They say build it and they shall come and that seems true for everything that the Dusk Till Dawn management try out at their Nottingham-based club. This weekend saw them launch the new 150 Deepstack, a £150+£18 buy-in tournament that had a £50,000 guarantee slapped on it and it not only met that guarantee but it smashed it by more than £20,000!
By the time registration had completely closed the number entrants displayed on the numerous television screens around the vast poker room displayed a big, fat 473. This meant that the prize pool was a staggering £70,950 that was to be shared out amongst the top 45 finishers, a min-cash being worth £225 and the eventual winner walking away with £20,426.
The money bubble burst at around 1430 on Sunday and the unfortunate soul was Michael Corrigan. He saw Abdul Khan open to 18,500 and decided to move all in for 35,000 in total. Khan commented on how he simply had to call based on pot odds, did so and turned over and was up against the of Corrigan. The Big Slick stayed ahead right up until the final community card but that particular card gifted Khan a straight. Corrigan was eliminated and the rest of the field had reached the money places.
Over the next six hours the 45 survivors were whittled down to the eight-handed final table that was streamed live on the club's website. The final table lined up as follows:
Within 20 minutes the table lost its first player when Alex Wakeham shoved the last of his stack in with and was called by Shaun Pierrepont's . Wakeham spiked an ace on the flop but Pierrepont flopped a set and when the turn and river were not miracle cards the eight final table members became seven.
They were reduced further still 45-minutes later when David Craigon committed his stack with only to be called by Algernon Buchanon's pocket eights. The flop came down a tournament ending, for Craigon anywaym and play was no six-handed.
It only stayed that way for a very short while because the pocket eights of Khan held up against the [Tc[ of Tommy Bingham then Tom Ambler's very short stack went into the middle with and lost to Khan's . Minutes later four were reduced to three when Buchanon found himself all in with to Pierrepont's dominating . Neither player improved by the river but Pierrepont's queen-kicker came into play and Buchanon was eliminated.
At this point the three surviving players decided to take a break and during that they struck a deal based on the chip counts at the time. Khan held 2,800,000, Wates 2,400,000 and Pierrepont 1,800,000 which meant they were paid £14,390, £13,280 and £11,880 respectively, not bad at all for £168!
The next major event at the Dusk Till Dawn club takes place on Saturday 25 February and is the £250+£30 Six-Max with a £25,000 guarantee. Qualify online or buy-in directly.
DTD 150 Deepstack Final Table Payouts
Blonde Poker live updates were used to create this article.