Mark Gardner has won the £200 Dusk Till Dawn Deepstack, a brilliant tournament that carried a super-sized guarantee of £100,000. Gardner picked up £25,000 for his £200 investment.
Over the course of two starting flights, 510 players passed through the doors of the Nottingham-based club, beating the guarantee by £2,000. This meant that the top 64 places were paid, a min-cash being worth £400, everyone on the final table walking away with at least £1,700 and the champion taking home £25,000.
Of these 510 starters, 110 made it through to the official Day 2 knowing that just under half of them would be leaving Nottingham empty handed. Although 45 other players busted out before the money, spare a thought for Mark McCluskey who was the unfortunate bubble boy. McCluskey got his chips in with on a flop only to be called by . The turn and river completed the hand and McClusky bubbled.
Once the money bubble had burst there were a steady stream of eliminations but it still took until almost 23:30 for the final table was set.
DTD £100,000 GTD Deepstack Final Table
First to be busted from the final table was Tony Chapman who got his stack into the middle on a flop with pocket eights only to run into Tony Millan's dominating pocket tens. Chapman received no help from the final two community cards and his tournament came to an abrupt end.
Next to go was Michael Kossov who was coolered by Glenn Henderson on a queen-high flop. Kossov held but ran into the monster that was . Ouch. From there Anthony McDonald, Paul Jenkinson, Francis Jones, Eddie Cooper, and Henderson all busted out; leaving Garderner (12,000,000 chips) and Millan (3,000,000) to battle it out for the title.
Almost immediately after heads-up started it was all over. Millan got it in with against Gardner's pocket kings and when the board was ace-less it was game over; Gardner had won this superb tournament.
DTD £100,000 GTD Deepstack Final Table Results
Next up for the Dusk Till Dawn poker club is the Black Belt Poker Live, which promises to be another superb tournament. Stay tuned for more details of that event here on UK & Ireland PokerNews.
Thanks to Blonde Poker whose excellent live updates we used to produce this article.