Criddle Continues Crushing at Dakota Dunes Arrowhead Series, Results


Calgary’s Braeden Criddle appears to be on an impressive heater at the poker tournament tables after bagging himself another medium limit first place finish in just 2 weeks, with his latest nearly $17,000 score coming just outside of Saskatoon Saskatchewan at the 2012 Dakota Dunes Arrowhead Poker Series held on February 18th-19th. The win in the 2-day $500+$50 No Limit Hold’em came hot the heels of another $16,000 win for Braeden, coming recently in the February 4th $500+$50 NLH held at the 2012 Kick-off Series in Calgary.

Local players and those making the trip in to play had to be pleased with 30,000 chip starting stacks and a starting field of 122 players, generating a prize-pool of $61,000 to fight for. A total of 16 places paid with an additional $500 “consultation prize” for the unfortunate 17th place “bubble”.

While we might be completely of the mark, it’s worth going out on a limb that the 2nd place finisher listed as “James Laudon” is also known as Jim Loudon; a Canadian circuit poker veteran with more than $150,000 in recorded tournament cashes across the prairies, including winning the $600 event at the Regina Station Poker Classic in 2011. This particular James often travels with a few others by the same first name, using “Jim” just sometimes makes things easier. Profile pages can be found for both, but logic would suggest that there there is only one felt crushing Jim/James from Sceptre Saskatchewan; a village with a population of 99. Loudon’s son Kelly has also left his mark on the poker felts, but that’s a story for another day…if this just happens to be yet another with a name that sounds the same, our sincere apologies in advance.

Dakota Dunes is certainly picking up steam as a staple stop for tournaments, with this latest Arrowhead event now following up on a very successful 2011 SIGA Poker Championships hosted by the venue in October.

Congratulations to all the players and staff on this continued success and a big thanks for sending us the full results!

Braden Criddle
 $ 16,940.00
2 James Laudon  $ 10,285.00
3  Brian Anderson  $   6,352.50
4  Sylas Clark  $   4,991.25
5  Joey Basoraba  $   4,295.50
6  Shamus Page  $   3,630.00
7 Ron Shishkin  $   3,025.00
8 Adrian Baram  $   2,480.50
9  Kurt Steffl  $   1,694.00
10 Doug Maier  $   1,361.00
Darrell Mcdougall
 $       968.00
12 Darrin Lamoureux  $       968.00
13 Jim Mercer  $       968.00
14 Neil Anderson  $       847.00
15 Murray Potter  $       847.00
16 Shawn Hill  $       847.00
Bubble Jason Hungle  $       500.00


The next big stop for CanadaPoker will be at the Deep Freeze Bounty Poker Tournament at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino February 25th and 26th, 2012; be sure to stay tuned to Canada Poker as we will bring updates and results on this one as they unfold.

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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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