DSPT Battle of Alberta Calgary Main Event Payouts

Battle of Alberta Calgary
The DSPT Battle of Alberta Calgary Main Event drew a total of 358 players, generating a prize pool of $625,426 far surpassing the $500,000 guarantee! The top 45 players will finish in the money and earn at least $3,185. For those lucky enough to advance to Day 3, earning a spot in the top 9, they will lock up $13,210. The eventual winner takes home $132,096, along with a $3,000 USD package to the DSPT Championship in December, and the trophy. Here is a look at the full payouts:

1. $132,096 + $3,000 USD Championship Package
2. $92,480
3. $59,465
4. $44,035
5. $33,035
6. $26,430
7. $22,015
8. $17,620
9. $13,210
10-12. $10,320
13-15. $8,160
16-18. $6,785
19-21. $5,975
22-24. $5,220
25-27. $4,595
28-36. $3,690
37-45. $3,185


Tony Comely Leads 26 Day 1A Survivors

Tony Comely

There were 126 entries on Day 1A of the DSPT Battle of Alberta Calgary Main Event at Grey Eagle Resort and Casino on Friday. There is still one starting day remaining in this $2,000 buy-in $500,000 guaranteed Main Event, so players still have time to get into the action on Saturday.

The chip leader of the 26 survivors at the end of play is Tony Comely (pictured above) with 313,000. Comely doubled up thru Kyle Hartree in the biggest hand of the day during the closing minutes of the night. Hartree (115,000) continues to ride a strong rush during the Battle of Alberta despite losing the big hand to Comely, he has cashed in seven events between the Calgary and Edmonton legs, and currently leads the Series Champion standings with 338.1 points. Other top stacks were bagged up by Faisal Al Qutub (258,500), and Senthuran Vijayaratnam (245,000) to round out the top three. Here are the official chip counts from the end of play:

Familiar faces that did not advance today (but still have the chance to enter again tomorrow) included DSPT Global Ambassador Tristan Wade, Cindy Kerslake, Peter Chien, Jamie Martin, Richard Mullen, Brock Allison, Chady Moustarah, Tosha Beaudry, Karim Chatur, Ryan Comely, Kevin Martin, Ron Lauzon, Gerald Fehr, Ryan Forrest, Ryan Godsend, Laurence Louie, Ryan Schoonbaert, Season 4 Calgary Spring Main Event champion Josh Wallace, and Season 4 Player of the Year current points leader Rex Clinkscales.

Day 1B begins on Saturday at Noon. Registration will remain open until the start of Level 10 (approximately 7:30 pm local time). The DSPT live reporting team will be here to bring you all of the action in live updates, chips counts, photos, and videos from Calgary, Alberta up in Canada. If you’re looking for something to read in the meantime, you can check out these spotlights on Downtown Calgary, or Lake Louise and Moraine Lake up in nearby Banff National Park.

Or you can brush up on the history of Calgary stops on the DeepStacks Poker Tour:

Season 1 Calgary Main Event
Season 2 Calgary Spring Main Event
Season 2 DSPT Championship Calgary Main Event
Season 3 Calgary Spring Main Event
Season 3 DSPT Championship Calgary Main Event
Season 4 Calgary Spring Main Event

Another fun feature during the DPST Battle of Alberta is that the player who collects the most points between this stop and the recently-completed DSPT Calgary Main Event will win the following prize package:

Battle of Alberta

Four More Hands

The tournament clock has been paused with the tournament clock showing 26 players remaining, and the field was just informed they will four more hands before the end of Day 1A. Stay tuned for chip counts and a recap of the day.

Tony Comely Doubles Thru Kyle Hartree to take the Chip Lead

Level: 14
Blinds: 1,200/2,400 with a 400 ante
Players: 26/126

Tony Comely

Tony Comely (pictured) raises to 5,400 preflop from the cutoff, Kyle Hartree reraises to 22,000 on the small blind, and Comely reraises all in for 155,000. Hartree calls to cover him so they flip over their cards.

Comely: QQ
Hartree: AK

Board: JJ9104

The queens hold for Comely, and he scores a huge double up to take the chip lead with 316,800 right near the end of play. Hartree is down to 123,500 after paying out the big double.

Tony Comely – 316,800 (132 bb)
Kyle Hartree – 123,500 (51 bb)

Kyle Hartree Takes Out Opponent with Quad Eights

Level: 14
Blinds: 1,200/2,400 with a 400 ante
Players: 26/126

The board reads Q82Q when the cutoff gets the last of his chips into the middle with A7, and Kyle Hartree has him covered holding 88 UTG+1. The river falls 8 to give Hartree quad eights. The cutoff is eliminated, and Hartree stacks up 278,500 after the hand.

Kyle Hartree – 278,500 (116 bb)

DSPT Flashback: Season 1 Calgary Main Event

Jeet Shergill Winner

Here is a quick look back at the Season 1 Calgary Main Event.

Buy-In: CAD $1,100
Prize Pool: CAD $268,850
Players: 282
Number of Players Paid: 36
Min-Cash: CAD $1,830

Final Table Results:

1: Jeet Shergill (pictured) – $60,715 CAD
2: Norm Thistelwaite – $40,330 CAD
3: Niall Farrell – $26,805 CAD
4: Jonathan Sanborn – $19,840 CAD
5: Calvin Anderson – $14,895 CAD
6: Ricard Mullen – $11,910 CAD
7: Fraser Short – $9,895 CAD
8: Drew MacGregor – $7,930 CAD
9: Mark Wilson – $5,940 CAD

Level 14 Begins (30 Players Remain)

Level: 14
Blinds: 1,200/2,400 with a 400 ante
Players: 30/126

Blinds increase to 1,200-2,400 with a 400 ante for the start of Level 14 on Day 1A at the DSPT Battle of Alberta Calgary Main Event. There are now 30 players remaining in the hunt to advance to Day 2 from 126 original entries. This will be the last level of play tonight.

Ron Giles Keeps Chipping Up

Level: 13
Blinds: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante
Players: 30/126

Ron Giles

The hijack raises to 5,000 preflop, and Ron Giles (pictured) calls on the big blind. The flop is dealt QJ8, and Giles bets 5,000. The hijack tanks for a moment but decides to fold. Giles stacks up 212,500 after collecting the pot, which puts him among the chip leaders late on Day 1A.

Ron Giles – 212,500 (106 bb)

Kris Klimosko Doubles Thru Eric Wesylenko

Level: 13
Blinds: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante
Players: 31/126

Kris Klimosko

UTG raises to 5,500 preflop, Kris Klimosko (pictured) moves all in for 35,900 from the cutoff, and Eric Wesylenko reraises all in over the top of him from the big blind. The original raiser folds so the two remaining players reveal their cards.

Klimosko: 98
Wesylenko: AA

Board: A6579

Wesylenko flops a set of aces, but Klimosko turns a straight to double up and survive with 77,200, and Wesylenko holds 62,000 after paying out the double.

Kris Klimosko – 77,200 (38 bb)
Eric Wesylenko – 62,000 (31 bb)