Jerry Morrell topped a field of 268 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Reno Main Event on Monday afternoon at the beautiful Atlantis Casino Resort Spa here in Reno, Nevada. Morrell was awarded $55,616 in prize money, a $3,000 Championship package, and the WPTDeepStacks trophy after winning a final table that clocked in at just under 4 hours of play today.
Coming into the day it was Jerry Morrell with the chip lead, and Morrell continued to climb as he built his with no major setbacks throughout the day. With multiple short stacks coming into the day, it wasn’t long before we lost Greg Wagner, who was quickly followed out the door by Shawn Roberts. Following the two eliminations in the first level of the day, it was Steve Kujubu exiting in 7th. Six handed play wouldn’t slow down Morrell, as his AcJd would best the AsTs of Josef Bautista, sending Bautista packing in 6th.
Chris Bridgford would be the shortest of the remaining five players, but after a quick double up he would manage to ladder to a top four spot when Mans Montgomery was eliminated by Anthony Scherer in 5th. Bridgford would exit soon thereafter, and Morrell headed into three-handed play with a 4-1 chip lead over both Scherer, and Worland.
The trend of fast action didn’t change with three handed play, as Scherer ran his queens into Morrell’s aces almost immediately. Unable to improve, Scherer hit the rail in third leaving Morrell and Worland heads up.
Similar to last year’s dynamic between Dustin Fox and Ivan Holmes, the two players left in the tournament are close friends. Worland would secure a double up on the second hand of play, closing in on the monster chip lead of Morrell. The two spent a while exchanging chips back and forth, but eventually Morrell’s run good would continue as he woke up with QcQs after Worland moved all in holding AdKc. Morrell won the flip, earning himself the top spot as the newest WPTDS Champion, taking home $55,616.
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2nd Annual Event Has Players Flocking to Florida for $200k Guarantee Main Event
Los Angeles, CA (July 15, 2016) WPTDeepStacks, poker’s premier mid-major poker tour, created by World Poker Tour® and DeepStacks Poker Tour, is beating the snowbirds and heading south early!
Join in as Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, hosts the WPTDeepStacks Immokalee series, September 2-11, 2016. The series features 24 events over nine days, capped off with a $1,100 buy-in Main Event and $200,000 guaranteed prize pool.
This is the second year WPTDeepStacks has held an event on this magnificent property. 2015’s tour stop was a huge success and we are already on pace for an even bigger outcome! In addition to aiming for a piece of the $200k prize pool, players are competing for a chance to qualify for this year’s WPTDS Player of the Year race. The Player of the Year package includes $15,000 towards 2017 WPT® Main Tour Stop buy ins, as well as $5,000 towards Season 4 WPTDS tour stops.
"The Southwest region of Florida is overflowing with passionate poker players. There is a lot of untapped talent here that is going to ensure a tremendous event,” said DeepStacks President Chris Torina. “We are thrilled to continue working with the amazing staff at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, and excited to return to such a beautiful property.
“We look forward to the excitement of the WPTDeepStacks series at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee”, said Mike Warren, Vice President of Marketing for Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. “As Southwest Florida’s premier gaming and entertainment destination, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee hosts two large annual poker series, and we are excited to showcase our beautiful casino floor, amazing hotel and dining options to the WPTDeepStacks players.”
About Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee:
Open 24/7, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is Southwest Florida’s premier gaming and entertainment destination. The 51,000-square-foot plus casino offers over 1300 slots, including Tarzan, Wheel of Fortune and Monopoly and 38 live tables games including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. The casino also features an award-winning poker room. Dining options include the award-winning 1st Street Deli, Asian fusion restaurant Lucky Mi Noodle House, and The EE-TO-LEET-KE (“The Camp”) Grill. The Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, “where the party never ends” featuring nightly live entertainment and no last call. Additional entertainment and events are held at the Seminole Center, an indoor/outdoor special event center featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting system designed by Technomedia Solutions. Located at 506 South First Street in Immokalee, Seminole Casino Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florida via I-75 and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the casino. Located between Miami and Naples, north of Alligator Alley on Highway 846, it is five blocks south of Highway 29. Approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, the casino is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Seminole Casino Immokalee participates in the Seminole Players Club Wild Card Rewards Program whereby players earn and redeem comp dollars at all Seminole Casinos in Florida. For more information, call toll-free (800) 218-0007 or visit www.SeminoleCasinoHotel.com or www.facebook.com/seminoleimmokalee
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