Geordi Lobe Leads Day 1b of Winter Super Stack with Guarantee Nearly Met

Geordi Lobe Deerfoot Inn & Casino Winter Super Stack

Deerfoot Inn & Casino was full of excitement on Saturday as players took to the felt for Day 1b of the $1,500 Winter Super Stack Main Event in Calgary, Alberta. There were 82 entries on the second of three starting flights, putting the event total up to 123. With a $200,000 guarantee on the prizepool, it will be easily exceeded on the final starting flight on Sunday.

When the players had made it through the scheduled 10 60-minute levels, Geordi Lobe was holding the most chips as he threw 241,700 in a bag to be sealed up for Day 2 on Monday. The only other player to pass the 200,000 mark was Malcolm Bolger. He finished the day with 212,500, and these top two are far behind the Day 1a chipleader, Niall Farrell, who will be returning with 524,400.

Some of the others who made it through the day include Scot Munro who bagged a tiny stack of 27,400 on Day 1a but will be forfeiting that, as he did better on Day 1b with 145,000. Dave Howat, also a Day 1a qualifier, attempted to do the same but was eliminated before the end of play. It was the same story for Jonathan Sanbourne, Cliff Green, Ryan and Tony Comely, Joel Bullock, Fraser Short, Jay Dragland, Alex Bylicki, Chris Bowers, Trevor Norlander, Jamil Kanji, Tyler Bonkowski, Ryan Schoonbaert, Valerie Ross, and the last female in the field, Toby Tinordi, who was eliminated in the very last hand of the day.

The day ended with 20 players surviving to continue to Day 2. Here is how they stack up:

PlayerChipsPlayerChips
Geordi Lobe241,700Ryan McDowell103,200
Malcolm Bolger212,500Khoa Nguyen102,200
Larry Iampen170,900Ryan Cairns94,900
Ambrose Ng158,100Ryan Hodge85,400
Andy Truong152,700Jason Remshardt84,500
Scot Munro145,000Mike Smith83,500
Ryan Smith143,800Lucian Drahici66,500
Mitchell Heidt139,700Daniel Lee56,800
Derrick Ibbotson121,900Hamer Jimenez44,700
Arturas Lescinskas109,500James Cermak25,200

There is one more chance for players to qualify for Day 2. The final starting flight is on Sunday and it is expected to be the largest of the three. The Sundance ballroom will be filled with poker players and PokerNews Canada will be on site relaying all of the action to you. Just watch this page to follow along.

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