feeling.”
The Lac Leamy event was indeed a historic one as it was the first WSOP circuit event to take place in the province of Quebec and all said it was a successful one too with a total of 371 players paying up the $1,675 for the main event buy in. Cutting straight to the chase and heading into day 2 of the main event it was Sylvestre way out in front of the 18 remaining players. He was holding a 2 to 1 chip lead to the second placed player, fellow Canadian Mike Leah. There was a little bit of a blip in how the end played out, but only a short one as Daniel Charette held the chip lead for a while, however it was Leah who did the majority of the damage before Charette was taken out of the equation in day 3. This put Leah pretty close to Sylvestre and next up we saw an extremely fast session in play that meant we had to say goodbye to 3 players in quick succession.
Heading to the final table there were a few swings and roundabouts but Sylvestre did what he had to do to take the ring, which did mean coming from behind in heads up play which lasted for just 30 minutes. Sylvestre took the lead with a big bluff and never looked back, and said, “The bracelet is the best possible thing, but the ring is another nice reward, I’m really happy to add it to my poker resume.”