There were 163 entries on Day 1A of the $1,100 buy-in DeepStacks Edmonton Spring Main Event at Casino Yellowhead on Friday, and there is still one starting day left for players to get in on the action. An even larger field is expected for Day 1B on Saturday, so this tournament is well on its way to surpassing the $300,000 guaranteed prize pool.
The chip leader of the 33 survivors at the end of play is Andrew Goertz (pictured above) with 426,000. Other big stacks were bagged up by Kyle Hartree (298,500), and Jay Heang rounds out the top three as the only other player to bag above 200,000 (201,000).
Here are the top chip counts at the end of play:
Familiar faces that did not advance today (but have the chance to enter again on Saturday) included Josh Wallace, Jerry Tria, Joel Bullock, Malcom Bolger, Mike Smith, Laurence Louie, Jerry Carter, the Klimosko brothers Kris and Jared, and the Comely brothers Ryan and Tony.
Day 1B begins on Saturday at 1 p.m. Registration will remain open until the start of Level 10 (approximately 8:30 pm local time). The DeepStacks 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 some content in the meantime, you can check out the history of the DeepStacks Edmonton Main Event in the Season 4 Spring, Season 3 Fall, Season 3 Spring, and Season 2 Spring flashbacks, or the Edmonton Spotlight pieces about Downtown Edmonton and the West Edmonton Mall.
You can also check out the DeepStacks Travel Guide to the Edmonton Spring Tour Stop if you’re looking for some fun ideas for activities off the felt.