Mir Abedsaidi Leads HRCV Poker Championships Day 1b

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Poker Championships

The second and final Day 1 of the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (HRCV) Poker Championships Main Event has seen players bag and tag and we're ready to go into Day 2 and find a winner for this event.

Day 1a finished with Todd Fletcher holding the chip lead, showing fantastic talent and consistency after final-tabling Events 2 and 3 back-to-back.

The $1,100 Main Event received an additional 114 entries on Day 1b to bring the total to 212 for the event. 61 players will return for Day 2 on Sunday to play down to a winner. First-place prize is set at $60,129!

Here are your chip leaders going into Day 2:

1Mir Abedsaidi190,111
2Todd Fletcher166,200
3Dave Mak162,800
4David Cung156,000
5Duy Pham138,300
6Tam Tang125,700
7Son Chau123,300
8Sean Lee122,100
9Robert Wilson119,900
10Jingtao Chen119,400

The series is sanctioned by the Canadian Poker Tour (CPT) which awards players points for their Player of the Year race using the Global Poker Index player-ranking system. CPT is also putting up a Player of the Series package for the HRCV Poker Championships that will award the player with the most points across Events 2, 3, and 4 a $1,100 Main Event seat for CPT Spring Showdown next week in Calgary, cash for travel, and accommodation.

Here's a look at the top five on the leaderboard so far:

PositionPlayerCPT Player of the Series Points
1Duy Vu Ong130.69
2Todd Fletcher127.32
3Khatoon Parpia125.36
4Jackie Chen107.27
5Steve Lynar105.73

Remarkably, both Ong and Fletcher final-tabled both Events 2 and 3. Ong won't be gaining any more points in the Main Event, so Fletcher has a good chance of winning the Player of the Series if he can make yet another deep run. As he currently holds the second biggest stack going into Day 2, he's probably the one to watch.

Check back tomorrow to find out who won the Main Event and the Player of the Series when action is complete.

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