It all started in April 2006. The 1st Annual Miriam Foundation Montreal Open Full Tilt Poker Texas Hold'em Tournament took place on April 6, 2006 at Marché Bonsecours and sold out with 800 players. The 10 finalists traveled to Las Vegas where five of them won entry into the 2006 WSOP and all shared in a cash prize pool.

The Annual Montreal Open is bigger and better. It takes place at Le Windsor over 4 days and is the largest charity poker tournament in Canada with more than 1300 players. It comes to an exciting close at the Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas where 30 finalists compete for a prize pool valued at $250,000 and the top ten finalists received entry into the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas. The first-place winner also received a special VIP package including a poker lesson with a Full Tilt Poker pro. The winners of past tournaments are below.

Winner of the tournament also brings home the Lawrence Taiger trophy.

Winners of the 2011 Montreal Open

1 Francis Dupré
2 Nicholas Van Zant
3 Maxime Nault
4 Philippe Morin
5 Thunder Rice
6 Jamilee Fitzpatrick
7 Marc Boulerice
8 Mario Defoy
9 Dorothy Hector
10 Adam Cader
11 Bobby Delaronde
12 Ludovic Lachance
13 Michael Saragossi
14 Izhak Levy
15 Guy Cruickshanks
16 Anthony Mahoney

17 Daniel Legaré
18 Terry Hobbs
19 Robert Turcotte
20 Vik Artinian
21 Dan Nicholls
22 Daniel Stewart
23 Jason Smith
24 David Ngo

25 Francis Bisson
26 Michael Crabbe
27 Jean Gauthier
28 Terry Sellers
29 Philippe Pion
30 Arman Soltani

31-Dan Lauzon, 32-Shawn Werbitt, 33-Eric Cloutier, 34-Alex Stone, 35-Chad Campbell, 36-Sylvain Hazan, 37-Michel Racicot, 38-Raymond Demers, 39-Jean-Francois Dube, 40-Greg Mueller, 41-Zaid Al Sarraf, 42-Martin Jolicoeur, 43-Spencer Stacey, 44-Ben Lassen, 45-Patrick Girard, 46-Katie Dennison, 47-Kim Bouzis, 48-Marc de Moscovaki. 49-Sandro Teolis, 50-George Tatakis, 51-George Whyte, 52-Sebastien Baril, 53-Joe Simpson, 54-Charles Panitsidis, 55-Linda Huard, 56-Ron Khanna, 57-Shane Fitzpatrick, 58-Huck Seed, 59-Enrico Caruso, 60-John Sawers, 61-Blake Cruickshanks, 62-Erik Monette, 63-Earl Levett, 64-Sanuel Yassa, 65-Jerry Olszewski, 66-Ken Little, 67-Oliver Tatham, 68-Sylvain Lepage, 69-Dominic Jipos, 70-Daniel Quevillon, 71-Saul Ming Tam, 72-Hans Numme, 73-Ronald Farber, 74-Sylvain Berthiaume, 75-Arthur Walker, 76-Bram Kaufman, 77-Ash Noganosh, 78-Jody Roy, 79-Samuel Valois, 80-Jean-Francois Beland, 81-Jeff Burnett, 82-Peter Zhou, 83-Sylvia Perazzo, 84-Matthew Bellsmith, 85-Bryon Springer, 86-Kevin Fischback, 87-Gavin Smith, 88-Raffi Demerdjian, 89-John Marion, 90-Brahim Zerasni, 91-Anthony Carbery, 92-Antoine Caron, 93-Patrick Bensoussan, 94-Christophe Patrick, 95-Kosta Papapostolou, 96-Nicolas Athanasopoulos, 97-Robert Auger, 98-Cindy Burnett, 99-Daniel Mastromonaco, 100-Andrew Saibil

Winners of the 2010 Montreal Open

1 Kosta Papapostolou
2 Patrick St-Michel
3 Shemirani Arsalan
4 Martin Majeau
5 Daniel Selvin
6 Mathieu Sauriol
7 Carmine Spagnuolo
8 Kevin Healy
9 Billy Gerontakos
10 Martin Lapostolle

11 Jérémie A. Trépanier
12 Jean Paul Rochette
13 Randy Pelley
14 Jimmy Bonneau
15 Maryse Lessard

16 Saul Ming Tam
17 Phil Masse
18 Joe Pizzuco
19 Jimmy Israel
20 David O'Neill

21-Michael Crabbe, 22-Brian Morgan, 23-Emmanuel Katsanis, 24-Michael Sochaczevski, 25-Adam Lloyd-jones, 26-Joel Lindover, 27-Etienne Chabot, 28-George Caragiorgas, 29-Michael Mamane, 30-Andrew Kim, 31-Fortuna Nathan, 32-Eddi Miklavcic, 33-Clint Vester, 34-Sarah jane Odell, 35-Michael Hynes, 36-Dominic Plante, 37-Varouj Artinian, 38-Robert Barger, 39-Stéphane Dias, 40-Stéphane Faucher, 41-Jean-Sébastien Dubois, 42-Gisele Labelle, 43-Richard Wagner, 44-Ben Ruddock, 45-Kevin Fischback, 46-Danny Hourihan, 47-Stephane Fortin, 48-Antoine Vanderzon, 49-Cookie Lazarus, 50-Alexandre Ouaknine, 51-Dakota Basta, 52-Dorothy Hector, 53-Elie Abdulkarim, 54-Sylvain Thériault, 55-Patrick Di Nardo, 56-Serge Paris, 57-James Mcdermott, 58-Peter Sutherland, 59-Ron Khanna, 60-Gordon Hein, 61-John Vorizanaki, 62-Covg son Dao, 63-Daniel Quevillon, 64-Ben Lassen, 65-Dan O'neill, 66-Michael Shatilla, 67-Eric Cloutier, 68-Robert Marvento 69-Kris Durasamy, 70-Patrick Provencher, 71-Alexandre Bourassa, 72-Robert Gariepy, 73-John Brown, 74-Max Zeppetelli, 75-Rylan Mckinley, 76-Ronald Diamant, 77-Marcel Blais, 78-Daniel Beaudry, 79-Anthony Quici, 80-Rene Laforgia

Winners of the 2009 Montreal Open

1 Kevin Latendresse
2 Eric Richer
3 Raphaël Simoneau
4 Mido
5 Mike Shatilla
6 Mike Romano
7 Brian Morgan
8 Stéphane Faucher
9 Luc Loiselle
10 Marty Adaszkiewicz

11 Carlos Candido
12 Johan Tange
13 Denis Quirion
14 George Whyte
15 Peter Zhou

16 Philip Duchesne
17 Mathieu Sauriol
18 Hagay Brener
19 Patrick Huard
20 Doreen Tang

Winners of the 2008 Montreal Open

1 Billy Gerontakos
2 Howard Kaplow
3 Jean-Francois Méthot
4 Tyson Tailor
5 Philippe Massé
6 Yvon Carpentier
7 Spencer Stacey
8 Simon Villeneuve
9 Peter Devine
10 Mickael Perreault

11 Richard Riendeau
12 Gregory Mclachlan
13 Brent Wajcman
14 Christian Benoit
15 Samuel Gagnon

16 Mark Francis
17 Richard Johanson
18 Kent Livingston
19 Cookie Lazarus
20 Claude Martin