2012 West Coast Poker Championship Results – Events 1 to 5 from Edgewater Casino

1st Place – Jason Mann $41,500

The 3rd Annual West Coast Poker Championships at the Edgewater Poker Room in Vancouver has wrapped up the first five events of its 2012 installment with more than $276,200 in combined prize-pools and as expected, a few familiar names are showing up in the results…

Jason Mann has been the star of the show so far, taking down the $5,000 “High Roller” and then following up a few days later at another final table in Event #4. So far, Mann is the series money leader by about double the closest contender. Alberta’s Carolyn Grad has also been picking away with several final tables of her own; final 10 in both the $330 Ladies Event and $330 Turbo.

Local Daniel Skolovy is still chasing the top spot however in the PLO and Mixed Events that have become popular at the West Coast Poker Championships; last year Skolovy finished 2nd in the $500 Mixed Event and came runner up here again in the $600.

Thursday will see the signature Main Event get underway and with a bigger than previous $2,000 buy-in and a steady track record of around 30% growth year after year, might just help to fill the now wide gap between attendance and the $1,000,000 pre-series estimated prize-pools. With the inaugural CanadianWorld Series of Poker Circuit stop also kicking off in Vancouver later this week, many making the trip are heading in a little earlier to take a shot at this 2k.

In the mean time, we have the results from Events 1 to 5 of the West Coast Poker Championships for you:

Event 1 – $5,000 No Limit Hold’em “High Roller”

1st Jason Mann $41,500
2nd Terrence Chan $25,000
3rd David Hai $16,435

 Total Entries:   ~18 (DNR)      Total Prize-Pool: $82,935


Event #2 – $500 No Limit Hold ‘em


1st David   Smith $23,310
2nd Alexander   Bylicki $14,175
3rd Marton   Szlavy $9,000
4th James   Lim $6,390
5th Victor   Ma $4,950
6th Ken   Tran $4,050
7th Stanislav   Krivenstov $3,375
8th Tom   Cemm $2,925
9th Brett   Elder $2,475
10th Jeff   Gerelus $2,025
11th Scott   Lowrey $1,800
12th  Allan   Schmelzel $1,800
13th Dean   Camparado $1,575
14th Chung   Liang $1,575
15th Aaron   Li $1,575
16th Josh   Mammon $1,350
17th Rick   Hrora $1,350
18th Dan   McMechan $1,350
19th Duc   Ngo $1,125
20th Patrick   Foreman $1,125


 Total Entries:  200       Total Prize-Pool:  $87,350


Event #3 – Ladies $330 No Limit Hold ’em


1st Sandar   (May) Lwin $6,048*
2nd Connie Chia $3,969*
3rd Christine Boyko $2,930*
4th Jennifer Tokarek $2,079*
5th Irish Macalino $1,607*
6th Aimee Mussette $1,040*
7th Carolyn Grad $662


 Total Entries:  63      Total Prize-Pool:  $18,335    (* Denotes 6 way deal)


Event #4 – Turbo $330 No Limit Hold ’em

1st Hugh Jordan Drummond $11,115*
2nd Malcolm Powell $6,825*
3rd Fatima Nanji $4,290*
4th Tony Ahlowalia $3,120
5th Bart Tatano $2,340
6th David Pecaski $1,950
7th Jason Mann $1,560
8th Marious Botha $1,365
9th Carolyn Grad $1,073
10th Keith Wintermans $878
11th David Smith $780
12th Richard Wolff $780
13th Sung Ha Kim $585
14th Jean-Philippe Piquette $585
15th Lou Kohlmann $585

 Total Entries:  ~150 (DNR)     Total Prize-Pool:  $37,831  (*Denotes 3 way Deal)

Event #5 – $600 Pot Limit Omaha

1st Kyle Ho $15,390
2nd Daniel Skolovy $10,773
3rd Christopher Bush $7,439
4th Robin Bergen $5,130
5th Paul Dhaliwal $3,591
6th Josh Mammon $2,565
7th Daniel Idema $1,796
8th Paul Sampson $1,283
9th Tim Lee $1,026
10th Thom Vincent $770

 Total Entries:  ~100 (DNR)    Total Prize-Pool:  $49,763


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Jon Harnish
35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.


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