Chad Galye is the Harvest Poker Classic Bounty King

Chad Galye Casino Regina Harvest Poker Classic

The penultimate tournament of the four-event series at Casino Regina saw a long day topped by Chad Galye early in the morning Saturday. He won the $900 Harvest Poker Classic bounty tournament, earning $42,371.

Action kicked off at noon on Friday in the beautiful show lounge at Casino Regina. Players were awarded $100 for each elimination and the rest of the prize pool totaled an impressive $190,080 after registration closed with 264 entries.

The money bubble burst in the mid evening when 27 players remained and familiar faces like Oliver Gergely (26th — $1,795), Kyle Irvine (17th — $1,956), and Kyle Menne (14th — $2,362) were eliminated on the way to the final table. By the time just 10 players remained, Jon Daneliuk held the chip lead with 453,000 chips, but it was anyone's game with the blinds high and the field closely matched.

2016 Harvest Poker Classic Casino Regina Event 3 final table
The final 10 players in Event 3 of the 2016 Harvest Poker Classic.

Once at the final table, the first three eliminations came quickly and then action slowed down. But Daniel Lamb eventually got things going again when he knocked out two players at once.

Chase Johnston pushed all in from under the gun and Lamb came over the top before a tiny-stacked Scott Dunford called for the little extra he had after paying the big blind. Lamb had the best hand with {q-Spades}{q-Clubs} against the {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds} of Johnston and the {6-Spades}{10-Diamonds} of Dunford. Then Lamb smashed the flop when it came {q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}, giving him quads, and he collected two bounty chips.

Daniel Lamb Casino Regina Harvest Poker Classic
Daniel Lamb

Jon Daneliuk was the next to go. After being the chip leader at the start of the final table, he saw a flop of {3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and got it all in with the better hand of {10-Spades}{9-Diamonds} to Chad Galye's {6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}, but the river brought the {6-Spades} to give Galye two pairs and eliminate Daneliuk in fifth place.

When play got down to the final three, Chad Galye, Daniel Lamb, and Jody Fayant played hand after hand with tiny stacks compared to the rising blinds. They finally agreed to chop up the prize pool a bit and everyone locked up $30,000 each and play continued for the ring, the title, and the $12,371 still in play.

Jody Fayant Casino Regina Harvest Poker Classic
Jody Fayant

Lamb was eliminated almost immediately after the deal was made and heads-up play began between Fayant and Galye with Galye holding a large chip lead.

Fayant narrowed the gap for a while and got himself almost even in chips when they two got it all in preflop with Fayant holding {k-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and Galye turning over {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. It was almost 4:30 a.m. as the dealer spread a flop of {5-Spades}{a-Clubs}{j-Hearts} and Galye made two pairs. Fayant never caught up and was eliminated in second place. Galye collected $42,371 for the win.

2016 Harvest Poker Classic $900 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty Final Table Results

1Chad Galye$42,371
2Jody Fayant$30,000
3Daniel Lamb$30,000
4Angelo Wasteste$14,571
5Jon Daneliuk$10,602
6Chase Johnston$8,028
7Scott Dunford$6,301
8Rick Gorzalczynski$5,108
9Lorne Gill$4,260
10Darlene Gozling$3,644

There's still one more event in the four-tournament series in Saskatchewan's capital. Saturday is the $1,100 Main Event starting at noon and PokerNews Canada will be back on the tournament floor for live updates all day long.

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