$550 Mega Stack

Event Info

Buy-in 500 CAD
Prize Pool 168,150 CAD
Players 354

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000
$550 Mega Stack
Day 2 completed

Trevor Norlander Wins the Mega Stack for $38,000

LaneAnderson • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Trevor Norlander
Trevor Norlander

The kickoff event of the 2017 Winter Super Stack has found a winner. Trevor Norlander has won the $550 Mega Stack tournament for $38,000.

Action kicked off in this event on Thursday at Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary with the first of three starting flights. Norlander bagged his Day 2 stack on Day 1c, finishing the day with a top-five count of 302,000.

The event saw a total of 354 entries which made for a prize pool of $168,150. There were 36 players who returned today for the final day and all of them were in the money, guaranteed at least $1,350.

Doug Mcginnis started the day with a huge chip lead of 749,000, followed by Sunny Lubana with 616,000, and Ron Giles rounded out the top three with 574,000.

Mcginnis managed to use his advantage to take him as far as fourth place where he was eliminated for $12,900. Lubana wasn't so fortunate, meeting his end in 14th place for $1,900. Ron Giles made the final table and collected $4,450 in eighth place.

The first mention of a prize pool chop came when play was five-handed, but a deal couldn't be reached and they played on. Then, during a break when they were four-handed, talks emerged again and the numbers were crunched, but an agreement couldn't be made and they kept the prizes in place.

After about 10.5 hours of play, the final hand was dealt and Trevor Norlander emerged victorious, collecting $38,000 and leaving Michael Smith with the consolation runner-up prize of $23,500.

That wraps up our coverage of Event #1 of the Winter Super Stack at Deerfoot Inn & Casino. Thanks for following along! We'll be back on Friday with more live reporting when the $1,500 Main Event begins.

Tags: Michael SmithRon GilesSunny LubanaTrevor NorlanderDoug Mcginnis

Michael Smith Eliminated in Second Place for $23,500

LaneAnderson • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Michael Smith
Michael Smith

Just after the level change, Trevor Norlander limped to Michael Smith who pushed all in and Norlander snap-called.

Smith: {j-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Norlander: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

Norlander caught a card on the {q-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop and Smith couldn't catch up on the {6-Hearts} turn or {3-Spades} river. Smith was eliminated in second place for $23,500.

Tags: Michael Smith


Norlander Cripples Kim

LaneAnderson • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Andrew Kim raised to 180,000 from the small blind and Trevor Norlander three-bet to 450,000 from the big blind. Kim thought for a bit and pushed all in. Norlander instantly called.

Kim: {a-Spades}{4-Spades}
Norlander: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {7-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and Norlander collected the massive double-up, leaving Kim with only about 300,000.

In the next hand, Kim shoved preflop from the button and Norlander called.

Kim: {4-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}
Norlander: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The board came {q-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{j-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and Kim made a straight, doubling up and giving him another chance to rebuild.

Kim shoved the next hand too, but everyone folded.

Tags: Trevor NorlanderAndrew Kim

No Deal ... Again

LaneAnderson • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

During the break, the numbers were crunched again to see if there could be a prize pool chop everyone is happy with. After getting the payouts adjusted to match each player's current stack, they decided to keep playing. No deal!