Day 2 Seat Draw with Chips Counts

First Name Last Name Table Seat Chip Count
Zenni Petros 32 1 51,500
Richard Mullen 32 2 21,500
Leo Leclerc 32 3 123,000
32 4
Joel Bullock 32 5 281,000
Connor Kriekle 32 6 21,500
Homer Jiminez 32 7 52,000
Mike McDonald 32 8 187,500
Tony Comely 32 9 313,000
Mike Smith 33 1 255,000
Ruben Perceval 33 2 93,000
James Boyd 33 3 6,000
33 4
Tony Ma 33 5 105,000
Cody McKay 33 6 51,500
Daen Morrone 33 7 67,000
Bo Fric 33 8 258,000
Garth Cave 33 9 169,500
John Abbott Brown 34 1 161,500
Garett Chin 34 2 47,000
Norm Thistlewaite 34 3 78,000
34 4
Jamie Martin 34 5 496,500
Kyle Hartree 34 6 115,000
David Miller 34 7 132,500
Ron Piasetzki 34 8 53,500
Thomas Taylor 34 9 145,500
Russ Meilunas 35 1 78,000
James To 35 2 77,000
Bucky Edraki 35 3 135,500
35 4
Paul Young 35 5 202,000
Eric Wasylenko 35 6 77,000
David Kaicer 35 7 344,000
Aaron Haw 35 8 110,500
Kevin Kemna 35 9 43,000
Calvin Haczkewicz 36 1 22,500
Matthew Kwong 36 2 81,500
Mohsen Shafizadeh 36 3 69,000
Jeremy Lewis 36 4 207,000
Kris Klimosko 36 5 98,500
James Sadler 36 6 110,500
Rene Berube 36 7 281,500
Faisal Al Qutub 36 8 258,500
Joey Vensel 36 9 203,000
Mishel Nguyen 37 1 468,000
Ferosu Tailor 37 2 118,000
Ryan Godson 37 3 123,500
Tarander Vander 37 4 123,500
Frank Sauve 37 5 61,000
Shadow Hoffmaster 37 6 150,500
Shane Cutinha 37 7 65,500
Roman Brar 37 8 274,500
Calen McNeil 37 9 116,500
Rodney Ramalho 38 1 182,000
Haven Werner 38 2 54,000
Thomas Sloan 38 3 118,500
Erik Lemarquand 38 4 28,500
Fred Mowatt 38 5 126,000
Ali Razzaq 38 6 76,500
Bruce Smith 38 7 125,500
Ron Giles 38 8 234,500
Soumy Phanouvong 38 9 101,000
Julius Roque 39 1 243,000
Mathieu Thibault 39 2 103,000
Tianshu Liu 39 3 227,500
Vanessa Kade 39 4 116,000
Chad Winnick 39 5 81,000
Dave Howat 39 6 167,000
Ron Campbell 39 7 67,500
Jimmy Lee 39 8 135,500
Sinan Tawfik 39 9 208,000
Kory Stark 40 1 207,000
Damien Minev 40 2 225,500
Jordan Johnstone 40 3 100,000
Brian Mennis 40 4 87,500
Shane Brotherwood 40 5 173,000
Jim Taksas 40 6 74,000
Senthuran Vijayaratnam 40 7 245,000
Jacky Ngan 40 8 53,500
Ben Shantz 40 9 54,000

Jamie Martin Leads 51 Day 1B Survivors

Jamie Martin

There were 232 entries on Day 1B of the DSPT Battle of Alberta Calgary Main Event at Grey Eagle Resort and Casino on Saturday. That makes for a total field of 358 players, generating a prize pool of $625,426 and far surpassing the $500,000 guarantee! The top 45 players will finish in the money for at least $3,185. The eventual winner takes home $132,096, along with a USD $3,000 package to the DSPT Championship in December.

The chip leader of the 51 survivors at the end of play is Jamie Martin (pictured above) with 496,500. Martin was also the chip leader after Day 1A at the Battle of Alberta Edmonton Main Event. Martin will also be the overall chip leader when cards get into the air for Day 2 (just as he was in Edmonton as well). Mishel Nguyen is close on his heels with 468,000, and David Raicar rounds out the top three with a stack of 344,000. Here are the top chip counts from the end of play:

Jamie Martin – 496,500
Mishel Nguyen – 468,000
David Raicar – 344,000
Rene Berube – 281,500
Joel Bullack – 281,000
Roman Brar – 274,500
Mike Smith – 255,000
Tianshu Liu – 227,500
Joey Vensel – 203,000
Michael McDonald – 187,500

Familiar faces that did not advance today included DSPT Global Ambassador Tristan Wade, Peter Chien, Ryan Comely, Kevin Martin, Ron Lauzon, Gerald Fehr, Ryan Forrest, Karim Chatur, Ryan Schoonbaert, Ryan Smith, Michael DeGiorlamo, Kelly Shuali, Duff Charette, Laurence Louie, Deron Noksana, Jerry Tria, Sheraz Nasir, and Leor Wasserman.

