$1,500 Main Event

Event Info

Prize Pool 332,500 CAD
Players 250

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 5,000
$1,500 Main Event
Day 2 completed

Josh Wallace Wins Winter Super Stack Main Event for $78,000

LaneAnderson • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante
Josh Wallace
Josh Wallace

Josh Wallace has won the Winter Super Stack Main Event.

After 54 players returned to the felt today to play for the $332,500 prize pool, Wallace came out on top to win $78,000. Just the top 25 earned a payout after Andy Truong was eliminated on the money bubble.

Some of the players who collected money before the final table included defending champion Devin Verstraelen (25th — $3,350), Michael Smith (21st — $3,650), and Richard Mullen (13th — $5,650).

Once down to the final nine, Vanessa Kade was the first out for $7,900 followed by Sam Ngai ($9,750) and Bill Thomson ($12,600). Kyle Hartree finished sixth ($16,400) and Ronnie Dattani was fifth ($20,700). Once Kris Klimosko finished fourth ($26,100) and Anthony El-Araj exited in third ($36,500), it was a heads-up battle between Paul Sokoloff and Josh Wallace with Wallace holding a commanding chip lead.

After a lot of back and forth, it finally ended with Wallace getting it in with {k-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and Sokoloff holding {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds} but unable to hold on as the board ran out in Wallace's favour.

Wallace topped the field of 250 entries to become the 2017 Winter Super Stack Main Event champion for $78,000.

That's it for our coverage here at Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary. Thanks for following along. See you next time!

Tags: Andy TruongBill ThomsonDevin VerstraelenJosh WallaceKris KlimoskoKyle HartreeMichael SmithPaul SokoloffRichard MullenRonnie DattaniSam NgaiVanessa Kade

Wallace Takes a Commanding Lead

ElleSriracha • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante

On a board reading {5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{J-Clubs} with about 600,000 in the middle already, Josh Wallace checked to Paul Sokoloff and he thought about it for a moment before betting 500,000. Wallace called.

The river was the {j-Spades}. Wallace moved all in and Sokoloff open-folded {q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}.

Sokoloff is now down to just over a million chips.

Josh Wallace ca 6,450,000 1,250,000
Paul Sokoloff ca 1,050,000 -1,250,000

Tags: Josh WallacePaul Sokoloff


"Sharp Tops" for Kris Klimosko

ElleSriracha • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 3,000 ante

Kris Klimosko raised to 100,000 from the cutoff and Anthony El-Araj three-bet to 289,000 on the button. Action folded back around to Klimosko and he moved all in for 787,000. El-Araj asked for a count and eventually called.

Klimosko: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}
El-Araj: {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}

"He's (Klimosko) got the sharp tops", said someone on the rail.

The board ran out {K-Hearts}{8-Spades}{4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and Klimosko secured the double, leaving El-Araj with a little over seven big blinds.

Kris Klimosko ca 1,630,000 480,000
Anthony El-Araj 300,000 -200,000

Tags: Kris KlimoskoAnthony El-Araj