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: