Day 1 completed
|Prize Pool||156,960 CAD|
|Blinds||30,000 / 60,000|
Day 1 completed
Another day has come to an end at the 2018 Station Poker Classic and Chris Wallmuth is walking away victorious after capturing the title in Event #3: $900 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty. Wallmuth will pocket himself $41,582 plus the four bounties that he earned for an additional $400. Wallmuth defeated Moon Yuen in heads-up play that lasted just a few hands.
The final three players decided on a deal amongst themselves and were left playing for a small percentage of the prizepool and the shiny ring that comes with winning the title. It didn't take long for the players to get the chips in the middle which saw Scott Moskal eliminated in third place. Yuen took the chip lead into heads-up play but quickly doubled up Wallmuth and then saw his run come to an end shortly thereafter.
This is Wallace's first live tournament victory here in Regina but says he still has more work to do. "I need to win one more to catch my friend over there, maybe tomorrow." Wallmuth hails from Winnipeg, MB, just a short cross-border drive away and will be taking home a nice cash-prize by the end of the weekend.
Final Table Results
It was yet another impressive showing inside the Showroom Lounge at Casino Regina with 218 entries taking to the felt. Tournament staff said this was the largest turnout they have seen for this event during the Station Poker Classic and that could only mean good things moving forward.
There was a total prizepool of $156,960 up for grabs and 22 places were paid with a min-cash being worth $1,819. A few other notables to make the money include Trevor Norlander (22nd place - $1,819), Kyle Hartree (17th place - $1,952)), Russ Meilunas (15th place - $2,151), and Paul Sokoloff (13th place - $2,460).
The action will wind up on Saturday with Event #4: $1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event beginning at 12:00 PM local time. It is just a one-day event and tournament staff are getting prepared for another big influx of players gathering inside the casino. The PokerNews live reporting team will once again be on site throughout the entire event to bring you all of the live up-to-date action from the tournament floor.
Moon Yuen held a slight chip lead heading into heads-up play but quickly doubled up Chris Wallmuth on the very first hand. Yuen was left on a short stack and pushed all in on the button for around 500,000. Wallmuth looked down at one card and made the call, looking to capture the title.
The board ran out and Wallmuth's ace-high held on to end another long night. Yuen was still excited about his second-place finish and will take home over $26,000 for his efforts.
Chris Wallmuth raised to 140,000 on the button and Scott Moskal shipped all in from the small blind. Wallmuth quickly made the call and the cards were on their backs. Wallmuth tabled and Moskal showed .
The flop came and Wallmuth was well in front with a set of eights. The turn was the and the river brought the and Wallmuth found himself a double up and took over the chip lead.
In the next hand, Moskal pushed all in on the button and was called by Moon Yuen in the small blind. Moskal tabled but was slightly behind Yuen's . It was an interesting flop as the dealer spread . Moskal was given some hope but the on the turn and the on the river favoured Yuen as he eliminated Moskal in third place.
The action folded to Thomas Taylor in the small blind who looked down at one card and pushed all in for 430,000. Moon Yuen was in the big blind and made the call putting Taylor at risk.
In most cases, the two players would end up chopping the pot, but when the flop of paired Yuen's six, he took the lead in the hand. The turn was an and Taylor picked up some chop outs, but the on the river secured the win for Yuen.
Scott Moskal raised to 100,000 on the button and Murray Hicks shipped all in for 330,000 out of the small blind. Thomas Taylor mucked his big blind and Moskal quickly made the call to put Hicks in jeopardy.
The flop came and Moskal flopped a set of jacks to take a commanding lead. Hicks was unable to catch his straight on the turn or the river and was ousted in fifth place.
Chris Wallmuth has been the most patient player at the final table and had been sitting on the short stack for the better part of it. He moved all in for 275,000 from under the gun and Thomas Taylor re-jammed all in from the small blind.
Wallmuth turned over and was ahead of Taylor's . The board ran out and Wallmuth's pair of queens earned him a big double up.
Scott Moskal opened to 100,000 from under the gun and the action folded to Chad Zipchian in the big blind who three-bet to 300,000. Moskal quickly jammed all in for a little over 500,000 and Zipchian called, putting himself at risk.
The board ran out and Moskal's pair of tens held on to be the winner. Zipchian wished the table good luck and headed to the payout desk to collect his winnings.