BC Poker Championships in Full Swing

The River Rock Casino has been the place to be for Canadian Poker players this past week seeking to play in one of the top poker tournaments that a Canadian poker room has to offer. Already we have seen two out of three events being sold out.

The first event, the $550 No Limit Hold’em attracted a field of 496 poker players contributing into a $248,000 prize pool. After four days, when it was all said and done the winner of the event was Terence Lai who travelled from Mississauga, Ontario to cash in for a $55,899 first prize. He was runnered-up by Carter Newhof from Mercer Island, Washington who goes back to the USA to celebrate American Thanksgiving this weekend $35,241 richer. He can buy the prize turkey with that kind of cash. In 3rd place was Kwong Wai Au of Kamloops, BC who took $21,874. Payout scales allowed the top 45 finishers enjoy a money finish.

Event #2 was the $1,100 No Limit Hold’em event which attracted a field of 647 poker players. The 63 top poker players divided a total prize pool of $646,988. The top 3 finishers we’re Yan Ho-Lee of Richmond winning $139,493, Preston Partridge of Shawnigan Lake winning $89,339, and Andrew Tai also of Richmond who took home $56,368.

A full list of winners can be found below.

Today is the first day of the much awaited $2,700 Main Event. Final satellites were run last night at the price of $220 and today we can expect to see some great action. The team of CanadaPoker.com will be on hand. You can expect to see player interviews and a lot of great pictures in our photo gallery so visit often.

Event #1 – $550 No Limit Hold’em

$ Poker Player Name City, Province
1 $55,899 TERENCE LAI MISSISSAUGA, ON
2 $35,241 CARTER NEWHOF MERCER ISLAND,WASH
3 $21,874 KWONG WAI, AU KAMLOOPS, BC
4 $17,620 JACK WU BURNABY, BC
5 $14,339 EDWARD SORENSEN VANCOUVER, BC
6 $11,301 CORY McCLURE SURREY, BC
7 $8,871 JOHN NGUYEN VANCOUVER, BC
8 $7,048 KEN TRAN VANCOUVER, BC
9 $5,225 AGOSTINHO, GOMES RICHMOND, BC
10 $3,524 RAJAN NAGRA PRINCE GEORGE,BC
11 $3,524 MAXIM BABKO RICHMOND, BC
12 $3,524 COLE JESSON NEW WESTMINSTER
13 $2,916 GEORGE ZAWADZKI BOWEN ISLAND, BC
14 $2,916 SHAHEEN SIDI BURNABY, BC
15 $2,916 DARYL MCCULLOUGH GABRIOLA ISLAND,BC
16 $2,309 ZHONG MIN LI COQUITLAM,BC
17 $2,309 SADIA COHEN VANCOUVER, BC
18 $2,309 BRANT TAYLOR DELTA, BC
19 $1,641 BRIAN STROM SURREY, BC
20 $1,641 MICHAEL SANDS RICHMOND, BC
21 $1,641 KELLY BEVACQUA SURREY, BC
22 $1,641 KENNETH PRIESTLEY PITT MEADOWS, BC
23 $1,641 JACQUELINE RAY BURNABY, BC
24 $1,641 PAUL VASSALO WHITE ROCK, BC
25 $1,641 TSUNEHISA NISHI RICHMOND, BC
26 $1,641 SHAWN KINSELLA WHITE HORSE YT
27 $1,641 GLORIA HAWLEY LADAC, AB
28 $1,458 JIE LI RICHMOND, BC
29 $1,458 CAMERON STEDEFORD PRINCE GEORGE, BC
30 $1,458 MARK PALMATARY PORT COQUITLAM,BC
31 $1,458 HAROLD FITZPATRICK SURREY, BC
32 $1,458 MUCO ORAN OSOYOOS, BC
33 $1,458 TERRY NESTEGARD PORT COQUITLAM,BC
34 $1,458 JOY KENWORTHY WASHINGTON USA
35 $1,458 JEFFREY SAUVE POWELL RIVER, BC
36 $1,458 SAROJINI INGRE VANCOUVER, BC
37 $1,276 MICHAEL SEGAL BOWEN ISLAND, BC
38 $1,276 THOMAS BACHMEIER RICHMOND, BC
39 $1,276 LOC NGUYEN RICHMOND, BC
40 $1,276 MICHAEL COLLINS VANCOUVER, BC
41 $1,276 PHILIP CARLINGTON BOWEN ISLAND, BC
42 $1,276 WILLIAM HILTON CHILLIWACK, BC
43 $1,276 JAMES ST. AMAND THUNDER BAY, ON
44 $1,276 SALIM MAWANI PORT COQUITLAM,BC
45 $1,276 ERIC VALLE NEW WESTMINSTER

