A few days ago, we followed fellow Canadian Andrew Pantling as he held a big chip lead during 3 consecutive days of play at the opening event of the WSOP Europe, Six Hand No-Limit Hold’em. While Pantling didn’t end up with the bracelet, he still managed to finish an impressive 2nd place after going heads up with the “Unabomber” Phil Laak. He pocketed £105,506 for his three day marathon.
In event #3, a £1,075 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em, after three Day one’s have been concluded, the original 582 players, is narrowed down to only 80 and the chip leader is Andrew’s brother, Wesley Pantling of Perkinsfield, Ontario. Wesley has recently made a couple of cashes at 2 events at this year’s WSOP. He leads the field going into Day 2 with 56,200 in chips, with the next two players trailing him with 52,500 and 49,000 chips respectively. Hopefully he can take the lead all the way to Day 3.
Other Canadians still in the game are:
Song Lee 40,300 chips (Toronto, ON)
Kaveh Payman 24,200 chips (North Vancouver, BC)
Yann Dion 21,200 chips (Quebec City, QC)
Colin Whitehead 16,400 chips (Toronto, ON)
Matt Jarvis 14,700 chips (Surrey, BC)
Joe Huang 13,300 chips (Vancouver, BC)
Everyone is competing for their share of £582,000 ($941,000 CAD) and the bubble pays the top 54 players with the lowest cash paying a little more than twice the buy-in amount.