A Jolly Weekend of Tournaments Brings Cheer to Deerfoot Inn & Casino

Christmas poker chips

Just as regular as Santa making his annual shimmy down the chimney, Deerfoot Inn & Casino host their Ho Ho Hold’em poker event each December. With the weather bitter cold outside, players came in where it's warm for a pair of poker tournaments in the Calgary poker room.

The first Ho Ho Hold’em event was a $220 tournament that received 77 entries on Saturday, December 10. The eventual winner was John Hansmeyer, earning $4,755 to take Christmas shopping.

2016 Ho Ho Hold’em Event #1 Results

FinishPlayerPrize
1John Hansmeyer$4,755
2Tony Hamilton$3,219
3Peggy Malinowski$2,048
4Garry Smith$1,463
5Glenn Robertson$1,097
6Paul Manzio$805
7Dave H.$658
8Robyn Carson$585

The poker room was extra jolly for the second event which ran on Sunday, December 11, when the prize pool settled in at $21,572 for the $330 tournament. The 75 players were topped by Jordan Johnstone who unwrapped a gift of $7,011.

2016 Ho Ho Hold’em Event #2 Results

FinishPlayerPrize
1Jordan Johnstone$7,011
2Kevin Willerton$4,746
3Jessica Ducharme$3,020
4Barry Middlebrook$2,157
5Tomi Varghase$1,618
6Louie Talerico$1,186
7Chris Reville$971
8Lonnie Saulnier$863



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