$120 Satellite

Event Info

Buy-in 120 CAD
Players 283
Players Left 28
Average Chip Stack 50,536
Total Chips 1,415,000

Level Info

Level 15
Blinds 3,000 / 6,000
Ante 500
$120 Satellite
Day 1 completed

Main Event Seats Awarded to Top 28 as PlayNow Poker Championship Kicks Off

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

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 HarrisonMain Event Seat
Neil BechdoldtMain Event Seat
Margaret KrowiackMain Event Seat
Debbie De GaleMain Event Seat
Jordan ThomasMain Event Seat
Jason InMain Event Seat
Shaun ScrymeourMain Event Seat
Harvinder DhillonMain Event Seat
Mike Thomas JrMain Event Seat
Carl PottingerMain Event Seat
Randy LoewenMain Event Seat
Zachary KnightMain Event Seat
Mely Dela CruzMain Event Seat
Jimi OlaisMain Event Seat
Jesse FriesenMain Event Seat
Robert PetersMain Event Seat
Gilles BarnabeMain Event Seat
Chase RaabeMain Event Seat
Ron KusmackMain Event Seat
Jeff O'NeillMain Event Seat
Chris WallmuthMain Event Seat
Patrick PowerMain Event Seat
Sheldon KentMain Event Seat
Chris ParisienMain Event Seat
Antonio MachadoMain Event Seat
Cory WincharMain Event Seat
Scott DunfordMain Event Seat
Antoine MillerMain Event Seat
Brian Adlem$330

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.

Tags: Brian AdlemCarl PottingerJeff HarrisonJesse FriesenJordan ThomasNeil Bechdoldt

Getting "In" to the Satellite

perogie67 • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

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 {5-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} and all players showed their cards.

Small Blind: {a-}{2-}
Brian Adlem: {a-}{j-}
Jason In: {j-}{4-}
Carl Pottinger: {Q-}{x-}

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

Tags: Carl PottingerJason InBrian Adlem

On the Bubble

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

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.

Hand-For-Hand Play Underway

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

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.


Bechdoldt Wins Another Race

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 400 ante

Neil Bechdoldt called a short-stacked opponent's shove preflop.

Opponent: {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Bechdoldt: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

Once again, Bechdoldt found himself racing but this time it was time for his tournament life. After a {9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{8-Hearts} runout, Bechdodlt collected the pot.

Neil Bechdoldt CA
Neil Bechdoldt
CA 42,000 5,000

Tags: Neil Bechdoldt


Assorted Stack Updates

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante
Margaret Krowiak CA
Margaret Krowiak
CA 77,000 13,000
Jeff Harrison CA
Jeff Harrison
CA 57,000 41,700
Debbie De Gale CA
Debbie De Gale
CA 47,000 -15,000
Jordan Thomas CA
Jordan Thomas
CA 46,000 -12,000
Neil Bechdoldt CA
Neil Bechdoldt
CA 37,000 1,000
Carl Bettinger CA
Carl Bettinger
CA 15,000 -16,000
Ian Kynoch CA
Ian Kynoch
CA Busted

Friesen Out Front

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante

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.

Jessie Friesen CA
Jessie Friesen
CA 131,000

Tags: Jesse Friesen