What started as a loaded final table ended up with some sugar on top as Jose ‘Suganills’ Montes is victorious at WPTDeepStacks Maryland. Montes registered at the last minute on Day 1B and bagged 141,500 to come into Day 2 near the chip average.
Montes had his chip stack move in all directions on Day 2 but managed to hold steady and come into the final table with 647,000. From there, Montes was able to use his years of tournament experience to ladder up the payouts and accumulate chips to stay alive.
Thanks to a few well-timed double ups and big hands, Montes took over the chip lead in shorthanded play with his kings versus ace-king confrontation against Karim Bevans making for the largest pot of the tournament. Montes made quick work of Nicholas Verderamo in heads up play to claim victory and the $95,032 first place prize.
Along with the money and title, Montes earns 800 points toward the WPTDS Player of the Year standings along with a $3,000 package toward the WPTDS Championship at Thunder Valley in December.
We expect to see Montes at some of our upcoming stops as he shoots for his second victory of the season.