There were 257 entries on Day 1B of the $1,100 buy-in DeepStacks Edmonton Spring Main Event at Casino Yellowhead on Saturday, and that made for a total field size of 420. The total prize pool is $399,000 (all figures are in CAD). The top 53 players will take home at least $1,740, and the eventual champion will win $81,200, which includes a $3,000 DSPT Championship prize package. Click here for a look at the full official payout structure.
The chip leader of the 56 survivors at the end of play is Greg Pelletier (pictured above) with 444,500. Other big stacks were bagged up by Burt Robinson (307,500), and Colten Yamagishi rounds out the top three with 270,000. All three of these players ended the night playing at the same table.
Here are the top chip counts at the end of play:
Greg Pelletier – 444,500
Burt Robinson – 307,500
Colten Yamagishi – 270,000
Kyle Sagert – 238,500
Dwayne Reid Lacombe – 232,500
Dylan Deschaneaux – 221,000
Familiar faces that did not advance today included Ryan Comely, Jared Klimosko, Doug Lee, Laurence Louie, Sheraz Nasir, Richard Mullen, Leo Wasserman, Jimmy Lee, Ron Lauzon, Gerald Fehr, Jamie Martin, and Joel Bullock.
Day 2 begins on Sunday at 1 p.m. The returning field of 89 players will start their march down to the final table of nine at that 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 these links for the Season 4 Battle of Alberta, Season 4 Spring, Season 3 Fall, Season 3 Spring, and Season 2 Spring, Season 2 Fall, and Season 1 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.