Tan Pham and Steven Dahrouge Find Victory at 2015 Summer Super Stack

Summer Super Stack Deerfoot Inn & Casino

The 2015 Summer Super Stack continues at Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary, Alberta with its 14-event schedule. Two more of the highlighted events have concluded since we last brought you news from the series — Events #5 and #6.

With a buy-in of $330, $20,000 guaranteed in the prize pool, and 20,000 chips to work with through half-hour levels, Event #5 Deep Stack attracted 122 entries to push the total prize pool to just shy of $35,000. With 12 players scheduled to earn a prize in the tournament, it concluded with two B.C. players battling for the top prize.

Vancouver’s Tan Pham got the job done, earning $9,300, while Vanessa Kade earned herself $6,500 for finishing as runner-up. Also in the money was popular Twitch streamer and Friend of PokerStars Jaime Staples, finishing 11th for $800.

2015 Summer Super Stack Event #5 Deep Stack Results

1Tan Pham$9,300
2Vanessa Kade$6,500
3Moon Deo$4,500
4Raymond Trieu$3,200
5Tony Gall$2,500
6Tom Mansell$2,050
7Jeremy Kemp$1,700
8Corey Laroque$1,400
9Reagan Benico$1,150
10Shannon Vargo$950
11Jaime Staples$800
12Chris Sager$720

There aren’t many poker series that are willing to put heads-up poker on the schedule, but the Summer Super Stack has two heads-up tournaments this series, both with $1,100 buy-ins — the first in pot-limit Omaha and the other in hold’em. The second heads-up event of the series has now found a winner.

With 26 players registering for the head-to-head event, four players were set to make money. The bulk of the matches took place on Tuesday, August 11, with the final four players returning in the money on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s semi-finals saw Shak Kazemipur matched against Steven Dahrouge, and Fraser Short up against Nav Shergill. After the best-of-three rounds, Kazemipur and Short were the ones to collect the $3,600 min-cash while Dahrouge advanced to the finals with Shergill.

Once the last card hit the felt, Dahrouge won the top prize of $11,100, and Shergill collected $6,400 for coming second.

The 2015 Summer Super Stack $1,500 Main Event Begins Tomorrow

There is still half of the series to play, but all eyes are now fixed on the $1,500 Main Event to kick off on Friday. With three starting days, the final day will be played on Monday with the prize pool guaranteed to be $200,000, but that should be easily exceeded, making for a juicy first-place prize for one player. The Main Event features 30,000 chips to start and generous one-hour levels, giving plenty of play.

PokerNews Canada will be on site live reporting all of the action from Level 1 all the way to the champion. You can follow that coverage on our live reporting page here. Also, we’ll be bringing you daily recaps and sharing all of the excitement on Twitter too. Follow along with the hashtag #SSS15.

Don’t forget that this series will be crowning a High Point Champion for the player who earns the most points across all 14 events. The winner of that title will receive a $5,000 package to World Poker Tour Montreal this November to play in one of Canada’s top tournaments of the year.

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