• August 3, 2021

Canterbury Park Fall Poker Classic

Matt Kirby has just triumphed at the 2014 Canterbury Park Fall Poker Classic, after overcoming a field of 362 players over three days on his way to claiming the victory, and collecting the $84,502 first place prize.
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The 14th edition of the Fall Poker Classic consisted of 34 events over 17 days at the Shakopee, Minn., card casino and racetrack.
Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 Matt Kirby $84,502
2 Chris Pehler $47,183
3 Dan Hendrickson $34,155
4 Andrew Dick $26,408
5 Jim Boone $22,007
6 Mark Abboud $18,486
7 Tony Hartmann $14,084
8 Rich Alsup $10,563
9 Thao Thiem $8,803
10 Jonathan Hanner $7,042

The $1,000 buy-in Main Event was held at the Canterbury Park Card Club in Minnesota, and attracted enough players to create a prize pool worth $350,173. The 30-year-old poker pro was then able to progress all the way through to the final table where he bested such players as Andrew Dick, Tony Hartmann, Thao Thiem and Jonathan Hanner, before eventually defeating Chris Pehler heads-up to claim the title.
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The Fall Poker Classic consisted of 34 events spread out between October 4th and 20th. Matt Kirby subsequently got off to the best possible start in the series by taking down Event 1: $340 No-Limit Hold’em event, having defeated a field of 417 players to win the top prize of $28,516. In addition, Kirby finished 6th at Event 9:  $550 NLHE for $5,354, and 6th at Event 13: $550 NLHE Six Max for $4,540, before scooping Event 17: $1,000 Main Event for $84,502, bringing his total prize money won at the 2014 Fall Poker Classic to $122,912.
Matt Kirby’s performance this year, in which he reached four final tables, has been hailed as one of the most dominating runs the series has yet seen, and after the Fall Poker Classic drew to a close, Kirby was honoured with the title of King of the Classic, and awarded a Cruise Prize Package.
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