WPTDS North America Season 4

Building on a jam-packed 2016, WPTDeepStacks® (WPTDS) is proud to announce the release its full Season 4 North American schedule. Also, be on the lookout for information on our new  2017 WPTDS Europe schedule coming soon!

Download the schedule here. Read the press release here.

 

Event Name Location Series Dates Main Event Dates

Buy-In

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Hollywood (FL)  Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_10.09.12_AM.png January
12-25
January
19-24

$1000+$100**

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$1,000,000 Results
BigStax Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.52.27_AM.png February 7-27 February 24-27

$1500+$100

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None Results
Jacksonville Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_10.11.46_AM.png March 1-13 March 10-13

 $1350+$150

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$300,000 Results
Calgary*

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March 10-19 March 17-19  C$1000+C$100 C$300,000 Results
Reno

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March 16-27 March 24-27  $1000+$100  $200,000 Results
Edmonton* Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_10.14.27_AM.png March 31-April 10 April 6-10  C$1000+C$100 C$300,000 Results
Thunder Valley Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.55.30_AM.png April 7-17 April 14-17 $1000+$100 $300,000 Results
Maryland mlc-logo-maryland April 14-24 April 21-24

 $1,350+$150

$300,000 Results
Central CA Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.56.38_AM.png May 7-14 May 12-14 $1000+$100 $100,000 Results
Tampa Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.47.00_AM.png June 8-19 June 15-19

$1000+$100

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$300,000 Results
Reno

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August 17-28 August 25-28  $1000+$100  $250,000 Results
Immokalee immokalee-logo September 1-10 September 8-10 $1000+$100 $200,000 Click Here

Battle of Alberta
Edmonton*

battle-of-alberta

Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_10.14.27_AM.png September 8-18 September 13-18

 C$1000+C$100

 

$250,000 Click Here
Oklahoma downstream-logo September 15-25 September 22-25

$1000+$100

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$200,000 Click Here

Battle of Alberta
Calgary*

battle-of-alberta

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September 29-October 9 October 6-9

 C$1850+C$150

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$500,000 Click Here
Iowa riverside-logo October 13-23 October 20-23

$1000+$100

$100,000 Click Here
San Diego san-diego-logo October 21-30 October 26-30

$1000+$100

$200,000 Click Here
Championship thundervalley-logo November 24-December 5 December 2-5

$2300-$200

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$1,000,000 Click Here

 

World Poker Tour and DeepStacks 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, all Canadian stops will remain DSPT-only events. Calgary and Edmonton will still qualify for POY points.

**WPTDS Hollywood (FL) is a 3-day, single re-entry per flight $1,000,000 GTD Main Event. All other WPTDS & DSPT Main Events are unlimited reentry formats. 

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WPTDS Europe Season 1

Building off the widely successful WPTDeepStacks North American tour, the World Poker Tour® is proud to announce the inaugural season of WPTDS Europe beginning this May! 

Read the press release here.

Event Name Series Dates Main Event Dates

Main Event Buy-In

Main Event GTD 

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Amsterdam May 5-13

WPTDS Opener:

May 5-8

WPT Main Event:

May 9-13

WPTDS Opener: 

€1,350 + €150 Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.39.07_AM.png

WPT Main Event: 

€3,000 + €300 Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.39.07_AM.png

None Results
Cannes May 30-June 4
June 1-4

€1,100 + €100 Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.39.07_AM.png

None Results
Portugal Aug 25-Sep 3
Aug 31-Sep 3

 €1000 + €100

200,000 Results
Marrakech Sep 30-October 8
October 5-8

 X13,000DH

(approx. €1,100 + €100)

None Results
Netherlands October 9-15
October 12-15
 €1,100 + €100 None Results
Johannesburg October 13-22 October 20-22 RAND 13500 None Results
Brussels November 7-12
November 9-12
€1,100 + €100 None Click Here
Deauville December 4-10
December 7-10
€1,100 + €100  Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.39.07_AM.png None Click Here
Championship January 5-15, 2018

WPTDS Berlin (Streamed): 

January 5-8

 

European Championship (Televised):

January 10-15 

 

 

WPTDS Berlin (Streamed):

€1,350 + €150  

 

European Championship (Televised & Streamed):

€3,000 + €300  


 

WPTDS Berlin (Streamed): €500,000

 

European Championship (Televised & Streamed):

€1,000,000

Click Here


World Poker Tour and WPTDeepStacks reserve the right to modify, cancel or change any event without notice. Please check WPT.com or WPTDeepStacks.com for future event scheduling.

 *WPTDS Berlin is the opening, multi-flight event for the first ever televised WPT European Championship festival at Spielbank Casino in Berlin, Germany. For more information visit: WPT.com

 

 

Sean Drake Wins WPTDS Reno ($56,581)

Sean Drake topped a field of 251 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Reno Main Event on Monday night at the beautiful Atlantis Casino Resort Spa here in Reno, Nevada. Drake was awarded $56,581 in prize money, a $3,000 Championship package, and the WPTDeepStacks trophy after winning a final table that clocked in at just under 5 hours of play today.

Coming into the day it was Hank Czarnecki with the chip lead, and Czarnecki continued to climb as he built his stack to nearly two million through the eliminations of Billy Wilson (9th), Bill Watchmen(8th), and Babe Prescott (7th). Following Prescott’s elimination it was Sean Drake who started to gain momentum, taking a few pots off Czarnecki. After the exit of Jose Rodriguez in 6th, it was Czarnecki hitting the rail in 5th. Kenny Mills would be our fourth place finisher, leaving us three handed between Mike Harvey, Wesley Hickey, and Sean Drake.

Three handed play saw a ton of chips splashing around the table, but eventually it would be Wesley Hickey exiting in 3rd, when his ace-eight, couldn’t best the pocket nines of Harvey. The hand would leave Harvey with an over 2-1 chip lead heading into heads up play.

The lead wouldn’t last long though as Drake won a flip when his deuces held all in pre flop, against the ace-nine of Harvey. The double up would put the two nearly identical in chips until a big flip would see Drake take a massive chip lead. The two got into a 6,000,000 chip pot when Drake’s ace-jack bested the pocket tens of Harvey, leaving Harvey with just one big blind. Drake would wake up with two queens the next hand to put the dagger in Harvey, eliminating him from the tournament. Harvey takes home $39,702 for his deep run here at Atlantis and Sean Drake is the newest WPTDS Champion!

 

Mitchell Heidt Wins DSPT Edmonton Main Event! ($100,000)

 

Mitchell Heidt topped a field of 511 players to win the DSPT Edmonton Main Event on Monday night at the Casino Yellowhead here in Edmonton. Heidt was awarded $100,000 in prize money and the DSPT championship package, along with the DSPT Trophy. Action started at the final table relatively slow, but following the 9th place elimination of Tony Hoang, action picked up and a flurry of eliminations quickly followed.

Season 1 DSPT Player of the Year, Ryan Smith, was also in contention for the title. Smith was battling for the Series Champion title as well, but he would need 5th or better to take home the Series Champion trophy. Unfortunately for Smith, the run would come to an end in 8th place when his A♥7♥ couldn’t track down the A♦J♦ of Ed Sikorski. Following Smith it was Sikorsky(7th), Doug James (6th), Jimmy Lee(5th), and Jasdeep Manhas.

Three handed play started with Bahman Ataeianfar holding a chip lead, but after a massive pot between Ataeianfar and Heidt, the momentum shifted completely into Heidt’s favor. The double up for Heidt would leave Ataeianfar crippled, and he was eliminated a few hands later.

The exit of Ataeianfar would leave Heidt and Louie heads up, with Heidt holding a 3-1 chip lead. The lead would be too much for Louie to overcome and Mitchell Heidt is the newest DSPT Edmonton Champion!

 

 

Jasthi Kumar Wins WPTDS Thunder Valley ($80,840)

 

Jasthi Kumar topped a field of 400 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Thunder Valley Main Event on Monday night at the beautiful Thunder Valley Resort Casino. Kumar was awarded $80,840 in prize money, a $3,000 Championship package, and the WPTDeepStacks trophy after winning a final table that clocked in at just under 5 hours of play today.

The action was slow to start the day, as it took nearly an hour and half before the first elimination occurred. Jimmy Zeldon was the first out the door, after Eugene Schwartz hit running cards to make trips and earn the elimination. After Zeldon it was Schwartz hitting the rail in 8th. Robert Pacleb was out in 7th, in a hand that propelled Theo Tran into the chip lead. David Forster followed Pacleb out the door as he finished in 6th at the hands of Jimmy Gorham. Gorham continued to chip up following the hand, as he found himself battling with Tran atop the leaderboard. Our last lady standing, Larissa Bushman, hit the rail in 4th, followed shortly thereafter by the start of the day chip leader, Adam Curchack.

Three handed play saw a ton of chips splashing around the table, but eventually it was Theo Tran exiting in third when his AcTd was run down by the Ad2s of Jasthi Kumar. The hand left Kumar and Gorham with nearly identical stacks heading into heads up play.

The two battled it our for nearly two levels, with majority of the pots ending in pre flop raises, but Kumar slowly started to chip away at Gorham. After gaining a slight advantage in chips, the two collided in one final hand. Gorham flopped bottom two pair while Kumar turned top pair with top kicker. All of the money went in on the turn and Gorham looked poised to double. Unfortunately for Gorham, the board paired on the river to give Kumar a larger two pair and the best hand. Gorham was denied the title of first two-time WPTDS champion and Kumar earned the trophy, the money, and the Championship package!

 

 

Mikhail Zdanovskiy Wins WPTDeepStacks Jacksonville ($106,780)

Mikhail Zdanovskiy topped a field of 386 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Jacksonville Main Event on Monday night at the bestbet here in Jacksonville. Zdanovskiy was awarded $106,780 in prize money, a $3,000 Championship package, and the WPTDeepStacks trophy after winning a final table that clocked in at just over 5 hours of play today.

Coming into the day, the expectations were high as a bunch of seasoned pros headlined the table. There was also an opportunity for history here in Jacksonville as both Michael Mizrachi, and last year’s champion, George Wolfe, were trying to become the first two time WTPDS Champion. Wolfe’s dreams were cut short when he exited in 9th, and he was followed out the door by Jonathan Hilton in 8th. Coming into the day Michael Mizrachi was certainly the most notable player at the final table, but after a series of unfortunate hands Mizrachi was left wondering what could have been as he exited the tournament area in 7th. Brian Hawkins and Austin Peck hit the rail next in 6th & 5th, leaving us five handed.

Early on in five handed play it appeared as if David Tuthill started to gain momentum, and he was set to double up in a huge spot when he got his AcAh all in pre-flop against the KcKs of his buddy Timothy Miles. The flop was clean, but a king on the turn would end Tuthill’s run in a brutal way. Miles would follow Tuthill out the door, as he finished in third.

Heading into heads up play it was Corey Major who had all the momentum. A huge rail, and a two-to-one chip lead seemed as if it was going to carry Major to the top, but after the first hand it was Mikhail Zdanovskiy who started to gain traction, as he took his turn with a two-to-one chip lead. Zdanovskiy continued to climb before eventually waking up with ace-jack, and getting all the chips in the middle on an ace high board, against Major’s middle pair. The runout was clean and Zdanovskiy was awarded the trophy, $106,780, and the WPTDS trophy!

 

 

Steve Tada Wins WPTDeepStacks Central California Main Event (2)

 

Steve Tada (pictured above with friends) topped a field of 208 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Central California Main Event on Sunday night at the Turlock Poker Room in Turlock, California. Tada was awarded $36,129 in prize money, the WPTDeepStacks trophy, and a $3,000 Championship package after winning a final day that clocked in at 10 hours of play.

Action was accelerated when the final three players decided to a three-way chip chop that gave Steve Tada $36,129, Mark Johnson $36,067, and Tim Weimer $29,638. They played it out for the trophy, remaining WPTDS Player of the Year points, and the $3,000 Championship package.

The final three players traded chips for a little bit after that, but then two quick hands brought the night to an end. Weimer fell with pocket fours when Tada spiked a flush on the river after the money went in preflop. On the first hand of heads-up play the money went all in on a flop reading Ks5c3h. Johnson held 9s6c and Tada was ahead with Kc4s. The turn and river fell 3sQs and that gave Tada the WPTDeepStacks title. Congratulations to our new champion – Steve Tada!

 

 

 

 

Anthony Astarita Wins WPTDS Tampa Main Event

 

Anthony Astarita (pictured) topped a field of 538 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event on Monday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa, Florida. Astarita was awarded $130,541 in prize money, the WPTDeepStacks trophy, a custom guitar trophy from the Seminole Hard Rock, and a $3,000 Championship prize package after winning a final day that clocked in at just over four hours of play.

There were some interesting storylines in play today with poker tournament veteran Sam Grizzle, 18-year-old Cody Sullivan, previous WPTDS Jacksonville champion George Wolfe, and recent WPTDS final-table contestant Mario Lopez all in the mix at the final table. In the end it came down to a very lopsided battle between Wolfe and Anthony Astarita.

Wolfe barely had half a big blind to his name when heads-up play began. It only took two hands to decide the final battle. Wolfe survived on a chopped pot on the first hand of heads-up play, and the chips went into the middle again the very next hand. Wolfe held 6c4h, but Astarita woke up with Ah5d. An ace fell on the flop for Astarita, and there was no more help to be found for Wolfe, who has an impressive run of final-table appearances at WPTDS stops held in Florida. But to the victor go the spoils, so congratulations to our new champion – Anthony Astarita!

 

 

 

Jerry Morrell Wins WPTDS Reno Main Event ($55,616)

 

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.

 

 

 

Nathan Papp Wins WPTDS Immokalee Main Event

 

Nathan Papp (pictured) topped a field of 257 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Immokalee Main Event on Sunday night at the Seminole Casino Hotel in Southwest Florida. Papp was awarded $68,959 in prize money after winning a final day that clocked in at 11 hours of play.

The returning field of 50 players got down to the final table by 8 pm, and then the action was fast thanks to a double elimination hand that took out Rosario Simone (ninth) and former November Niner William Tonking (eighth). Randy Spain fell in seventh the very next hand, and a few hands later Stever Karp was knocked out in sixth. There was a series of double ups that took place over the next hour and then Steve Trizis fell in fifth. Manelic Manaya (fourth) and Jeff Pringle (third) went out next to give us a heads-up final between Trent Baker and chip leader Nathan Papp.

Baker was able to double up once, but the next time he was all in he wasn’t so lucky. Baker held 6d5d in the hole on the final hand, and Papp had him covered holding Ac9c. The board was dealt 8h7h7dKsJs and Baker was out in second. Papp took home $68,959 in prize money along with a $3,000 Championship package. He also received a WPTDS trophy and a $5,000 seat in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event next August provided by the Seminole Hard Rock on top of the prize pool. Congratulations to our newest WPTDS champion – Nathan Papp!

 

 

 

 

Jim Rankin Wins WPTDeepStacks Arizona

Jim Rankin (pictured) topped a field of 286 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Arizona Main Event on Monday night at the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Rankin was awarded $37,346 in prize money 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 after a series of double ups Juan Sosa kicked off the eliminations by falling in ninth place. Luke Saltus followed Sosa to the rail in eighth place just five minutes later. There were four double ups after that before the chip leader at the start of day, Chuck Weaver, was eliminated in seventh place. Jim Rankin then doubled through Thomas Zanot, and that led to Zanot’s demise in sixth place.

The final five players decided to chop up the remaining prize pool, but they would still play it out for $10,000 and the $3,000 Championship Package for the winner. The eliminations moved swiftly after that, with Chad Mizner (fifth place), Ajay Gnanasambanthan (fourth place), and Sean Berrios (third place) falling in succession to take us down to a heads-up final between Jim Rankin and Balram Bhandari.

Rankin and Bhandari decided to chop up the remaining $10,000 before the start of heads-up play, and after playing for a level they were pretty much even. At that point Bhandari and Rankin struck a deal where Bhandari would receive the $3,000 Championship Package in exchange for $1,000 of his cash going to Rankin.

The two players then shoved all in blind preflop with Bhandari holding 6s3c and Rankin revealing 3h2c. The board ran out 7d3d2d8sQs and that gave Rankin the victory. Rankin took home $37,346 in prize money along with the WPTDS trophy. Congratulations to our newest WPTDS champion – Jim Rankin!

 

 

Jeff Fielder Wins WPTDS Iowa ($32,473)

Jeff Fielder (pictured) topped a field of 127 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Iowa Main Event on Monday night at the Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Riverside, IA. Fielder was awarded $32,473 in prize money 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 after a quick few hands, Todd Hagen kicked off the eliminations by falling in ninth place. Mark Reid followed Hagen to the rail in eighth place, nearly half a level later. Chips starting flying around the table, as a Derek Gardner did his best to hang on with the short stack, but he would eventually fall in seventh. Following Gardner’s Elimination it was Garry Glawe who ran his suited ace into the queens of Jeff Fielder that would lead to his elimination, as Glawe exited in sixth.

Five handed play wouldn’t last too long, as Brett Reicher was eliminated shortly after Glawe when he moved all in with his lat 145,000. Both Fielder and Lang would call, with Lang making a flush on the river to eliminate Reicher in fifth. Four handed play started with a big pot that saw the two chip leaders go head to head, with Lang coming out on top and taking over the chip lead from Fielder. The two continued to exchange blows as the shorter-stacked Austin Hohenadel and Bryan Besler sat back and waited for their opportunity to strike. Action folded around to Hohenadel who moved all in holding pocket threes, but ran into the two kings of Besler. Besler flopped a king leaving Hohenadel drawing thin, and exiting in fourth.

Three handed play started off pretty slow with Fielder slowly climbing back towards the top of the chip counts. Bresler got the last of his chips into middle holding 6x6x against the 2x2x of Feilder. The flop would bring a deuce, improving Fielder to a set, and giving him a commanding lead on the hand. Bresler failed to catch a six and hit the rail in third place.

Heads up play it was all Jeff Fielder as he continued to build moment. On the final hand Mike Lang raises to 160,000 and Jeff Fielder reraises to 360,000. With the action back on Lang he tanks for nearly three minutes before moving all in for 675,000. Fielder makes the call and tables As5s, having the 5d4c of Lang in rough shape. The dealer spreads the Jd8c4s flop and Lang pairs his four to take the lead. The turn brings the Ts and Fielder picks up the nut flush draw to go along with his live ace. The Ks completes the board improving Fielder to the nut flush, to earn him the victory and $32,473.

 

 

 

Cody Fleming Wins DSPT Edmonton ($85,475)

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!

 

 

 

 

Eric Bohl Wins the WPTDeepStacks San Diego Main Event

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!

 

 

Reginald Roberts Wins WPTDeepStacks Oklahoma Main 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!

 

 

 

 

Duff Charette Wins Season 3 DSPT Championship ($284,095)

 

Play has officially concluded here in the Season 3 DSPT Championship and at the end of play it is Duff Charette taking home the title!
Charette takes home $284,095, the DSPT trophy, and an $1,100 seat into the $1,000,000 DSPT guarantee at Seminole Hard Rock in January.

Coming into the day it was Kristen Bicknell holding the chip lead, of which she managed to uphold throughout the duration of the day. 27 players returned to start the day, and after a flurry of eliminations it was Bicknell holding the chip lead heading into the final table. Season 3 DSPT Calgary Champion, Sam Ngai, was the first to hit the rail as he was eliminated in 9th place. Ngai was followed out the door shortly there after by Damian Minev in 8th, and Tosha Beaudry in 7th. Tom Lee came into the final table as the shortest stack, but managed to ladder all the way into 6th, eventually earning $57,420.

Five handed play would last for a while, as the chip lead was passed back and forth between the players, with Peter Chien eventually being the next casualty to fall. With Chien’s 5th place elimination, it was Kristen Bicknell regaining the chip lead for four-handed play. For Balram Bhandari there was more on the line than just the title, as he would need to finish in the top three in order to take home the Season 3 Player of the Year title. Bhandari watched in anticipation as Tyler Bonkowski called all in holding 7♠7♥ against the 4♣4♦ of Bicknell. Unfortunately for Bonkowski, Bicknell would flop a set and eliminate him from play. The elimination locked up the player of the year title for Bhandari, and left him in a great spot for three handed play.

Duff Charette was the smallest of the three stacks when play continued, but would chip up in a number of small pots. Eventually it was Charette winning a flip to double through Bicknell and cripple her. The next hand Charette would take the last of Bicknell’s chips, eliminating her in third place for $128,425.

Heading into heads up play Bhandari held the chip lead, as he sat with 13,000,000 opposed to Charette’s 8,000,000. Bhandari seemed to be pulling away as play started, but the tides would soon turn as a massive hand broke out between the two. Charette raises to 700,000 and Balram Bhandari moves all in covering Charette, who has 8,975,000. Charette calls.

Bhandari: A♥4♥
Charette: A♣Q♥

The dealer spreads a flop of 2♥5♥10♠ and Bhandari picks up both straight and flush draws. The turn brings the J♣ and Charette will need to fade the river to earn a massive double up.

The 2♦ completes the board and Charette’s rail erupts as he rakes in the pot and takes the chip lead. The swing in momentum would provide to be too much for Bhandari overcome, and shortly there after would get in the last of his chips holding K♣6♠ against the A♣K♠ of Charette. The board would run out clean for Charette and he is your newest DSPT Champion, taking home $284,095!

 

 

 

Michael Graffeo Wins WPTDS Hollywood Main Event

Michael Graffeo (pictured) topped a field of 1,509 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Hollywood Main Event on Tuesday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Graffeo was awarded $290,687 in prize money after winning a quick final table that clocked in at just over three hours of play.

Cards got into the air at Noon between the final nine players, and the early stretch of play was rough for some of the big names. Aaron Massey was eliminated in ninth place, and after Luis Torres exited in eighth place, it was TK Miles who was the next to fall in seventh place. There was a slight slowdown in play after that, but action picked back up with the elimination of Timothy Banks in sixth place. Then Charlemagne Benjamin (fifth place), Marc Levy (fourth place), and Loni Harwood (third place) fell in quick succession to take us down to a heads-up final between Dantonio Brown and Michael Graffeo.

The heads-up final echoed the final table and didn’t last too long. Their was only one all-in confrontation and it started when Brown raised to 1.6 million preflop on the button. Graffeo reraised all in and Brown called to put his tournament life at risk. Graffeo held Ac3c and Brown showed 8s8d. The board was dealt Ah7s2h2sAd and Brown was eliminated in second place. He took home $178,209 in prize money for his deep run in this huge tournament.

Graffeo won the tournament and took home $290,687 in prize money along with the WPTDS trophy and Seminole Hard Rock trophy, a $3,000 WPTDeepStacks Championship package, and a $5,250 SHRPO Main Event seat. Congratulations to our newest WPTDS champion – Michael Graffeo!

 

 

 

Jimmy Poper Comes Out On Top Of Stacked Final Table To Take Home WPTDeepStacks Big Stax XX Title

 

The 2017 WPTDeepStacks Big Stax XX event brought tons of talent out to the Philadelphia area. With lots of players traveling in from all over the country, it was a local talent who came out on top.

Jimmy Poper topped a field of 660 entries to win $201,991 after a nearly 16-hour final day. The Pottstown, PA native plays at Parx Casino several times a week and also earned a $3,000 package into the WPTDeepStacks Championship event at Thunder Valley at the end of the year.

Poper showed his chops at the final table after having to navigate a final table that was filled with poker pros. Of the final four players remaining, Poper was forced to navigate through four well-known pros in Phil Hui, Justin Liberto, and runner-up DJ MacKinnon.

As play got short, MacKinnon held most of the chips in play, but Poper was able to win a flip and double through MacKinnon to contend for the chip lead with three players remaining. After MacKinnon eliminated Liberto in third place, it was Poper and MacKinnon heads-up for all the marbles.

They started out even in chips, but Poper got all in preflop with pocket aces against MacKinnon’s pocket fives. MacKinnon turned a five, but Poper rivered an ace to make a bigger set and put himself firmly in control of the heads-up match.

Poper finished him off shortly after and secured the title.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Meacham Goes Wire to Wire to Win WPTDeepStacks Jacksonville ($114,551)

 

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.

 

 

 

Josh Wallace Wins DSPT Calgary Main Event ($81,861)

 

Play has officially concluded here at the DSPT Calgary Main Event and Josh Wallace is the newest DSPT Champion. Wallace topped the field of 403 players to take home the top prize of $81,861.
Wallace gets $77,850 in cash, a $3,000 package to the Season 4 Championship, and a beautiful DSPT Trophy.

Coming into the day Wallace was sitting in the middle of the pack with a stack of 199,000. He continually chipped up throughout the day and eventually found himself heading into the final table with the 2nd biggest stack. When the final table started, it was a flurry of eliminations as Sunny Lubana was quickly eliminated in 9th, followed by Richard Mullen in 8th, and Ryan Godson in 7th. Following the fast paced action, Josh Wallace doubled through Thomas Taylor, leaving Taylor with just a few big blinds. He was eliminated a few hands later in 6th place.

The elimination of Thomas in 6th, Wallace locked up the DSPT Series Champ race, earning a $3,000 package to the Season 4 Championship, along with a trophy and VIP experience at any DSPT televised final table. Wallace started to gain ground on Andrew Gray who sat at the top of the counts but after Gray eliminated Luke Moravec in 5th he once again separated himself from the pack. Wallace however would score the next knockout, sending TJ Waddell to the rail in 4th and putting himself near even with Gray heading into three-handed play.

Richard Li would need to make something happen quickly, as he started three-handed play at a serious chip deficit. Li would do just that as he turned a full house again Gray, earning himself a double. The momentum seemed to continue in Li’s direction he moved all in holding A♠J♦ against the A♣2♥ of Wallace. Unfortunately for Li, Wallace turned a deuce and sent Li packing in third place.

Wallace would rake in the pot and head into heads up play with a slight chip advantage. The two exchanged pots back and forth until eventually it was Wallace doubling through Gray when his A♦Q♣ held against the K♦Q♦ of Gray. The double left Gray with less than an ante and the deficit was too much to overcome. Congratulations to Josh Wallace, the newest DSPT Champion!

 

 

 

Rommel Santos Takes Down WPTDS Reno ($54,085)

Rommel Santos topped a field of 233 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Reno Main Event Monday afternoon at the beautiful Atlantis Casino Resort Spa here in Reno, Nevada. Rommel was awarded $51,085 in prize money, a $3,000 Championship package, and the WPTDeepStacks trophy after winning a final table that clocked in at just over 3 hours of play today.

Santos won his seat into this event via a $250 satellite, and after picking up the chip lead late on Day 2 never looked back, eliminating 6 out of his 8 opponents at the final table. Coming into the day Santos held a slight chip lead, but the heater started when he eliminated Mario Lopez in 9th place. Shortly after, Santos collided in a monster pot with Valerie Hanley, in which his JdJh held against the AcKh of Hanley when all the chips went into the middle on a board reading 4c9c6h.

The players would take a short break and return with Randy Gil hitting the rail in 7th place. After Gil’s elimination it was Amir Turkzadeh doubling thru Tom Cage, leaving cage with just a few big blinds. Cage would hit the rail in 6th, followed by Jed Hoffman in 5th. Santos continued to pull out in front and then picked up top pair with his KhJc on a board reading KsQsTh. Turkzadeh would move all in holding 6s7s, but would fail to catch another spade and hit the rail in 4th.

Three handed play didn’t last long as Tim Armour moved all in holding TcTs and was quickly called by 9h9s of Santos. The Santos show continued as he flopped a nine, improving to a set and eliminating Armour. The hand would propel Santos into a massive chip lead for heads up play, as he sat on 5,250,000 to the 600,000 of Shawn Van Asdale. A few hands later the two would get it all in with Santos’ Qc8c out in front of the Jc9h of Van Asdale. Again Santos hand would hold up, as he becomes the newest WPTDS Champion.

 

 

 

Congratulations to Paul Brar, Winner of DSPT Edmonton (C$85,700)

The final table of the C$1,100 DSPT Edmonton Main Event has come to a conclusion with Paul Brar being crowned the champion!

The 455-player field had been whittled down to a final nine that returned today to battle it out until just one player was left standing. Straight out of the gate Adrian Baran would fall in 9th when his K♣K♦ would be out drawn by A♠9♣. A few hands later Kim Graham made a move into overnight chip leader Kris Swanson’s top pair and he was bounced in 8th place. Francis Fan exited in 7th place when his dominated ace wasn’t able to improve even after flopping a flush and chop draw.

For Swanson, he would then make a move in a monster pot that saw him shove A♦J♦ on a 6♥2♣7♥ flop against Michael DeGirolamo’s 7♣6♣ to be eliminated in 6th place as the first break was reached with DeGirolamo holding nearly half of the chips in play. Once play resumed, Russ Meilunas would be next to go when he shoved a weak ace into DeGirolamo’s A♦K♥.

With play now down to the final four, chips would circulate between each of the players before Ryan Godsend shoved top pair on a three-flush board and would be looked up by Amardeep Randhawa’s under pair and a flush draw. A fourth spade on the river would ensure Godsend on his 4th place finish before the final three continued to battle amongst each other. Eventually a monster pot saw Brar and Randhawa battle in a three-bet pot preflop where Randhawa open-shoved a 2♦4♥6♣ flop with A♠T♣ and Brar went deep into the think-tank before calling with 8♣8♦. Randhawa failed to improve and was out in 3rd place while Brar took a six-to-one chip lead into heads up play against DeGirolamo Heads-up play would last just one hand when Brar’s K♥T♣ would river a four-flush against DeGirolamo’s A♠T♦ to end his tournament in 2nd place as Brar would emerge victorious.

DSPT Edmonton Final Table Results
1st: Paul Brar (C$85,700 + US$3,000 DSPT Championship package)
2nd: Michael DeGirolamo (C$60,100)
3rd: Amardeep Randhawa (C$38,655)
4th: Ryan Godsend (C$26,250)
5th: Russ Meilunas (C$20,170)
6th: Kris Swanson (C$16,770)
7th: Francis Fan (C$14,030)
8th: Kim Graham (C$11,310)
9th: Adrian Baran (C$8,580)

For Brar, not only does he capture the C$85,700 first prize, but he is also awarded a US$3,000 DSPT Championship package at Thunder Valley Casino & Resort in December for besting the DSPT Edmonton field.

Congratulations to Paul Brar the DSPT Edmonton Champion, as well as all the in-the-money finishers!

For DSPT, our next stop is at Thunder Valley from April 14th – 17th, 2017. So make sure to take a trip and try your luck at being crowned the next DSPT Champion, or stay tuned right here to DSPTLive.com to follow all the action live!

 

Baby! Baby! - Mimi Luu Wins WPTDeepStacks Thunder Valley

Mimi Luu (pictured) topped a record field of 425 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Thunder Valley Main Event on Monday at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California. Luu was awarded $82,900 in prize money and a $3,000 WPTDS Championship package after winning a quick final table that clocked in at just under five hours of play. “Baby! Baby! I’m very blessed, I can’t believe I made it, this is just amazing. Baby, lately I’ve been running hot, and I’m very blessed,” said an excited Luu after the victory.

Cards got into the air at Noon between the final nine players, and the early stretch of play saw three quick eliminations. Prasad Inamdar (ninth place), Mario Sequeira (eighth place), and TJ Eisenmann (seventh place) fell in quick succession, but then a prolonged stretch of six-handed play took over as the remaining players blinded down to short stacks all around the table.

After the elimination of Dann Turner in sixth place, the final five players decided to a five-way chop, and played it out for the $3,000 WPTDS Championship package, WPTDS Player of the Year points, and an extra $2,500 on top to the winner. Here is the breakdown of the chop.

Wilson Tolon – $55,930
Mimi Luu – $44,024
Kenny Lee – $42,639
Niv Decalo – $40,679
James Maxey – $37,133

Action picked up again after that, and we lost Kenny Lee (fifth place) and Niv Decalo (fourth place) on the same hand, and then Wilson Tolon followed them to the rail in third place.

James Maxey took 2.8 million into heads-up play against the 7.85 million of Mimi Luu, and the heads-up final was a short one. Their was only one all-in confrontation, and it started when Maxey moved all in preflop on the button with Kc5c in the hole. Luu called with 9c9s, and the board was dealt QcTd2s4h8c. Maxey was eliminated in second place after a deep run in the tournament.

Luu won the tournament and took home $82,900 in prize money along with the WPTDS trophy, and a $3,000 WPTDS Championship package for the WPTDS Championship event that will take place right here at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in December. Congratulations to our newest WPTDS champion – Mimi Luu!

 

Jose Montes Wins WPTDeepStacks Maryland ($95,032)

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.

 

Thijs Menco Wins WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam for €73,239 ($80,563)

Thijs Menco saw off a field of 243 to win the first €1,500 WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam and walk away with €73,239 ($80,563) in winnings, the trophy and a €2,000 WPTDS Europe package to the season ending event.

Menco came into the day as the shortest stack but put on a dominant performance full of well-timed aggression to eliminate three players at the final table and eventually walk away the overall winner.

There was a lively start to the final table, with Dennis Bijen and Richard Milne keeping up the table banter. Another player vying with Menco for the accolade of most aggressive player was Tobias Peters, who three-bet relentlessly to dominate proceedings.

The first player eliminated was Dutch TV presenter Robert Stegeman who ran his sevens into the Ace-King of Richard Milne for 9th place (€7,330). It wasn’t enough for Milne to regain the chip-lead, with Peters still holding strong.

Stegeman was followed out the door by Ami Barer (8th – €9,170) and Fredrick Andersson (7th – €10,750), before a decisive moment at the final table.

Pim van Wassenberg secured a vital double with Ace-Queen through the Ace-Jack of overnight chip-leader Milne (pictured above), and the Scot would be next to go in 6th (€12,615). Kees Aerts was next in 5th (€15,225) and then it was the turn of long-time chip-leader Peters whose Ten-Jack of spades was dominated by the pocket Jacks of Menco, and he left in 4th (€19,710).

That left three, and although Dennis Bijen doubled through Menco initially, it was Menco who had the last laugh, limping with Kings and snapping off Bijen who shoved with Jack-Five. Bijen took home €32,405 for his third place finish.

Coming into heads-up play, Menco had a chip advantage of 2:1, but it was Van Wassenberg showing the aggression as he quickly turned the tables on his opponent. Such was the flip it was Menco who secured a vital double-up, rivering a flush against the two-pair of his opponent.

In the final hand, a perfect storm lead to the tournament’s denouement. The river gave Menco a flush and Van Wassenberg (pictured above) two-pair. The chips went in, and the 40-year-old father of three Menco emerged victorious.

Van Wassenberg takes home €51,485 for second place with Menco winning €73,239 as well as a €2,000 WPTDS Europe package for the season ending event.

Position | Name | Country | Prize Money (€) | Prize Money ($)

1 | Thijs Menco | Netherlands | €73,239 | $80,563
2 | Pim van Wassenberg | Netherlands | €51,485 | $56,634
3 | Dennis Bijen | Netherlands | €32,405 | $35,646
4 | Tobias Peters | Netherlands | €19,710 | $21,681
5 | Kees Aerts | Netherlands | €15,225 | $16,748
6 | Richard Milne | Scotland | €12,615 | $13,877
7 | Fredrick Andersson | Sweden | €10,750 | $11,825
8 | Ami Barer | Canada | €9,170 | $10,087
9 | Robert Stegeman | Netherlands | €7,330 | $8,063

Stay tuned to WorldPokerTour.com for coverage of the WPT Main Event which starts tomorrow!

 

Michael Lin Wins the WPTDeepStacks Central California Main Event

Michael Lin (pictured) topped a field of 181 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Central California Main Event on Sunday at the Turlock Poker Room in Turlock, California. Lin was awarded $40,664 in prize money and a $3,000 WPTDS Championship package after winning the tournament on a final day that clocked in at just under 10 hours of play. “It just seemed that at the final table everything was going my way. I was getting cards, I was making bluffs, and I was just getting in my groove. I was playing great, but I also got very good cards. I can’t complain, it was just the run of a lifetime,” said Lin in his winner interview.

Cards got into the air at Noon between the final 42 players, and the field busted the money bubble when 21 players remained at 3:30 pm this afternoon. Notables that cashed on the way down to the final table included Darrel Dier (21st), Randy Gil (20th), Tuan Mai (12th), and Jasthi Kumar (11th).

The start of the final table saw a period of slow play before Mario Lopez busted in ninth place, Loren Cloninger fell in eighth place, and WPTDeepStacks Global Ambassador Tristan Wade was eliminated in seventh place.

Action really picked up when the field reached the final six players. Travis Fujisaka went out in sixth place, Paul Saso busted in fifth place, Victor Paredes hit the rail in fourth place, and Kyle Kitagawa exited the tournament in third place.

The final match was quick as well. On the first hand of heads-up play, Kathy Stahl moved all in with 9s3s in the hole, and Michael Lin called holding pocket eights. The board ran out 8s7s5s5d3d, and Lin’s full house topped the flopped flush of Stahl, who took home $30,602 as the runner-up.

Lin won the tournament and took home $40,664 along with the WPTDS trophy, and a $3,000 WPTDS Championship package for the WPTDS Championship event that will take place at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in December.

Congratulations to the newest WPTDS champion, Michael Lin!

Jonathan Khalifa Wins PMU.fr WPTDeepStacks Cannes Main Event for €60,157

Jonathan Khalifa (pictured) has become the PMU.fr WPTDeepStacks Cannes Main Event champion!

The Frenchman emerged victorious atop a final table that sported a lot of familiar names; Khalifa defeated Omar Lahkmari in heads-up play, Team PMU.fr Pro Erwann Pecheux finished in fifth place, and French icon Antonin Teissere finished in sixth place.

All nine final table players were from France.

For his win in the second European WPTDeepStacks event in the tour’s first-ever full season in Europe, Khalifa scored a first-place prize of €60,157, plus a €2,000 seat into the season-ending WPTDeepStacks European Championship.

WPTDeepStacks Cannes Final Table Results

1. Jonathan Khalifa – €60,157
2. Omar Lakhdari – €43,720
3. Anthony Cruz – €28,141
4. Alexandre Le Vaillant – €17,286
5. Erwann Pecheux – €13,297
6. Antonin Teisseire – €11,030
7. Dimitri Paillarguelo – €9,196
8. Fabien Bonavial – €7,595
9. Gilbert Diaz – €6,130

Khalifia joined Thijs Menco, winner of WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam, as the first winners of the season.

Sixteen players returned at 1 p.m. local time to Casino Barrière Le Croisette to crown a new WPTDeepStacks champion. For Dominique Terzian, Richard Msika, Jeremy Saderne, Jean-Paul Pasqualini, Brian Benhamou and Patrick Ambrosio, there was no final table in the cards. The same fate awaited Sebastien Buonomo, who lost ace-queen against pocket nines to become the final table “bubble boy.”

Pecheux began the day with the chip lead, and he also held the lead when the final table began with nine players remaining. Trailing Pecheux’s stack of 1.61 million was Khalifia with 1.527 million and Lakhdari with 1.258 million.

Action started with a bang when Gilbert Diaz misstepped against Lakhdari. In a three-bet pot, Diaz check-raised ace-seven on an eight-seven-six flop. Lakhdari had flopped a set of sixes, moved all in, and got the call from Diaz. It was a pivotal pot to Lakhdari, who moved into the chip lead with the pot.

Fabien Bonavial was eliminated in eighth place after Lakhdari flopped another set. Bonavial had a flush draw, but he didn’t get there.

Dimitri Paillarguelo followed shortly after in seventh place. After a raise and a call, Paillarguello shoved king-queen. Khalifa called with ace-queen to knock him out.

Antonin Teisseire added to his more than $2 million in live tournament earnings when he finished sixth. Short stacked, he shoved ace-eight. Khalifa called with queen-ten and turned a straight to send Teisseire home.

After Teissere’s bust, next to go was Erwann Pecheux. The Team PMU.fr Pro was on his ninth final table in a WPT event, but a victory has proved elusive. It didn’t happen in this event, either, as Pecheux had to settle for fifth place.

Pecheux tumbled quickly down from the top spot and eventually lost a big pot with top pair, top kicker against Anthony Cruz’s bottom set. Pecheux lost his last chips two hands later.

One of the most crucial hands of the final table happened after Pecheux busted out. In a battle of the blinds, Lakhdari held king-queen and Khalifa had king-seven. The two saw a king-king-jack flop, and, after substantial action on flop and turn, a seven landed on the river to give Khalifa a full house. Khalifa won the pot and claimed a massive chip lead that he never lost again.

Short stacks Alexandre Le Valliant and Anthony Cruz fell in the next hour, taking fourth and third places, respectively. Their eliminations set the stage for the heads-up battle between Lakhdari and Khalifa.

After half an hour of small pots, it all ended in one big hand. Khalifa open-shoved ace-three and Lakhdari called for all of his chips with pocket fives.

“One time!” begged Khalifa.

The poker gods obliged, and an ace landed on the flop. Khalifa held from there, and it was all over. Lakhdari received €43,720 for his second-place finish.

 

Third Try's the Charm for Rex Clinkscales - Wins 1st WPTDS Title at 3rd Final Table

WPTDeepStacks regular Rex Clinkscales (pictured) topped a record field of 704 players to win the WPTDS Tampa Main Event on Monday at a final table that clocked in at just over six hours of play. It was Clinkscales third final-table appearance on the tour, and this time he took home his first WPTDS title along with $159,354 in prize money.

Clinkscales made a last-minute decision to travel out to Tampa from Las Vegas after he busted out of a World Series of Poker event, and it turned out to be a great call. “It feels amazing. It’s an incredible feeling. I’m just really blessed, and really fortunate to even be here. I’m just very thankful to be able to win,” said Clinkscales, who was very happy after he made his seventh cash on tour his first WPTDS victory.

Cards got into the air at Noon between the final nine players, and it took two hours of play before Karl Manouchakian busted in ninth place, and Danny Laboto exited in eighth place. Another hour transpired before Amelio Amato took his leave in seventh place.

Clinkscales then scored a key double up thru Zoltan Anda, and that eventually sent Anda to the rail in sixth place. After that, Ryan Luker doubled up once, but he wasn’t able to double up the second time he moved all in. Luker cashed in fifth place, and then a long period of double ups sustained a lengthy four-handed battle.

After holding the chip lead for most of the early stages at the final table, Andrew Boccia was knocked down to a short stack during this stretch of play, and Boccia eventually busted in fourth place. The chip leader at the start of play Sebastian Momtazi was eliminated shortly after that in third place to set up a final battle between Clinkscales and Michael Cohen.

Clinkscales held a large lead with 14,475,000 over the 3.1 million of Cohen, but Cohen was able to double up once to prolong the heads-up battle. Cohen moved all in on the button to start the final hand, and Clinkscales called to cover him. They then flipped over their cards one last time.

Clinkscales: ThTc
Cohen: 9d6d

Board: 5c4c3sKc5h

 Cohen was eliminated in second place, good for $92,374, and Clinkscales won the WPTDS Tampa Main Event. He took home $159,354 in prize money, a $3,000 WPTDS Championship package, and a WPTDS trophy. He also received a $5,000 seat in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event, and a Seminole Hard Rock guitar trophy.

Congratulations to our newest WPTDS Champion, Rex Clinkscales!

 

 

 

Tony Piscitelli Wins the WPTDeepStacks Reno Summer Main Event

Tony Piscitelli (pictured) topped a field of 264 players at a final table that was just over two-and-a-half hours long to win the WPTDeepStacks Reno Summer Main Event on Monday at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. "I'm happy right now, this is incredible, unreal," said Piscitelli right after the victory. He took home $56,468 in prize money to take his career earnings up to $61,418. The Richmond, California resident also secured a $3,000 WPTDS Championship package, and considering that Piscitelli lives just an hour-and-a-half away from Thunder Valley, he is very excited for the season-ending event in December.

Piscitelli had one of his very good friends, Jacob Copp, playing at the final table with him today, and that made this experience even more memorable for Piscitelli. "Jacob in Seat 2, we're best friends ... Unfortunately I took him out in third, but it was a great experience, this is crazy, we came up here together," said Piscitelli. They late-regged at the same time on Day 1, and the two made a deep run all the way to the final table together.

It was apparent that Piscitelli was comfortable and having a good time at the final table, and he confirmed as much after the win. "I just have fun, I make a lot of jokes, I try to be good-natured and have everyone be in a good mood. If everybody is in a bad mood it's no fun, and if everyone is in a good mood it is fun," said Piscitelli.

Cards got into the air at Noon between the final nine players, and we lost one pretty quick to kick off the bustouts. Cary Shutlz fell in ninth place, and then a few players doubled up before the first break in play. The WPTDeepStacks Atlantis Casino Series Champion Marty Gorenc was the next player to exit when he busted in eighth place.

Mitch Ames had started the final table with the chip lead, but his fortunes quickly changed after he doubled up a few opponents, and Ames hit the rail in seventh place two hours into play. Action continued to fly when Kenneth Horrell took his leave in sixth place.

The quick eliminations of Patrick Wall in fifth placeJames Mitchell in fourth place, and Copp in third place took us down to a heads-up final very quick. Piscitelli held a huge chip lead with 5,150,000 giving him a better than 5-1 chip advantage over Jeff Farnes (860,000).

There was only one major skirmish between the final two players. It started when Piscitelli moved all in on the button, and Farnes called all in for about 950,000 from the big blind. Piscitelli showed AcQs, and he had Farnes' QcJs dominated.

The board was dealt 7s5c3c8h6h, and Piscitelli won the pot with ace-high. Farnes was awarded $39,735 for his runner-up finish. Piscitelli took home $56,468, the WPTDS trophy, and a $3,000 prize package for the WPTDS Championship this December at Thunder Valley Casino in Sacramento.

Congratulations to our newest WPTDeepStacks champion, Tony Piscitelli!

 

 

Final Table Results

1st: Tony Piscitelli - $56,468 + $3,000 WPTDS Championship Package
2nd: Jeff Farnes - $39,735
3rd: Jacob Copp - $25,535
4th: James Mitchell - $18,895
5th: Patrick Wall - $14,185
6th: Kenneth Horrell - $11,340
7th: Mitch Ames - $9,370
8th: Martin Gorenc - $7,560
9th: Cary Shultz - $5,650

That concludes our coverage from the WPTDeepStacks Reno Summer Main Event. Thanks to the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa for hosting another great stop on the tour. The next stop in North America will take us to the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee in Florida for the WPTDeepStacks Immokalee Main Event that will run from September 8-10. The Main Event features an $1,100 buy-in and a $200,000 guarantee. The WPTDeepStacks live reporting team will have live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos for you from Florida next week. Over in Europe, the WPTDeepStacks Portugal stop starts on Thursday, and the €1,100 buy-in Main Event runs from August 31-September 3. You can follow all of the live coverage from that event as well right here on www.worldpokertour.com.

 

 

Rex Clinkscales Wins DSPT Battle of Alberta Edmonton Main Event

Rex Clinkscales (pictured) topped a field of 412 players at a final table that was five hours long to win the DSPT Battle of Alberta Edmonton Main Event on Monday at Casino Yellowhead. He took home CAD $79,300 in prize money, and also secured a $3,000 DSPT Championship package.

“It feels amazing, it hasn’t really sunk in yet,” said Clinkscales after the hard-fought victory. “I came in eight of nine in chips today, and my game-plan was just to be patient, and try to let them hopefully make some mistakes and pick up some pots here and there. So I stayed patient through a lot of the final table to get a couple key hands short-handed, and I was fortunate to win,” said Clinkscales when he was asked about playing with a short stack for the majority of the final table.

Clinkscales became the first two-time champion in the history of the tour with his victory tonight. He won the Tampa stop earlier this season in June. Clinkscales also took the lead in the DSPT Player of the Year race with 1,800 points. “It definitely adds a lot of pressure, and then with the Immokalee stop being cancelled (due to Hurricane Irma) it was another stop where I wouldn’t have an opportunity to collect any points, so I wanted to make sure I got as many points as possible, and not leave anything on the table while I was here,” said Clinkscales when he was asked about the Player of the Year race.

Cards got into the air at 1 p.m. between the final nine players, and Jason Tran busted quickly in ninth place just a few hands into play. The shoves came early and often with the blinds escalating, but very few of them were called during the first hour of play. George Skrzypniak eventually hit the rail in eighth place, and Calvin Haczkewicz followed him in seventh place during the second hour of play.

We then lost Ryan Comely (Sixth Place)Dicky Deng (Fifth Place), and Kris Klimosko (Fourth Place) in rapid succession to take things down to three-handed play just over three hours into the final table.

The three-handed battle took longer than the entire play-down stretch from nine to three, as Clinkscales survived in a chopped pot, and Jamie Martin doubled up at the expense of Michael DeGirolamo to prolong the start of the heads-up final. There was another chopped pot between Clinkscales and DeGirolamo before DeGirolamo eventually exited in third place. Clinkscales took out DeGirolamo, and that gave him 4 million to take into the heads-up final against Martin’s 6.3 million.

On the final hand of the night, Clinkscales raised to 400,000 preflop on the button, and Martin came along for the ride. The flop was dealt 432, and both players checked. The turn fell 10, and both players contributed another 400,000 to the pot. The river delivered the 6, and Martin bet 500,000. Clinkscales raised all in, and Martin called all in. Clinkscales showed A3, and Martin folded his hand.

Clinkscales won the pot and the tournament with a flush on the river. Martin was out in second place, good for CAD $5,580. Clinkscales took home the top prize worth CAD $79,300, and the USD $3,000 DSPT Championship package.

Congratulations to our first two-time champion, Rex Clinkscales!

 

Joel Bullock Wins Dspt Battle Of Alberta Calgary Main Event

Joel Bullock (pictured) topped a field of 358 players at a final table that was just under eight hours long to win the DSPT Battle of Alberta Calgary Main Event on Monday at Grey Eagle Resort and Casino. He took home CAD $132,096 in prize money, and also secured a USD $3,000 DSPT Championship package. “It feels awesome, it’s been a while and this is a really tough field, a lot of good players. The final table was really tough, some of the best players I’ve played with, so it feels great, really good,” said Bullock right after the victory. Bullock also got to play against his good friend, and hotel roommate for the trip Roman Brar in the heads-up final. “He’s a good friend of mine, so it was fun for us to play heads up, it was pretty awesome,” said Bullock about the experience.

Bullock came into the final table on the short stack, but he quickly doubled up to turn things around, and then he scored not one, but two double eliminations back-to-back to take the final table from eight players down to four. “I was the smallest stack, but I just picked up a hand early and doubled up. Then I got extremely lucky with tens versus queens, that was a key hand, and then I picked up kings versus Mike’s [Smith] queens, that was a cooler, things went my way,” said Bullock about his rise at the final table.

Bullock also scored a dramatic double up to take the lead during heads-up play. Bullock flopped two pair with 8-2, but Brar improved to a better two pair on the turn with 9-6. Bullock hit a deuce on the river to make a full house in one of the crazier run outs we’ve seen on the tour in some time.  “That was a crazy hand, we just went all in before the flop. I flopped two pair and he flopped top pair, turn was two pair for him, and then I hit the lucky deuce on the river,” said Bullock about the hand.

Action kicked off slowly at the final table as a series of players doubled up along with a few chopped pots that saved players from elimination. This stretch proved to be a tough one for Tank Vander, he went from second in chips to busting out in ninth place.

The next stretch of play was punctuated by the double eliminations, something of a hallmark in this tournament (there were three on Day 2 once we made the money). Joel Bullock took out Garth Cave in eighth place and Rene Berube in seventh place in one hand, and then Bullock played the role of Grim Reaper once more when he eliminated Bucky Edraki in sixth place and Mike Smith in fifth place in another hand.

Another slow stretch of play set in after that between the final four players. Roman Brar then scored back-to-back eliminations with A-Q in the hole. In the first hand he took out Thomas Taylor in fourth place, and then he eliminated Jimmy Lee in third place.

This set up a heads-up final between Brar and Bullock. Brar held the lead with 6.75 million against the 4.77 million of Bullock. Bullock scored the aforementioned crazy double up after a couple of 30-minute levels of heads-up play, and Brar was left with just four big blinds after the dust settled.

On the final hand, Brar moved all in preflop for just over 500,000 on the button, and Bullock called to cover him. The two players then flipped over their cards.

Bullock: K7
Brar: 104

Board: KQ38K

Bullock won the hand and the tournament with trip kings. He took home the top prize of CAD $132,096, a $3,000 USD DSPT Championship Package, and the trophy. Brar was eliminated in second place, good for $92,480.

Congratulations to our new DSPT champion, Joel Bullock!

Final Table Results

1. Joel Bullock – $132,096 + $3,000 USD Championship Package
2. Roman Brar – $92,480
3. Jimmy Lee – $59,465
4. Thomas Taylor – $44,035
5. Mike Smith – $33,035
6. Bucky Edraki – $26,430
7. Rene Berube – $22,015
8. Garth Cave – $17,620
9. Tank Vander – $13,210

 

 

Smain Mamouni Wins WPTDS Marrakech Main Event for 1,000,000 MAD ($110,000)

 Smain Mamouni saw off a field of 433 players to take down the WPTDeepStacks Marrakech Main Event and become the fourth winner on the inaugural WPTDeepStacks Europe season.

The Frenchman came into the day as the chipleader, but went through a topsy-turvy day before emerging to clinch the win shortly after 1am local time at the Casino de Marrakech.

Speaking after his victory he said he was feeling very proud of his play today.

"I didn't make a lot of mistakes today. I lost a big pot with pocket Kings against pocket Aces, but I was not afraid of coming back in the tournament.

"I have a lot of experience, so when I was very short stacked I wasn't afraid.

Mamouni said that the atmosphere surrounding the Casino de Marrakech really added to his deep run.

"When you play in Marrakech there's a lot of fun, it's not like other tournaments where nobody is talking with eachother. In Marrakech it's something better, something good. I've played maybe 5-10 WPT tournaments, and obviously this was a really good one."

 

There was a steady stream of bustouts throughout the day, which started with Sastre Garcia, who was quickly joined on the rail by Jean-Jacques Chantalat and Pedro Cairat. Day 1 chip leader Ludovic Moryousef (pictured above) was next, when his Ace-Four was cracked by the King-Queen of Anthony Cruz.

Malek Grabsi and Tsunamy were next meaning we had reached ten players by the first break of the day. It wasn't long thereafter that we lost Sadry Darwiche in 10th and the unofficial final table was secured.

 

At this point it was Cuadrado who was at the top of the chip counts, but was closely followed by Anas Belatik, with the pair hovering around 2.5m in chips.

The last woman in the field, Elizabeth Tedder (pictured below), was unlucky to run into the Queens of Cruz to bust in 10th, with Damien Lhommeau similarly unlucky to bust when he rivered a flush only for that to give Belatik a full house.

 

It was Cuadrado and Belatik still bossing proceedings at the head of the leaderboard, and Belatik boosted his count with the elimination of Louis Linard in 7th.

Smain Mamouni kept himself in touch by eliminating Julien Lemonnier in 6th before the remaining five players appeared to settle in for the night.

 

The pace slowed and the deck's desire to send anyone to the rail in 5th waned. First Daniel C doubled through Mamouni (pictured above), before Mamouni doubled up again. Daniel C then moved into the chip lead after a gutsy call with a pair of Jacks on the river, before Mamouni doubled up yet again!

Finally, the elimination of Anthony Cruz broke the deadlock. Cruz had been eyeing up a deeper run than he achieved in WPTDS Cannes where he finished third, but would have to settle for fifth here after running his Queen-Jack suited into the pocket nines of Daniel C.

 

It was Daniel C's turn to lead the field, but his stack took a knock when Belatik doubled through him, allowing Cuadrado to retake the chip lead. Cuadrado would then eliminate Belatik in fourth place and Daniel C in third place to take the chip lead into heads-up play.

Over the short heads-up battle, Mamouni took over the chip lead after flopping a flush, and a few hands later he sealed the deal, taking home a cool 1,000,000 MAD ($110,000), the trophy and a €2,000 package to the WPTDS final in Berlin in January.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ioannis Konstas Wins WPTDS Netherlands Main Event for €56,806

Ioannis Konstas went from eliminating the first three players of the final day to taking down the entire tournament to cap a successful WPTDeepStacks Netherlands Festival for the Greek player.

Following his fifth place in the WPTDS High Roller earlier this week, Konstas came into the final table with the chip lead, and after a heads-up tussle with home favourite Tobias Peters, he took down the tournament, the trophy and €56,805 in prize money shortly before 1am local time.

Position Name Payout (EUR) Payout (USD)
1 Ioannis Konstas  €           56,806  $       67,031
2 Tobias Pieters  €           39,895  $       47,076
3 Bart Lybaert  €           25,639  $       30,254
4 Walter van Dalen  €           18,975  $       22,391
5 Joris Ruijs  €           14,244  $       16,808
6 Rens van der Venne  €           11,395  $       13,446
7 Jonas Wohlgemuth  €              9,463  $       11,166
8 Zhong Chen  €              7,580  $         8,944
9 Bernard Elfvering  €              5,673  $         6,694

 

The field started just three eliminations off of the final table, with eventual winner Konstas eliminating Paul van Oort, Martin van Beek and Maribel Galiano in quick succession to come into the final table with the chip lead.

The first elimination of the final table came when Bernard Elfvering ran top pair into the set of Jonas Wohlgemuth, but after that the remaining eight players settled into a rhythm of double ups, including Rens van der Venne, Zhong Chen and Walter van Dalen.

At this point Konstas had fallen back, with Peters using his experience (he is 15th on the Dutch all-time money list) to push the remaining players around and move to the top of the chip counts.

Zhong Chen moved all in pre-flop with Ace-high against the suited cards of Bart Lybaert, only for Lybaert to turn a flush and send Chen to the rail. He was followed by Jonas Wohlgemuth whose pocket fours were cracked by the Ace-Queen of Peters to extend his chip lead.

A trickle of bustouts turned into flurry as Rens van der Venne’s pocket nines were cracked by the King-Queen of Konstas, who then managed to squeeze in another bustout before the dinner break, with Joris Ruijs’s pocket tens by the Greek player’s tens.

That meant Konstas went into the dinner break holding a slender lead four-handed over Tobias Peters, with Walter van Dalen and Bart Lybaert further back.

Lybaert doubled up in the very first hand after the dinner break, with the chip lead moving back and forth between Konstas and Peters nearly every hand.

Walter van Dalen headed to the rail in fourth on a King-Queen-Nine board when his Aces came up against the King-Queen of Konstas. Another double-up followed for Lybaert who made a good job of sticking around to secure third place in the Main Event before finally departing at the hands of Konstas.

Konstas had Peters out-chipped heads-up, but Peters managed to double up Ace-Jack vs Ace-Ten to get back into the contest. However, several key pots changed the dynamic of the heads-up match, with Konstas managing to take down a 1.5m pot without showdown after Peters mucked.

Peters managed gamely to hold on, but after Konstas’s trip Jacks handed him a commanding chip lead shortly before 1am, he didn’t let go and managed to see out the tournament at the second all-in of the heads-up match to take down the tournament, along with the tournament, prize money and Player of the Series contest following his High Roller final table earlier in the week.

 

 

 

 

Daniel Habib Wins WPTDS Johannesburg

Three days of poker and a record turnout at Emperors Palace wrapped up today with Daniel Habib coming out on top. The win is the first for Habib in a World Poker Tour event and second overall in Johannesburg.

In a field of 456, Habib’s cash game experience paid off as he was able to manage the long hours of Day 2 after buying in at the start of play and staying mentally strong through the grind.

Habib surged to the top of the leaderboard after the Day 3 money bubble when he cracked aces with a set of tens. From there, Habib cruised along until the final table, where a key double in five-handed play propelled him back to the top of the leaderboard.

Despite being faced with a few setbacks during the tournament, Habib never gave in and his perseverance paid off with R1,000,000 for his efforts.

With the World Poker Tour and now WPTDeepStacks a consistent visitor in Johannesburg, we expect to see Habib back for future events. Congratulations to WPTDeepStacks Johannesburg winner, Daniel Habib!

Joe Villhauer Wins WPTDeepStacks Iowa Main Event

Joe Villhauer (pictured) topped a field of 118 players at a final table that was just under six hours long to win the WPTDeepStacks Iowa Main Event on Monday at the Riverside Casino & Golf Resort. "I don't think it's really sunk in, I'm really just thrilled about it. The money is good, and I finally had a run of good cards in a tournament. I've played in a lot of tournaments where I've got deep, and I just wasn't able to get over the hump," said Villhauer right after scoring the largest cash of his poker career. Villhauer took home $29,875 in prize money, along with the $3,000 WPTDeepStacks Championship package for the WPTDeepStacks Championship in December at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Northern California.

Villhauer was a perennial big stack in the tournament. He was one of the top ten stacks at the start of Day 2, and he was the chip leader at the start of the final table. "It freed up my game, I could make a few moves, and nobody ever got on to that I was making a few moves, because I always play pretty good hands. It worked out well, I'd never been the chip leader in a tournament before, but I watch a lot of poker on TV so I've picked up a little bit I guess," said Villhauer when he was asked about coming into the day as the leader. Villhauer also wanted to give a shout out to Tim Carol, and his family that hosted him here in Iowa this week (Villhauer was born and raised in Iowa City before he moved to Tennessee).

Cards got into the air at Noon between the final nine players, and WPTDeepStacks Global Ambassador Tristan Wade doubled up on the first hand of play. A few minutes later Brandon Pratt busted in ninth place, and then Colin Lovelock doubled up thru Wade twice before Jesse Jones was eliminated in eighth place. Gary Brakke then doubled thru Wade as well, and it was also Brakke who sent Wade to the rail in seventh place a short time later. Wade finished in fifth place at the WPTDeepStacks Iowa Event during Season 2, but he wasn't able to improve on that finish this year after a bad run of luck after his initial double up. Wade did secure his record 18th cash on the tour, which is easily more than any other player.

Action hit a bottleneck six handed, as Scotter Clark and John Agnos both doubled up, and it was almost two hours after Wade's exit that Agnos hit the rail in sixth place. Lovelock was the other player at this final table that appeared at the Season 2 WPTDeepStacks Iowa final table, but he wasn't able to improve on his previous runner-up finish either. Lovelock did go on a nice run however to finish in fifth place after starting the day as the short stack.

The faster pace of play continued when Brakke took his leave in fourth place 20 minutes later. Andrew Leopard then won a massive flip against Scotter Clark, and that left Clark with just 100,000. Clark was able to tripe up before he fell in third place the next time he moved all in.

Leopard took 2.4 million into the heads-up final against Villhauer's 500,000, but Villhauer scored two double ups to pull into the lead. Leopard then doubled up once before the final hand of the tournament.

On the final hand, Leopard limped in from the small blind, and Villhauer checked his option from the big blind. They saw a flop of 7d6s4s, and Leopard checked. Villhauer bet 90,000, and Leopard check-raised all in for 660,000. Villhauer took a few moments to think it over before tossing in one chip signifying a call. The two players then flipped over their cards.

Villhauer: 8d7c
Leopard: 6d5d

Villhauer showed top pair and a gutshot straight draw, and Leopard needed to improve holding middle pair and an open-ended straight draw. The 2h on the turn, and the 2c on the river were no help to Leopard, and he is the runner-up, taking home his largest career tournament score of $20,921. Villhauer was the champion of the WPTDeepStacks Iowa Main Event, and he won $29,875, a $3,000 WPTDeepStacks Championship package, and the WPTDeepStacks trophy.

Congratulations to our new WPTDeepStacks Champion - Joe Villhauer!

 

 

 

Final Table Results

1: Joe Villhauer - $29,875 + $3,000 WPTDS Championship Package
2: Andrew Leopard - $20,921
3: Scotter Clark - $13,453
4: Gary Brakke - $9,964.50
5: Colin Lovelock - $7,467.50
6: John Agnos - $5,974
7: Tristan Wade - $4,971
8: Jesse Jones - $3,979
9: Brandon Pratt - $2,987

That concludes our coverage from the WPTDeepStacks Iowa Main Event. Thanks to the Riverside Casino & Golf Resort for hosting another great stop on the tour. The next stop will take us to Ocean's Eleven Casino in Oceanside, California for the WPTDeepStacks San Diego Main Event that will run from October 26-30. The Main Event features an $1,100 buy-in and a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool. The WPTDeepStacks live reporting team will have live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos for you from Southern California in just three days.

 

 

Upeshka De Silva Wins WPTDeepStacks San Diego Main Event

Upeshka De Silva (pictured) topped a field of 326 players at a final table that was five hours long to win the WPTDeepStacks San Diego Main Event on Monday at Ocean's Eleven Casino. "That was a pretty nice feeling, I busted on Day 1B for one bullet, but then I re-entered and ran it up pretty quick, and I had the chip lead the whole way. I ran a lot better than I played, but that's all it takes sometimes," said De Silva after the victory. De Silva took home $67,675 in prize money, along with the $3,000 WPTDeepStacks Championship package for the WPTDeepStacks Championship in December at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Northern California. De Silva is also getting married in December in Sri Lanka, and he now holds just over $1.9 million in career tournament earnings.

De Silva came into the final table as the chip leader, and he never relinquished his lead during the course of the final day. "It was a pretty nice situation, I was the chip leader, and there were a lot of short stacks, so I just kept raising. There was a lot of ICM pressure at pay jumps. I didn't have to deal with any big flips or big showdowns, I was just able to chip away at them. It worked out very conveniently," said De Silva. He even won the tournament on the first hand of heads-up play. "It was pretty funny, the very first hand I had aces, and I had been shoving on him for the past three hours, and then I limp and he goes all in, it was nice," said De Silva about the dramatic final hand.

Cards got into the air at 1 pm between the final nine players, and the first all-in confrontation saw Craig Waldrop hit the rail in ninth place early in the day. Mateus Lessa was out in eighth place just a few minutes later. Veronica Daly exited in seventh placeduring the next level, and then a series of five double ups prolonged six-handed play until Louis Schaffer bused in sixth place.

The five remaining players then took their first break of the day, and soon after they returned Edward Guergis was eliminated in fifth place. The pace of play continued to be quick as just minutes later Williams Santos was taken out in fourth place. Three-handed play lasted for a while as John David doubled up twice thru De Silva. The third time was not the charm for David however, and he was eliminated in third place the third time he shoved against De Silva.

De Silva held 7.1 million at the start of heads-up play, and that gave him a huge advantage over the stack of Arthur Hahn, who held 825,000. Hahn raised all in on the very first hand of heads-up play, and De Silva quickly called on the button after originally limping into the pot. The two players then tabled their cards.

De Silva: Ah
Hahn: QsTc

Board: Ks4h2s3h9h

The aces held up for De Silva, and Hahn was eliminated in second place, good for $47,430. De Silva won the pot and the tournament to take home $67,675 in prize money, the $3,000 WPTDeepStacks Championship prize package, and the WPTDeepStacks trophy.

Congratulations to our new WPTDeepStacks champion - Upeshka De Silva!

Final Table Results:

1st: Upeshka De Silva - $67,675 + $3,000 WPTDeepStacks Championship Package
2nd: Arthur Hahn - $47,430
3rd: John David - $30,500
4th: William Santos - $22,585
5th: Edward Guergis - $16,945
6th: Louis Schaffer - $13,555
7th: Veronica Daly - $11,275
8th: Mateus Lessa - $9,035
9th: Craig Walrop - $6,770

 

Laurent Polito Wins WPTDeepStacks Brussels for €90,000 (~$105,300)

Laurent Polito has won WPTDeepStacks Brussels, after beating a field of 400 players to win €90,000 (~$105,300) including a package to the WPTDS Berlin in January.

Polito had already won an impressive four WPT National Events, with the last coming here in Brussels in July 2015, and took down WPTDS Brussels to add another title to his poker resume.

The runner-up was Leonardo Armino, who recorded the best live poker cash of his career, beating his second place in a WPT National High Roller last February, and a WPT National High Roller win in Valkenburg three years ago.

Here are the full results:

Position Name Country Payout (EUR) Payout (USD)
1 Laurent Polito France  €         90,000  $                  105,300
2 Leonardo Armino Netherlands  €         62,600  $                     73,406
3 Felipe Ramos Brazil  €         40,335  $                     47,192
4 Jerome Sgorrano Belgium  €         29,375  $                     34,369
5 Alain Bauer France  €         21,470  $                     25,237
6 Jeffrey Jol Netherlands  €         17,425  $                     20,504
7 Sylvain Naets Belgium  €         14,450  $                     17,012
8 Frederic Leonetti France  €         11,450  $                     13,514
9 Olivier Fehlmann Switzerland  €           9,000  $                     10,138

The day started with 12 players, and that was immediately one less after Michel Abecassis got his three big blind stack into the middle and lost to become our first casualty of the day.
Abecassis was soon joined by Frederic Femont and Bart Fergiatakis to bring the Main Event to a final table of nine.

 

Start-of-day chip leader Jerome Sgorrano was still the chip leader at this point, with Brazilian Felipe Ramos not far behind. Alain Bauer was the third player over two million chips at this point and playing a stack in excess of 90 big blinds.

With the majority of the final table deep-stacked it looked like it was going to be a long, drawn-out affair. However, it wasn’t long until Olivier Fehlmann got his pair of queens in against the ace-king of Leonardo Armino, with Armino spiking an ace to send Fehlmann to the rail.

Fehlmann came into the final table as the second shortest, and next to go was the short stack Frederic Leonetti who, like Fehlmann, got his remaining stack in good with pocket sixes, but again it was against the over cards of Armino, whose ace-ten hit a ten and Leonetti was eliminated in eighth place.

One of the most active players at the final table was Alain Bauer, who was in his fair share of pots, including one memorable one where he opened to 700,000 from under the gun which was an open for 15 times the big blind. All this meant one thing – Bauer was in the ascendancy.

 

However, what goes up must come down, and it came down with a bump. On an ace-four-seven board, Bauer got into a raising battle with Jeffrey Jol. Bauer shoved and Jol snap-called with a set of fours. Bauer meekly turned over King-high, and Jol doubled into the chip lead.

Big stack from Day 1B Sylvain Naets was next to go, after shoving his ace-jack into the ace-king of Felipe Ramos. He was then joined by Jol, whose stint at the top of the chip counts was brief as he got ace-ten in against the queens of Laurent Polito to bust in sixth place.

By dinner break it was Polito who held the lead, albeit a small one, with Jerome Sgorrano just 10,000 chips behind. Felipe Ramos was bringing up the rear, but quickly doubled to bring himself back into contention.

 

And when Bauer doubled through Polito, the stacks became very even indeed at the final table. However, you always knew that it could take just one fatal misstep from Bauer, and it came on a jack-high board. Bauer called with top pair, but was up against the kings of Polito, who moved back into the chip lead.

Leonardo Armino had been relatively quiet; a luxury of coming into the final table fourth in chips, and it was a stroke of fortune which saw him take the chip lead for the first time at the final table.

Holding king-ten against the king-queen of Polito, his ten of clubs proved vital as the board came with four clubs to send Armino into the lead.

Sgorrano had been chip leader at one point, but appeared to run out of steam as his Main Event came to an end at the hands of Laurent Polito. Ramos had also had a brief stint at the top of the leaderboard, and after doubling with ace-king against jacks, there was a cooler to send him on his way to the rail.

 

Armino limp-called preflop, check-called flop and check-called an all-in from his Brazilian opponent, where Ramos held queens, only for Armino to turn up with pocket aces. Ramos was left with crumbs and was sent to the rail soon thereafter.

Heads-up play began with both players fairly even in chips, but Polito soon exerted his dominance. He had the opportunity to finish it early, only for Armino to spike a king on the river.

However, as the levels ticked by, Polito opened up a gap once more, and called a three-bet jam from his opponent holding the best starting hand in poker – pocket aces – to finish it off just before 1:30 local time.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Fielder Wins Second Title on Tour at WPTDeepStacks Championship

Jeff Fielder (pictured) topped a field of 501 players to win the season 4 WPTDeepStacks Championship Main Event on Tuesday at Thunder Valley Casino Resort. Fielder earned his second WPTDeepStacks title and $220,616 in first-place prize money, which included a $3,500 seat in the WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event in March 2018. Fielder becomes just the second two-time champion in WPTDeepStacks history, joining Season 4 WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year Rex Clinkscales. Fielder won his first WPTDeepStacks title in Iowa last October, and he now holds career earnings of $1,317,393

"I was really short yesterday on Day 2. I struggled, survived, kept building, and the final table was awesome. I knew quite a few players, and heads up with my buddy Cord [Garcia] was great. Yeah, it was really fun," said Fielder about his journey to the title.

Fielder really took control of the final table during a lengthy four-handed battle that saw him take control of the chip lead. "Yeah, I noticed that Ben [Keeline] was definitely playing tight, so I tried to take advantage of his chip stack so to speak. I tried to start applying a lot of pressure where I thought he was going to be doing it, and since he was playing a little bit tight I decided to take those spots and it worked out," said Fielder.

Fielder's girlfriend Jenn is currently taking chemotherapy treatments for cancer, and the two have been traveling a lot in order to knock some things off their bucket list. "Good, she is doing very well. She has a clean bill of health right now, but she is still going to take chemotherapy forever, but yeah, she's doing really, really good ... Absolutely, and she definitely needs it (traveling). She works so hard as a social worker. She is under-appreciated, and overworked, the whole nine yards, she is the best," said Fielder.

WPTDeepStacks Championship Final Table Results

1: Jeff Fielder - $220,616*
2: Cord Garcia - $152,872
3: Ben Keeline - $98,387
4: Ian Steinman - $68,080
5: Chris Tham - $52,257
6: Justo Avalos - $43,566
7: Noel Rodriguez - $36,324
8: Hafiz Khan - $29,081
9: Jonathan George - $21,839

*First place includes a $3,500 seat in the Season XVI WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event.

Cards got into the air at Noon between the final 10 players, and the elimination of female poker legend Kathy Liebert in 10th place soon took the tournament down to the official final table of nine players.

Action continued to move quickly when Jonathan George was eliminated in ninth place, and Hafiz Khan was taken out in eighth place to take things down to seven players before 2 pm. Justo Avalso then doubled up, and quadrupled up before the first break of the day.

Noel Rodriguez hit the rail in seventh place, and Avalos finally fell in sixth place to take the final table to five players. Chris Tham then scored a double up to survive, but the next time he was all in, Tham was eliminated in fifth place.

By virtue of the final four players remaining at the final table, you could tell that it would be a long battle. Ian Steinman prolonged that battle when he scored a double. The four-handed stalemate finally ended around 7 pm when Steinman exited in fourth place after he couldn't survive another all-in confrontation.

The final three players faced off for a few hands before taking a dinner break, but when they returned the fireworks went off. Cord Garcia doubled up on the first hand back, and that left Ben Keeline left with just above a million. Keeline was quickly all in, but he could not survive and busted in third place.

Jeff Fielder took out Keeline, and that gave him 9,030,000 at the start of heads-up play over the 5,800,000 held by Garcia. Garcia was able to double up once, but a little after 9 pm the final hand transpired.

Garcia raised to 500,000 on the button preflop, Fielder reraised to 1.2 million, and Garcia reraised all in. Fielder called to cover him, and the two final players flipped over their cards.

Fielder: Ac4s
Garcia: AsKh

Board: Qs6c5h9c4h

Fielder won the pot and the tournament with a four on the river. Garcia was eliminated in second place, good for $152,872. Fielder took home the top prize of $220,216, which included a $3,500 seat in the WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event in March 2018, and he also received the super-sized WPTDeepStacks Championship trophy. Fielder previously won the Season 3 WPTDeepStacks Iowa Main Event last October, and he is now a two-time WPTDeepStacks champion.

Congratulations to our Season 4 WPTDeepStacks Championship winner - Jeff Fielder!

 

Bruno Benveniste Wins PMU.fr WPTDeepStacks Deauville for €93,700

Bruno Benveniste has won the PMU.fr WPTDeepStacks Deauville Main Event for €93,700. The Frenchman bested a field of 421 players to clinch victory shortly before 1am local time. The result is by far the largest cash of his career.

In second place was Sandro Pitzanti who recorded his best WPT cash since finishing 11th in the WPT Amsterdam Main Event two years ago.

Benveniste takes home the prize money and trophy, as well as a €2,000 package to the WPTDeepStacks Berlin in January.

Here are the full final table results:

Position Name Payout (EUR) Payout (USD)
1 Bruno Benveniste €93,700 incl. €2,000 WPTDS Berlin Package $110,566
2 Sandro Pitzanti €65,200 $76,936
3 Jean Claude Loustau €42,150 $49,737
4 Ekrem Sanioglu €30,590 $36,096
5 Tobias Peters €22,366 $26,392
6 Miroslav Alilovic €18,195 $21,470
7 Julien Sitbon €15,050 $17,759
8 Robin Visconti €11,930 $14,077
9 Jean Sarfati €9,300 $10,974

The day started with just 16 players remaining, with Julien Sitbon starting as chip leader as the only player over three million in chips. Alexandre Poulain was the first elimination, after doubling up Jean Claude Loustau, and eventually falling at the hands of Day 1a chip leader Ekrem Sanioglu.

Franck Kalfon, Michel Cohen, and last woman standing Mercedes Osti followed Poulain out the door, with Sitbon still topping the chip counts.

Damien Ducros and popular French pro Jean Montury were next, before Brice Bourgeix bubbled the final table of nine. Bourgeix came into the day second in chips, but endured a difficult time of it, and was eliminated after losing a flip to Miroslav Alilovic.

 

Benveniste came into the final table as the chip leader, after exploiting the short-handed final table bubble play. The short stack was Julian Sarfati who was the first to be eliminated after losing out to Sitbon.

The early stages were action-packed, no more so than when Sandro Pitzanti clashed with Robin Visconti – a classic Aces vs Kings moment, with Pitzanti’s kings holding up to send Visconti to the rail in 8th. The hand also saw Pitzanti take over as tournament chip leader.

The action didn’t stop there and spectators were in for a treat a short while later, when we lost two players in one hand.

It started innocently enough, with Sitbon moving all in for his last seven big blinds. He got five callers and the flop of Kh4hQcwas dealt. Sanioglu moved all in with a flush draw, and got called by Benveniste, before Alilovic moved all in over the top with a set of fours. Jean Claude Loustau was in position with a set of kings and called, with Benveniste folding.

The turn gave Sanioglu a flush, quintupling him up (seen below stacking his chips), with Sitbon and Alilovic eliminated in a single hand. Pitzanti and Loustau were both sitting on 3.5m stacks, as the short stacks continued to battle five-handed.

 

Next to go was Tobias Peters. Peters secured his fourth cash in WPTDeepStacks Main Events this season, and astonishingly this was his third final table. However, he was unable to beat his runner-up finish from Valkenburg, falling in fifth at the hands of Loustau. Peters did however secure enough points to take over from Omar Lakhdari at the head of the Player of the Year leaderboard, with just one stop remaining.

Sanioglu was eliminated in fourth place, after running into the Kings of Loustau, and the pace suddenly slowed. Loustau looked to push ahead, but was consistently pegged back by both Pitzanti and Benvenesti.

It was only when Benvenesti’s flopped set took a chunk of chips from Loustau’s rivered top pair that the Frenchman began to falter, with Pitzanti finishing him off to make the stacks even going into heads-up play.

 

 

 

Brent Roberts Wins WPTDS Big Stax XV Main Event ($202,944)

Late in Day 2, with five tables remaining, this WPTDeepStacks Big Stax XV field was stacked with some big names and players that had lengthy, almost exhaustive tournament resumes. That field included past WSOP bracelet and Circuit ring winners, World Poker Tour champions, the Season 2 WPTDS Player of the Year, and some of the region and country’s best players. Fast forward to the start of this final table and the only player still alive that fit the above criteria was Brent Roberts.

The New York native entered that relatively unknown final table lineup near the middle of the pack and while it doesn’t usually occur, tonight, the creme certainly rose to the top. Roberts bided his time watching three players hit the rail, while he stayed below the chip average and under the radar. After two hours of watching from the sidelines, Roberts was done waiting and that’s when his run towards this WPTDS title began.

Roberts picked a near perfect spot against the uber-active John Lee, doubling through Lee’s pocket fives with his own pocket eights. From that point on, it was a steady, yet tactical climb for the former WSOPC ring winner. He continued to chip away at Lee, who ended up bowing out in 5th place. But, the biggest hand of the final table and, in the end, the tournament defining hand, came against Andy Santiago.

In a button versus small blind encounter, Santiago and Roberts got nearly half the chips in play in pre flop, with Roberts holding pocket aces. Santiago held king-queen and even though he thought it was “his time,” he was unable to score the elimination. From that point on, it was Robert’s time and the most experienced player at this final table used his chip lead to apply pressure and score the next there knockouts to lock up his first major tournament win since that WSOP Circuit Championship in 2008.
Roberts has come close to the winner’s circle since then, with his most recent massive score coming at the WPT’s August stop at the Bicycle Casino. Roberts finished 3rd in that event, good for a $251,000 score and that podium finish started a six-month stretch of run good for Roberts. He got married earlier this year and now, early in Season 3 of the WPTDS schedule, he likely finds himself near the top of the Player of the Year leaderboard after claiming the WPTDS Big Stax XV title.

After a destination wedding and honeymoon to Fiji to open 2016, it looks like Roberts is going to be heading on another trip at the end of the year. This victory earns him a seat into the WPTDS Championship to be held in Calgary in December. He’ll make just over $202,000 for this win, a victory that closes out a record breaking WPTDS Big Stax XV series.

 

Sam Ngai Wins DSPT Calgary Main Event ($77,400)

Sam Ngai topped a field of 421 players to win the DSPT Calgary Main Event on Monday night at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino. Ngai was awarded $77,400 in prize money and the DSPT championship package, along with the DSPT trophy. Action was nonstop all day with the first hand off the deck providing loads of entertain, as Malcom Bolger managed to fold kings pre-flop, which we soon found out would extend his tournament life.

The hand set an interesting dynamic for the table as Bolger and his long time friend Jamil Kanji would battle back and forth for the remainder of the final table. Eventually it was Thomas Taylor hitting the rail in 9th, followed by Anthony Elaraj in 8th, Jonathan Sanborn in 7th, and Brett Elder in 6th. Following Elder out the door was Ron Piasetzki in 5th place, leaving us four handed between Robert Dore, Malcom Bolger, Jamil Kanji, and Sam Ngai.

Robert Dore actually missed the first few hands of the day, which was crucial considering the fact he was the short stack starting the day. He managed to win a few big hands early and laddered all the way to 4th place. Bolger would be the next to hit the rail after his table nemesis, Jamil Kanji, would get the best of him and send him home in 3rd.

The exit of Bolger would leave Kanji and Ngai heads up, with Ngai facing a 2-1 chip deficit. The deficit wouldn’t last long however, after Ngai’s two pair would earn him a double against the smaller two pair of Kanji. The hand turned the tides of the heads up match, and it was Ngai eventually waking up with aces and defeating the queen-jack of Kanji. Congratulations to Sam Ngai, the newest DSPT Champion!

 

 

Ian Otobo Wins WPTDS Malta (€20,300)

Ian Otobo topped a field of 174 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Malta Main Event on Monday night at the beautiful Dragonara Casino here in St. Julians, Malta. Otobo was awarded €20,300 in prize money, a $3,000 Championship package, and the WPTDeepStacks trophy after winning a final table that clocked in at just under 7 hours of play today.

Action was slow to start day with play continuing for nearly three hours before our first elimination. It was Timothee Marlin hitting the rail in 9th, followed by Timo Hirvola in 8th, Marko La Grutta in 7th, Joseph Dunning in 6th, Gregoire Auzoux in 5th, and Marco Putin in 4th.

