2012 Chrome Classic at Deerfoot Inn & Casino Results

Ahmed Abdelhadi

The 2012 installment of the Chrome Classic recently took place at Calgary’s Deerfoot Inn and Casino from October 11th to 14th, featuring 3 tournaments that drew a total of $88,445 in player’s prize-pools.

Calgary’s Allan Ripplinger claimed the win for Event #1 after a three way deal was struck, leaving the players drawing for the finish position. Allan increases his career winnings by nearly 25% with the cash, while notable 3rd place finisher Todd Hunter will jump to around $135,000 in tracked cashes.

Ahmed Abdelhadi triumphed over rising poker talent Bill Fric in the $1,100 No Limit Hold’em Main Event to claim the top prize of the series, claiming $16,000 for the win.

Last but not least, Len Marteus shipped the last event for a $5,000 win in a $200 +$100 (bounty) + $30 No Limit Hold’em that took place on the Sunday to close out the series.

Congratulations to all those who finished in the money, for those interested in the full results, check them out below:

Chrome Classic Event #1: (1a, 1b & Finals) $500 + $50 No Limit Hold’em

Allan Ripplinger $11,700*
Kevin Hu $7,600*
Todd Hunter $4,900*
Chase Olsen $3,300
Steven Dahrouge $2,400
Joe Maitz $1,800
Jody Brett $1,400
Raphael Verdugo $1,100

 Total Entries:  (DNR) ~70      Total Prize Pool: $34,200

*Denotes 3 way deal for $8,000 and leaving $200 to dealer.


Chrome Classic Event #2: $1000 + $100 No Limit Hold’em Main Event

Ahmed Abdelhadi $16,000 Calgary  
Bill Fric  $9,700 Calgary  
Sam Shamburg             $6,600 Nebraska 


Total Entries: 34   Total Prize Pool: $32,300        

Chrome Classic Bounty Event #3: No Limit Hold’em $300 + $30 ($100 towards bounty pool)

Len Marteus $5,000 Calgary 
Rick Jones $3,300 Calgary 
Wayne Hoffert $2,000 Calgary  
Kelly Ulmer $1,400 Medicine Hat            
Desmond Bao $1,050 Edmonton
Denis Amirault $800 Calgary     
Theo Goethals $695 Calgary     

Total Entries: 77                Total Prize Pool:  $14,245 + $7,700 bounties


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Jon Harnish
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