Deerfoot Inn & Casino’s largest-guaranteed Super Stack Main Event has begun!
As the snow began to fall on Calgary, 41 players passed through registration on Day 1a of the $1,500 Winter Super Stack Main Event to try to build a stack for Monday’s Day 2 where at least $250,000 will be awarded.
It’s the marquee event of the 12-day, 13-tournament series and action got underway at noon on Friday. Play ended after 12 one-hour levels with just six players remaining and Kyle Hartree holding the largest stack of 393,000.
Near the end of the day as the field narrowed, Hartree was the responsible for the elimination of Sam Ngai and Sinan Tawfik, adding stacks to his tower of chips. In addition to Ngai and Tawfik, some of the other players to buy in to Day 1a but fail to survive 12 levels included Eric Wasylenko, Paul Sokoloff, Richard Mullen, Cindy Kerslake, Ron Giles, and Tyler Bonkowski.
2017 Winter Super Stack Main Event Day 1a Chip Counts
The six surviving players will return on Monday to try to earn their place among the payouts. In the meantime, there are two more starting flights for players to enter this field. PokerNews Canada will be back on the tournament floor on Saturday for Day 1b providing live updates all along. You can follow along right here.