Day 2 completed
|Prize Pool||348,460 CAD|
|Blinds||50,000 / 100,000|
Day 2 completed
Thomas Taylor has won the 2016 Summer Super Stack Main Event! He pocketed $79,000 for the win.
There were 56 players who returned today to play down into the money and just 26 players earned a prize. More than 15 hours after play kicked off for Day 2, a winner was found in Thomas Taylor. He took the largest portion of the $348,460 prize pool.
It was a hard-fought battle with him being down to a short stack at one point in the final table, but he came back to become the chip leader and maintained that position three-handed until he knocked out his final opponent.
Taylor also won the team event in this series with Vanessa Kade and the combined points were enough for him to win the High Point Champion prize of a World Poker Tour Montreal package worth $5,000 as well.
That's it for us at PokerNews Canada at Deerfoot Inn & Casino's Summer Super Stack. Thanks for following along. We'll see you next year!
Thomas Taylor looked down at his cards and pushed in enough chips to put Nick Civitarese all in.
"I can't imagine folding this. Nine-five? No. It has to go in," Civitarese called with his short stack
"Ten high? How does this guy always have the nuts?" Civitarese said, looking at Taylor's hand.
The board ran out and Civitarese was eliminated in second place for $53,500.
Nick Civitarese just agonized over a decision as Thomas Taylor shoved into him and Civitarese looked at how few chips he had left. He flipped his face up and tried to determine whether he had to call with his hand because of how big the blinds were. Ultimately, he mucked and the two players are on a 10-minute break.
This heads-up battle is becoming very one-sided with Thomas Taylor just winning a big pot with a full house against Nick Civitarese's straight.
Nick Civitarese limped into the pot and Thomas Taylor checked his option. On the flop of , Taylor check-called a bet of 80,000 from Civitarese.
On the turn , Taylor again checked, calling Civitarese's 180,000 bet. Taylor again checked the turn and Civitarese bet 100,000. Taylor made the call and Civitarese mucked his hand.
"Good call," he said as Taylor raked in the pot.
Nick Civitarese just got it all in preflop with and Thomas Taylor quickly called with . The board ran out and Civitarese doubled up, taking a bite out of Taylor's chip lead.
As Thomas Taylor and Nick Civitarese face off for heads-up play, here are their chip counts.
Thomas Taylor was on the button and raised to 160,000. Nick Civitarese called from the small blind before Trevor Norlander pushed all in. Taylor pushed over the top and Civitarese folded.
The flop came and Norlander spiked the set to surge into the lead. The turn was the and the river of gave Taylor a set of his own, eliminating Norlander in third place for $37,600.