Joe Lu Bags Huge Stack on Day 1b of Summer Super Stack Main Event

Summer Super Stack Deerfoot Inn & Casino

The Summer Super Stack Main Event has concluded the second of three start days, and they’re already only one player away from beating the $200,000 guarantee.

There were 85 entries to the $1,500 Main Event at Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday. Added to the 65 from Friday’s Day 1a, the total field numbers 150. One more player will tip the prize pool over the $200,000 guarantee with the largest starting field yet expected on Sunday’s Day 1c.

By the end of 10 one-hour levels, nobody had nearly as many chips as Joe Lu. Bagging 356,000, his closest competitor was Cole Gauthier who was miles behind with 239,100. No other player passed the 200,000 mark. Lu also far surpasses Richard Mullen who bagged the most on Day 1a with 285,300.

Here are the 23 players who bagged chips for Monday’s Day 2:

Joe Lu356,000Ravinder Bedi67,700
Cole Gauthier239,100Vince Chahly67,400
Fraser Short187,200John Wilson64,100
Sam Tong183,600Umang Dattani60,500
Josh Wallace182,600Troy O’Neill59,600
Matthew Wilson170,800Don Fujita42,000
Homan Mohammadi144,500Jimmy Lee40,300
Alison Senycz142,000Tsunehisa Nishi38,400
John Lavorato132,900Tammy Wing28,900
Arvhin Malinab131,000Jorge Chae25,800
Robert Babb77,200Kyle Crego16,800
Sheila Schmidt72,000  

Among those who did not survive the day were B.C.’s Vanessa Kade, Winter Super Stack Main Event final-tablist Malcolm Bolger, and World Series of Poker bracelet winner Tyler Bonkowski.

Day 1c will likely be the largest field yet, and play begins at noon on Sunday in the 17-table tournament hall. For $1,500, entrants get 30,000 chips and one-hour levels to try to bag a Day 2 stack, and registration will remain open until the end of Level 6.

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