$1,100 Main Event

Event Info

Prize Pool 212,000 CAD
Players 212

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 0
$1,100 Main Event
Day 1 completed

Joey Basaraba Wins the Station Poker Classic Main Event for $45,326!

ElleSriracha • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante
Joey Basaraba
Joey Basaraba

Joey Basaraba and Mike Schmidt chopped up the money when heads up play began and played for the ring in a best-of-five format.

Basaraba won the first three hands and won the ring and a spot on the banner. Glen Adams, 2012 Station Poker Classic Main Event winner, took third place ($23,788) after he got it in with ace-high against Basaraba's queen-five suited and couldn't fade a five on the river.

The main event wrapped up with 212 entries, the most among the four events this week, with a prize pool of $212,000 paying 22 spots. First place was assigned a payout of $56,162 and that dropped by $1,100 after the remaining 23 players decided to pay the bubble, which belonged to Darren Johnson. A min-cash was worth $2,475.

Some familiar faces who made it out but were unable to make the cut included JC Wallace, Cindy Kerslake, Mike Smith, Jared Klimosko, Kris Klimosko and Robin Schaefer.

Here's a look at the final table payouts:

1st PlaceJoey Basaraba$45,326* 
2nd PlaceMike Schmidt$45,326* 
3rd PlaceGlen Adams$23,788 
4th PlaceBrandon Hodgkin$16,706 
5th PlaceLeor Wasserman$12,280 
6th PlaceDarcy Tupper$9,408 
7th PlaceSharon Pedlow$7,483 
8th PlaceDave Anderson$6,152 
9th PlaceBJ Wehrman$5,207 
10th PlaceDanny Lamb$4,519 

*Denotes a chop

The official final table of ten began late in the night and lasted just a few hours. Dave Anderson came in as the chip leader and continued to chip up after winning a big pot against Danny Lamb. Lamb folded to a shove, and got his chips in the middle in the next hand with pocket threes but ran into Adams' aces, netting him $4,519 for his tenth place finish. Lamb had a great week after final tabling two events, chopping Event 2 with Dominick French and eventually finishing as the runner up.

Next up was BJ Wehrman, finishing in 9th place for $5,207. He came in as one of the shortest stacks and ran ace-high into the kings of Sharon Pedlow. In 8th place ($6,152) was Dave Anderson. He may have come in as the chip leader, but after losing two massive pots with aces and jacks he found himself all in with king-four suited against Schmidt's ace-king. He flopped a flush draw but couldn't get there.

Sharon Pedlow made some progress but lost a big pot with aces against Brandon Hodgkin's jack-ten after he rivered trips. She then found herself all in with king-queen suited under the gun for the rest of her stack but couldn't dodge Schmidt's set of fours, earning her a 7th place finish for $7,483.

Adams ended up doubling his short stack twice against Hodgkin, leading to Darcy Tupper becoming the short stack and getting all in with ace-high against Basaraba's king-high. The king on the river sealed the deal and had Basaraba's rail roaring, awarding Tupper with $9,408 for his sixth place finish.

Fifth place went to Leor Wasserman for $12,280 after Schmidt limped in from the small blind, prompting Wasserman to shove with ace-high. Schmidt snap-called and revealed kings. He flopped top set and Wasserman was on the rail. Hodgkin was the next to go in 4th place ($16,706). He got it in with ace-nine and got a call from the blazing hot Basaraba with ace-six. The turn made it look like a chop was almost certain, but a six on the river sent him packing.

Just a couple of short hands later, Adams was all in with ace-high but Basaraba caught up with queen-high, rivering a pair of fives to send him home in 3rd place for $23,788.

Congratulations to everyone on their deep finishes this week at the 2017 Station Poker Classic at Casino Regina! Be sure to check out the Payouts tab for results and visit the tournament page for a look at all of the event results.

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Mike Schmidt Finishes in 2nd Place ($45,326*)

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Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt

Mike Schmidt finished in 2nd place after a heads-up deal with Joey Basaraba, They chopped up the money evenly and played five hands to determine the winner.

Basaraba won three out of five hands, making Schmidt the runner-up.

Joey Basaraba 3,180,000 1,780,000
Mike Schmidt Busted

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Chop it Up!

ElleSriracha • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante

Mike Schmidt and Joey Basaraba were almost even in chips so they decided to chop it up for $45,326 each.

They have decided to play five hands and whoever wins the best of those five takes the ring.


Glen Adams Eliminated in 3rd Place ($23,788)

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Glen Adams
Glen Adams

Glen Adams moved all in for 400,000 from the small blind and was called by Joey Basaraba in the big blind.

Basaraba: {q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Adams: {a-Spades}{2-Hearts}

The board ran out {j-Spades}{7-Spades}{4-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Basaraba made a pair of fives on the river to eliminate Adams in 3rd place for $23,788.

Joey Basaraba 1,400,000 300,000
Glen Adams Busted

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Brandon Hodgkin Eliminated in 4th Place ($16,706)

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Brandon Hodgkin
Brandon Hodgkin

Joey Basaraba moved all in on the button and was called by Brandon Hodgkin in the small blind.

Basaraba: {a-Spades}{6-Diamonds}
Hodgkin: {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

The flop came {j-Spades}{2-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and it looked pretty safe for Hodgkin with a good chance for both players to chop. The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and it looked like a chop until the {6-Clubs} hit the river and Hodgkin was eliminated in 4th place for $16,706.

Joey Basaraba 1,100,000 500,000
Brandon Hodgkin Busted

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Quick Break

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The remaining four players are on a quick, unscheduled break.