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: