Day 1 completed
|Average Chip Stack||50,536|
|Blinds||3,000 / 6,000|
Day 1 completed
The Fall edition of the PlayNow Poker Championship got underway Wednesday evening at Club Regent Casino in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Kicking off at 7 p.m. local time, the Multi-Table Satellite drew 283 entries with the top 28 winning $1,100 seats to Saturdays Main Event.
At half-past midnight, the final player was eliminated leaving the remaining field with seats to the Main Event. The unfortunate 'bubble boy' was Brian Adlem who left with some consolation, receiving $330 for a 29th place finish.
Here is a look at the prize breakdown for the satellite:
|Jeff Harrison||Main Event Seat|
|Neil Bechdoldt||Main Event Seat|
|Margaret Krowiack||Main Event Seat|
|Debbie De Gale||Main Event Seat|
|Jordan Thomas||Main Event Seat|
|Jason In||Main Event Seat|
|Shaun Scrymeour||Main Event Seat|
|Harvinder Dhillon||Main Event Seat|
|Mike Thomas Jr||Main Event Seat|
|Carl Pottinger||Main Event Seat|
|Randy Loewen||Main Event Seat|
|Zachary Knight||Main Event Seat|
|Mely Dela Cruz||Main Event Seat|
|Jimi Olais||Main Event Seat|
|Jesse Friesen||Main Event Seat|
|Robert Peters||Main Event Seat|
|Gilles Barnabe||Main Event Seat|
|Chase Raabe||Main Event Seat|
|Ron Kusmack||Main Event Seat|
|Jeff O'Neill||Main Event Seat|
|Chris Wallmuth||Main Event Seat|
|Patrick Power||Main Event Seat|
|Sheldon Kent||Main Event Seat|
|Chris Parisien||Main Event Seat|
|Antonio Machado||Main Event Seat|
|Cory Winchar||Main Event Seat|
|Scott Dunford||Main Event Seat|
|Antoine Miller||Main Event Seat|
The Championship kicks into gear on Thursday at noon when the No-Limit Hold'em Bounty tournament takes center stage. The $300 event features a $50 bounty on the head of every player and $225 going to the prize pool. Players start with a stack of 7,000 and blinds will be 20-minutes long.
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.
Everyone still with chips can thank Jason In who just burst the bubble in 29th when Brian Adlem was in the big blind and was all in to start the hand having only 5,500. Jason In and Carl Pottinger were in middle position and called the 6,000 big blind. The small blind called as well. The players all checked down the board of and all players showed their cards.
In made a straight with his four, sending Adlem to collect $330 for 29th place while the remaining 28 players collect a ticket to the $1,100 Main Event
During the first hand of hand-for-hand play, the field was reduced by one. There are 29 players left with an average stack of less than eight big blinds. Players are in the money, though the next player eliminated will leave with just $330.
The field has been reduced to the final 30 players and hand-for-hand play has begun. Two more players will have to bust before the night ends with the last player eliminated taking home $330.
Neil Bechdoldt called a short-stacked opponent's shove preflop.
Once again, Bechdoldt found himself racing but this time it was time for his tournament life. After a runout, Bechdodlt collected the pot.
Jesse Friesen is way out front with the chip lead after dethroning and owning the stack of former chipleader Mike Bateman.
Friesen is looking to capture his first-ever live-recorded tournament cash and with his current stack, he is almost guaranteed at least a shot at making a deep run in the main event for a fraction of the buy-in.