Red Shores Race Track & Casino in Charlottetown hosted their annual PEI Poker Challenge this past weekend. New Brunswick’s Trent Hopper topped a sold-out 303 entry field and collected a top share of $23,320 from a $90,900 prize pool.
This is Hopper’s largest recorded tournament cash, besting a runner-up finish in this very event back in 2014. With the win Hopper also more than doubles his career tournament earnings, crossing the $35,000 mark.
When registration closed, a total of 303 runners had put up the $330 to take a shot at the late spring classic Red Shores has put on for a number of years.
Standing in Hopper’s way at the final table were two pretty notable foes. Kyle Myers, who busted in fourth, has over $180,000 in live-recorded tournament earnings with major cashes at Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, an EPT side event final table in Barcelona, as well as a runner-up finish at the Atlantic Canada Poker Championship in 2011.
Alex Allison, the ninth-place finisher and start-of-day chip leader, was another tough opponent at the final table. Allison also has over $100,000 in live cashes as well including a 31st place score of $35,000 just a month ago at the partypoker Million North America. Allison also has multiple PokerStars Sunday Million final tables and has amassed more than $1,000,000 in online tournaments.
Don’t miss the next great event hosted by Red Shores in Charlottetown. The 2017 Atlantic Canada Poker Championship is just around the corner. Check back for full details coming later this summer.