$1,100 Main Event

Event Info

Prize Pool 94,000 CAD
Players 94

Level Info

Level 21
Blinds 12,000 / 24,000
Ante 0
$1,100 Main Event
Day 1 completed

Chris Bowers is the Diamond Poker Classic Champion!

LaneAnderson • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante
Chris Bowers
Chris Bowers

Chris Bowers is the Diamond Poker Classic Champion!

The series returned to Casino Regina in Saskatchewan's capital after an eight-year absence and the Main Event concluded the four-tournament series today.

The $1,100 Main Event kicked off at noon and registration closed with 94 entries, creating a prize pool of $94,000. Like every event this week, this final table of 10 players was set to get paid.

When the money bubble burst late in the evening, there were a few storylines to note. Chris Bowers entered the final table with the chip lead after already final-tabling both of the most recent Main Events at Casino Regina. Also, 2012 Station Poker Classic Champion Glen Adams was on the final table looking for a second ring, as well as his wife Danette Holzwarth seated right next to him. Event #3 bubble boy Jody Fayant was also in the lineup of the final 10.

Play initially started slow and conservative as a few levels passed without any eliminations. But then the pair of spouses were eliminated in 10th and ninth, followed by Gord Matt in eighth, Sam Dickson in seventh, and Jody Fayant in sixth.

The remaining five players went on a break with Bowers holding well over half of the chips in play and the other four had fairly even stacks. When they returned from break, they agreed to chop it up and end the tournament right then.

Chris Bowers took the win and the ring and will earn his name on the champion's banner. He earned $22,942 for the victory.

Some of the notable players to take a shot in the event but fail to cash included Russ Meilunas, Ryan Smith, Vanessa kade, Mike Smith, Jared Klimosko, Kyle Irvine, and Tyler Bonkowski.

That's it for this year's Diamond Poker Classic. Thanks for following along and we'll see you next time!

Tags: Chris BowersGlen AdamsJared KlimoskoJody FayantKris KlimoskoKyle IrvineMike SmithRuss MeilunasRyan SmithSam DicksonTyler BonkowskiVanessa KadeDanette Holzwarth


Chip Counts

LaneAnderson • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

Here are how the final five are sitting as they take their break.

Chris Bowers 1,040,000 190,000
Steve Barclay 290,000 -40,000
Murray Hicks 215,000 -8,000
Matt Britton 185,000 -165,000
Mike Barnett 140,000 70,000


ElleSriracha • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

The five remaining players are headed on a quick 15-minute break.

Chris Bowers leads the field with half of the chips in play.

Tags: Chris Bowers

Jody Fayant Eliminated in Sixth Place for $5,710

ElleSriracha • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Jody Fayant
Jody Fayant

Action folded around to Jody Fayant in the small blind, who moved all in for 200,000.

Chris Bowers called from the big blind and the hands were tabled.

Bowers: {a-Hearts}{2-Spades}
Fayant: {a-Clubs}{4-Hearts}

The flop came {7-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}, putting Bowers in the lead with a pair of deuces. Fayant needed to hit a four for a higher pair or a five to make a wheel.

The turn was {6-Spades} and the river {q-Spades} and Fayant was sent to the rail in sixth place.

Tags: Chris BowersJody Fayant

Barclay and Bowers

LaneAnderson • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

Chris Bowers and Steve Barclay got it all in preflop with Barclay's {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs} dominating Bowers' {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}. The board ran out {9-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{a-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts} and Barclay celebrated the double-up.

Chris Bowers 600,000 -150,000
Steve Barclay 330,000 120,000

Tags: Chris BowersSteve Barclay

Sam Dickson Eliminated in Seventh Place for $4,857

ElleSriracha • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Sam Dickson
Sam Dickson

Chris Bowers raised to 40,000 from middle position and Sam Dickson moved all in for 200,000 from the small blind.

Bowers said, "Okay, I'll make a bad call," and pushed some chips in the middle.

Bowers: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Dickson: {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {9-Spades}{4-Spades}{8-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and Dickson was our seventh-place finisher.

Chris Bowers 750,000 201,000
Sam Dickson Busted

Tags: Sam Dickson