This weekend's £500 Deepstack at the Dusk Till Dawn Poker Club, dubbed the WSOP Warm Up, has been completed and it is Adam Palethorpe who has emerged victorious; bagging himself a cool £46,775 for his efforts over the weekend.
Play resumed yesterday with 13 players and within a three hours they had been reduced to the official eight-handed final table. When the final table was set they lined up as follows:
DTD 500 Deepstack Final Table Seat Draw
Within the first 40-minutes there were three eliminations, all reported by the Blonde Poker forums. First to go was William Anderson after just 10-minutes of play. He looked down at and decided it was more than strong enough to open-shove for 365,000 from the cutoff seat. The former DTD Monte Carlo champion Alex Goulder folded his button but Oliver Bibby re-shoved from the small blind. Jamie Burland passed his big blind and the cards were revealed. Anderson was up against and when the board ran out Anderson was eliminated from the tournament.
Despite helping himself to Anderson's chips, Bibby did not progress much further as he lasted just 20-minutes before becoming the seventh place finisher. He made the decision to open-shove for 635,000 chips and Burland made the call with – presumably prepared to take what would most likely be a coinflip. So imagine Burland's delight as Bibby sheepishly turned over . By the river the board read and Bibby's tournament came to an abrupt end.
Next to go was Goulder, much to the relief of the rest of the final table. Fraser Bellamy opened the betting with a raise to 105,000 – just over a minimum raise – only to see Goulder three-bet all-in for 540,000 in total. Bellamy called with and was not in very good shape at all because Goulder showed a dominating . Both players spiked a king on the flop but Bellamy soared into the lead when the landed on the turn. The on the river failed to bail Goulder out and he became the sixth place finisher.
Another hour passed before the tournament lost another player but once it did, it lost three players within a matter of minutes. With blinds now at 30,000/60,000/10,000a Palethorpe opened to 120,000 and found a caller in the shape of David Kingswell. The dealer fanned out the flop, a flop that Palethorpe lead out for 110,000. Kingswell paused for a few moments before raising all-in but he must have known he was in serious trouble when Palethorpe snap-called. Kingswell turned over for middle pair with a gutshot straight draw but he was crushed by the  of Palethorpe that had flopped the wheel. The turn and river were the and respectively and with Kingswell's demise all of the surviving players were guaranteed a five-figure score.
It was Bellamy who was the first player to pick up the aforementioned five-figures when he got his remaining chips into the middle of the felt holding just . Burland quickly called with and when neither player managed to pair either of their hole cards Burland's ace-high was the best hand and Bellamy was on his way to the sidelines.
Just two hands later and the third place finisher was decided. Check the history books and you will see the name Kelly Saxby written there; the last woman standing in the tournament. Saxby found in the hole and thought that her best move – with 25 big blinds we will have you know – was to move all-in. Burland made the call with and the dealer got to work putting out the flop. The flop gifted Saxby the lead but the turn improved Burland to a straight; though Saxby had outs to a full house. Those outs failed to materialise on the river as the made an appearance so heads-up was set.
Going into the finale it was Burland who held a substantial 6,685,000 to 2,555,000 chip lead over Palethorpe but the latter clawed his way back into the tie when his caught a four on the river to best the pocket threes of the Black Belt Poker Blue Belt. Burland was then crippled when he lost another flip with against the only for him to find himself with 25 big blinds a few hands later when his completed a straight on the river to beats the fours of Palethorpe.
But Burland's comeback was halted when the chips went flying on a board reading , Palethorpe holding but looking in very bad shape against the of Burland. The dealer burned a card before placing the on the river, gifting Palethorpe two-pair and resigning Burland to the runner-up spot.
DTD 500 Deepstack Final Table Results
The Nottingham-based club hosts the £150 Deepstack this weekend along with the Blonde Poker Bash and the ever-popular Super 50 tournament. So if it is low-to-mid stakes live poker tournaments you want this weekend head down to the Dusk Till Dawn poker club.
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