There were 207 entries on Day 1C of the DSPT Battle of Alberta Edmonton Main Event at Casino Yellowhead on Saturday, and that made for a total field size of 412 players in this CAD $1,100 buy-in CAD $250,000 guaranteed tournament. The total prize pool was set at CAD $391,400. The champion will take home CAD $79,300 + USD $3,000 DSPT Championship package, and the top 52 players will min-cash for at least CAD $1,720. You can check out the full payout structure here.
The chip leader of the 49 survivors at the end of play is Ryan Forest (pictured above) with 288,000. Other top stacks were bagged up by Shane Hartman (210,500), Bash Ramahi (203,500), and George Broumas (202,000). Here are the top 10 chip counts at the end of play:
Ryan Forest – 288,000
Shane Hartman – 210,500
Bash Ramahi – 203,500
George Broumas – 202,000
Jason Tran – 196,000
Ron Lauzon – 194,000
Jeremy Lee – 187,500
Kris Klimosko – 183,500
Talal Shoush – 164,500
Mike “Nos” Vaynshteyn – 157,500
Familiar faces that did not advance today included former DSPT Edmonton Champion Cody Fleming, Ryan Schoonbaert, Leor Wasserman, Harp Padda, Kenny Der, Greg Reid, Ryan McClean, Jerry Carter, Laurence Louie, Fraser Short, Devin Verstraelen, Karim Chatur, Jonathan Sanborn, Malcolm Bolger, and DSPT Regular Sheraz Nasir.
Day 2 begins on Sunday at Noon. There will be 84 players returning at that time, and they will play all the way 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 Edmonton, Alberta up in Canada. If you’re looking for something to read in the meantime, you can check out these spotlights on Downtown Edmonton, and the West Edmonton Mall, as well as the DSPT Travel Guide to the Battle of Alberta Edmonton Tour Stop.
You can also look back at the history of the DSPT Edmonton stop in the following flashback posts:
Season 1 Edmonton Main Event
Season 2 Edmonton Spring Main Event
Season 2 Edmonton Fall Main Event
Season 3 Edmonton Spring Main Event
Season 3 Edmonton Fall Main Event
Season 4 Edmonton Spring Main Event
Another fun feature during the DPST Battle of Alberta is that the player who collects the most points at this stop and the upcoming DSPT Calgary Main Event will win the following prize package: