Day 1 completed
|Prize Pool||112,200 CAD|
|Blinds||15,000 / 30,000|
Day 1 completed
After players spent almost 13 hours at the felt without resolving a winner here in Winnipeg's Club Regent Casino, play was going to halt and resume on a second day, but the threat motivated the final six players to make a deal and chop up the prize pool. Marcel Pruden took the win and the best prize of $15,713.
This $600 first event of the 2018 Spring PlayNow Poker Championship saw an impressive 204 total entries, creating a prize pool of $112,200 to be paid to the top 21 players.
It took nine and a half hours to get down to the bubble, which was burst quickly with the elimination of James Gibson in 22nd place. That happened at about 11:30 p.m.
Almost two hours later, a final table of 10 players was set, led by Chris Wallmuth with about 487,000 chips, followed closely by Joe Chua with 450,000.
Gabriel Novelli was the first to fall from the final table, getting all the chips in three ways and holding the best hand. But his kings couldn't hold against two ace hands that connected with an ace on the flop. He pocketed $2,454 for the run.
Edwin Seagris was next to go, chunking it in with king-ten and running face first into Chris Wallmuth's aces. The board ran out without any surprises and Wallmuth's aces ended Seagris' run in ninth place for $2,817.
Paul Esposti also fell to the mighty stack of Chris Wallmuth, earning $3,318 for eighth.
In seventh place, Steve Mager collected $4,022 after losing a flip with king-ten to Marcel Pruden's pocket nines. Not long after that, the final six chopped up the rest of the money and called it a night.
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With the threat of having to come back for another day to finish up, the final six players have elected to do a prize pool chop based on their current chip stacks. They've all shook hands on it and ended this tournament.
Marcel Pruden takes the title and the best prize of $15,713. Here's how the final six will get paid out.
Action folded to Steve Mager on the button, and he pushed his 106,000 chips across the line. Small blind Marcel Pruden reraised over top to make it 265,000 to go, forcing the big blind out of the hand.
With cards exposed, Pruden was the slight favorite with pocket nines against the of Mager. The flop came down giving Pruden trips, but leaving Mager with the redraw to the straight. When the hit the turn, Pruden boated up and left Mager drawing dead. To add insult to injury, the on the river gave Mager his straight, but he was still way behind the full house of Pruden.
Mager won $4,022 for the seventh-place finish.
Marcel Pruden opened the pot from the small blind, making it 52,000 to go. Chris Wallmuth decided to reraise from the big blind, bumping it up to 134,000. After a few seconds' thought, Pruden reshoved for 455,000, and Wallmuth decided to release his hand.
Despite his recent double-up, Paul Esposti was unable to get back in the game and was just eliminated at the hands of monster stack Chris Wallmuth. Esposti finished in eighth place for $3,318.
Paul Esposti was on the button when action folded to him, and he shoved his stack of 87,000. Matt Perin called from the big blind. Perin was playing ace high with while Esposti had a one-gapper with .
on the flop looked good for Perin, but the on the turn gave the lead back to Esposti. The river didn't change anything, and the pot slid over to Esposti.