Bob Shandera Leads Winter Super Stack Event #1 After Day 1a

Bob Shandera

Deerfoot Inn & Casino’s well-celebrated Super Stack series is back in action in Calgary.

Known nation-wide as one of Canada’s most player-friendly series, Deerfoot Inn & Casino usually host three Super Stack tournament series per year. The first of 2017, Winter Super Stack, got started on Thursday.

In the usual fashion, the series began with the $550 Mega Stack that offers three starting days which will combine into a single Day 2 where all players will be in the money. Each of the three Day 1s will play down to the top 10 percent of the field before bagging chips.

Day 1a saw 71 entries pass through registration for this $100,000-guaranteed tournament. Play began at 2 p.m. and came to an end 11 hours later with seven player remaining. Bob Shandera counted out the largest stack by a slim margin with 429,300 chips. Right on his heels was Nicolas Lizoret with 427,000.

2017 Winter Super Stack Mega Stack Day 1a Chip Counts

Bob Shandera429,300
Nicolas Lizoret427,000
Steve Benyi360,000
Wayne Hoffert180,800
Paul Sokoloff145,700
Andrei Pui120,300
Eric Wasylenko113,400

Some of the other players to take a shot but fail to survive the day included Tony Comely, Ryan Comely, Cindy Kerslake, Michael Smith, and Jonathan Sanborn.

PokerNews Canada is on site live-reporting all of the action, so you can look back on the day and see photos of the surviving seven on our live-reporting page. Follow along again on Friday as Day 1b begins at noon and we bring you highlights of the action.

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