Alberta fired up another poker series to close out October. Running from the 20th to the 30th, Cash Casino Calgary ran their annual Wild West Shoot Out event with a seven-tournament schedule.
It began with a the $340 Deep Stack that gave players a generous 25,000 chips to start and 30-minute levels. The 354 entries were reduced to a final table that included well-known regulars like Joel Bullock, Ryan Cairns, George Hussein, Paul Sokoloff, and Bill Thomson. Ultimately, Thomson faced Sokoloff heads-up and came out on top to win the $21,200 top prize.
The series continued with the $165 Super Sunday while the final day of the first event wrapped up. A field of 65 entries was topped by Paul McMullin who won $3,000 for the victory.
A $230 rebuy event followed and saw a small field of 23 entries with 42 rebuys and three players made the money. Paul Sokoloff picked up his second cash of the series with third-place money of $1,800 going in his pocket. Kyle Oak claimed the win and $4,500.
Always popular for Alberta players, pot-limit Omaha was on offer next. The $235 tournament received 106 entries and Gord Chin was the last player standing. He took home $6,000 for the effort.
Next up was a bounty tournament with a pricetag of $365. Ryan Cairns found another final table in the 102-entry event, ultimately finishing third for $1,475. Darlene Hernandez earned the first-place prize of $3,645 plus bounties.
The Main Event featured a buy-in of $560 and 330 entries were tallied once the starting flights concluded. It boasted another final table full of notable local players like Karim Chatur, Cindy Kerslake, Giulio Rosati, Shawn Silva, and Andy Truong. It came down to AJ Cummings and Karim Chatur and Chatur found the win, claiming $35,135.
2016 Wild West Shoot Out Top 10 Results
This win takes Chatur’s lifetime tournament cashes close to $400,000 with his best prize coming from this same poker room. In 2009, Chatur won the $760 Main Event in the Great Canadian Freezeout for $101,000 when he scooped up every last chip in the 505-entry tournament.
* Photo from a tournament at Grey Eagle Casino in 2014.