THE BEST MID-MAJOR POKER TOUR IN THE WORLD HITS IT OUT OF THE PARK AGAIN!
19 Events, More Than $8,000,000 in Guarantees, New Stops Players Won’t Want To Miss
Los Angeles, CA (November 10, 2016) – WPTDeepStacks (WPTDS) is proud to announce the first half of its schedule for Season 4, and players can now start booking plane tickets, planning hotel reservations, and gathering their bankrolls for the first batch of highly anticipated events.
With 10 events over the first six months of 2017, WPTDS is once again the ultimate mid-major poker series for players all over North America.
“Season 4 of WPTDeepStacks is building off of Season 3’s immense success,” said WPTDeepStacks President Chris Torina. “The tour had a number of record-breaking events, including a massive 1,684-player field at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida. All of our partner properties treat our players exceptionally well, ensuring our players always get the VIP experience. No other series at this level comes close to offering the quality, excitement, and player-friendly structures that WPTDS does. Book your travel now because you are not going to want to miss any of Season 4’s amazing events.”
• The first half of the WPTDS Season 4 schedule includes truly can’t-miss events such as the $1 million guaranteed main event kickoff hosted at the amazing Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. In Season 3, the series attracted a record for Florida with 1,684 entries.
• Staying in Florida, the third installment of WPTDS Jacksonville takes place in February at bestbet, where players will be treated to a $300,000 guaranteed Main Event at one of the best venues for poker in the industry.
• As a new addition, WPTDS will travel to Maryland Live! for the first time ever. Players will enjoy a $300,000 guaranteed main event, competitive side events, and top-notch hospitality at one of the East Coast’s premier poker venues.
• Heading up the East Coast, WPTDS will return to Parx Casino in Pennsylvania for what plans to be another massive WPTDS BigStax series, featuring a $1,600 Main Event and a $2,500 High Roller.
• Heading west, the player-friendly Atlantis Casino Resort Spa will play host to WPTDS in Reno. Not only will those in attendance be able to participate in a world-class poker tournament series without breaking the bank, but players can enjoy the exciting March Madness action at the venue’s world-famous sports book.
• Going back to sunny Florida, the WPTDS summer series at the beautiful Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa will offer world-class events for players needing a break from the grind of Las Vegas.
WPTDS Season 4 kicks off at Jan. 19, 2017, as part of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open with the featured $1 million guaranteed main event.
“Our partnership with WPTDeepStacks has played a vital role in the success for three Seminole Gaming properties throughout the year,” said Larry Frank, General Manager of Poker, Seminole Gaming. “We look forward to Chris Torina and his team making their way down South to kick off Season 4 of the WPTDS tour. After a record-breaking January in Hollywood last year and the introduction to Tampa in June, we’re excited to further offer these world-class events for our players.”
Please view the first half of the Season 4 schedule below. The second half of the schedule plans to be released in December.
• January 19-24 | Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino | Hollywood, FL
• February 8-28 | Parx Casino | Bensalem, PA
• March 2-13 | bestbet | Jacksonville, FL
• March 10-20 | Grey Eagle Resort & Casino | Calgary, Alberta*
• March 16-27 | Atlantis Casino Resort Spa | Reno, NV
• March 31-April 10 | Casino Yellowhead | Edmonton, Alberta*
• April 8-17 | Thunder Valley Casino Resort | Lincoln, CA
• April 14-24 | Maryland Live! | Hanover, MD
• May 8-15 | Turlock Poker Room & Casino | Turlock, CA
• June 8-19 | Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino | Tampa, FL
*For more information on DSPT-only Canadian events, please visit DeepStacks.com.
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WPTDeepStacks (WPTDS) is the one-of-a-kind partnership between the world’s most established poker tour, World Poker Tour® and the world’s fastest growing poker tour, DeepStacks Poker Tour. Focused primarily on the “mid-major” poker market, WPTDS is designed to reach a mainstream demographic and provide the best live tournament experience for our players and casino partners alike. WPTDS works with the most prestigious casino brands in the industry and boasts a world class, highly knowledgeable executive team with over 50 years of gaming and poker experience that is fully involved in every phase of creating and delivering an unsurpassed live event.
Reginald Roberts (pictured) topped a field of 165 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Oklahoma Main Event on Monday night at the Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Oklahoma. Roberts was awarded $50,765 in prize money and a $3,000 Championship Package after winning a very quick final table that clocked in at just over two hours of play.
Cards got into the air at 1 p.m. between the final nine players, and action was fast and furious to kick things off at the final table. Eric Thompson fell in ninth place on the first hand of play, and Rodney Spriggs followed him to the rail in eighth place on the very next hand. Chris Battaglia fell shortly after that in seventh, and Jerad Jameson and Brian Dewey each doubled up before Jameson fell in sixth place. Jesse Jones busted in fifth place before John Lopez scored the next double up. Dewey then fell in fourth place and Lopez was out in third place to take us down to a heads-up final in just two hours.
Daniel Lowery took the chip lead into the heads-up final against Reginald Roberts, but Roberts took the lead before the two players took a scheduled break. On the first hand coming back from the break, Lowery got all of his chips into the middle preflop holding AdKc. Roberts had him covered with pocket nines in the hole, and the board brought no help for Lowery. Roberts won the tournament and took home $50,765 in prize money along with the WPTDS trophy. Congratulations to our newest WPTDS champion – Reginald Roberts!
Eric Bohl (pictured) topped a field of 378 players to win the WPTDeepStacks San Diego Main Event on Monday night at the Ocean’s Eleven Casino in Oceanside, California. Bohl was awarded $75,675 in prize money and a $3,000 Championship Package after winning a final table that clocked in at six hours of play.
Cards got into the air at 1 p.m. between the final nine players, and a long, slow stretch of play took place to kick things off. Nick Toma fell in ninth place and Nathan Schmidt busted in eighth place, but there were still seven players remaining after three hours of play. Craig Chait was the next to fall in seventh place, and then the rising blinds and antes really started to force the action. David Luttberg busted in sixth place, Atta Afzal fell in fifth place, Rod Jahanguiri hit the rail in fourth place, and Chris Brewer was knocked out in third place in the span of an hour.
Lena Evans took the chip lead into the heads-up final against Eric Bohl, but Bohl doubled up to bring things close to even. Bohl took a slight lead before the next all-in confrontation, so he had Evans covered when she shoved with As3d. Bohl revealed AdJc and the board was dealt QsJsTs7h8d Bohl took home $75,675 in prize money along with the WPTDS trophy. Congratulations to our newest WPTDS champion – Eric Bohl!
Cody Fleming (pictured) topped a field of 451 players to win the DSPT Edmonton Main Event on Monday night at the Yellowhead Casino. Fleming was awarded $85,475 in prize money, a trophy, and the $3,000 DSPT Championship package after winning a final table that clocked in at just over five hours of play.
Cards got into the air at 1 p.m. between the final nine players, and shortly there after it was Jerome Makonen exiting in 9th. The fast pace would be a continuous trend at this final table, as the eliminations continued to come in flurries. Following Mokenen in 9th it was Kris Klimosko exiting in 8th and Aaron Haw in 7th. Ramesh Puradchithasan was the next out the door in sixth, and Cody Fleming headed into five handed play with a massive chip lead, after a big hand that resulted in him doubling thru Jerry Tria.
Five handed play wouldn’t last too long, as beginning of the day chip leader, Jerry Tria, was eliminated when his top pair ran into the trips of Paul Sokoloff. Four handed play saw the momentum begin to shift in favor of Paul Griffin, as the short stack starting closing the gap between himself and Fleming. Eventually it was Issa Moustapha falling in fourth when he moved all in holding two fours, and ran into the jacks of Fleming.
Before the start of three-handed play, the players discussed a potential chop, but it was eventually turned down by Cody Fleming who held a massive chip lead at the time. Paul Sokoloff would draw first blood as he doubled thru Fleming, winning a flip when his A♣5♣ improved to a flush against the 2♥2♦ of Fleming. Pace of play would take a dramatic hault as the three exchanged chips back and forth for a few orbits with preflop raises. Sokoloff ended up running his sevens into the kings of Fleming, and Sokoloff hit the rail in 3rd place.
Sokoloff’s bustout propelled Fleming into heads up play with nearly a 5-1 chip lead, but the tournament was far from over. Peter Griffin continued to fight back, nearly taking over the chip lead, but the constant pressure of Fleming was too much for Griffin to overcome. On the final hand Fleming called the all in of Griffin holding A♦7♦, but a huge dog to Griffin’s A♣K♠. Fleming flopped two diamonds, and rivered a third to improve to a flush. He jumped into the arms of his rail as they all celebrated and Cody Fleming is your newest DSPT Champion!