Day 2 begins on Sunday at Noon. The 77 players that have advanced will return to march down to the final table of nine tomorrow. 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 these property spotlights about the Grey Eagle Casino and Hotel. We also posted the DSPT Travel Guide to the Battle of Calgary Tour Stop today if you need some sightseeing ideas for the area.

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

Three More Hands

Level: 14
Blinds: 1,200/2,400 with a 400 ante
Players: 54/232

The tournament clock has been paused with 54 players remaining, and the tournament field was just informed that they will play three more hands before the end of Day 1B. Stay tuned for chip counts and a recap of the day.

Bucky Edraki More Than Doubles Up in Three-Way All-In

Level: 14
Blinds: 1,200/2,400 with a 400 ante
Players: 54/232

Dicky Deng reraises all in for 34,400 on the hijack, the cutoff calls, and Bucky Edraki reraises all in for 22,100 more under the gun. The cutoff calls to cover Edraki as well so the three players table their cards.

Edraki: KK
Cutoff: AQ
Deng: QJ

Board: J10295

Deng is eliminated on the hand, and Edraki more than doubles up to hold 154,200 after fading a ton of outs.

Buddy Edraki – 154,200 (64 bb)
Dicky Deng – Eliminated

DSPT History Books: Rex Clinkscales

Rex Clinkscales

Rex Clinkscales (pictured) is making a deep run in Calgary on Day 1B, and he is one of our DSPT regulars with a nice run of results on the tour. Clinkscales became the first two-time champion in DSPT history when he won the Battle of Alberta Edmonton Main Event a few weeks ago. He has cashed a total of eight times, including his first title on tour that came at the Tampa stop earlier this season. Rex has appeared at four DSPT final tables; his very first cash on tour was a seventh-place finish at the Mississippi stop during Season 2, and he also took fourth place at Immokalee during that same season.

Rex also claims the achievement of cashing in back-to-back DSPT Championships at the end of Season 2 and Season 3. Rex took 14th place in Calgary in December 2015, and he created some nice poker deja vu here by cashing in 14th place again in Calgary in December 2016.

Rex cashed a total of five times during Season 2, and that strong performance made him the runner-up in the Player of the Year race in 2015. Clinkscales is in the running for POY once again in Season 4 thanks to his two titles. Clinkscales leads the race with 1,800 points, and he is going to be tough to catch down the stretch. He now holds $291,948 in career earnings on tour.

Here is a look at his DSPT results.

Season 2: Mississippi – Seventh Place ($3,950)
Season 2: Los Angeles – 12th Place ($4,630)
Season 2: Immokalee – Fourth Place ($14,423)
Season 2: NorCal – 15th Place ($2,912)
Season 2: Calgary Championship – 14th Place ($10,491)
Season 3: Calgary Championship – 14th Place ($13,888)
Season 4: Tampa – Champion ($162,354)
Season 4: Battle of Alberta Edmonton – Champion ($79,300)

Career DSPT Earnings: $291,948

Level 14 Begins (63 Players Remain)

Level: 14
Blinds: 1,200/2,400 with a 400 ante
Players: 63/232

Blinds increase to 1,200-2,400 with a 400 ante for the start of Level 14 on Day 1B at the DSPT Battle of Alberta Calgary Main Event. There are now 63 players in the hunt to advance to Day 2 from 232 original entries. This will be the last level of the night.

Haven Werner Doubles Up

Level: 13
Blinds: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante
Players: 72/232

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Vanessa Kade limps preflop from middle position, Haven Werner moves all in for 27,000 from late position, and Richard Mullen calls to cover her from the cutoff. Kade folds so the two remaining players reveal their cards.

Werner: JJ
Mullen: AA

Board: KK108J

Werner hits a jack on the river to make a full house, and she doubles up to survive with 59,100. Mullen is down to 41,000 after paying out the double.

Haven Werner – 59,100 (29 bb)
Richard Mullen – 41,000 (20 bb)

Danny Pacitti Eliminated

Level: 13
Blinds: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante
Players: 81/232

The hijack moves all in preflop for 16,300 preflop with 66 in the hole, and Danny Pacitti calls to cover him holding AK on the small blind. The board is dealt 777Q6, and Pacitti is down to just 5,200 after paying out the double.

Pacitti gets the last of his stack into the middle from the button preflop on the very next hand with 98 in the hole. David Raicar calls to cover him holding A6 UTG+1, and the board falls KJ9A10. Pacitti is eliminated by the ace on the turn, and Raicar stacks up 185,000 after the hand.

David Raicar – 185,000 (92 bb)
Danny Pacitti – Eliminated