Ryan Hodge Wins Winter Super Stack Main Event
After a long final day, the Winter Super Stack Main Event has come to a conclusion. The two-day event with three starting flights at Deerfoot Inn & Casino has wrapped up in Calgary, Alberta.
At 1:30 a.m., the remaining five players got into a complex deal to split up everything that was up for grabs. Malcolm Berger had his eye on the trophy and was willing to sacrifice some cash to get it, all the players wanted their fair share of cash, and Ryan Hodge wanted the points because a win would give him the High Point Champion prize package of a one-year lease on a brand new Toyota and a seat at this summer’s World Series of Poker Main Event. They all managed to arrive at a deal that made everyone happy, and they called it a night. Officially, Hodge is the Main Event Champion. But Berger has the trophy on his mantle and Tyler Bonkowski was paid the most.
The $1,500 Main Event had a $200,000-guaranteed prizepool, but the 256 entries blew right past that and created a purse of over $340,000. When Day 2 resumed on Monday, 61 players returned to the tables and none of them had as many chips as Niall Farrell who went on to finish seventh for $13,000.
The final table was stacked full of talent. The roster featured a WSOP-bracelet-winner (Tyler Bonkowski), a WSOP runner-up (Niall Farrell), a wealthy business owner known for playing big cash games (Malcolm Berger), joined by some great local players.
Here is how the top 10 finished:
For more details, including reports of notable hands throughout the entire event, you can read back through our live-reporting page here.