Thomas Taylor Wins Summer Super Stack Main Event Again
Thomas Taylor has won the Summer Super Stack Main Event for the second year in a row!
The Super Stack tournament series are organized and hosted by Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary, with a Winter, Spring, and Summer variant each year. The Summer Super Stack just wrapped up with Thomas Taylor emerging as the victor for the second year in a row.
With 197 entries, the prize pool came to $262,010 in the $1,500 Main Event, a significant decrease from last year’s 262 entries (down 25%) for a $348,460 prize pool.
For the win, Taylor picked up first-place money of $60,000, adding to the $79,000 he won in the same tournament last year. If you’re not already impressed, he also finished runner-up in the Spring Super Stack Main Event this year for another $21,250.
A number of the PokerNews Canada team named Thomas Taylor as a player to watch going into this summer’s World Series of Poker, predicting a big breakout year. While he had a reasonably good summer, it wasn’t quite the spotlight-stealer we’d thought it might be. But this recent success assures us that he’s still one to keep your eyes on.
The final table also included runner-up Toby Wu ($41,000), Kyle Hartree (third — $30,000), Sean Giesbrecht (fourth — $22,000), Ryan Comely (fifth — $17,000), James Keichinger (sixth — $13,000), Jimmy Gill (seventh — $10,000), Kirk Nilson (eighth — $7,900), and Curtis Vigoren (ninth — $6,600).
The Summer Super Stack was a 12-event, 13-day tournament series that included unique formats like turbos, bounties, pot-limit Omaha, a team event, a seniors event, a ladies event, and a tournament that changed levels based on eliminations, keeping the average stack at around 25 big blinds throughout the entire tournament.
This was the first major series under the new poker room manager, Ron Campbell, who we spoke with before the series began. Notably, he had removed the prize pool guarantees and drastically reduced the player-of-the-series prizing for this series.