$1,100 Main Event

It's Time For the Main Event! Cards in the Air at 11 AM

Defending champion Jeff Harrison

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.

Past Results:

May 2017Jeff Harrison168$45,084
October 2016Chad Cook133$36,162
April 2016Giedrius Meilunas158$42,558
October 2015Kevin Lee142$38,413
April 2015Mark Klimchuk161$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.

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

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