Three handed play didn’t last very long as Dario Marinelli ran into the aces of Roberto Campo to hit the rail in third. Heads up play we saw chips fly back and forth, but eventually it was Otobo’s time to shine, as his Qc2d would hold against the Jh2s of Campo. Campo wouldn’t leave empty handed as he takes home €14,220.

Here is a look at the final table results:

Ian Otobo – €20,300
Roberto Campo – €14,220
Dario Marinelli – €9,146
Marco Putin – €6,772
Gregoire Auzoux – €5,083
Joseph Dunning – €4,063
Marco La Grutta – €3,378
Timo Hirvola – €2,709
Timothee Marlin – €2,023

 

 

Salomon Ponte Wins WPTDeepStacks Hollywood Main Event

 

Salomon Ponte topped a field of 1,684 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Hollywood Main Event on Monday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Ponte was awarded $341,420 in prize money and the WPTDeepStacks trophy after winning a final table that clocked in at just under 4 hours of play today. Action was nonstop all day with Paul Balzano hitting the rail first, exiting in 9th place. Following Balzano out the door was Zack Goodman (8th), Ryan D’Angelo(7th), Michael LaRocca(6th), Kenneth Watson (5th) and Harrison Gimbel (4th). Three-handed play was pretty short as Thong Ho made his exit fairly soon after Gimbel.
After Gimbel was eliminated, the heads-up final didn’t last too long after that to decide a champion. Edward Mallon quickly chipped up to take a commanding lead, but after the 6h7c of Salomon ran down Mallon’s 9c9s. Following the hand the two managed to get it all in nearly 10 times before Salomon eventually got the best of Mallon, crowning Ponte the newest WPTDeepStacks Champion.

Here is a look at the final table results:

 

Salomon Ponte – $341,420 + $3,000 WPTDS Championship
Edward Mallon – $241,720
Thong Ho – $139,730
Harrison Gimbel – $93,915
Kenneth Watson – $66,525
Michael LaRocca – $56,740
Ryan D’Angelo – $48,260
Zack Goodman – $31,630
Paul Balzano – $27,390

 

 

Salie Stohler wins WPTDeepStacks Hustler Main Event

 

Salie Stohler topped a field of 388 players to win the WPTDeepStacks NorCal Main Event on Monday night at the Hustler Casino in Los Angeles, California. Stohler was awarded $66,000 in prize money and the WPTDeepStacks trophy after winning a final table that clocked in at six hours of play today. Action was accelerated when the final three players decided to a three-way chop that gave each of them $50,000. They played it out for the final $16,000 in the prize pool along with the trophy and remaining WPTDS Player of the Year points. Third-place finisher Brian Reinert was also awarded the $3,000 DSPT Championship package in the chop.

After Reinert was eliminated, the heads-up final didn’t last too long after that to decide a champion. Stohler topped Bobby Suer in less than an hour to decide the final battle in the tournament. Congratulations to our new champion, and first female champion in WPTDS history – Salie Stohler!

Here is a look at the final table results:

1: Salie Stohler – $66,000
2: Bobby Suer – $50,000
3: Brian Reinert – $50,000 +$3k Championship Package
4: Jesse Yaginuma – $25,800
5: Hermilo Vargas – $19,355
6: Kazu Oshima – $15,490
7: Irma Vargas – $12,910
8: Gene O’Leary – $10,320
9: Paul McCaffrey – $6,160

 

WPTDeepStacks Season 2 Player of the Year: Tristan Wade

Tristan Wade is the Global Ambassador for WPTDeepStacks and the Season 2 WPTDS Player of the Year. Tristan is a professional poker player, mental coach, published writer, and entrepreneur from Boynton Beach, Florida. His poker career started in 2003, during his freshman year in college at the University of Central Florida, where he graduated with a B.S. in Psychology. Tristan has amassed over $1.5 million in live tournament earnings, which includes five WSOP final tables, a WSOP bracelet, WSOPC ring, and a DeepStacks Poker Tour title. Additionally, he has won nearly $2 million in online tournaments, where he goes by the screen name “Cre8ive.” 

Tristan has been a part of DeepStacks practically from the beginning, originally helping to organize and teach live poker education seminars. Soon after he began consulting with the company and became part of the team that helped turn the brand into the DeepStacks Poker Tour. In March of 2014, DeepStacks partnered with the World Poker Tour to create WPTDeepStacks, the premier mid-major poker tour in the industry. Tristan continues to consult with the organization, while also representing WPTDeepStacks on and off the felt.

As a reward for his tremendous accomplishment, Tristan will receive $15,000 in buy-ins to any WPT© Main Tour stop. He will also receive a custom WPTDS Player of the Year Trophy and a custom WPTDS Player of the Year poker table provided by Off Tilt Poker Tables.

Follow him on social media: @TristanCre8ive or visit his website: TristanWade.com

 

 

 

Season 2 Champion has been Crowned!

 

The final 18 players from a field of 567 returned today at noon to play down to a champion, and they reached the final table in just two quick hours of play. Lost along the way were DSPT Player of the Year contenders Rex Clinkscales (14th place) and James Gorham (12th place). That gave the Season 2 DSPT POY title to DSPT Ambassador Tristan Wade, who scored seven cashes during the 16 stops this season.

With the matter of POY decided, it was time to get down to the business of crowning the DSPT Championship winner. Sean Trenholm (9th), Ashkan Razavi (8th), Benny Chen (7th), Chris Symesko (6th), and Sal Haji (5th) all hit the rail before a 30-minute dinner break.

The final four returned from dinner and Zariyan Qayyum (4th) and Fred Mowatt (3rd) both made quick exits. The final two players then decided to chop up the remaining prize pool, pocketing $189,152 CAD each. They played it out for the DSPT trophy and the final $20,000 CAD remaining in the prize pool. The final match came down to the results of three pivotal hands.

In the first, Ramalho doubled up with pocket queens topping the A-7 of McMillan on a board dealt 9-7-2-10-2. That gave Ramalho a commanding lead with 14.4 million and McMillan was on the ropes with 2.6 million. McMillan scored a double up to bring the match back close to even when her K-10 connected on a board dealt K-6-2-4-Q to top the pocket sevens of Ramalho. The final hand saw McMillan pin her tournament hopes on 4-2 with a flop reading Q-6-2. Ramalho held pocket nines and they held up to win the tournament after the turn and river fell 8-K.

McMillan was out in second place and she took home $189,152 CAD. Ramalho is the champion, and he takes home the top prize worth $209,152 CAD and the DSPT trophy. Congratulations to our new champion – Rodney Ramalho!

Final Table Results:

1: Rodney Ramalho – $209,152 CAD
2: Patz McMillan – $189,152 CAD
3: Fred Mowatt – $105,555 CAD
4: Zariyan Qayyum – $78,175 CAD
5: Sal Haji – $58,600 CAD
6: Chris Symesko – $46,955 CAD
7: Benny Chen – $39,150 CAD
8: Ashkan Razavi – $31,210 CAD
9: Sean Trenholm – $23,415 CAD

 

 

 

 

 

More Than $2 Million Up For Grabs In Just the First Half of WPTDeepStacks Season 3

Season 3 Brings New Markets, Bigger Guarantees, and Better Festivals

Los Angeles, CA (November 12, 2015) – To all of our players, casino partners, and fans of WPTDeepStacks, we’ve got an important message for you – 2016 is going to be one heck of a year!

Following a record-breaking second season, with 16 stops throughout North America and the Mediterranean, WPTDS is poised to outdo itself again in Season 3. Larry Flynt’s world-famous Hustler Casino in Los Angeles serves as the launching pad for the first-half of the 2016 slate. The 10-day series kicks off January 2nd and features a $1,100 buy-in, 3 starting days with a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Other first half highlights include:

  • A combined $2,600,000 guaranteed Main Event prize pools - in just the FIRST HALF of the season
  • Our first-ever three day, single re-entry per flight, $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event takes place at the world-renowned Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL from January 14th-18th 
  • Our players are going to see more action in Jacksonville as well, where North Florida’s premier gaming destination bestbet, has raised the guarantee to $300,000 from last year’s $200,000 and is preparing for an even larger turnout
  • The second-annual WPTDS-Malta series at Dragonara Casino, featuring a longer festival and spotlighted by a €500+€50 Main Event.
  • We’re rolling into the big cities as well with first-time stops at Parx Casino for their highly-popular BigStax series from February 10th-29th, and in Tampa at the beautiful Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for our $300,000 guaranteed Main Event and a festival from June 11-20
  • We’ve expanded our partnership with Atlantis Casino Resort Spa by adding our new 10-day festival that runs March 18th-27th and features a $200,000 Main Event guarantee.

That’s all before June ends. We’ve worked hard to earn our reputation as the premier mid-major poker tour in the industry, and in Season 3 we’re swinging for the fences.

So book your flights, reserve your hotel rooms, and plan your buy-ins, because when January hits, the fun begins. 

Season 3 First Half Schedule (second half to be released December 2015) 

January 2-11 | Hustler Casino | Gardena, CA

January 14-18 | Seminole Hard Rock | Hollywood, FL

January 27-February 1 | Dragonara Casino | St. Julians, Malta

February 10-29 | Parx Casino | Bensalem, PA

March 18-27 | Atlantis Casino Resort Spa | Reno, NV

April 22-May 2 | bestbet | Jacksonville, FL

May 7-15 | Turlock Poker Room | Turlock, CA

June 11-20 | Seminole Hard Rock | Tampa, FL

*For more information on our Canadian DSPT March and April events please visit DeepStacks.com

 

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Following record-breaking events in Season 2 that saw 16-stops throughout North America and the Mediterranean, WPTDS is poised to outdo itself again in Season 3. Larry Flynt’s world famous Hustler Casino in Los Angeles serves as the launching pad for the first half of the 2016 slate. The 10-day series kicks off January 2nd and features a $1,100 buy-in, 3 starting days with a $300,000 GTD prize pool.


Other first half highlights include:

Josh Moua Wins WPTDS Central CA Main Event

 

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.

 

James Gorham Wins WPTDS LA Main Event

 

The WPTDeepStacks LA $1,100 Main Event has come to a close and James Gorham has topped the field of 367 players to take home the top prize worth $,95,290 and the WPTDS trophy. This three-day tournament came to a conclusion on Tuesday evening after a quick final table decided the winner. Things did start a little slow before the first elimination of the day, and it was Keith Kwazar who hit the rail first in ninth place. Paul Chauderson (Eighth Place) and Jay Helfert (Seventh Place) fell in quick succession after that. Craig Berger started to pull away with the chip lead at this point in play.

Prashray Rai then doubled up twice to stave off elimination before William Zaiss was eliminated in sixth place. The last woman standing today was Dana Muse. She took fifth place after finishing as the runner-up in the WPTDS Central California Main Event just one month ago.

Chad Geske saw his tournament run come to an end in fourth place when his two pair fell against the straight of Berger, who further increased his chip lead before the start of three-handed play. James Gorham started the day with the lead though, and he reclaimed that lead after eliminating Prashray Rai in third place.

Gorham took 4,735,000 into the final match but Berger was close on his heels with 4,445,000. Play started slow between the final two players since the stacks were so evenly match but the fireworks eventually started. Gotham got low but he doubled up twice before the defining hand of the final match took place. Berger was dealt a Broadway straight but Gorham made a flush on the river to win the largest pot in the tournament.

Berger was crippled after that and he was all in a short time later with A-7, but Gorham did him one better with A-8. The final board fell 8-5-2-K-7 and that was it for Berger, his tournament run came to an end in second place. Gorham took home the top prize of $95,290, the WPTDeepStacks trophy, and a pair of Monster DNA headphones.

Final Table Results
1: James Gorham – $95,290
2: Craig Berger – $56,360
3: Prashray Rai – $36,880
4: Chad Geske – $25,410
5: Dana Muse – $18,795
6: William Zaiss – $14,980
7: Jay Helfert – $11,470
8: Paul Chauderson – $8,265
9: Keith Kwazar – $5,950

That concludes our coverage from the WPTDS LA Main Event. Thanks to the Bicycle Casino for hosting a great event. The next stop on the WPTDS tour will takes us to the Majestic Star Casino Hotel in Chicagoland from July 31-August 2. The WPTDS Live Reporting team will be there to bring you all of the action.

 

 

Tim McCarthy Wins Wptdeepstacks Chicagoland Main Event For $57,496!

McCarthy is the newest WPTDeepStacks Champion! On the final hand McCarthy limped the button and Gary Boggs quickly raises to 280,000. McCarthy leans forward in his seat and verbally announces a raise to 600,000. Boggs moves all in and McCarthy snap calls. McCarthy jumps out of his seat and slams down Q♥Q♠. Boggs smiles and tables 8♠8♦. The flop falls K♦2♠6♠ and McCarthy is still way ahead, just needing to dodge an eight to take down the title. The turn brings the 5♣ maintains the lead for McCarthy and the 6♣ river locks up his position as the newest WPTDeepStacks Champion.

Boggs will take home $40,342 for his second place finish here at Majestic Star.

McCarthy will take home $57,496 along with a $3,000 package to our $500,000 guaranteed championship event later this year in Canada.

 

 

Final Table Results
1. Tim McCarthy $57,946 + $3,000 Championship Package
2. Gary Boggs $40,342
3. Robert Moreno $25,950
4. Niel Mittelman $19,206
5. Michael Wilkey $14,417
6. Michael Hamilton $11,533
7. Ben Castle $9,579
8. Keith Tracey $7,673
9. John Simon $5,742

 

 

Dustin Fox Tops Record Field of 330 to Win Inagural WPTDS Reno Main Event

The WPTDeepStacks Reno Main Event came to a close late Sunday night at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada. A champion has emerged from the record-breaking field of 330 players and his name is Dustin Fox. He takes home the top prize worth $70,054, the WPTDeepStacks trophy, and a $3,000 WPTDeepStacks Championship package.

There were 53 players that returned for the final day of this event at noon PT, and only the top 36 made the money. Allen Kessler, Dana Muse, Andrew Bedecker, and Nicholas Pupillo were among the early bustouts that missed the money. Notables that did cash included WPTDS LA Season 2 champion James Gorham (17th place) and Nicholas Revello (11th place).

The final table was reached around 6:30 p.m. and the final nine players took a dinner break before returning for the final skirmish. Dean Reno (ninth place), Ravi Shanmugam (eighth place), WPTDS LA Season 1 champion Steve Foutty (seventh place), and Angela Jordison (sixth place) busted during the first hour of play.

Scott Sherwood scored a series of double ups before busting out in fifth place. Ivan Holmes and Dustin Fox then doubled up through Cary Marshall, and that led to his exit in fourth place. The battle for third place lasted an hour before Brandon Jones took his leave, and that set up a heads-up final between Holmes and Fox. It took just two hands to decide a winner of the final match, and Fox won the tournament with jacks-up topping the nines-up held by Holmes.

Final Table Results
1st: Dustin Fox – $70,054
2nd: Ivan Holmes – $49,151
3rd: Brandon Jones – $31,615
4th: Cary Marshall – $23,402
5th: Scott Sherwood – $17,567
6th: Angela Jordison – $14,048
7th: Steve Foutty – $11,669
8th: Ravi Shanmugam – $9,354
9th: Dean Reno – $7,008

That concludes our coverage from the WPTDeepStacks Reno Main Event. Thanks to the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa for hosting a successful event. The next stop on the WPTDeepStacks schedule takes us to South Florida for WPTDeepStacks Immokalee from September 18-20. The WPTDeepStacks team will be there to bring you all of the action.

 

 

 

Filipp Khavin Wins WPTDeepStacks Immokalee Main Event!

 With the elimination of Tim Miles in third place, Phil Hernz and Filipp Khavin agreed to a chop in which Herz takes home $47,000, Khavin takes home $45,000 and the two would battle it out for the extra $2,769, POY points, & $3,000 championship package. The two exchanged hands back and forth for nearly 30 minutes before Hernz raised the button to 130,000. Khavin defended the big blind and the two watched as the dealer spread a flop of J♦T♦7♦. Khavin checks to Hernz, who continues with a bet of 165,000. Khavin thinks about it briefly before he calls and both players see the 3♣ hit the turn. Again Khavin checks and again Hernz bets, but this time its for 500,000. Khavin moves all in and Hernz calls. Khavin: 8♣9♦ Hernz: A♥J♥ Khavin flopped the nut straight and has Hernz drawing dead. A meaningless 10♠ hits the river and Khavin takes an overwhelming chip lead, as Herz is left with just 100,000. A few hands later the two got it all in again. Khavin: 8♠3♥ Herz: K♣4♠ The board runs out 9♦T♣7♦2♥J♣ and Filipp Khavin takes home the title of WPTDeepStacks Immokalee champion!

 

Phil Hernz will take home $47,000 for his second place finish here in Immokalee and Khavin is headed to Calgary for the $2,500, $500,000 guarantee DSPT championship event in December! Here is a look at the full list of results from the final table.

1. Filipp Khavin – $47,769*
2. Phil Hernz – $47,000*
3. Timothy Miles – $22,204
4. Rex Clinkscales – $14,402
5. Cory Williams – $10,302
6. Zoltan Czinkota – $8,858
7. Casey Cheney – $6,757
8. Frank Sloboda – $4,949
9. Carlos Martir – $4,717

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Smith Wins DSPT-Edmonton Main Event ($82,060)

 

It seems like it was yesterday when the Ryan Smith winners story was posted after he took down the $1,500 DSPT-Edmonton main event. One year later and it is Mike Smith, Ryan’s younger brother, that is taking home the trophy along with the $82,060.

Smith came into the final table second in chips and managed to chip out throughout the entire tournament before knocking out Sal Haji in a monster pot three handed. The pot awarded Smith with a 5-1 chip lead heading into heads up play and despite a strong fought battle from Wesley Hickey, the chip deficit was too much to over come. On the final hand of play Wesley Hickey raises to 150,000. Mike Smith thinks about it for several moments before he moves all in. Hickey calls and the hands are revealed.

Smith- 8♦8♥
Hickey- A♣10♦

The dealer spreads a flop of J♦4♣9♠ and Smith’s eights remain in the lead. The turn brings the K♠and Hickey picks up a straight draw. The river pairs the J♥ and Hickey will be our second place finisher. Hickey was in good spirits as he shook hands with Smith and headed out of the tournament area with a very nice $57,550 pay day. Not bad considering he won his seat via a $250 satellite!

 

 

Here is a full list of final table results.

Mike Smith – $82,060 + $3,000 Championship Package
Wesley Hickey – $57,550
Sal Haji – $37,040
Andy Tuong – $27,400
Brock Allison – $20,580
Glen Ming – $16,460
Mike Chan – $13,670
Jeremy Lee – $10,960
Kanwal Sanhu – $8,210

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Schreiber Wins WPTDS-San Diego Main Event

 

Daniel Schreiber topped a field of 379 players to win the WPTDS San Diego Main Event title on Monday at Ocean’s Eleven Casino in Oceanside, California. He took home $65,447 in prize money and the WPTDS custom trophy. He also receives a seat in the WPTDS Championship Event that takes place in Calgary in December. The heads-up final was decided by a chip-chop after the final two players were locked in a stalemate and still nearly even in chips, Jon McGowan was the runner-up and he took home $64,746. The final table was a short one, with play starting at 2 p.m. and things wrapped up just after 5 p.m. Here is a look at the final table results.

1: Daniel Schreiber – $65,447
2: Jon McGowan – $64,746
3: Richard Metcalfe – $34,457
4: Steven Silverstein – $25,524
5: Michael Zucchet – $19,143
6: Peter Hengsakul – $15,314
7: Huy Nguyen – $12,762
8: Jason Singleton – $10,209

In addition to the final-table contestants, some familiar faces also cashed in the event. Chief among them was WPTDS Player of the Year contender Tristan Wade, who cashed in 12th place for $5,578. Other notables that cashed were Bobby Suer (11th place), David Miscikowski (15th place), Shaun Davis (21st place), Patrick Ray (23rd place), Christian Harder (33rd place), and Gavin Griffin (36th place).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darrel Dier Wins WPTDeepStacks NorCal Main Event

Darrel Dier topped a field of 216 players to win the WPTDeepStacks NorCal Main Event on Monday night at the Win-River Resort and Casino in Redding, California. Dier was awarded $48,598 in prize money, $3,000 Championship package, and the WPTDeepStacks trophy after winning a final table that clocked in at seven hours of play today. The final match didn’t last too long either, as Dier topped Russell Garrett in less than an hour to decide the final battle in the tournament. Congratulations to our new champion – Darrel Dier!

Here is a look at the final table results:

1: Darrel Dier – $48,598+ 3k Championship Package
2: Russell Garrett – $34,096
3: Dann Turner – $21,932
4: Michael Burditt – $16,232
5: Justin Bailey – $12,185
6: Jason Armfield – $9,748
7: Jm Pedrotti – $8,096
8: William Davis – $6,485
9: Casey Janeiro – $4,853

In addition to the final-table contestants, two WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year contenders also cashed in the event. WPTDS Ambassador Tristan Wade cashed in 23rd place, good for $1,941; and Rex Clinkscales finished in 15th place, good for $2,912.

