Geoffrey Hum Stuns Star-Studded Final Table with WPT Montreal Victory for $380,648

Canadian amateur Geoffrey Hum stunned the crowds at WPT Montreal yesterday by defeating a star-studded final table to lift the Main Event and a career-best $380,648 payday.

By: Andrew Burnett


The 30-year old Nova Scotia man who works in Toronto sat down for the 5th day of play facing the likes of 2014 WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson, Joseph 'subiime' Cheong and partypoker Team pro Kristen Bicknell.

Jacobson was first to go as another relative unknown, Adedapo Ajayi, rivered a queen to send the Swede to the rail in 6th for $83,743.

It’s been quite a breakthrough year for Ajayi, a deep run in this summer’s WSOP Main Event and a $198,265 runner-up finish at the WSOP Circuit Main Event in Choctaw back in January.

Bicknell’s Main Event exit in Montreal was an epic cooler after a pre-flop raising war…

♠ ♥ ♣ ♦

Bicknell: K♣ K♥
Hum: A♥ A♠
Board: Q♥ 8♣ 2♠ 2♦ J♥

That meant 5th place and $106,582 for Bicknell, and she would later be followed out by Watson, this time Hum rivering a flush to crack Watson’s queens.

Joseph Cheong’s hopes of adding a WPT title to his WSOP bracelet this year ended when his pocket jacks were upended by Hum’s eights, the flop bringing another snowman, and that left the two unlikeliest players meeting heads-up for the title.

Hum delivered another cooler to finish the job off, tabling a bigger flush draw with top pair, and the river completed the hearts to give him the biggest win of his life.

He told WPT reporters afterwards: “I’m not a pro by any means, so to come here for a few days and to have this result is obviously not expected, but it’s pretty sweet.”

Final Table Payouts

1 Geoffrey Hum $380,648
2 Adedapo Ajayi $255,034
3 Joseph Cheong $179,126
4 Mike Watson $137,034
5 Kristen Bicknell $106,582
6 Martin Jacobson $83,743

 

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