$1,100 Main Event
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$1,100 Main Event
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Ferosh Tailor Ends Day 1 of the Main Event As Chipleader

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Ferosh Tailor
Ferosh Tailor

Day 1 of the $1,100 Main Event is in the books at the PlayNow Poker Championship in Winnipeg, MB. The tournament gathered 163 entries to create a prize pool of $163,000. The tournament will pay out the top 17 spots seeing a min-cash of $2,586 going to the first person who is eliminated once the money bubble bursts while the winner will receive $43,740 along with a trophy and a gold championship ring.

It looked as if Erick Casselman was going to end the day as the chipleader but on the second last hand of the day, Ferosh Tailor took the honour of finishing as the chip leader. He had a massive double up against Joe Chan after a flop of {j-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{2-Spades}. Chan flopped two pairs holding {j-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and had bet 55,000 on the flop. Tailor had other ideas though and shoved all in holding {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}, for a set. Chan made the call and couldn't improve his hand to beat Tailor. Tailor ended the day with 547,000.

Only 20 players of the 163 entries remain as the action kicks off at 11:00 am local time. The tournament is only three eliminations away from being in the money. Other players to finish the day strong were Dennis Rodriguez (331,000), Erick Casselman (304,000), Harold Applebaum (303,000), and Chris Closas (201,000), who all bagged a top five stack at the end of the day.

One more player to watch out for tomorrow is Jeff Harrison, who is still in the hunt to win back-to-back Main Events as he won the Spring edition of the PlayNow Poker Championship for $45,084. He was also one of the 28 players who won his way to the Main Event via the $120 Satellite on Wednesday night.

PokerNews Canada will be live on the floor of the PlayNow Poker Championship providing live-coverage and photography for Day 2 of the Main Event. Stay tuned to the blog for all the news and updates.

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

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Ferosh Tailor CA
Ferosh Tailor
CA 547,000 432,000
Dennis Rodriguez ca
Dennis Rodriguez
ca 331,000 195,000
Erick Casselman CA
Erick Casselman
CA 304,000 45,000
Harold Applebaum CA
Harold Applebaum
CA 303,000 303,000
Chris Closas CA
Chris Closas
CA 201,000 201,000
Drew Pirson CA
Drew Pirson
CA 179,000 19,000
Chase Raabe CA
Chase Raabe
CA 152,500 152,500
Ken Hunter CA
Ken Hunter
CA 129,000 20,000
Jeff Harrison CA
Jeff Harrison
CA 128,000
Trevor Gullivan CA
Trevor Gullivan
CA 113,000 25,000
Liuio Fuianesi CA
Liuio Fuianesi
CA 111,000 111,000
Antoine Miller CA
Antoine Miller
CA 107,000 107,000
Bryan Ragasa CA
Bryan Ragasa
CA 107,000 20,000
James Boyd ca
James Boyd
ca 100,500 -500
Matt Perin CA
Matt Perin
CA 93,500 -69,500
Mike Nguyen CA
Mike Nguyen
CA 89,000 17,000
Joe Chan CA
Joe Chan
CA 65,000 -211,000
Alex Tong CA
Alex Tong
CA 63,500 63,500
Allan McLeod CA
Allan McLeod
CA 62,000 62,000
Rick Davybida CA
Rick Davybida
CA 58,500 -7,500

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Tailor Wins a Massive Pot To Take Chip Lead

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The action was picked up with the board reading {j-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{2-Spades} and Joe Chan had placed a 55,000 chip bet out. Ferosh Tailor then decided to move all in. Joe Chan had Tailor covered and after thinking for a couple minutes made the call and flipped over {j-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for a flopped two pairs.

Chan saw the bad news though when Tailor turned over {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} for a flopped set.

The turn was the {8-Hearts} and the river was the {k-Spades} giving Tailor a massive double up and moving him into the chip lead of the tournament on the second last hand of the night.

Ferosh Tailor CA
Ferosh Tailor
CA 530,000 415,000
Joe Chan CA
Joe Chan
CA 48,000 -228,000

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Davybida Loses a Big One

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The action was picked up on the river and Ricky Davybida was counting out a call to his opponents shove with the board reading {2-}{2-}{3-}{4-}{j-}.

He eventually made the call and his opponent flipped over {j-}{j-} for a full house and leaving Davybida with just over 10 big blinds.

Rick Davybida CA
Rick Davybida
CA 66,000 -132,000

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Perin Kings Gets Us Closer To The Bubble

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Matt Perin had an opponent all in preflop and in rough shape with his {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} against the {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts} of his opponent.

The board ran out {a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Spades} and there are now 22 players left in the main event with 30 minutes to go in the first day.

Matt Perin CA
Matt Perin
CA 163,000 49,000

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Chan Takes Shiska to Valuetown

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Joe Chan opened to 11,000 from the cutoff and found callers in both blind spots including Dave Shiska in the small blind.

Chan continued with a bet of 15,000 on a {j-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop and Shiska check-called. The {7-Diamonds} landed on the turn and Shiska check-called again, this time for 24,000.

The {q-Diamonds} completed the board on the river and Chan fired a third barrel worth 35,000. Shiska went into the tank for a moment and eventually called.

Chan tabled {q-Hearts}{j-Spades} for two pair and Shiska mucked, saying he mucked king-jack.

The pot has propelled Chan into the chip lead.

Joe Chan CA
Joe Chan
CA 276,000 106,000
Dave Shiska CA
Dave Shiska
CA 8,000 -78,000

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Final Level of the Night

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Play has entered the final level of the night. When the clock runs out on Level 15, the remaining hopefuls will bag their chips and return on Sunday to play down to a winner.

The field is approaching the money bubble however which could extend play this evening. Keep an eye on the blog as the clock winds down.