$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event $1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 20: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante Players Remaining: 154 of 1,634
Justin Donato put his 135,000 stack in the middle from early position and Todd Altinbas called all in for less (122,000). It folded around to Rex Clinkscales in the big blind and he called with a bigger stack monster.
Clinkscales: Donato: Altinbas:
Clinkscales had both players dominated and barely broke a sweat on the board to send two players out while building his stack.
Rex Clinkscales – 592,000 (59 bb) Justin Donato – Eliminated in 155th place ($2,025) Todd Altinbas – Eliminated in 156th place ($2,025)
$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event $1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 4,000 ante Players Remaining: 189 of 1,634
The first round of eliminations went down quickly after the money bubble and they’ve had two pay jumps since. Notable among those hitting the payout desk were Yigal Hen, Luke Vrabel, and Kevin Blewitt. Ultimate Re-Entry third-place finisher Jeff Colpitts survived the money bubble with 12,000 on the button and slid into the money.
190th: Marc Duquette – $1,740 191st: Daniel Silva – $1,740 192nd: Antonio Arencibia Monduy – $1,740 193rd: William Handwerker – $1,740 194th: Edward Mallon – $1,740 195th: Steven McNally – $1,740 196th: Thang Phu – $1,740 197th: Stanley Sanders – $1,740 198th: Yigal Hen – $1,740 199th: Kevin Blewitt – $1,695 200th: Jordan Kasimow – $1,695 201st: Danielle Salters – $1,695 202nd: Luke Vrabel – $1,695 203rd: Ismael Cabrera – $1,695 204th: Michael Morton – $1,695 205th: Jeffrey Colpitts – $1,695
They are cruising along in Day 2 of the WPTDeepStacks Main Event but we have a big tournament for those who fell short. Event 21 has the biggest buy-in of the series and it should draw some of our best players.
It is a $2,500 No Limit Hold’em tournament with a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool and two-day format. Players begin with 20,000 stacks and all Day 1 levels last 40 minutes. There is a one-hour dinner break at 9:30pm and late registration/re-entry will close when they return.
Day 1 will come to an end after Level 14 and survivors will advance to Day 2 on Monday afternoon.
$300,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Players begin with 20,000 in chips
Day 1 levels last 40 minutes; Day 2 levels last 60 minutes
Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
We loaded up the Lucky Hearts Poker Open series with plenty of non-hold’em games and today is a recent addition to our regular schedules. Big O is a flavor of Omaha that has become popular and we’ll have a champion in the game later this evening.
Big O is Pot Limit Omaha 8 with five hole cards instead of the normal four, boosting draws and pots.
Each entrant will start with 12,000 stacks and all levels will last 30 minutes from start to finish. Late registration and re-entries are open until the start of Level 9 at 7:30pm. From there they will continue to work their way down to a winner and next LHPO champion.
Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event $1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante Players Remaining: 205 of 1,634
Tournament staff paused the clock with the field two away from the money to begin hand-for-hand play. Nothing exciting on the first hand but there were two all-ins called on the second.
On Table 6, Jeff Niedelman and Skip McDonough were in the blinds and McDonough had his last 144,000 in the middle at risk.
“It’s not even suited!” McDonough joked.
He had an over, missed the flop, and Niedelman improved on the turn. Any heart or queen would save McDonough but the sent him out on the bubble.
Jeff Niedelman – 510,000 (85 bb) Skip McDonough – Eliminated
On Table 28, another battle of the blinds saw Matthew Smith heads up to the flop. The small blind checked, Smith put her all-in for 53,000 and the bet was called.
The eights were ahead but she needed to fade Smith’s open-ended straight draw and over card. The turn changed nothing but the river completed the straight to send two players out and put the rest of the field in the money.
$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event $1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante Players Remaining: 216 of 1,634
In a battle of the blinds, Juan Garcia moved all in from the small blind after the flop. Todd Altinbas called from the big blind with the bigger stack.
Garcia was in trouble with top two against Altinbas’ flopped flush but Garcia found good news on the turn to improve to a full house. Altinbas had two straight flush outs but the river sent the double to Garcia.