The third and final Day 1 of the Spring Super Stack Main Event has come to a close. A total of 171 entries registered for the $1,100 tournament to create a prize pool of $162,450.
Action resumed at Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary, Alberta, at noon on Saturday. With just 78 entries total in the first two entry flights, Day 1c needed to have at least that again to surpass the $150,000 guarantee. When 93 entries passed through registration, the overlay was easily avoided. Only 16 of those players survived the day to advance to Day 2.
At the start of play, Day 1a chip leader Ron Lauzon had set the target at 316,700 chips to be the top stack. Nobody from Day 1b managed to reach those heights, but Day 1c’s Johnny Yu accumulated an incredible 401,500. Even the day’s second-best stack was ahead of Lauzon’s earlier benchmark. Leo Brouwer counted out 324,500 at the end of Day 1c. Davinder Jhutty became a third person to pass the 300,000 mark with 302,000.
2016 Spring Super Stack Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts
Some of the notable players to have bought a stack but fail to survive the day included Ryan Smith, Tammy Wing, Vanessa Kade, Jimmy Lee, and Jerome Makonen.
Day 2 will see 30 players return to the tables looking for one of the 17 paid spots. First place promises $40,000!
There are also four side events running every day throughout the series with buy-ins of $220 and $330. Players will be doing their best to find deep runs in all of those as well because there is a High Point Champion prize that will go to the player with the best results across all five events. The player who finished on top of the points race will win three free tournament entries for August’s Summer Super Stack, including a seat in the Main Event. So far, Shane Brotherwood is leading the points race.
PokerNews Canada is on the tournament floor throughout the series and providing live updates of all the Main Event action. Follow along on our live reporting page when play kicks off for Day 2 on Sunday at noon and plays down to a winner. Deerfoot Casino will also be streaming live on Twitch for the final day. You can watch that stream here.