 

 

 

 

Tucker Stone Wins WPTDS Iowa ($33,254)

The lights are off, the crowd is gone, and Tucker Stone is your newest WPTDS Champion. It was a wild day of action here at Riverside Casino and Golf Resort and after all was said and done it is Tucker Stone taking home the $33,254 top prize, $3,000 championship package and the WPTDS Iowa Trophy. On top of the first place prize, Stone’s victory also secured him the Player of the Series title which includes a one of a kind WPT VIP experience, custom WPTDS trophy, complimentary two night stay here at Riverside, and an entry into the Riverside Casino and Resort Anniversary Poker Classic.

Stone came into the day as the chip leader but after a few levels of play it was Colin Eric Lovelock who started to rise and eventually take over the chip lead. The day started off fast with the eliminations of Shawn Quinn in 9th, Garret Riley in 8th, Brent Luscombe in 7th, and Jacob Parsons in 6th.

Once we hit 5 handed play the action slowed down substantially as we went over three hours without an elimination. Returning from dinner it was Tristan Wade who would eventually hit the rail in 5th at the hands of Colin Lovelock. Shortly after Wade it was Matt Sztamburski who was eliminated in 4th leaving us two eliminations away from a new champion. Chris Gerhardt was eliminated in 3rd and we were left heads up with Colin Lovelock holding a small chip advtange with his 1,835,000 to the 1,400,000 of Tucker Stone.

Heads up started off with a lot of pre flop raises taking down the pots until fireworks erupted in what was the biggest hand of the night. Colin Eric Lovelock opened to 75,000 and Tucker Stone would shove all in for close to 1.4 million and his tournament life. Lovelock snap called and tabled the A♠A♣ Stone needed help as he held the 2♠2♦. The dealer spread the flop of 5♠4♦6♠ and Stone would need a 3 for a straight or one of the remaining twos in the deck.

The turn brought the J♦ and Lovelock was one card away from the victory. “Queen of hearts” yelled Lovelock before the dealer put the 3♠ on the river giving Stone the straight and the double up. Stone took over a commanding shipload as he would now sit with 2,850,000 of the 3,375,000 chips in play. A few hands later his A♣6♠ would best the 6♦6♣ of Lovelock and we were left with our newest champion.

Thank you to everyone who came out and we will see you guys in Turlock!

 

 

Jason Ross Wins DSPT Edmonton Main Event! (C$68,310)

We have crowned our latest DSPT Champion and taking home the prize is no other than Jason Ross. Ross will take home $68,310 + $3,000 DSPT Championship package after he reached a deal three handed with Richard Mullen and Ian Alvarado where both Mullen and Alvardo would lock up $70,000 and Ross would lock up $60,000, leaving $8,310 and the $3,000 package up for grabs.

Ross came into the day with a commanding chip lead and continued to build his stack throughout the day. There was no shortage of action was we immediately lost John Anga on the first hand of the day. Following Anga we saw Calvin Anderson hit the rail in 8th and Craig Einarson in 7th, both at the hands of eventual 2nd place finished Ian Alvarado.

After the initial flurry of knockouts the action did slow day a bit until eventually Mike Lu lost a massive pot holding 9♠9♣ against the A♥A♠ of Richard Mullen on a K♥7♦9♥10♣ board. The two got all of their chips in the middle and Mullen spiked the A♦ on the river to cripple Lu, as the Lu busted in 6th just a few hands later.

After Lu it was Raymond Trieu who hit the rail in 5th, when his short stack’s A♥3♦ couldn’t hold up against the 7♠8♠ of Jason Ross. After we lost Trieu it seemed as if the tides started to turn as each player took their shot at Jason Ross, all picking up chips off the leader. The chips continued to fly all around the table and would eventually land in the middle of the pot when Tam Duong shoved his last 1,500,000 into the middle holding A♠4♣. Jason Ross woke up with A♦K♦ and that would be the end of Duong as he exited in 4th leaving the remaining 3 to battle it out.

Three handed the action continued as each player took over the chip lead at least once. When the three of them cut a deal it was Ian Alvarado who held a slight chip lead over Richard Mullen and Jason Ross held the shortest stack. After a level of back and forth play, Mullen moved all in with A♣ 2♥ and would fail to improve against the 7♣7♠ of Alvarado, sending him home in 3rd. This would send us into heads up play with Alvarado sitting on 8,200,000 against the 4,500,000 of Jason Ross.

Heads up play wouldn’t last long though as Jason Ross quickly doubled through Alvardo and would eventually cripple him in a huge hand, leaving Ross with over 12.4 of the 12.7 million in play. The next hand Alvarado moved in blind and that was all she wrote for DSPT Edmonton as Jason Ross takes home the DSPT Trophy, $68,310 and the $3,000 DSPT Championship Package!

Winner's Interview:

Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi Goes Wire-to-Wire to Win DSPT Calgary Main Event

Michael Mizrachi came into the final day of the DSPT Calgary Main Event with a monster chip lead after bagging 567,000 on Day 1A. In the early hours of Sunday morning, Mizrachi finished his wire-to-wire run and won the event and took home $72,150, a pair of Monster DNA headphones and a seat into the DSPT Championship after defeating Karim Chatur heads-up.

The day started with 78 players and the money bubble was looming over everybody's head, with just 54 players earning a cash. Samuel Ngai earned everybody a pay day when he turned a pair of eights after getting all in preflop with his 10♣ 8♣ against his opponent's K J♣. That guaranteed everybody left at least $1,870 and then the bustouts began to pile up and the tournament quickly began to shrink in size.

Among the notables who earned a cash were Calen McNeil, Reigning DSPT POY Ryan Smith, Jonathan Sanborn and Valerie Ross. Ross made it the deepest of the group, bubbling the official final table and finishing in 10th place for $5,975.

As the field size shrank, Mizrachi's stack grew. He hit his stride midway through the day and headed into the final table with almost 25% of the chips in play. He continued to chip up and when the tournament got down to three-handed play, he held just over half the chips in play. He sent Ryan Southworth to the rail in third place and then held a 3-to-2 chip lead over Karim Chatur for an upcoming heads-up battle.

The two agreed on an ICM chop and to just play for the headphones and a seat into the DSPT Championship. Mizrachi took home $72,150 and Chatur took earned $67,500. Mizrachi defeated Chatur in a short heads-up battle to guarantee himself an appearance back here in Calgary at the Grey Eagle Casino for the DSPT Championship in the first week of December.

Winner's Interview:

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WPTDeepStacks Season 2 Schedule

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
Information
Hollywood (FL) Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino January 29-31 January
29-31
$1000+$100 $300,000 Click Here
Malta Dragonara Casino February
5-8
February
5-8
€400+€40 N/A Click Here
Jacksonville bestbet March
5-16
March
13-16
$970+$100+$30 $200,000 Click Here
Mississippi IP Casino Resort Spa March
20-29
March
27-29
$1000+$100 N/A Click Here
Calgary* Grey Eagle Resort and Casino March 27-
April 6
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 4
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 23-
August 2
July 31-August 2 $1000+$100 $100,000 Click Here
Reno Atlantis Casino Resort Spa August
20-30
August
28-30
$1000+$100 $200,000 Click Here
Immokalee Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee September
11-20
September
18-20
$970+$100+$30 $100,000 Click Here
Edmonton* Casino Yellowhead October
1-12
October
9-12
C$1350+C$150 C$200,000 Click Here
San Diego Ocean's 11 Casino October
17-26
October
22-26
$1000+$100 $200,000 Click Here
NorCal Win-River Casino November
13-23
November
20-23
$1000+$100 $150,000 Click Here
Championship* Grey Eagle Resort and Casino November 27-December 7 December 4-7 C$2300+C$200 C$500,000 Click Here

 

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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.

**All WPTDS and DSPT Main Events are unlimited re-entry formatted events. 

 

 

 

WPTDeepStacks Season 3 Schedule

The WPTDeepStacks Season 3 schedule has been announced! With 19 stops throughout 3 countries and over $5,000,000 in Main Event guarantees, 2016 is shaping up to our best year ever! Find out more information on where we will be next and how you can be part of the premier mid-major poker tour in world!

Watch our Season 3 video here

Event Name Location Series Dates Main Event Dates Buy-In GTD More
Information
Hustler  Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.44.00_AM.png January 2-11 January
7-11
$1000+$100 $300,000 Click Here
Hollywood**  Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_10.09.12_AM.png January
14-18
January
14-18

$1000+$100**

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$1,000,000** Click Here
Malta*** Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.51.25_AM.png January 27-February 1 January 29-February 1

€500+€50

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None Click Here
BigStax Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.52.27_AM.png February 9-March 3 February 26-29

$1500+$100

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None Click Here
Calgary*

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March 11-21 March 18-21  C$1000+C$100  C$250,000 Click Here
Reno

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March 17-28 March 25-28  $1000+$100  $200,000 Click Here
Edmonton* Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_10.14.27_AM.png April 1-11 April 7-11  C$1000+C$100 C$200,000 Click Here
Thunder Valley Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.55.30_AM.png April 9-18 April 15-18 $1000+$100 $250,000 Click Here
Jacksonville Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_10.11.46_AM.png April 22-
May 2
April 29-
May 2

 $1350+$150

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 $300,000 Click Here
Central CA Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.56.38_AM.png May 7-15 May 13-15 $1000+$100 $100,000 Click Here
Tampa Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.47.00_AM.png June 9-20 June 16-20

$1000+$100

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$300,000 Click Here
Reno Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.54.01_AM.png August 18-29  August 26-29 $1000+$100 $250,000 Click Here
Immokalee Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.57.28_AM.png September 2-11 September 9-11 $1000+$100 $200,000 Click Here
Arizona Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.58.14_AM.png September 16-26 September 23-26 $1000+$100 $150,000 Click Here
Iowa Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.58.53_AM.png September 23-October 3 September 30-October 3

$1000+$100

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$100,000 Click Here
Edmonton* Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_10.14.27_AM.png September 25-October 10 October 6-10 C$1000+C$100 C$300,000 Click Here
San Diego Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.59.34_AM.png October 15-24 October 20-24 $1000+$100 $200,000 Click Here
Oklahoma Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_10.00.05_AM.png October 28-November 7 November 4-7

$1000+$100

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$200,000  Click Here
Championship* Screen_shot_2016-03-06_at_9.53.04_AM.png November 25-December 5 December 2-5 C$2300+C$200

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C$1,000,000 Click Here

 

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, all Canadian stops will remain DSPT-only events. Calgary, Edmonton and the Championship will still qualify for POY points.

**WPTDS Hollywood (FL) is a 3-day, single re-entry per flight $1,000,000 GTD Main Event. All other WPTDS & DSPT Main Events are unlimited reentry formats.

***WPTDS Malta is a 2-day, single re-entry per flight Main Event. All other WPTDS & DSPT Main Events are unlimited reentry formats.

 

 

 

 

 

WPTDS Season 3 Player of the Year

WPTDS Seaon 3 Player of the Year Balram Bandhari



Name Points
Rex Clinkscales 1800
Michael Graffeo 1250
Michael DeGirolamo 1100
Justin Liberto 1100
Loni Harwood 1075
Joel Bullock 1000
Dantonio Brown 1000
James Poper 1000
Jeremy Meacham 1000
Tony Piscitelli 850
Roman Brar 800
DJ MacKinnon 800
Jose Montes 800
Thomas Taylor 800
Joshua Wallace 800
Michael Cohen 800
Marc Levy 800
Jaspal Brar 800
Upeshka De Silva 800
Raymond Walton 800
Mimi Luu 800
Charlemagne Benjamin Jr 700
Sebastian Momtazi 700
Jamie Martin 700
Corey Bierria 700
Jimmy Lee 700
Andrew Boccia 650
Bill Donnelly 600
Jeffrey Farnes 600
Robert Banks 600
Richard Mccrary 600
Phillip Hui 600
Rommel Santos 600
Joe Villhauer 600
Andrew Gray 600
Michael Lin 600
James Maxey 600
Arthur Hahn 600
Nicholas Verderamo 600
Jacob Copp 550
John David 500
Mike Smith 500
Jonathan Bennett 500
Michael Murphy 500
Thomas Maguire 500
Wilson Tolon 500
Amelio Amato 500
Shawn Vanasdale 500
Amardeep Randhawa 500
Karim Bevans 500
Andrew Leopard 500
Kathy Stahl 500
Kris Klimosko 500
Timothy Miles 500
Ryan Luker 500
Richard Li 500
Kyle Kitagawa 450
Niv Decalo 450
Russ Meilunas 400
James Mitchell 400
Scott Clark 400
William Santos 400
Bucky Edraki 400
James Indiveri 400
TJ Waddell 400
Zoltan Anda 400
Timothy Armour 400
Kenneth Williams 400
Luis Torres 400
Ryan Godsend 400
Amir Turkzadeh 400
Jay Sharon 400
BRETT APTER 350
Rene Berube 300
Tyler Tabman 300
Gary Brakke 300
Dickie Deng 300
Victor Paredes 300
Aaron Massey 300
Lukas Moravec 300
Kenny Lee 300
Nicholas Gee 300
Edward Guergis 300
Pat Wall 300
Jason Ritchie 300
Kenneth Horrell 250
Paul Saso 250
Jed Hoffman 250
Calvin Haczkewicz 250
Colin Lovelock 250
John Martin 250
TRISTAN WADE 250
Tristan Wade 200
Travis Fujisaka 200
Thomas Cage 200
Raffaello Locatelli 200
Corey Thompson 200
Kris Swanson 200
Mario Lopez 200
Daniel Lobato 200
Randy Gil 200
Aaron Shepard 200
Louis Schaffer 200
Anthony Astarita 200
John Agnos 200
Andrew Rakusa 200
Dann Turner 200
Elia Ahmadian 200
Ryan Comely 200
Garth Cave 200
Michael Walling 200
Ryan Godson 150
TJ Eisenman 150
Bob Vernarec 150
Sandy Nyunt 150
Loren Cloninger 150
Tank Vander 150
Luke Brereton 150
Francis Fan 150
Brian Berthiaume 150
Marie Harrell 150
Veronica Daly 150
Mitchell Ames 150
Karl Manouchakian 150
Richard Mullen 150
Jesse Jones 150
Ruslan Dykshteyn 150
Kyle Hartree 150
Kim Graham 100
Shawn Barnett 100
Mario Sequiera 100
Tyler Bonkowski 100
Jordan Johnstone 100
Michael Garavuso 100
Gerald Fehr 100
Matt Mendez 100
Michael Gallo 100
RYAN SMITH 100
George Skrzpniak 100
Andre Crooks 100
Mateus Lessa 100
Jarred Penney 100
Mike Vaynshteyn 100
Rafael Marcondes Reis 100
Ron Lauzon 100
Albert Pozek 100
Joe Frampus 100
Dimitry Agrachov 100
Jeffrey Krusinski 100
Valerie Hanley 100
Marty Gorenc 100
Richard Hanley 100
Kurt Haiss 100
Michael Smith 100
Shadow Hoffmaster 100
George Broumas 100
Howard Mash 100
Khoa Tran 100
Jason Tran 75
Harvey Vandeven 75
Jeremy Lewis 75
Mario Diliberto 75
Jennfier Parker 75
Brian D'Onaghue 75
Ali Razzaq 75
Tarun Gulati 75
James St. Hilaire 75
Dustin Holladay 75
Michael Vadala 75
Curtis Hoftyzer 75
William Shultz 75
Guardeep Lubana 75
Matt Bond 75
Adrian Baran 75
Aaron Haw 75
Prasad Inamdar 75
Craig Waldrop 75
Brandon Pratt 75
SCOTT BOXENHORN 50
Alexander Colin 50
Kathleen Liebert 50
KETAN PANDYA 50
Kyle Crego 50
HAL NEEMAN 50
MICHAEL LAVENBURG 50
MICHAEL HOLLENBERG 50
Barry Pevner 50
LUVIGJI NIKCI 50
Travis Francis 50
JESSE COHEN 50
Brian Quiet 50
NICK OLIVIERI 50
Russell Stampler 50
UKE DAUTI 50
Richard Surmick 50
MARGARETA MORRIS 50
Larry Baxter 50
CLAUDE PURCHES II 50
Dillon Burns 50
HOWARD BURTON 50
Gareth Walker 50
Collin Yashar 50
Michael Dwyer 50
ELI ROSS 50
Brock Allison 50
ROHAN LONG 50
April Borup 50
JOSE MONTES 50
Mohsen Shafizadeh 50
PHILIP YAN 50
Michael Ferguson 50
MICHAEL OBRIEN 50
David Eldridge 50
JACOB MILLSTEIN 50
Mukharji Uppalapati 50
ALYSON PARKER 50
Damion Underwood 50
Victor Paulino 50
BALRAM BHANDARI 50
DANIEL JENNINGS 50
Kyle Jensen 50
GINTAUTAS PUTINAS 50
Christopher Hyden 50
RONALD CHOQUETTE 50
Mark Dube 50
JACK KING JR 50
Martin Ballesteros 50
LIKITH GOVINDAIAH 50
Kevin Seabrook 50
DAVID INSELBERG 50
Jesse Mather 50
MICHAEL DENTALE 50
Shane Hartman 50
ANDREW FRANKENBERGER 50
Aaron Haw 50
NIKOLA CURANOVIC 50
Daniel Nakic 50
MICHAEL NAIDRICH 50
Raymond McDonough 50
ROLAND ISRAELASHVILI 50
Soumy Phanouvong 50
ALEXANDER JOHN ROCHA 50
Ron Giles 50
AARON SEABRA 50
Wirote Praiphetsak 50
TIMOTHY FISHER 50
Joseph Zelnick 50
LARRY JAFFEE 50
Andrew Parker 50
JASON DEANE 50
Renato Labadan 50
JIQIANG TONG 50
Joe McKeehen 50
SCOTT KRET 50
Sean Gibson 50
STEVEN TINDLE 50
Kwong Ip 50
CHRISTOPHER CARUSO 50
Armando Perez 50
JOSEPH PALMA 50
Augusto Cavazzini 50
BRADLEY SNIDER 50
Howard Millian 50
MOHAMMAD FARAH 50
Mirza Sopovic 50
Dakota Burnett 50
James Sutherland 50
Daniel Garcia 50
Haroon Samnani 50
Daniele Nestola 50
James Woodward 50
Steven Karp 50
Wagner Wysotchanski 50
David Bell 50
Jeffrey Albright 50
David Castranova 50
Michael Le May 50
David Diaz 50
WILLIAM LORRING 50
David Echavarria 50
Vincent Rinaldo 50
Steven Richardson 50
Fei Li 50
Stuart Taylor 50
Ben Cooper 50
Terry Moore 50
Maximilion Julch 50
Christopher Bolek 50
Bashar Ramahi 50
Stanley Lee 50
Tony Hoang 50
Daniel Silva 50
Ivan Magulak 50
Angelo Wedra 50
Michael Merisier 50
Matthew Zimmerman 50
Tim Black 50
Herbert Baker 50
Brian Andrews 50
John Bamman 50
Omri Moga 50
Alex Collins 50
Bundhit Intachai 50
Chistopher Tisby 50
Dave Howat 50
David Diaz 50
Ruben Perceval 50
Mickey Craft 50
Senthuran Vijayaratnam 50
Michael Truman 50
Robert Gianquitti 50
William Davis 50
Joseph Christman 50
David Harting 50
Ali Rezaee 50
Paul Petraglia 50
John Thanh Nguyen 50
Dustin Nelson 50
Joseph Villatico 50
Kelley Slay 50
Richie Smith 50
Eric Tomberlin 50
Daniel Wagner 50
Ian Anderson 50
Greg Himmelbrand 50
Chanthou Chau 50
Jie Shi 50
Andrew Pacifico 50
Cate Hall 50
Jeffrey Klein 50
Timothy Weslow 50
Christopher Arcidiacono 50
Akash Patel 50
Thomas Alcorn 50
Frank Dellaria 50
Alexis Courtois 50
Kenneth Bruno 50
Ryan Van Sanford 50
Jasthi Kumar 50
Marvin Mccord 50
Billy Drake 50
Steven Karp 50
Ernesto Logan 50
Gregory Jennings 50
Alejandro Rosales Saez 50
Rodney Rodrigue 50
Zoltan Czinkota 50
David Yeazell 50
Mathew Steinberg 50
Steven Worr 50
John Ott 50
Robert Penney jr 50
Larry Lee 50
Jose Delacruz 50
Andrew Grose 50
Mukul Pahuja 50
Christian De Guzman 50
James Joyner 50
Charles Johnson 50
Michael Carter 50
Natalia Nogina 50
Robert Manjura 50
Carlos Evangelista 50
Jermaine Gerlin 50
Dustin Smith 50
David Hass 50
John McCarthy 50
Wade Meacham 50
Peter Bradley 50
David Prociak 50
Amie Martini 50
Den Kim 50
Mauricio Farias 50
Bradley Ruben 50
Michael Palumbo 50
Donovan Walker Jr 50
Katherine Stahl 50
Dorian Rios 50
Mark Wahba 50
Doyle Elliott 50
Michael Aron 50
Eduardo Christ 50
Anthony Winters 50
Timothy Stanczak 50
Scott Hotte 50
Edward Mallon 50
Kyle Hess 50
Joe Nguyen 50
Sang Yu 50
Frank Loera 50
Marvin Wood 50
Michael Cooper 50
Brian Phillis 50
Brian Dubois 50
Colton Yamagishi 50
Jarrod Reynolds 50
Trevor Blair 50
Gregory Ceronis 50
Chris Bowers 50
Kelvin Wilhoit 50
Jeremy Lee 50
Carey Marshall 50
Dave Desanghere 50
Brent Mutter 50
Wojciech Tomczak 50
Billy Wilson 50
Kyle Oak 50
Jeff Newman 50
Aman Dhaliwal 50
Jimmy Zeledon 50
Kyle Strap 50
Dustin Fox 50
Michael Lewin 50
Todd Rebello 50
Minh Phan 50
Michael Ferrari 50
Donald Meckem 50
Elliott Commings 50
Daniel Lowery 50
Sang Yi 50
Steve Bawn 50
Steve Worland 50
Randall Friend 50
Timothy Malone 50
Michael Sanders 50
Ian Steinman 50
Paul Kapela 50
Brian Parker 50
Richard Griffis 50
Evan Teitelbaum 50
DANIEL SANTORO 50
Farid Jattin 50
David Miller 50
Federico Muniz Moreno 50
Matthew Kwong 50
Francisco Regalado 50
Rodney Ramalho 50
Harjinder Chawla 50
Brian Mennis 50
Harvey Freedman 50
Jim Taksas 50
Hollander Preap 50
James To 50
Howard Antonoff 50
Bowan Fric 50
Stefan Baustert 50
Roger Wellman Harris 50
Ryan Comely 50
ARIEL RACKMAN 50
Jody Lewchuk 50
Michael Loncar 50
Alexander Peddle 50
Timothy Trinh 50
Benny Bouneau 50
Makara Nuon 50
Angelo Sopek 50
Joey Weissman 50
Calen McNeil 50
Jonah Miller 50
Romica Mihailov 50
Joseph Irgon 50
Joou Woo Park 50
Zachary Goodman 50
Chai Chung 50
Chris Brand 50
Sheldon Gross 50
CJ Welch 50
Thomas Lee 50
Zixiao Zhang 50
Julius Rogue 50
Yaser Al-Keliddar 50
Ron Follgard 50
Jeremy Stein 50
John Mackey 50
Steve Sarecky 50
Adam Cygman 50
David Frutchy 50
Jared Klimosko 50
Vanessa Costa 50
Christopher Bock 50
Jane Hitchcock 50
Louie Hallett 50
Barry Fleishman 50
Tuan Luu 50
Sang Kim 50
Robbie Dore 50
Laura Moore 50
Uri Kadosh 50
Duane Hunton 50
Richard Hoffman 50
Christian Harder 50
Chris Wilson 50
William Jacobini 50
Tommy Wong 50
Elena Stover 50
Laurence Louie 50
Kelly Minkin 50
Valeria Rodrigues Ligeiro 50
Krzysztof Stybaniewicz 50
Kris Klimosko 50
Nathan Mirza 50
Doug Khaly 50
Tuan Mai 50
Konnor Krickic 50
Babe Prescott 50
Martin Kindal 50
Brent Bixby 50
Thomas Tonka 50
Nabil Zumout 50
Roudeep Brar 50
Darrel Dier 50
Donald Toledo 50
Lily Kiletto 50
David Liao 50
Anthony Dianaty 50
Mitchell Harvey 50
Zohair Karim 50
Ricky Bui 50
Brandon Berkenfeld 50
Cindy Kerslake 50
Cindy Fifield 50
Tosha Beaudry 50
Rafael Fernandes 50
Vanessa Kade 50
Claudemir Osorio 50
Lee Miller 50
David Rauf 50
Ido Ashkenazi 50
Ryan Galpern 50
Igor Merda 50
Chad Padgett 50
Ira Schwartz 50
Maroun Akiki 50
Ivan Coles 50
James Nettnin 50
Jack Rolnitzsky 50
Joseph Mole 50
Jacobo Fernandez-Hernandez 50
Li Zhou 50
Vasilii Leshchenko 50
Danny Wilson 50
Victor Ramdin 50
Gregory Balot 50
Peter Haas 50
Daniel Griggs 50
Jonathan Sandborn 50
Stepas Tindziulis 50
Joey Basaraba 50
Peter Walsworth 50
Andy Wong 50
James McDonald 50
Vincent Spadavecchia 50
David Tiffenberg 50
Brian Berlinski 50
Collin Wilson 50
Carson Barton 50
James Smith III 50
Tony Hoang 50
Harry Rosenblum 50
Dylan Deschaneaux 50
Brett Howard 50
Sheraz Nasir 50
Ok Haselton 50
Jerry Tria 50
Jorge Gomez 50
Pawan Braich 50
Marcin Plewinski 50
Peter Chien 50
Stephen Ma 50
Glen Cymbaluk 50
Steve Trizis 50
Christopher Wright 50
Michael Landress 50
Richard Wierzba 50
Ronald Sullivan 50
Jeff Fischer 50
Evan Panesis 50
Weston Pring 50
David Owens 50
Michael Lim 50
Andre Crooks 50
Shaner Yo 50
Marsha Wolak 50
Dale Chalifoux 50
Matthew Shanahan 50
Tony Ahluwalia 50
Alexander Gambino 50
Thuy Kawano 50
Chris Elstrott 50
Shaun Davis 50
Patrick Rhamey 50
Lena Evan 50
Mike Harvey 50
Bruce Smith 50
Bob Mather 50
Ian Alvarado 50
Bill Casey 50
Dwayne Saville 50
Lewis Mitchell 50
Troy Nisbet 50
Chuck Hawkins 50
Vitor Coehlo 50
Jeffrey Barta 50
Maryanne Morrissey 50
Jeffrey Newron 50
Calvin Kochan 50
Russell Garrett 50
George Skrzypniak 50
Benjamin Sriqui 50
Ron Giles 50
TONY SINISHTAJ 50
Jarett Akeson 50
Ali Rezzaq 50
Alan Bell 50
Brandon Adams 50
Ryan Cairns 50
Jerry Tria 50
Minh Thai 50
Dennis Cleaver 50
Karim Chatur 50
Deron Noksana 50
Jason Law 50
Paul Sokoloff 50
Jody Fayant 50
Sunny Lubana 50
James O'Grady 50
Ryan Forest 50
William Foxen 50
David Chau 50
Somsanouk Sitthamavong 50
Talal Shoush 50
Sal Sen 50
Chady Moustarah 50
Jason Vanstrom 50
Tyler Newton 50
Jason Wheeler 50
Ray Balante 50
Jean Elie Joseph 50
Dean Lieu 50
Jeffrey Gross 50
Tyson Stevenson 50
Jeffrey Moore 50
Johnny Yu 50
Jeffrey Silverstein 50
Shane Brotherwood 50
Jeremy Antonoff 50
Trevor Norlander 50
Jesse Howells 50
Michael Lang 50
William Pilossoph 50
Michael Mack Hardin 50
Travis Hartshorn 50
Michael Morton 50
Alexander Greenblatt 50
Mohsin Charania 50
Jon Dull 50
MICHAEL WANG 50
Kieng Lieng 50
Travis Hiteshew 50
Lance Oliver 50
Will Berry 50
Rickey Evans 50
Evan Hutton 50
Benjamin Barad 50
Barb Sargent 50
Jimmy Seaver 50
William McCraken 50
Kelly Douglas 50
Li Wu 50
Joshua Morrow 50
Chris Baumhoer 50
Brandon Allison 50
Jasen Currie 50
Ryan Bowen 50
Nissin Vaknin 50
Joel Schmidt 50
Paul Silverstein 50
David Valdez 50
Philip Woerner 50
Kathy Stahl 50
Richard Leger 50
Benjamin Heinrichs 50
Benjamin Zamami 50
Evelyn Iraheta 50
Carl Carodenuto 50
Kao Saevang 50
KEVIN CAMPBELL 50
Larissa Bushman 50
Michael McDonald 50
Altar Eyyal 50
Joey Vensel 50
Edward Miller 50
Sinan Tawfik 50
Simon Taberham 50
Leo Leclerc 50
John Agnos 50
Tony Comely 50
Lauren Coker 50
Fred Mowatt 50
Vladimir Medvinsky 50
Mishel Nguyen 50
Nick Toma 50
Paul Young 50
Ryan Rogers 50
Damien Minev 50
Abbas Pasha 50
Julius Roque 50
Kenneth Auker 50
Ronald Campbell 50
Jack Armstrong 50
Frank Sauve 50
Salomon Ponte 50
Faisal Al Qutub 50
Schahin Ghiai 50
Chad Winnick 50
Scott Weidema 50
Robert Wiercinski 50
Shawn Barnett 50
Bienvenido Santiago 50
ARASH OBOODI 50
Ryan Cairns 50
Samuel Ngai 50
Adam Regiaba 50
Gavin Griffin 50
Janelle Rettig 50
Stanley Lavrosky 50
Mark Reid 50
Rafael Oliveira 50
Benny Conway 50
Sebastian Triscari 50
Samuel Wynder III 50
Jonathan Karamalikis 50
Scott Efron 50
Robert Hoag 50
Sebastian Soares 50
Barry Siedman 50
Carlos Bolanos 50
Man Pham 50
Jason Froelich 50
Rassoul Malboubi 50
Brian Reinert 50
Leo Michael 50
Aldo Falcon Ramirez 50
Mike Heshmati 50
Adrianne Hall 50
Yotam Shmuelov 50
Grant Foster 50
Loc Tran 50
Dana Mendel 50
Bao Liu 50
William Leunis 50
Jeffrey DePaulo 50
John Brinkman 50
Eric Matulis 50
Bryan Finley 50
Kathryn Tran 50
Ricky Mefford 50
Adam Montgomery 50
Jeff Norman 50
William Korn 50
Martin Oman 50
Mark Wolpert 50
Richard Pascual 50
Duke Lee 50
Shawn Nguyen 50
Sjoeke Lazor 50
Eugene Goom 50
Julius Roque 50
Aaron Frei 50
Alex Richmond 50

