Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
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 . Chan flopped two pairs holding and had bet 55,000 on the flop. Tailor had other ideas though and shoved all in holding , 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.
The action was picked up with the board reading 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 for a flopped two pairs.
Chan saw the bad news though when Tailor turned over for a flopped set.
The turn was the and the river was the giving Tailor a massive double up and moving him into the chip lead of the tournament on the second last hand of the night.
The action was picked up on the river and Ricky Davybida was counting out a call to his opponents shove with the board reading .
He eventually made the call and his opponent flipped over for a full house and leaving Davybida with just over 10 big blinds.
Matt Perin had an opponent all in preflop and in rough shape with his against the of his opponent.
The board ran out and there are now 22 players left in the main event with 30 minutes to go in the first day.
Here are some photos with less than 30 players to go in the Main Event.
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 flop and Shiska check-called. The landed on the turn and Shiska check-called again, this time for 24,000.
The 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 for two pair and Shiska mucked, saying he mucked king-jack.
The pot has propelled Chan into the chip lead.
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.