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Andrew Couldridge Wins DTD 150 Deepstack

Andrew Couldridge (Photo: Blonde Poker)

The Dusk Till Dawn poker club upped the ante once again this weekend when they doubled the guarantee of their 150 Deepstack from £50,000 to £100,000. Many thought they would struggle to make up the numbers with it being the Easter holiday but the players turned out in force and by the time the play had draw to a close there were 725 runners in the field, creating a prize pool of £108,750.

These 725 players were reduced to 111 over the course of two starting days and they returned to the felt on Sunday lunchtime all hoping to avoid becoming the 73rd place finisher — the bubble boy. But as is always the case in tournament poker someone has to burst the bubble and that dubious honour went to Scott Margereson. His exit meant each of the 72 surviving players had locked up at least £225 for their efforts.

Over the next eight hours the field was whittled away and the final table grew ever closer and when there were just 10 players remaining a real cooler hand took place. With blinds of 25,000/50,000/5,000a James Glossop open-shoved for 500,000 with pocket queen and was snapped off by Majid Nadeem holding pocket aces. The board was void of a much needed third queen for Glossop and the nine-handed final table was set.

DTD 150 Deepstack Final Table

SeatNameChips
1Majid Nadeem2,255,000
2Gary Strang300,000
3Kurpal Takhar945,000
4Gordon Goodall995,000
5Andrew Couldridge1,480,000
6Daniel Muddiman1,430,000
7Jenny Westerlund1,975,000
8Lisa Briscoe640,000
9Mike Ramsay835,000

There were a couple of eliminations right off the bat with Gary Strang's {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades} falling foul of Andrew Couldridge's {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} all-in preflop when a nine landed on the river. Strange was followed to the sidelines by Kurpal Takhar then Nadeem to leave the play six-handed.

The tournament then became an all-male affair when both Jenny Westerlund and Lisa Briscoe were sent packing and when Mike Ramsay then Daniel Muddiman were eliminated the tournament had reached the heads-up stage but it would be far from an epic battle due to the distribution of chips.

When the one-on-one battle began Couldridge held around 10,000,000 chips to the 1,800,000 of Goodall and it didn't take too long for the final hand to take place. Goodall raised to 340,000 from the button and Couldridge called. The flop came down {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Spades}, Couldridge checked, Goodall shoved and Couldridge thought all of his Christmas' had come at once because he was sat there with {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and obviously called. All Goodall could muster was a measly {A-Spades}{J-Clubs} and that was drawing completely dead when the {6-Diamonds} fell on the turn. The meaningless river was the {7-Diamonds} Couldridge had won the 150 Deepstack.

DTD 150 Deepstack Final Table Result

PositionNamePrize
1Andrew Couldridge£28,104.38
2Gordon Goodall£16,430.25
3Daniel Muddiman£9,858.15
4Mike Ramsay£6,918.00
5Lisa Biscoe£5,188.50
6Jenny Westerlund£3,891.38
7Majid Nadeem£3,026.63
8Kurpal Takhar£2,161.88
9Gary Strang£1,729.50

Next up for the Dusk Till Dawn poker club is the £1,000,000 guaranteed UKIPT Nottingham Main Event. Please be aware that Day 1b and Day 1c are now both sold out and if you choose to try and enter on these days you will be placed on an alternate list and you cannot be guaranteed a seat.

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