Chris Symesko Wins Alberta Poker Championship

Chris Symesko

Alberta poker got back in action for 2017 with the Alberta Poker Championship at Casino Edmonton. The Main Event was won by Chris Symesko for $46,480.

The Pure Canadian Gaming property hosted a five-event series last week that culminated in the $1,100 Main Event with two starting flights. By the time the two Day 1s wrapped up, the field had closed with 176 entries and 44 players were set to return for Day 2 with Calvin Kochan bagging the most chips.

Unfortunately for Kochan, he wasn’t able to carry that advantage into the money and was eliminated outside of the top 18 players who earned a payout. The prize pool came to a total of $167,200 and Chris Symesko handily pocketed the largest portion of that.

With two well-known and talented players facing each other heads up, it was Jimmy Lee who fell in second place for $25,920 while Chris Symesko earned the win and $46,480 to kick off the new year.

2017 Alberta Poker Championship Main Event Top 10 Results

1Chris Symesko$46,480
2Jimmy Lee$25,920
3Ian Alvarado$16,720
4John Thornton$12,790
5Jesse Witwer$9,780
6Ryan Comely$7,860
7Daniel O’Leary$6,860
8Ron Piasetzki$5,850
9George Skrzypniak$5,180
10Daniel Gleason$4,680

The next event hosted by Pure Canadian Gaming will be the DeepStacks Poker Tour stop coming in March.

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