Saturday at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino in Calgary, Alberta was a bustle of activity as Day 1b of Canadian Poker Tour (CPT) Summer Showdown Event 1 saw 236 entries, bringing the total for the event up to 427. The $330, two-day, no-limit hold'em tournament blew past the $75,000 guarantee and boasts a prize pool of over $120,000 while promising the first-place finisher $28,000 to go with the trophy and the bragging rights.
As was the case for Day 1a, players stopped for the night when 10% of the field remained and the money bubble burst, meaning the 43 players who return for Day 2 on Sunday are all in the money and guaranteed at least the min-cash of $700.
These are the players who advanced from Day 1b:
Carson Ludwick edges out Dusty Speta as the chip leader going into Day 2. Speta bagged 411,600 on Day 1a, but Ludwick's 465,800 gives him a tower of chips to make use of on Day 2.
Play will resume at noon on Sunday to determine where each player will finish. Then, at 2 p.m., the CPT Ladies National Championship will get started to give all of the female poker players a great event with a buy-in of $330.
By the end of the day, two trophies will be awarded, and there will be eight more throughout the series in the coming week. Keep checking in with us here at PokerNews Canada for recaps of the action, and we will also be on site to live report the $1,100 Main Event and $3,300 High Roller. And don't forget to use #CPTSummer.