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Colburn Tomlin Wins DTD 500 Deepstack For £60,393.13

Colburn "Rasta Fish" Tomlin (Photo: Blonde Poker)

The Dusk Till Dawn 500 Deepstack, that was carrying a hefty guarantee of £200,000, was completed yesterday and the man who walked away with the lion's share of the prize pool was Colburn Tomlin.

If Tomlin's name rings a bell, and it should, it is because he took down the DTD Monte Carlo in December. On that occasion he bested a field of 288 runners on his way to picking up a cheque for £89,213 and this time he outlasted a field of 359 to pick up an additional £60,393.13.

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that 359 entrants multiplied by the £500 buy-in (which also needs 10% taking off for the admin costs and rake) means the £200,000 guarantee was not reached but the DTD being true to their word stumped up almost £40,000 so that £200,000 was paid out to those fortunate enough to reach the money places.

Of the 359 players who started the tournament, 110 of them made it through to the second and final day. Amazingly these were whittled down to the final 36, where the money places began, within four and a half hours of play then it took almost another five and a half hours to reach the nine handed final table.

DTD 500 Deepstack Final Table

1Callum Smith2,000,000
2Tuan Le480,000
3Meli Vincent1,000,000
4Rupinder Bedi1,900,000
5Ian Bosley805,000
6David Newman405,000
7Andy Coughlan 500,000 
8Colburn Tomlin1,300,000
9Andrew Hulme2,250,000

Each of the final table members had locked up at least £3,717 for their efforts and the first player to pick up this amount was Andy Coughlan on the third hand of play. He opened to 150,000 then called off his remaining 350,000 when Callum Smith moved all in on him from the cutoff. Coughlan turned over {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} and found himself up against {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}. The board ran out {10-Clubs}{q-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and Coughlan's tournament was over.

Coughlan was followed to the rail over an hour later by David Newman who was down to 175,000 and just two hands away from having to pay the 60,000 big blind, decided to move all in with {K-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. Unfortunately for him Smith woke up with pocket jacks, which held, and the tournament was down to seven players.

Forty minutes later and seven became six when Smith once again became the executioner of the final table. Smith opened under the gun for 150,000 then tank-called when Meli Vincent moved all-in for 590,000. Vincent showed {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs} and was up against Smith's {Q-Spades}{9-Spades}. The door card was the {9-Hearts} and Vincent could not pair either of his holecards and he became the seventh place finisher.

The next bust out did not occur until almost 02:00am and when it did it was Tuan Le who was the unfortunate soul left with empty space in front of him where chips were once sat. He got his short stack in with {A-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and found a caller in the shape of Rupinder Bedi and his {K-Spades}{Q-Spades} and when the board ran out {q-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} it was game over for Le.

Ian Bosley was next to go, his {a-}{4-} no match for the [dominating {a-}{k-} of the seemingly unstoppable Smith and he was followed out of the door by Andrew Hulme whose {6-Clubs}{6-Clubs} could not hold against Tomlin's {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}.

At just before quarter-to-four in the morning Smith's luck finally ran out. Firs he lost a huge all-in when his {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} lost to the {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts} that belonged to Tomlin then he got the rest of his stack in with {7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} against the {K-}{8-} of Bedi and he was never in good shape. A king on the flop essentially sealed the deal and Smith became the third place finishers in the DTD 500 Deepstack.

Then at 04:20am it was all over. Bedi got his 1,500,000 chips into the middle holding {q-Spades}{6-Diamonds} and Tomlin made the call with {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}. By the river there were Tomlin had somehow made a flush, busting Bedi and taking down May's 500 Deepstack.

DTD 500 Deepstack Final Table Results

1stColburn Tomlin£60,393.13
2ndRupinder Bedi£35,306.75
3rdCallum Smith£21,184.05
4thAndrew Hulme£14,866.00
5thIan Bosely£11,149.50
6thTan Luan Le£8,362.13
7thMeli Vincent£6,503.88
8thDavid Newman£4,645.63
9thAndy Coughlan£3,716.50

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