The headline event of the 2017 PlayNow Poker Championship fall series takes center stage at Club Regent Casino in Winnipeg, Manitoba this morning as Day of the $1,100 Main Event kicks off.
Earlier this year, Jeff Harrison claimed the Main Event title and the first-place prize of $45,084 after topping a field of 168 entries. Harrison will return as the defending champion and after winning a $120 satellite on Wednesday evening, Harrison is already in for a fraction of the cost. There are 28 other hopefuls who won tickets during the satellite along with a number of players who have won their buy-in through PlayNow's online poker client.
Harrison will return as the defending champion after defeating Sheldon Kent heads-up in May. However, Kent took down the $600 event on Friday for just over $25,000 and will have some confidence heading into play. Other former champs include Chad Cook, Mark Klimchuk, Giedrius Meilunas, and Kevin Lee.
|May 2017||Jeff Harrison||168||$45,084|
|October 2016||Chad Cook||133||$36,162|
|April 2016||Giedrius Meilunas||158||$42,558|
|October 2015||Kevin Lee||142||$38,413|
|April 2015||Mark Klimchuk||161||$43,205|
The Main Event features a 20,000 chip starting stack and 45-minute blind levels. Late-registration and re-entry will remain open until the end of the third level and play will continue until the completion of Level 15.
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