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”
Total Entries: ~18 (DNR) Total Prize-Pool: $82,935
Event #2 – $500 No Limit Hold ‘em
Total Entries: 200 Total Prize-Pool: $87,350
Event #3 – Ladies $330 No Limit Hold ’em
|1st||Sandar (May) Lwin||$6,048*|
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*|
|13th||Sung Ha Kim||$585|
Total Entries: ~150 (DNR) Total Prize-Pool: $37,831 (*Denotes 3 way Deal)
Event #5 – $600 Pot Limit Omaha
Total Entries: ~100 (DNR) Total Prize-Pool: $49,763