CPT Summer Showdown Day 10: Cliff Green Takes Down Main Event
On the 10th day of this 10-event Canadian Poker Tour (CPT) Summer Showdown, the Main Event played down from 43 players to a champion, and the player to earn that title was Cliff Green.
The final day of this series at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino began with the survivors from Days 1a and 1b meeting for Day 2. They began play just 12 spots from the money, and it didn't take long at all to play down to the 31 who were scheduled to be paid.
Some of the notable names who fell in the money but didn't quite make the final table include Jimmy Lee, Mike Leah, and Logan Dunn. Once in the final 10, Chris Symesko was the first to go. Doug James was a player to watch on the final table, but he fell in fifth. Dustin Centanni — winner of Event 3 in this series — also had a great shot at the title, but he lost his stack in third place shortly after securing a deal that saw the final three players lock up $40,000 each and leave $19,800, the trophy, the points, and the title to play for up top.
Despite coming to the table as one of the shortest stacks, Cliff Green went into heads-up play with a large chip advantage. Green was responsible for three of the final-table eliminations, and he picked up his fourth when he knocked out Quentin Siffledeen in the runner-up spot.
These are the top 10 finishers in the Main Event:
The Main Event saw 308 entries, creating a total prize pool of $292,600, which was nearly double the $150,000 guarantee for the event. For more details, visit the PokerNews Canada live blog to see our coverage of the action throughout the day.
Sunday also saw the final event of the series — the $330 Bounty — find 180 entries which combined to make a prize pool of $33,300. Daniel Butts managed to take it down and earned $8,325 as well as the bounties he picked up along the way, and he had entered the event shortly after cashing the Main Event. Notably, Shane Brotherwood finished second in the bounty tournament after winning the Win the Button event earlier in the series. Another second-time casher was Frank "Cinnamon Frank" Longinotti who came third. Longinotti finished second in the All In or Fold event a few days earlier.
Mike Leah also got a small cash out of the bounty tournament, giving him his third of the series and allowing him to leap into the lead on the CPT Player of the Year leaderboard shortly after taking that position earlier in the week and temporarily losing it to Thi Nguyen who is now back in second place.
The winner of the CPT Player of the Series goes to Vancouver's Logan Dunn who cashed an incredible four events in the series. His best result was a third-place finish in pot-limit Omaha, followed by a final table appearance in All In or Fold, and deep runs in the Main Event and Mega Stack.