The 19th Annual Harvest Poker Classic (HPC) is now half finished as Event 2 is in the books. One of the longest running tournament series in Canada, the HPC first began in 1997 with a modest $225 buy in. With the smallest buy in for the 2015 version set at $400, it's clear the series has enjoyed massive growth since it's inception. Thursday's second event of the 2015 series had a price tag of $600.
Hosted by Casino Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, the tournament is played in the unique surroundings of Regina's historic train station. HPC events are played in the Showroom, which gives space for dozens of tables to allow cash and tournament poker at the same time.
While the tournament is capped at 210 players at any given time, late registration and reentry were available through the first four levels of play, meaning that well over 210 players actually played the event. By the time late registration closed, 280 players had signed up to take their shot at the top prize with more than $150,000 in prizes going to the top 28 players.
It took a little over 15 hours to whittle the field down to the winner. In the end, local Saskatchewan talent Jim Loudon ended up at the top of the pile, winning $39,690. Second place went to Regina native Cory Douglas who collected $25,016 for second. Rounding out the top three was another Saskatchewan native, Kyle Irvine, taking home $16,599.
2015 Harvest Poker Classic Event 2 Top 10 Results
Stay tuned to PokerNews Canada for all the action from the rest of the 2015 Harvest Poker Classic. Event 3 kicks off Friday at noon with an $800 knockout event and we'll be on the floor live to bring you all the sights and sounds.