$700 No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Prize Pool 127,890 CAD
Players 203

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 0
$700 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Darrell Marsden Wins Event #2 and Pockets $33,952

ajlamers • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante
Darrell Marsden
Darrell Marsden

It was another long and grueling day inside the Showroom Lounge at Casino Regina for Event #2: $700 No-Limit Hold'em and after nearly 15 hours, we have a winner. Darrell Marsden from Winnipeg, MB has captured the title along with $33,952 after defeating Thomas Taylor in an epic heads-up match.

Marsden made the trip to Regina to play some poker and he brought a group of friends with him, who made plenty of noise from the rail tonight. It was Marsden's largest live tournament cash to date, having played in a few other events in Western Canada. Marsden entered heads-up play facing a large uphill battle in not only a hefty chip deficit but also a formidable opponent in Taylor. It was a bluff gone wrong for Taylor that swung the momentum to Marsden's side and he never looked back.

After taking the chip lead, Marsden continued to apply pressure to the short-stacked Taylor and eventually took the title when his pocket jacks held up against Taylor's {q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}. Marsden said he's heading out to celebrate the victory with his friends but will likely be back in the poker room for some more action this weekend.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize (CAD)
1stDarrell Marsden$33,952
2ndThomas Taylor$21,540
3rdSenad Selimanovic$14,421
4thDarcy Reaney$10,148
5thLen Sepke$7,478
6thEthan Ellis$5,746
7thLee Clark$4,585
8thRandy Trautwein$3,782
9thMike Bakeman3,211
10thJames Boyd$2,797

It was another strong showing for the second day of the 2018 Station Poker Classic as a total of 203 entries showed up to create a prizepool of $127,890. There were 21 players lucky enough to make the money with a min-cash being worth $1,553. The money bubble was burst by Event #1 winner, Toby Wu, in a blind vs blind situation against Justin Skimani. Wu's ace-high held on to eliminate Skimani and the remaining players rejoiced as they would be leaving with some cash.

That wraps up another day of poker at Casino Regina but everyone will be back tomorrow at 12:00 PM local time for Event #3: $900 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on site to bring you all of the live updates from the tournament floor.

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Thomas Taylor Eliminated in 2nd Place ($21,540)

ajlamers • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante
Thomas Taylor
Thomas Taylor

Darrell Marsden raised to 100,000 on the button and Thomas Taylor shipped all in for 465,000 from the big blind. Marsden instantly called and the cards were on their backs with Taylor being the player at risk.

Darrell Marsden: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Thomas Taylor: {q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}

Taylor would need to catch a queen to double up and stay alive. The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and Marsden's pocket jacks held on to eliminate Taylor in the runner-up position.

Darrell Marsden 2,030,000 820,000
Thomas Taylor ca Busted

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Break in the Action

ajlamers • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante

The final two players are taking a quick break in the action.

Another Double Up for Marsden

ajlamers • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante

Darrell Marsden limped in on the button and Thomas Taylor raised it up to 80,000 in the big blind. Marsden called and the flop came {8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. Taylor check-called a bet of 80,000 from Marsden and the {k-Diamonds} fell on the turn.

Both players checked to the {2-Clubs} on the river and Taylor announced all in. Marsden looked back at his cards and shrugged his shoulders before making the call for his last 445,000. Taylor tabled {a-Spades}{10-Spades} for just ace-high while Marsden was excited about his call with {6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}.

Darrell Marsden 1,210,000 500,000
Thomas Taylor ca 820,000 -500,000

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Marsden Doubles Through Taylor

ajlamers • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante

Darrell Marsden pushed all in for 356,000 on the button and Thomas Taylor quickly called after looking at his cards. Marsden showed {a-Hearts}{j-Spades} and was dominating the {a-Diamonds}{8-Spades} of Taylor.

The flop came {6-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Clubs} and Marsden was still out front with his jack-kicker. The turn brought the {j-Diamonds} and Taylor was drawing dead to the {2-Hearts} on the river. Marsden earned a double up and brought the heads-up match a little tighter.

Thomas Taylor ca 1,320,000 20,000
Darrell Marsden 710,000 -20,000

Senad Selimanovic Eliminated in 3rd Place ($14,421)

ajlamers • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

Senad Selimanovic raised to 52,000 out of the small blind and Thomas Taylor defended from the big blind again. The flop came {k-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades} and both players checked to the {2-Diamonds} on the turn.

Selimanovic led out for 74,000 and Taylor just called to see the {j-Spades} land on the river. Selimanovic announced all in for a massive overbet of 470,000. Taylor counted his own stack and then stuck in a few chips to call. Selimanovic reluctantly turned over {10-Spades}{7-Hearts} while Taylor flipped over {k-Hearts}{5-Hearts} to eliminate Selimanovic.

Thomas Taylor ca 1,300,000 575,000
Darrell Marsden 730,000 -30,000
Senad Selimanovic Busted

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Taylor Picks Up Some Chips

ajlamers • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

Senad Selimanovic min-raised to 48,000 from the small blind and Thomas Taylor defended from the big blind. The flop came {9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and Selimanovic checked to Taylor who bet 45,000. Selimanovic called and the {7-Hearts} paired the board on the turn.

Selimanovic checked again and Taylor fired another 60,000. This time, Selimanovic pushed his cards to the muck and let Taylor take it down.

Thomas Taylor ca 725,000 165,000
Senad Selimanovic 550,000 -55,000