The final entry flight has come and gone and Tyler St. Clair finished the day with the largest stack in the $200,000-guaranteed Summer Super Stack Main Event.
The $1,500 tournament is the showcase event of the 14-tournament, 12-day series at Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary, Alberta, that will get all wrapped up on Monday, August 22. All of the events but the Main Event have found winners and now there are just 56 players remaining to determine who will be the Main Event champion.
The action kicked off at noon on Sunday for Day 1c in one of Deerfoot Inn’s ballrooms which set the scene for the prestigious tournament. Registration closed for the final time in the tournament at the end of the dinner break with 137 entries, bringing the total up to 262 and obliterating the guarantee by putting $348,460 in the purse.
Play paused after 12 one-hour levels with 35 players still holding onto chips. When added to the nine survivors from Day 1a and 12 from Day 1b, a total of 56 players will return on Monday to play into the money.
Tyler St. Clair emerged in the late evening as the chip leader with a couple of levels still to play, and he maintained that position, steadily adding to his stack until the end of play. He finished the night with 378,900 chips which will put him second-best when Day 2 kicks off as he’ll still be behind Day 1b chip leader Alex Po who has 467,500. Nick Civitarese also passed the 300,000 mark and counted out 309,500.
2016 Summer Super Stack Main Event Day 1c Chip Counts
|Tyler St. Clair||378,900||Sinan Tawfik||113,500||Shane Brotherwood||73,000|
|Nick Civitarese||309,500||Cliff Green||112,800||Kyle Hartree||70,000|
|Patz McMillan||287,500||Trevor Norlander||104,000||Tom Mansell||65,000|
|Zhun Chen||238,100||George Hussein||99,500||Jody Fayant||61,100|
|Fred Pynn||197,000||Shawn Meegan||95,000||Ron Lauzon||38,800|
|Kyle Crego||184,000||AJ Cummings||94,400||Tony Le||37,500|
|Thomas Taylor||179,400||Tony Ridley||91,500||Albert Kenny||35,500|
|Shawn Leis||152,500||Ron Giles||90,500||Wayne Hoffert||35,100|
|Kayvan Payman||148,000||Amir Khan||84,400||Will Ng||30,000|
|Willie Hernandez||143,900||Yong Li||82,000||Jeremy Lee||28,200|
|Chris Bowers||142,500||Jon Sheppard||80,000||Matthew Kotyk||22,800|
|Ravi Bedi||125,900||Devin Verstraelen||79,000|
Some of the players to take a shot on Day 1c but fail to survive 12 levels included Sheraz Nasir, Kevin Martin, Ryan and Tony Comely, Adrian Baran, Ryan Smith, Bo Fric, Vanessa Kade, and Doug Lee.
Day 2 will begin with 56 players and they’ll play down to 26 before anyone is in the money. The min-cash will be worth $3,530 and the five-figure prizes start in eighth place where the player will win $10,300. The eventual winner will pocket $79,000.
Follow the action from Day 2 live on the PokerNews Canada live reporting page as we’ll be posting updates all day long until a winner is found.