WPTDS North America Season 4 Player of the Year

 

Season 4 Player of the Year Points System

Name Points
Rex Clinkscales 1800
Michael Graffeo 1250
Michael DeGirolamo 1100
Justin Liberto 1100
Loni Harwood 1075
Joel Bullock 1000
Dantonio Brown 1000
James Poper 1000
Jeremy Meacham 1000
Tony Piscitelli 850
Roman Brar 800
DJ MacKinnon 800
Jose Montes 800
Thomas Taylor 800
Joshua Wallace 800
Michael Cohen 800
Marc Levy 800
Jaspal Brar 800
Upeshka De Silva 800
Raymond Walton 800
Mimi Luu 800
Charlemagne Benjamin Jr 700
Sebastian Momtazi 700
Jamie Martin 700
Corey Bierria 700
Jimmy Lee 700
Andrew Boccia 650
Bill Donnelly 600
Jeffrey Farnes 600
Robert Banks 600
Richard Mccrary 600
Phillip Hui 600
Rommel Santos 600
Joe Villhauer 600
Andrew Gray 600
Michael Lin 600
James Maxey 600
Arthur Hahn 600
Nicholas Verderamo 600
Jacob Copp 550
John David 500
Mike Smith 500
Jonathan Bennett 500
Michael Murphy 500
Thomas Maguire 500
Wilson Tolon 500
Amelio Amato 500
Shawn Vanasdale 500
Amardeep Randhawa 500
Karim Bevans 500
Andrew Leopard 500
Kathy Stahl 500
Kris Klimosko 500
Timothy Miles 500
Ryan Luker 500
Richard Li 500
Kyle Kitagawa 450
Niv Decalo 450
Russ Meilunas 400
James Mitchell 400
Scott Clark 400
William Santos 400
Bucky Edraki 400
James Indiveri 400
TJ Waddell 400
Zoltan Anda 400
Timothy Armour 400
Kenneth Williams 400
Luis Torres 400
Ryan Godsend 400
Amir Turkzadeh 400
Jay Sharon 400
BRETT APTER 350
Rene Berube 300
Tyler Tabman 300
Gary Brakke 300
Dickie Deng 300
Victor Paredes 300
Aaron Massey 300
Lukas Moravec 300
Kenny Lee 300
Nicholas Gee 300
Edward Guergis 300
Pat Wall 300
Jason Ritchie 300
Kenneth Horrell 250
Paul Saso 250
Jed Hoffman 250
Calvin Haczkewicz 250
Colin Lovelock 250
John Martin 250
TRISTAN WADE 250
Tristan Wade 200
Travis Fujisaka 200
Thomas Cage 200
Raffaello Locatelli 200
Corey Thompson 200
Kris Swanson 200
Mario Lopez 200
Daniel Lobato 200
Randy Gil 200
Aaron Shepard 200
Louis Schaffer 200
Anthony Astarita 200
John Agnos 200
Andrew Rakusa 200
Dann Turner 200
Elia Ahmadian 200
Ryan Comely 200
Garth Cave 200
Michael Walling 200
Ryan Godson 150
TJ Eisenman 150
Bob Vernarec 150
Sandy Nyunt 150
Loren Cloninger 150
Tank Vander 150
Luke Brereton 150
Francis Fan 150
Brian Berthiaume 150
Marie Harrell 150
Veronica Daly 150
Mitchell Ames 150
Karl Manouchakian 150
Richard Mullen 150
Jesse Jones 150
Ruslan Dykshteyn 150
Kyle Hartree 150
Kim Graham 100
Shawn Barnett 100
Mario Sequiera 100
Tyler Bonkowski 100
Jordan Johnstone 100
Michael Garavuso 100
Gerald Fehr 100
Matt Mendez 100
Michael Gallo 100
RYAN SMITH 100
George Skrzpniak 100
Andre Crooks 100
Mateus Lessa 100
Jarred Penney 100
Mike Vaynshteyn 100
Rafael Marcondes Reis 100
Ron Lauzon 100
Albert Pozek 100
Joe Frampus 100
Dimitry Agrachov 100
Jeffrey Krusinski 100
Valerie Hanley 100
Marty Gorenc 100
Richard Hanley 100
Kurt Haiss 100
Michael Smith 100
Shadow Hoffmaster 100
George Broumas 100
Howard Mash 100
Khoa Tran 100
Jason Tran 75
Harvey Vandeven 75
Jeremy Lewis 75
Mario Diliberto 75
Jennfier Parker 75
Brian D'Onaghue 75
Ali Razzaq 75
Tarun Gulati 75
James St. Hilaire 75
Dustin Holladay 75
Michael Vadala 75
Curtis Hoftyzer 75
William Shultz 75
Guardeep Lubana 75
Matt Bond 75
Adrian Baran 75
Aaron Haw 75
Prasad Inamdar 75
Craig Waldrop 75
Brandon Pratt 75
SCOTT BOXENHORN 50
Alexander Colin 50
Kathleen Liebert 50
KETAN PANDYA 50
Kyle Crego 50
HAL NEEMAN 50
MICHAEL LAVENBURG 50
MICHAEL HOLLENBERG 50
Barry Pevner 50
LUVIGJI NIKCI 50
Travis Francis 50
JESSE COHEN 50
Brian Quiet 50
NICK OLIVIERI 50
Russell Stampler 50
UKE DAUTI 50
Richard Surmick 50
MARGARETA MORRIS 50
Larry Baxter 50
CLAUDE PURCHES II 50
Dillon Burns 50
HOWARD BURTON 50
Gareth Walker 50
Collin Yashar 50
Michael Dwyer 50
ELI ROSS 50
Brock Allison 50
ROHAN LONG 50
April Borup 50
JOSE MONTES 50
Mohsen Shafizadeh 50
PHILIP YAN 50
Michael Ferguson 50
MICHAEL OBRIEN 50
David Eldridge 50
JACOB MILLSTEIN 50
Mukharji Uppalapati 50
ALYSON PARKER 50
Damion Underwood 50
Victor Paulino 50
BALRAM BHANDARI 50
DANIEL JENNINGS 50
Kyle Jensen 50
GINTAUTAS PUTINAS 50
Christopher Hyden 50
RONALD CHOQUETTE 50
Mark Dube 50
JACK KING JR 50
Martin Ballesteros 50
LIKITH GOVINDAIAH 50
Kevin Seabrook 50
DAVID INSELBERG 50
Jesse Mather 50
MICHAEL DENTALE 50
Shane Hartman 50
ANDREW FRANKENBERGER 50
Aaron Haw 50
NIKOLA CURANOVIC 50
Daniel Nakic 50
MICHAEL NAIDRICH 50
Raymond McDonough 50
ROLAND ISRAELASHVILI 50
Soumy Phanouvong 50
ALEXANDER JOHN ROCHA 50
Ron Giles 50
AARON SEABRA 50
Wirote Praiphetsak 50
TIMOTHY FISHER 50
Joseph Zelnick 50
LARRY JAFFEE 50
Andrew Parker 50
JASON DEANE 50
Renato Labadan 50
JIQIANG TONG 50
Joe McKeehen 50
SCOTT KRET 50
Sean Gibson 50
STEVEN TINDLE 50
Kwong Ip 50
CHRISTOPHER CARUSO 50
Armando Perez 50
JOSEPH PALMA 50
Augusto Cavazzini 50
BRADLEY SNIDER 50
Howard Millian 50
MOHAMMAD FARAH 50
Mirza Sopovic 50
Dakota Burnett 50
James Sutherland 50
Daniel Garcia 50
Haroon Samnani 50
Daniele Nestola 50
James Woodward 50
Steven Karp 50
Wagner Wysotchanski 50
David Bell 50
Jeffrey Albright 50
David Castranova 50
Michael Le May 50
David Diaz 50
WILLIAM LORRING 50
David Echavarria 50
Vincent Rinaldo 50
Steven Richardson 50
Fei Li 50
Stuart Taylor 50
Ben Cooper 50
Terry Moore 50
Maximilion Julch 50
Christopher Bolek 50
Bashar Ramahi 50
Stanley Lee 50
Tony Hoang 50
Daniel Silva 50
Ivan Magulak 50
Angelo Wedra 50
Michael Merisier 50
Matthew Zimmerman 50
Tim Black 50
Herbert Baker 50
Brian Andrews 50
John Bamman 50
Omri Moga 50
Alex Collins 50
Bundhit Intachai 50
Chistopher Tisby 50
Dave Howat 50
David Diaz 50
Ruben Perceval 50
Mickey Craft 50
Senthuran Vijayaratnam 50
Michael Truman 50
Robert Gianquitti 50
William Davis 50
Joseph Christman 50
David Harting 50
Ali Rezaee 50
Paul Petraglia 50
John Thanh Nguyen 50
Dustin Nelson 50
Joseph Villatico 50
Kelley Slay 50
Richie Smith 50
Eric Tomberlin 50
Daniel Wagner 50
Ian Anderson 50
Greg Himmelbrand 50
Chanthou Chau 50
Jie Shi 50
Andrew Pacifico 50
Cate Hall 50
Jeffrey Klein 50
Timothy Weslow 50
Christopher Arcidiacono 50
Akash Patel 50
Thomas Alcorn 50
Frank Dellaria 50
Alexis Courtois 50
Kenneth Bruno 50
Ryan Van Sanford 50
Jasthi Kumar 50
Marvin Mccord 50
Billy Drake 50
Steven Karp 50
Ernesto Logan 50
Gregory Jennings 50
Alejandro Rosales Saez 50
Rodney Rodrigue 50
Zoltan Czinkota 50
David Yeazell 50
Mathew Steinberg 50
Steven Worr 50
John Ott 50
Robert Penney jr 50
Larry Lee 50
Jose Delacruz 50
Andrew Grose 50
Mukul Pahuja 50
Christian De Guzman 50
James Joyner 50
Charles Johnson 50
Michael Carter 50
Natalia Nogina 50
Robert Manjura 50
Carlos Evangelista 50
Jermaine Gerlin 50
Dustin Smith 50
David Hass 50
John McCarthy 50
Wade Meacham 50
Peter Bradley 50
David Prociak 50
Amie Martini 50
Den Kim 50
Mauricio Farias 50
Bradley Ruben 50
Michael Palumbo 50
Donovan Walker Jr 50
Katherine Stahl 50
Dorian Rios 50
Mark Wahba 50
Doyle Elliott 50
Michael Aron 50
Eduardo Christ 50
Anthony Winters 50
Timothy Stanczak 50
Scott Hotte 50
Edward Mallon 50
Kyle Hess 50
Joe Nguyen 50
Sang Yu 50
Frank Loera 50
Marvin Wood 50
Michael Cooper 50
Brian Phillis 50
Brian Dubois 50
Colton Yamagishi 50
Jarrod Reynolds 50
Trevor Blair 50
Gregory Ceronis 50
Chris Bowers 50
Kelvin Wilhoit 50
Jeremy Lee 50
Carey Marshall 50
Dave Desanghere 50
Brent Mutter 50
Wojciech Tomczak 50
Billy Wilson 50
Kyle Oak 50
Jeff Newman 50
Aman Dhaliwal 50
Jimmy Zeledon 50
Kyle Strap 50
Dustin Fox 50
Michael Lewin 50
Todd Rebello 50
Minh Phan 50
Michael Ferrari 50
Donald Meckem 50
Elliott Commings 50
Daniel Lowery 50
Sang Yi 50
Steve Bawn 50
Steve Worland 50
Randall Friend 50
Timothy Malone 50
Michael Sanders 50
Ian Steinman 50
Paul Kapela 50
Brian Parker 50
Richard Griffis 50
Evan Teitelbaum 50
DANIEL SANTORO 50
Farid Jattin 50
David Miller 50
Federico Muniz Moreno 50
Matthew Kwong 50
Francisco Regalado 50
Rodney Ramalho 50
Harjinder Chawla 50
Brian Mennis 50
Harvey Freedman 50
Jim Taksas 50
Hollander Preap 50
James To 50
Howard Antonoff 50
Bowan Fric 50
Stefan Baustert 50
Roger Wellman Harris 50
Ryan Comely 50
ARIEL RACKMAN 50
Jody Lewchuk 50
Michael Loncar 50
Alexander Peddle 50
Timothy Trinh 50
Benny Bouneau 50
Makara Nuon 50
Angelo Sopek 50
Joey Weissman 50
Calen McNeil 50
Jonah Miller 50
Romica Mihailov 50
Joseph Irgon 50
Joou Woo Park 50
Zachary Goodman 50
Chai Chung 50
Chris Brand 50
Sheldon Gross 50
CJ Welch 50
Thomas Lee 50
Zixiao Zhang 50
Julius Rogue 50
Yaser Al-Keliddar 50
Ron Follgard 50
Jeremy Stein 50
John Mackey 50
Steve Sarecky 50
Adam Cygman 50
David Frutchy 50
Jared Klimosko 50
Vanessa Costa 50
Christopher Bock 50
Jane Hitchcock 50
Louie Hallett 50
Barry Fleishman 50
Tuan Luu 50
Sang Kim 50
Robbie Dore 50
Laura Moore 50
Uri Kadosh 50
Duane Hunton 50
Richard Hoffman 50
Christian Harder 50
Chris Wilson 50
William Jacobini 50
Tommy Wong 50
Elena Stover 50
Laurence Louie 50
Kelly Minkin 50
Valeria Rodrigues Ligeiro 50
Krzysztof Stybaniewicz 50
Kris Klimosko 50
Nathan Mirza 50
Doug Khaly 50
Tuan Mai 50
Konnor Krickic 50
Babe Prescott 50
Martin Kindal 50
Brent Bixby 50
Thomas Tonka 50
Nabil Zumout 50
Roudeep Brar 50
Darrel Dier 50
Donald Toledo 50
Lily Kiletto 50
David Liao 50
Anthony Dianaty 50
Mitchell Harvey 50
Zohair Karim 50
Ricky Bui 50
Brandon Berkenfeld 50
Cindy Kerslake 50
Cindy Fifield 50
Tosha Beaudry 50
Rafael Fernandes 50
Vanessa Kade 50
Claudemir Osorio 50
Lee Miller 50
David Rauf 50
Ido Ashkenazi 50
Ryan Galpern 50
Igor Merda 50
Chad Padgett 50
Ira Schwartz 50
Maroun Akiki 50
Ivan Coles 50
James Nettnin 50
Jack Rolnitzsky 50
Joseph Mole 50
Jacobo Fernandez-Hernandez 50
Li Zhou 50
Vasilii Leshchenko 50
Danny Wilson 50
Victor Ramdin 50
Gregory Balot 50
Peter Haas 50
Daniel Griggs 50
Jonathan Sandborn 50
Stepas Tindziulis 50
Joey Basaraba 50
Peter Walsworth 50
Andy Wong 50
James McDonald 50
Vincent Spadavecchia 50
David Tiffenberg 50
Brian Berlinski 50
Collin Wilson 50
Carson Barton 50
James Smith III 50
Tony Hoang 50
Harry Rosenblum 50
Dylan Deschaneaux 50
Brett Howard 50
Sheraz Nasir 50
Ok Haselton 50
Jerry Tria 50
Jorge Gomez 50
Pawan Braich 50
Marcin Plewinski 50
Peter Chien 50
Stephen Ma 50
Glen Cymbaluk 50
Steve Trizis 50
Christopher Wright 50
Michael Landress 50
Richard Wierzba 50
Ronald Sullivan 50
Jeff Fischer 50
Evan Panesis 50
Weston Pring 50
David Owens 50
Michael Lim 50
Andre Crooks 50
Shaner Yo 50
Marsha Wolak 50
Dale Chalifoux 50
Matthew Shanahan 50
Tony Ahluwalia 50
Alexander Gambino 50
Thuy Kawano 50
Chris Elstrott 50
Shaun Davis 50
Patrick Rhamey 50
Lena Evan 50
Mike Harvey 50
Bruce Smith 50
Bob Mather 50
Ian Alvarado 50
Bill Casey 50
Dwayne Saville 50
Lewis Mitchell 50
Troy Nisbet 50
Chuck Hawkins 50
Vitor Coehlo 50
Jeffrey Barta 50
Maryanne Morrissey 50
Jeffrey Newron 50
Calvin Kochan 50
Russell Garrett 50
George Skrzypniak 50
Benjamin Sriqui 50
Ron Giles 50
TONY SINISHTAJ 50
Jarett Akeson 50
Ali Rezzaq 50
Alan Bell 50
Brandon Adams 50
Ryan Cairns 50
Jerry Tria 50
Minh Thai 50
Dennis Cleaver 50
Karim Chatur 50
Deron Noksana 50
Jason Law 50
Paul Sokoloff 50
Jody Fayant 50
Sunny Lubana 50
James O'Grady 50
Ryan Forest 50
William Foxen 50
David Chau 50
Somsanouk Sitthamavong 50
Talal Shoush 50
Sal Sen 50
Chady Moustarah 50
Jason Vanstrom 50
Tyler Newton 50
Jason Wheeler 50
Ray Balante 50
Jean Elie Joseph 50
Dean Lieu 50
Jeffrey Gross 50
Tyson Stevenson 50
Jeffrey Moore 50
Johnny Yu 50
Jeffrey Silverstein 50
Shane Brotherwood 50
Jeremy Antonoff 50
Trevor Norlander 50
Jesse Howells 50
Michael Lang 50
William Pilossoph 50
Michael Mack Hardin 50
Travis Hartshorn 50
Michael Morton 50
Alexander Greenblatt 50
Mohsin Charania 50
Jon Dull 50
MICHAEL WANG 50
Kieng Lieng 50
Travis Hiteshew 50
Lance Oliver 50
Will Berry 50
Rickey Evans 50
Evan Hutton 50
Benjamin Barad 50
Barb Sargent 50
Jimmy Seaver 50
William McCraken 50
Kelly Douglas 50
Li Wu 50
Joshua Morrow 50
Chris Baumhoer 50
Brandon Allison 50
Jasen Currie 50
Ryan Bowen 50
Nissin Vaknin 50
Joel Schmidt 50
Paul Silverstein 50
David Valdez 50
Philip Woerner 50
Kathy Stahl 50
Richard Leger 50
Benjamin Heinrichs 50
Benjamin Zamami 50
Evelyn Iraheta 50
Carl Carodenuto 50
Kao Saevang 50
KEVIN CAMPBELL 50
Larissa Bushman 50
Michael McDonald 50
Altar Eyyal 50
Joey Vensel 50
Edward Miller 50
Sinan Tawfik 50
Simon Taberham 50
Leo Leclerc 50
John Agnos 50
Tony Comely 50
Lauren Coker 50
Fred Mowatt 50
Vladimir Medvinsky 50
Mishel Nguyen 50
Nick Toma 50
Paul Young 50
Ryan Rogers 50
Damien Minev 50
Abbas Pasha 50
Julius Roque 50
Kenneth Auker 50
Ronald Campbell 50
Jack Armstrong 50
Frank Sauve 50
Salomon Ponte 50
Faisal Al Qutub 50
Schahin Ghiai 50
Chad Winnick 50
Scott Weidema 50
Robert Wiercinski 50
Shawn Barnett 50
Bienvenido Santiago 50
ARASH OBOODI 50
Ryan Cairns 50
Samuel Ngai 50
Adam Regiaba 50
Gavin Griffin 50
Janelle Rettig 50
Stanley Lavrosky 50
Mark Reid 50
Rafael Oliveira 50
Benny Conway 50
Sebastian Triscari 50
Samuel Wynder III 50
Jonathan Karamalikis 50
Scott Efron 50
Robert Hoag 50
Sebastian Soares 50
Barry Siedman 50
Carlos Bolanos 50
Man Pham 50
Jason Froelich 50
Rassoul Malboubi 50
Brian Reinert 50
Leo Michael 50
Aldo Falcon Ramirez 50
Mike Heshmati 50
Adrianne Hall 50
Yotam Shmuelov 50
Grant Foster 50
Loc Tran 50
Dana Mendel 50
Bao Liu 50
William Leunis 50
Jeffrey DePaulo 50
John Brinkman 50
Eric Matulis 50
Bryan Finley 50
Kathryn Tran 50
Ricky Mefford 50
Adam Montgomery 50
Jeff Norman 50
William Korn 50
Martin Oman 50
Mark Wolpert 50
Richard Pascual 50
Duke Lee 50
Shawn Nguyen 50
Sjoeke Lazor 50
Eugene Goom 50
Julius Roque 50
Aaron Frei 50
Alex Richmond 50
 

