The 10th Annual Western Canadian Poker Classic at Casino Yellowhead wrapped up its final 2 events on the weekend with a $800 No Limit Hold’em and a big buy-in $5,200 Mixed Pot Limit Omaha/No Limit Hold’em.
Saturday seen some major excitement as George Broumas and Mike Smith wound up facing off for the $31,000 top prize, title and trophy. Smith had been on quite the hot streak, already cashing deep in 2 of the 3 previous events, but Broumas wasn’t about to let him bring the bragging rights back home to Saskatoon. George did come out on top, earning the win, while Michael would have to be satisfied with a total of $26,400 for putting his name on the pay-outs a third time this series.
Event #4 also seen a few others ringing in multiple cashes for the 10th Annual WCPC; Ryan Zdunick’s final table finish put him into five figures of winnings for the series, while Ron Lauzon also chalked up number 2.
Event #5 was not for the faint of heart and understandably didn’t draw the numbers of the rest of the series, but it did put up another $39,000 prize-pool to battle over for those who did turn out. Damian Minev took home a cool $28,000 for his days work, while Klye Johnson didn’t make out to shabby either with an $11,000 second place finish.
All told, WCPC Events #1 & #2, the $2200 Main Event and these final few rang in at $428,493 in total tournament prize money, surpassing the pre-series estimate set at $400,000. Congratulations to all the players and staff on yet another successful Western Canadian Poker Classic!
Here are the weekend’s results:
WCPC Event #4, $800 No Limit Hold’em
1st George Broumas $31,000
2nd Michael Smith $18,000
3rd Theodore Timmermans $11,900
4th Ryan Zdunick $9,000
5th Mary Gabriel $7,200
6th Rahami $5,900
7th Todd Mechalchuk $4,800
8th Tyler Stclair $4,100
9th Calvin Anderson $3,500
10th Dan Libsekal $3,000
11th Francis Fan $2,600
12th Brendan Morrisey $2,400
13th Brian Lee $2,200
14th Ron Toledo $2,100
15th Ron Lauzon $2,000
16th Holly Berry $1,918
Total Entries: 154 Prize Pool: $111,618
WCPC Event #5, $5,200 Mixed PLO/NLH
1st Damian Minev $28,000
2nd Kyle Johnson $11,000
Total Entries: 8 Prize Pool: $39,000