Event #2 – $1,100 No Limit Hold’em

$ Poker Player Name City, Province
1 $139,493 YAN HO- LEE RICHMOND, BC
2 $89,339 PRESTON PARTRIDGE SHAWNIGAN LAKE
3 $56,368 ANDREW TAI RICHMOND, BC
4 $44,384 WEN LAN, PENG VANCOUVER
5 $36,458 RICHARD KOSTERMAN SASKATCHEWAN, BC
6 $28,723 LLOYD GABRIELSON ABBOTSFORD, BC
7 $22,382 MATTHEW RANDALL NEW WESTMINSTER, BC
8 $17,437 ZANG HUA RICHMOND, BC
9 $12,681 CORY WILKINSON WHITE ROCK, BC
10 $8,116 CHRISTOPHER GOMEZ DELTA, BC
11 $8,116 KEITH WINTERMANS VANCOUVER, BC
12 $8,116 MARCUS VERHIEL NORTH VANCOVUER, BC
13 $6,467 BRANT TAYLOR DELTA, BC
14 $6,467 DAVID SHELDON LANGLEY, BC
15 $6,467 SHAWN NIXON DUNCAN, BC
16 $5,072 BRIAN ANDERSON LANGLEY, BC
17 $5,072 TROY HUILLERY FORT ST. JOHN, BC
18 $5,072 RICK VIRS MAPLE RIDGE, BC
19 $3,804 KIN SHING TANG BURNABY, BC
20 $3,804 SAMUEL NGAI EDMONTON, AB
21 $3,804 LILLIAN CHAN VANCOUVER, BC
22 $3,804 CLIFFORD DEARDORFT SEATTLE, WA
23 $3,804 ZHENG YANG VICTORIA, BC
24 $3,804 TREVOR VANDERVEEN BELLINGHAM, WA
25 $3,804 JOHN CHAN VANCOUVER, BC
26 $3,804 KELLY SIAH BURNABY, BC
27 $3,804 DAVID ROQUE VANCOUVER, BC
28 $3,170 PASEUTH THIPHAVONG ABBOTSFORD, BC
29 $3,170 HONG-WIE JHIE SURREY, BC
30 $3,170 CHAN-JUI LIN RICHMOND, BC
31 $3,170 KULJIT DHILLON SURREY, BC
32 $3,170 AMER ESHO LONDON, ON
33 $3,170 PETAR MAJSTORVIC SURREY, BC
34 $3,170 BRANDA NERNER WASHINGTON, WA
35 $3,170 MUGUREL MANICA VANCOUVER, BC
36 $3,170 DYLAN COLLINGWOOD VANCOUVER, BC
37 $2,600 ROBERT YOUNG SURREY, BC
38 $2,600 KENNETH YU VANCOUVER, BC
39 $2,600 ALEX CHEONG VANCOUVER, BC
40 $2,600 STEPHANE BLOUIN MONTREAL, QB
41 $2,600 MICHAEL MORETTO BURNABY, BC
42 $2,600 SHARPOUR SHIRZADI SUMNER, WA
43 $2,600 ROBERT LEWIS DELTA, BC
44 $2,600 RICHARD WEBB GRAND BEND, ON
45 $2,600 ERIC WALLACE NANAIMO, BC
46 $2,409 GARY KHAU VANCOUVER, BC
47 $2,409 DOUGLAS KLMER MISSION BC
48 $2,409 MARK LOFTHOUSE SURREY, BC
49 $2,409 EDWARD KARSHAW QUALICAM BEACH, BC
50 $2,409 DAVID PECASKI NORTH VANCOUVER, BC
51 $2,409 AMAN GILL RICHMOND, BC
52 $2,409 KARIM CHATUR CALGARY AB
53 $2,409 MICHAEL MADDOCKS LANGLEY, BC
54 $2,409 SEAL KAYFMANN ABBOTSFORD, BC
55 $2,219 MARIO ROUX EDMONTON, AB
56 $2,219 DANETTE HOLZWARTH LETHBRIDGE, AB
57 $2,219 PAUL HOUVENER LYNNWOOD, WA
58 $2,219 STEVEN RAVY DELTA, BC
59 $2,219 LIONEL CASVANT PRINCE GEORGE, BC
60 $2,219 MARCELLO BERTI NORTH VANCOUVER, BC
61 $2,219 TERRY NESTEGARD PORT COQUITLAM, BC
62 $2,219 STEVEN GOOSEN ABBOTSFORD, BC
63 $2,219 JEFFREY GUILD VANCOUVER, BC

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