Day 2 completed
|Prize Pool||162,450 CAD|
|Blinds||25,000 / 50,000|
Day 2 completed
Davinder Jhutty has won the Spring Super Stack Main Event here at Deerfoot Inn & Casino for $40,000.
The day began with 30 players returning to play down into the money and then to a winner. In less than two hours, the money bubble was burst with the final 17 players guaranteed a payout and Angie Gelinas was the unfortunate 18th-place finisher.
A couple of hours later and the final table was set, and then the eliminations slowed down. It take a couple of levels for the ninth-place player to be determined, but it was Steve Joudry who collected $4,400 for the finish.
Mark Wilson was next out, earning $5,300 for eighth place, followed by Paul Belyea in seventh for $6,500.
Ron Lauzon (sixth — $8,100), Herb Fric (fifth — $10,200), Cindy Kerslake (fourth — $15,000), and Adam Worr (third — $21,000) all fell before Davinder Jhutty faced Johnny Yu's big stack for heads-up play.
Yu began Day 2 with a commanding chip lead and did well to carry it through to the final table and into the final two, but a big blow had Jhutty swinging even and then all the chips went in with both players holding pocket pairs. Jhutty's queens held against Yu's fours and Jhutty collected all of the chips.
This win follows Jhutty's win in Event #1 of the Winter Super Stack earlier this year in this very same room. He won $40,000 in that event and he won $40,000 again today for the win.
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Johnny Yu began the day with the biggest stack and carried that all the way to the final table and then to heads-up play, but he couldn't get past Davinder Jhutty.
After the recent hand that saw Jhutty take over the chip lead, all the chips went in preflop with Jhutty holding to Yu's . The board was full of bricks and Jhutty scooped up every chip in the tournament, eliminating Yu in second place for $29,000.
Heads-up play began with Johnny Yu holding a significant chip lead, but Davinder Jhutty just brought them down to fairly level playing.
Yu raised his button to 80,000 and Jhutty three-bet to 220,000. Yu called.
The flop came and Jhutty continued with another bet of 220,000. Yu called.
The turn was the and both players quickly checked, and did so again on the river.
"Jack," Jhutty announced, turning over . Yu mucked his hand.
Adam Worr was sitting on a short stack and needed to find some double-ups to swing with the two other big stacks at the table. He got it all in preflop with against Johnny Yu's .
Worr looked to be set for the duble-up all the way through the flop and turn, but the river gave Yu the pot and Worr was eliminated in third place for $21,000.
Cindy Kerslake was in the cutoff and raised to 90,000. Davinder Jhutty called from the big blind, going to a flop of . Kerslake pushed all in.
Jhutty got up out of his seat trying to figure out what his opponent held. Eventually, he made the call, showing . Kerslake flipped over for an overpair.
The turn was the and the river of gave Jhutty a straight, eliminating Kerslake in fourth place for $15,000.
"Again!" Kerslake said. "You run so good against me!"
She's referring to the Winter Super Stack earlier this year when she and Jhutty were heads up for the win in Event #1 and Jhutty eliminated her.
Adam Worr moved all in under the gun for 400,000.
Davinder Jhutty called on the button and the hands were tabled.
The flop came , giving Jhutty a pair of aces right in the window, but Worr also flopped a set of fives.
The turn was , leaving Jhutty drawing dead to the insignificant . Worr got the double.
Herb Fric was in the cutoff seat when he raised to 125,000, getting folds around the table to Johnny Yu in the big blind. Yu asked how much Fric had behind and, when he had a better look, saw the 420,000 Fric had remaining. Yu thought for a few moments and pushed all in.
Fric played with his cards, flipping one over the other again and again. "I call," he finally said.
The board ran out clean for the better pair — .
Fric was eliminated in fifth place and collected $10,200 for his great run.