The player who accumulates the most points throughout the season will be awarded the Player of the Year package. 

Prizepool <$250,000
1st: 600 pts
2nd: 500 pts
3rd: 400 pts
4th: 300 pts
5th: 250 pts
6th: 200 pts
7th: 150 pts
8th: 100 pts
9th : 75 pts
10th through... 50 pts

 

Prizepool <$500,000

1st: 800 pts
2nd: 600 pts
3rd: 500 pts
4th: 400 pts
5th: 300 pts
6th: 200 pts
7th: 150 pts
8th: 100 pts
9th : 75 pts
10th... 50 pts

 

Prizepool <$999,000

1st: 1,000 pts
2nd: 800 pts
3rd: 700 pts
4th: 600 pts
5th: 500 pts
6th: 400 pts
7th: 300 pts
8th: 200 pts
9th : 150 pts
10th-12th 100 pts
13th-15th 75 pts
16th through... 100 pts

 

Prizepool <$1,000,000 - $1,999,999
1st: 1,200 pts
2nd: 1,000 pts
3rd: 900 pts
4th: 800 pts
5th: 700 pts
6th: 600 pts
7th: 500 pts
8th: 400 pts
9th : 300 pts
10th-12th 200 pts
13th-15th 150 pts
16th-18th 100 pts
19th through... 50pts

 

Prizepool <$2,000,000 - $3,999,999
1st: 1,400 pts
2nd: 1,200 pts
3rd: 1,100 pts
4th: 1,000 pts
5th: 900 pts
6th: 800 pts
7th: 700 pts
8th: 600 pts
9th : 500 pts
10th-12th 400 pts
13th-15th 300 pts
16th-18th 200 pts
19th-27th 100 pts
28th through... 50pts

WPTDS Europe Player of the Year

Name Points
Tobias Peters 1350
Omar Lakhdari 1200
Anthony Cruz 800
Bruno Benveniste 800
Francisco Diogo Morgado Lopes 800
Ioannis Angelou Konstas 800
Jonathan Khalifa 800
Laurent Polito 800
Smain Mamouni 800
Thijs Menco 800
Leonardo Armino 600
Pablo Cuadrado 600
Pim van Wassenberg 600
Sandro Pitzanti 600
Bart Lybaert 550
Daniel C 500
Dennis Bijen 500
Felipe Ramos 500
Jean Claude Loustau 500
Manuel Leal Borges 500
Alexandre Vaillant 400
Anas Belatik 400
Ekrem Sanioglu 400
Jrme Sgorano 400
Paul Grigore Marius 400
Walter Van Dalen 400
Gregory Janin 350
Alain Bauer 300
Erwann Pecheux 300
Joris Ruijs 300
Kees Aerts 300
Antonin Teisseire 200
Jeffrey Jol 200
Joao Antonio Matias Franco 200
Julien Lemonnier 200
Miroslav Alilovic 200
Rens Van Der Venne 200
Richard Milne 200
Christophe Bouziane 150
Dimitri Paillarguelo 150
Fred Andersson 150
Jonas Wohlgemuth 150
Julien Sitbon 150
Louis Linard 150
Pedro Alexandro Carmo Goncalves 150
Sylvain Naets 150
Amichai Barer 100
Damien Lhommeau 100
Fabien Bonavial 100
Frederic Leonetti 100
Michel Leibgorin 100
Pedro Salgado Carvalho Palma Ferro 100
Raoul Refos 100
Robin Visconti 100
Slimane Mameche 100
Zhong Chen 100
Alberto Stegeman 75
Bernard Elfvering 75
Elizabeth Tedder 75
Gilbert Diaz 75
Jean David Sarfati 75
Olivier Fehlmann 75
Omar Miguel Calvet Cabral 75
Agatino Spitaleri 50
Albano Llani 50
Albert Hoekendijk 50
Alessandro Sarro 50
Alexander Klaui 50
Alexandra Laudicina 50
Alexandre Amiel 50
Alexandre Bonnin 50
Alexandre Poulain 50
Alexandre Reard 50
Andre Goncalo Cuco Franco 50
Andres Eller 50
Andrew Hills 50
Anthony Zinno 50
Anton van der Dussen 50
Antonio Domingues Da Silva Martins 50
Arlindo Dos Santos 50
Aurelie Reard 50
Aurelio Martin Garcia 50
Bachir Ait Mesghat 50
Balasz Somodi 50
Bart Fergiatakis 50
Belmehel Dja Daouadji 50
Benjamin Dadon 50
Brian Benhamou 50
Brian Reinert 50
Brice Bourgeix 50
Carlos Alberto Coelho Guerreiro 50
Carlos Nelson Queiroz Ferreira 50
Christophe Baum 50
Christophe Strehl 50
Corinne Mermet 50
Damien Robert Ducros 50
Daniele Gussio 50
Dave Kroon 50
David Boivert 50
Davy Huyst 50
Dean Arsenie 50
Dennis Berglin 50
Djamel Ouaret 50
Dominique Terzian 50
Eddy Van Roosbroeck 50
Eleonore Tocque 50
Emile Carette 50
Fadhil Farag 50
Fatih Aydin 50
Felix Schlott 50
Ferdinand Janssen 50
Fernando D'Alessio 50
Fernando Lopes Fernandes 50
Florence Allera 50
Franck Greaux 50
Franck Kalfon 50
Francois Xavier Taillebois 50
Frederic Femont 50
Freerk Post 50
Gael Le Bihan 50
Gaetan De Korte 50
Gaetano Moreci 50
Govert Metaal 50
Greg Grech 50
Gregory Janin 50
Guy Catan 50
Hamad Almannai 50
Helene Gros 50
Heskey Selva 50
Isabel Baltazar 50
Isabel Maria Morais Carvalho 50
Ismail Sahar 50
Ivan Sakharov 50
Jean Denis Vanhoutte 50
Jean Jacques Ben Oliel 50
Jean Montury 50
Jean Paul Pasqualini 50
Jean Pierre Didier 50
Jean Vasseur 50
Jean-Jacques Chantalat 50
Jean-Philippe Schoonbrood 50
Jeremy Saderne 50
Joachim Max Charles Diaz 50
Joaquim Sergio Santos Coutinho 50
Johan Guilbert 50
Johan Strijbis 50
Jonathan Paul Hamard 50
Jorden Verbraeken 50
Jose Alberto Pimentel Quintas 50
Jose Astima 50
Jose Luis Herrero Azoiazu 50
Josep Galindo-Lopez 50
Joshua Cranfield 50
Juha Helppi 50
Julien Baldassarre 50
Laurent Benhayoun 50
Laurent Degros 50
Linda van de Ree 50
Loni Harwood 50
Ludovic Moryousef 50
Lukas Vozdecki 50
Malek Grabsi 50
Manuela Ramos Duate Serralheiro 50
Marc Antoine Leccia 50
Marcel Vadella 50
Marc-Olivier Menage 50
Maribel Galiano 50
Mark Geles 50
Mark van der Loo 50
Martin van Beek 50
Martynas Vitkauskas 50
Matiss Celmins 50
Mehmet Onguror 50
Mercedes Alberte Sylvie Osti 50
Mesbah Guerfi 50
Meyer Haiun 50
Micha Hoedemaker 50
Michael Beziz 50
Michel Abecassis 50
Michel Betting 50
Michel Cohen 50
Michel Konieczny 50
Miguel Coussement 50
Mikael Jules Guenni 50
Mike4895 50
Mohamed Derhmain 50
Mykhailo Gutyi 50
Nader Mustafa 50
Nic Sam 50
Nicolas Hamouni 50
Niels van de Heijden 50
Nikolay Tsanev 50
Parham Ahoor 50
Patrick Ambrosio 50
Patrick Reys 50
Paul Gresel 50
Paul Testud 50
Paul van Oort 50
Pawel Matloka 50
Pedro Cairat 50
Pedro Miguel Sousa Silva 50
Pierre Alexandre Delhorbe 50
Pierre Antona 50
Pierre Barthelemy 50
Pierre Joseph Chiarelli 50
Pierrick Burban 50
Quentin Lecomte 50
Radoslaw Wieslaw Jedynak 50
Remi Pencreach 50
Rex Clinkscales 50
Richard Msika 50
Roseline Siman 50
Ruddy Carpentier 50
Sadry Darwiche 50
Samy Salah 50
Sarah Herzali 50
Sastre Garcia 50
Sebastien Buonomo 50
Silma Macalou 50
Sonny Franco 50
Srdjan Patkovic 50
Stephane Loyer 50
Sven Schieke 50
Teresio Ciancanelli 50
Theo Fisher 50
Thierry Oldak 50
Tim Hendriks 50
Timothy Stevens 50
Tomas Martim Dias Queiroz Ribeiro 50
Tomas Soderstrom 50
Turbado Tomas Jr 50
Valeriy Chupin 50
Valter Faria Fernandes Ferreira Pereira 50
Valter Martins Guerra 50
Velasquez San Martin 50
Victor Choupeaux 50
Victor Manuel Da Silva Coelho 50
Vincent Gabel 50
Vincent Mansour 50
Vincent Verdickt 50
Virginie Fernandez Nunez 50
Wilhelm Isaak 50
Willem Roebroek 50
William Davies 50
Xavier Trarieux 50
Yang Yimin 50
Yoann Amaudry 50
Youcef Hachelaf 50
Zurvan Tumboy 50
 

 

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WPTDeepStacks Season I Player of the Year Ryan Smith

Congratulations to Ryan Smith, the WPTDeepStacks 2014 Player of the Year!

Ryan Smith had a very successful run starting in Edmonton, Canada. He was crowned the Champion in the $1,500 NL Main Event at Casino Yellowhead after defeating Josh Steeper for the title, earning himself over $79,000. He then made his way west to Oceanside, California for the last WPTDeepStacks stop of the season. He was 4th on the POY list with Fraser Short first on the leaderboard. Fraser Short was unable to attend the last series being only 20 years old. Second on the leaderboard was Jonathan Sanborn, who made his way to San Diego hunting for the Player of the Year title. After elimination before the money, Ryan Smith was climbing the leaderboard. Finishing 44th in the $1,100 Main event surpassing Sanborn and Short, gaining the title with 101.72 points. Finishing in 2nd place was Harshit Patel with 90.47 pts!

As a reward, Ryan will receive a seat into the 2015 WPT© World Championship as well as a 2015 WPTDeepStacks Sponsorship package including: A $5,000 package that can be used towards WPTDeepStacks buy-ins, hotel & airfare accommodations, a spotlight feature on WPTDeepStacks.com and official WPTDeepStacks gear. In addition, Ryan will also receive a custom WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year Trophy and a custom WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year poker table provided by Off Tilt Poker Tables.

 

 

WPTDeepStacks 2014 Tour Stops

WPTDeepStacks is constantly adding new event all the time. Please check this page for more information. You'll be able to find event schedules, structures, locations and all the necessary details to plan your entry into a WPTDeepStacks event!

Event Location Series Dates Main Event Dates Buy-In Schedule/
Structures
WPTDeepStacks-Oregon Chinook Winds Casino Resort March 22-30, 2014 March 28-30, 2014 $1000+$100 Event Recap
WPTDeepStacks-
Central California
Turlock Poker Room and Casino April 26-May 4, 2014 May 2-4, 2014 $900+$100 Event Recap
WPTDeepStacks-
Los Angeles
The Bicycle Casino May 23-June 1, 2014 May 23-27, 2014 $1000+$100 Event Recap
WPTDeepStacks-
San Diego
Ocean's 11 Casino October 25-November 2, 2014 October 30-November 2, 2014 $1000+$100 Click Here


Due to AGLC regulations, the Calgary and Edmonton stops on the tour will remain DeepStacks Poker Tour-only events. Calgary and Edmonton will still qualify for POY points. For more information on Canada 2014, please visit DeepStacks.com.

WPTDeepStacks-Malta 2014 has been rescheduled to 2015. Check out what we already have planned for 2015 here!

 

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