The £100,000 Guaranteed Monthly 300 Deepstack took place over the weekend at the excellent Dusk Till Dawn Poker Club in Nottingham and an impressive 337 players participated, creating a prizepool of £101,100.
A total of 122 players took to the felt for Day 1a and by the time play came to an end only 25 of them had chips in front of them. Day 1b saw a massive crowd of 215 hopefuls descend on the Nottingham-based club, of which only 46 survived to make it through to the official second day of play.
The 71 survivors returned to their seats on Sunday knowing that only 36 of them would be paid. As is always the case in tournament poker, someone had to burst the bubble and that unfortunate soul was James Atkin. According to the live updates provided by Blonde Poker, Atkin ran ace-king into pocket aces then shortly afterwards moved all in with jack-nine for his last five big blinds, was looked up by Adam Mason's pocket eights and Mason flopped a set, leaving Atkin with just one big blind. This went into the middle the next hand with ace-three and he was called in three spot, eventually losing to pocket fours, which also made a set on the flop! With Atkin's demise everyone still in the tournament was guaranteed at least £450 for their efforts.
There was a steady stream of eliminations and when only 12 players remained the players tried to broker a deal but James O'Conner refused what was offered to him and play continued. When the nine-handed final table was reached the players tried to make a deal again, this time everyone was offered £9,000 (almost third place money) with the chip leader, William Anderson, claiming the victory and taking £10,000. Everyone agreed and the tournament came to an early conclusion at around 1930.
Final table results
* donates deal agreed nine-handed
Next up at Dusk Till Dawn is the eagerly anticipated £150 + £18 Six Max Event that kicks off on Saturday at 17:30 and carries a £10,000 guarantee.