Andrew Pantling Leads Day 1 of WPT Fallsview Classic, 119 Remain

Andrew Pantling leads Day 1 of the WPT Fallsview Classic. (Photo courtesy of WPT)

Andrew Pantling leads Day 1 of the WPT Fallsview Classic. (Photo courtesy of WPT)

Andrew Pantling bagged up the largest stack, 384,200, after Day 1 in the World Poker Tour Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event. He leads Shannon Shorr, Darren Elias and Ryan Riess in the top ten on the leaderboard.

The field pulled 419 entrants and 119 players return for Day 2 – ultimately playing for the top 54 spots that make the money. They created a CAD $1.9 million prizepool and first place earns CAD $380,021.

Olivier Busquet, Joe McKeehen, Jonathan Duhamel and BLUFF.com WPT Ones to Watch Garret Greer all survived the day.

Mike Linster, Mike McDonald, Kyle Bowker, WIll Fialla, Owen Crowe and Bryn Kenney were among those that were sent to the rail today.

Shorr padded his top ten stack near the end of the night. He checked to the turn of A Q J J, Marvin Rettenmaier bet, Michael Singh and Shorr called. The river came 2, Action checked to Shorr, he bet, only Rettemanier called and Shorr tabled T 7 for a flush.

Failla got his last chips in on the turn of 9 8 6 8 against Dylan Wilkerson. Failla announced full house and tabled A 8 and Wilkerson tabled an actual full house holding pocket nines.

WPT Fallsview Classic Day 1 Top Ten Chip Counts

  1. Andrew Pantling – 384,200
  2. Shannon Shorr – 337,800
  3. George Gaffiero – 285,800
  4. Faisal Khan – 262,800
  5. Sylvain Siebert – 259,600
  6. Darren Elias – 245,300
  7. Erik Cajelais – 230,500
  8. Michael Singh – 221,900
  9. Yong Lu – 221,300
  10. Ryan RIess – 214,000
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Paul Oresteen

Senior Writer: Paul Oresteen originally joined BLUFF in 2008 as an intern. He covered two World Series of Poker’s before leaving to join PokerNews.com. After a two year hiatus Oresteen returned to BLUFF in November 2012. Since starting as a poker journalist Oresteen has covered the World Series of Poker, WSOP Circuit, World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour. He graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Communications in 2008.
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