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The WPTDS Central CA Main Event has come to a close and Josh Moua (pictured above) has topped a field of 175 players to take home the top prize worth, a $3,000 WPTDS Championship Seat and Travel Package, the WPTDS Trophy, and a pair of Monster DNA Headphones. He claimed the title just before 1 a.m. on Monday at the Turlock Poker Room in the Central Valley of California.
The final day of the tournament saw the field reach the money when the final 19 players remained, and the final table was set around 7 p.m. in the evening. Simon Silas fell in quick succession in 10th place, and then the Day 1A chip leader Mark Johnson was surprisingly the next player to fall in ninth place. Jashti Kumar then took his leave in eighth place.
One of the largest hands of the tournament took place when Moua doubled up to a million thanks to a flopped flush against Miguel Lopez, who took a big hit on the hand. Lopez was actually the next player to fall in seventh place when his pocket sixes ran into the pocket tens of Aram Alexander. The final six players then took a dinner break just after 9 p.m.
The half-dozen players that returned from dinner circled the prospect of a chop after their break but decided to keep playing until Adrian Bolanos busted in sixth place. They paused again after that took place and this time they decided to chop the remaining prize pool. Here is a look at the payouts in the chop agreement:
Seat 3: Dana Muse – 630,000 ($23,037)
Seat 5: Josh Moua – 2,060,000 ($36,341)
Seat 7: Aram Alexander – 505,000 ($21,068)
Seat 8: Francisco Loera – 1,035,000 ($28,215)
Seat 10: Robert Huff – 200,000 ($15,052)
There was still the matter of the WPTDS Title, trophy, $3,000 WPTDS Championship Prize Package, and a pair of Monster DNA Headphones to decide, so the remaining five players then played down to a champion. Francisco Loera was the first to fall after he was crippled in a hand where the pocket tens of Dana Muse found a ten on the river to beat his pocket jacks. Loera was out in fifth place a short time later and he was followed to the rail by Robert Huff in fourth place.
Aram Alexander exited in third place and that set up a final match between Moua (2,855,000) and Muse (1,520,000). Muse doubled up twice to take the chip lead in the heads-up final, but the stacks were still pretty close as they played past midnight. Moua regained the lead when the chips went into the middle a final time. Muse was all in preflop with 10♦6♥ in the hole and Moua had her covered holding 8♠6♦. The board was dealt J♦8♦4♠2♠8♣ and Muse was eliminated in second place. That made Moua the champion of the tournament. Congratulations to our newest WPTDS Champion Josh Moua!
Final Table Results:
1: Josh Moua – $50,594 + WPTDS Champ Package
2: Dana Muse – $30,015
3: Aram Alexander – $19,176
4: Robert Huff – $13,507
5: Francisco Loera – $10,423
6: Adrian Bolanos – $7,921
7: Miguel Lopez- $6,170
8: Jashti Kumar- $4,586
9: Mark Johnson-$3,252
10: Simon Silas- $2,585
That concludes our coverage of the WPTDS Central CA Main Event. Thanks to the Turlock Poker Room for hosting another great event, and congratulations to them on the 13.6 percent year-over-year growth of the Main Event field. The next stop on the tour will take us south to the Bicycle Casino for the WPTDS Los Angeles Main Event July 11-14.
Partnership establishes inaugural WPTDeepStacks event In Southwest Florida; Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee to host $1,100 buy-in, $100,000 GTD Main Event this September!
Los Angeles, CA (April 9, 2015) WPTDeepStacks, the premier mid-major poker tour in the industry, created by World Poker Tour® and DeepStacks Poker Tour, has added yet another stop in Florida, this time at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee.
WPTDeepStacks-Immokalee will run September 11 - 20, 2015 and feature a $1,100 buy-in Main Event with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool.
The partnership will bring exciting tournaments to Southwest Florida while also offering players from around the region the opportunity to qualify for next year’s WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year race with a chance to win a seat into the 2016 WPT® World Championship.
"Adding Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee to our tour shows our commitment to bringing exceptional poker events to the State of Florida,” said WPTDeepStacks President Chris Torina. “Coming off our highly successful WPTDS-Hollywood (FL) event, we are very excited about our continuing partnership with the Seminole Tribe and the opportunity to bring our brand to Immokalee in September.”
“We have a new and improved poker room at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, so we’re definitely anxious to show it off by hosting a tournament of this stature, “ said Jim Gibson, Director of Marketing for Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. “It further supports the fact that we’re Southwest Florida’s premier gaming and entertainment destination.”
WPTDeepStacks (WPTDS) is a one-of-a-kind partnership between the world’s most established poker tour, WPT® and the world’s fastest growing poker tour, DSPT. Focused primarily on the “mid-major” poker market, WPTDeepStacks is designed to reach a mainstream demographic and provide the best live tournament experience for our players and casino partners alike. WPTDeepStacks is the premier mid-major poker tour in the industry and we have worked with some of the largest and most prestigious casino brands in the world. Our brand boasts a highly knowledgeable and experienced executive team that is fully involved in every phase of creating and delivering an unsurpassed live event experience.
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 the Big Wheel and 38 live tables games including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. 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. Nightly entertainment is highlighted with by 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.
WPTDeepStacks Season 2 has been announced! You'll be able to find event schedules, structures, locations and all the necessary details right here to plan your next WPTDeepStacks trip!
|Event||Location||Series Dates||Main Event Dates||Buy-In||GTD||More
|Hollywood (FL)||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino||January 29-31||January
|Mississippi||IP Casino Resort Spa||March
|Calgary*||Grey Eagle Resort and Casino||March 27-
|April 3-6||C$1000+C$100||C$200,000||Click Here|
|Edmonton*||Casino Yellowhead||April 16-27||April 24-27||C$1000+C$100||C$200,000||Click Here|
|Iowa||Riverside Casino & Golf Resort||April 29-
|May 1-4||$1000+$100||$100,000||Click Here|
|Central CA||Turlock Poker Room||May 8-17||May 15-17||$1000+$100||$100,000||Click Here|
|Los Angeles||The Bicycle Casino||June 18- July 14||July 11-14||$1000+$100||$300,000||Click Here|
|Chicagoland||Majestic Star Casino & Hotel||July 25-
|July 31-August 2||$1000+$100||$100,000||Click Here|
|Reno||Atlantis Casino Resort Spa||August
|Immokalee||Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee||September
|San Diego||Ocean's 11 Casino||October
|Championship*||Grey Eagle Resort and Casino||November 27-December 7||December 3-7||C$2300+C$200||C$500,000||Coming Soon|
WPTDeepStacks and DeepStacks Poker Tour reserve the right to modify, cancel or change any event without notice. Please check WPTDeepStacks.com for future event scheduling.
*Due to AGLC gaming regulations, the Calgary and Edmonton stops will remain DSPT-only events. Calgary, Edmonton and the Championship will still qualify for POY points.