Taranvir Vander Tops Pure Poker Summer Showdown

Casino Yellowhead Pure Poker Summer Showdown

The first post-WSOP Albertan poker series of the summer was Casino Yellowhead’s Pure Poker Summer Showdown in Edmonton. The one-week series offered five events and the last of it just wrapped up on Sunday.

After a $550 bounty tournament kicked the action off on July 23 and a $330 no-limit hold’em tournament, a $440 pot-limit Omaha tournament, and a $220 no-limit hold’em tournament followed through the week, the $1,100 Main Event highlighted the series.

There were two starting flights for the Main Event. Once Friday and Saturday’s Day 1s came to an end, a total of 254 entries was tallied, creating a prize pool of $241,300.

Much of the usual talent was present among the final 32 players who earned a payout. There’s a pool of Alberta regulars that always seem to be among the top of the pack in these mid-sized series.

The final table included the likes of Sam Ngai (seventh — $8,080), Bashar Ramahi (fifth — $11,620), Jody Fayant (fourth — $15,050), and Devin Verstraelen (third — $24,730). It ultimately came down to a heads-up battle between Shahram Taghavizadeh and Taranvir Vander with Vander coming out on top to collect $55,410 while Taghavizadeh had to settle for the runner-up prize of $38,960.

Pure Poker Summer Showdown Main Event Final Table Results

FinishPlayerPrize
1Taranvir Vander$55,410
2Shahram Taghavizadeh$38,960
3Devin Verstraelen$24,730
4Jody Fayant$15,050
5Bashar Ramahi$11,620
6Ryan Forest$9,630
7Sam Ngai$8,080
8Ambrose Ngai$6,760
9Shijia Lai$5,550

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