Play has officially ended here at the WPTDeepStacks Jacksonville Main Event and the Day 1A chipleader, Jeremy Meacham, goes wire to wire to take home the title!
Coming into the day, Meacham was smack in the middle of the pack. Upon play starting, Meacham was nowhere to be found, and actually didn’t arrive until halfway thru the first level of play. The late start certainly didn’t effect Meacham as his calm demeanor carried him throughout the final table and eventually to the trophy.
Play started off fast and furious as Marie Harrell was eliminated on one of the first hands of play, when her AcQs ran into the KcKs of Corey Bierria. Following Harrell, it was Corey Thompson losing a flip to Richard McCrary and hitting the rail in 8th place. McCrary would continue to gain momentum and took over the chip lead before alternating the top spot with Corey Bierria. Bierria regained the lead when he eliminated Nick Gee in 7th place, but McCrary clawed his way right back to the top after eliminating Kenneth Williams in 6th.
During 5 handed play Meacham dipped to the lowest point of his final table run, but chipped back up and eliminated Michael Murphy in 5th. A few hands later Meacham earned a huge double, when he picked up AhAs against the Jc7c of McCrary. The double catapulted Meacham back into the lead, and it was smooth sailing from there. McCrary was the next out the door in 4th, followed shortly there after by Corey Bierria in 3rd.
Heading into heads up play, Meacham help nearly a 4-1 chip lead and quickly found himself playing for the title. Meacham’s 4d4s was up against Trey Walton’s KsQd, and after a clean runout Meacham takes home his biggest career cash of $114,551. Along with the money, Meacham also earns a WPTDS Trophy and the $3,000 WPTDS Championship package.