The Spring Super Stack Main Event was back in action on Friday with the second of three starting flights in the $150,000-guaranteed tournament. The day concluded with Mark Wilson leading the pack.
Rejoining the Winter and Summer editions, the Spring Super Stack made its return to Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary, Alberta, this year after being absent from the calendar in 2015. It’s the smallest of the three series with just five events spread across four days and the headlining Main Event carries a smaller buy-in of $1,100.
Day 1b kicked off at noon and registration closed after the dinner break later in the day with entries coming in at 41 for the day. After 15 40-minute levels, just eight players remained to carry chips to Sunday’s Day 2.
Ron Lauzon set the bar at a whopping 316,700 when he finished Day 1a with the most, and nobody from Day 1b could top that. The best stack was that of Mark Wilson with 243,500 who was the only player to surpass the 200,000 mark. Second in chips was Tyler McKendry with 178,500.
2016 Spring Super Stack Day 1b Chip Counts
Notable players who bought in on Day 1b but didn't survive included Jimmy Lee, Dilovan Hussein, Tony Comely, and Nav Shergill.
With 41 entries on Day 1b added to the 37 on Day 1a, the field is at a total of 78 with one more starting day scheduled for Saturday. The final starting flight will have to be a big one to meet the $150,000 guarantee.
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.
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 1c on Saturday at noon.