Congratulations to Paul Brar, Winner of DSPT Edmonton (C$85,700)

Paul Brar Wins DSPT Edmonton
The final table of the C$1,100 DSPT Edmonton Main Event has come to a conclusion with Paul Brar being crowned the champion!

The 455-player field had been whittled down to a final nine that returned today to battle it out until just one player was left standing. Straight out of the gate Adrian Baran would fall in 9th when his KK would be out drawn by A9. A few hands later Kim Graham made a move into overnight chip leader Kris Swanson’s top pair and he was bounced in 8th place. Francis Fan exited in 7th place when his dominated ace wasn’t able to improve even after flopping a flush and chop draw.

For Swanson, he would then make a move in a monster pot that saw him shove AJ on a 627 flop against Michael DeGirolamo’s 76 to be eliminated in 6th place as the first break was reached with DeGirolamo holding nearly half of the chips in play. Once play resumed, Russ Meilunas would be next to go when he shoved a weak ace into DeGirolamo’s AK.

With play now down to the final four, chips would circulate between each of the players before Ryan Godsend shoved top pair on a three-flush board and would be looked up by Amardeep Randhawa’s under pair and a flush draw. A fourth spade on the river would ensure Godsend on his 4th place finish before the final three continued to battle amongst each other. Eventually a monster pot saw Brar and Randhawa battle in a three-bet pot preflop where Randhawa open-shoved a 246 flop with AT and Brar went deep into the think-tank before calling with 88. Randhawa failed to improve and was out in 3rd place while Brar took a six-to-one chip lead into heads up play against DeGirolamo Heads-up play would last just one hand when Brar’s KT would river a four-flush against DeGirolamo’s AT to end his tournament in 2nd place as Brar would emerge victorious.

DSPT Edmonton Final Table Results
1st: Paul Brar (C$85,700 + US$3,000 DSPT Championship package)
2nd: Michael DeGirolamo (C$60,100)
3rd: Amardeep Randhawa (C$38,655)
4th: Ryan Godsend (C$26,250)
5th: Russ Meilunas (C$20,170)
6th: Kris Swanson (C$16,770)
7th: Francis Fan (C$14,030)
8th: Kim Graham (C$11,310)
9th: Adrian Baran (C$8,580)

For Brar, not only does he capture the C$85,700 first prize, but he is also awarded a US$3,000 DSPT Championship package at Thunder Valley Casino & Resort in December for besting the DSPT Edmonton field.

Congratulations to Paul Brar the DSPT Edmonton Champion, as well as all the in-the-money finishers!

For DSPT, our next stop is at Thunder Valley from April 14th – 17th, 2017. So make sure to take a trip and try your luck at being crowned the next DSPT Champion, or stay tuned right here to to follow all the action live!

Michael DeGirolamo Eliminated in 2nd Place (C$60,100); Paul Brar Wins!

Level: 32
Blinds: 60,000/120,000, 20,000-ante
Players: 1/455
Michael DeGirolamo
On the first hands of heads-up play, Paul Brar opened with a raise on the button to 280,000 and Michael DeGirolamo shoved all in for his last 1,580,000. Brar called and the cards were placed on their backs.

Brar: KT
DeGirolamo: AT

With DeGirolamo in dominating shape, the 62J flop changed little, but it would be the T on the turn that would alter things dramatically as he would now need to fade a heart to go along with the king.

As the crowd pressed up towards the final table, the dealer burned and turned to reveal the 5 on the river to give Brar the winning flush and send DeGirolamo to the rail in 2nd place for a C$60,100 payday while simultaneously crowning Brar the DSPT Edmonton Champion!

Amardeep Randhawa Eliminated in 3rd Place (C$38,655)

Level: 32
Blinds: 60,000/120,000, 20,000-ante
Players: 2/455

Amardeep Randhawa
Michael DeGirolamo opened the button to 310,000 and Amardeep Randhawa called in the small blind. Paul Brar three-bet to 850,000 and DeGirolamo folded while Randhawa called.

The flop fell 246 and Randhawa open-shoved all in for 3,080,000 to put Brar deep into the tank for several minutes before eventually calling.

Randhawa: AT
Brar: 88

With Brar in the lead, the J on the turn and 6 on the river would ensure Randhawa’s elimination in 3rd place for a C$38,655 payday.

Another Win for Brar

Level: 32
Blinds: 60,000/120,000, 20,000-ante
Players: 3/455

Paul Brar limped the button and both blinds came along to see a A6T flop fall.

Brar bet out 150,000 and only Amardeep Randhawa called as the turn landed the 9.

Brar bet 350,000 and Randhawa quickly folded.

Jason Law Wins DSPT Series Champ Race

After cashing the main event yesterday, Jason Law went on to win the DSPT Turbo, pushing him into first place for the series champion race. Law takes home a nice prize package including a C$1,100 seat into the Battle of Alberta, $100 food & beverage gift card here at Casino Yellowhead, an exclusive DSPT behind the scenes experience, and the DSPT series champ trophy! Congrats Jason!

Randhawa Calls Down DeGirolamo

Level: 31
Blinds: 50,000/100,000, 10,000-ante
Players: 3/455

From the small blind, Michael DeGirolamo raised to 225,000 and Amardeep Randhawa called from the big blind.

The flop fell T28 and DeGirolamo continued for 300,000 with Randhawa calling.

The turn brought the 3 and DeGirolamo bet 575,000 with Randhawa calling.

On the river of the 6, DeGirolamo announced a bet of 900,000 and Randhawa quickly called.

Randhawa tabled his J8 for second pair and DeGirolama mucked and slipped to 2.2 million while Randhawa climbed to 6.1 million.

Ryan Godsend Eliminated in 4th Place (C$26,250)

Level: 31
Blinds: 50,000/100,000, 10,000-ante
Players: 3/455

Ryan Godsend
Amardeep Randhawa raised to 250,000 from the small blind and Ryan Godsend defended his big blind.

The flop fell A68 and Randhawa bet out 450,000 only to have Godsend move all in for 1,070,000. Randhawa called and the cards were tabled.

Randhawa: 33
Godsend: A9

With Godsend in the lead he would need to fade a spade or three. The dealer delivered a 4 on the turn and the Q on the river to see Randhawa make his flush and send Godsend to the rail in 4th place for a C$26,250 payday while Randhawa moves to 3.42 million in chips.

Paul Brar Drags a Monster

Level: 31
Blinds: 50,000/100,000, 10,000-ante
Players: 4/455 

Paul Brar
Ryan Godsend opens to 250,000 from first position and all three players call to see the 82K flop. Both DeGirolamo and Randhawa check to Godsend, who continues for 450,000. Paul Brar goes into the tank for around thirty seconds before announcing raise. He slides forward a bet of 1,000,000 and Godsend releases his hand into the muck, rewarding Brar with the pot.

After the hand Brar is up to 3,840,000, while Godsend drops to 1,320,000.

Straight for Randhawa

Level: 31
Blinds: 50,000/100,000, 10,000-ante
Players: 4/455

Amardeep Randhawa limped in and Michael DeGirolamo checked.

The flop fell 769 and DeGirolamo checked to Randhawa who bet 120,000. DeGirolamo check-raised to 325,000 and Randhawa called before both players checked the A on the turn.

The river landed the T and following a DeGirolamo check, Randhawa bet 280,000 with DeGirolamo calling.

Randhawa tabled his Q8 for a straight and DeGirolamo folded and dropped to 4.3 million as Randhawa climbed to 2.5 million in chips.