The third and final day's play in the Dusk Till Dawn £500,000 Guaranteed Deepstack tournament took place yesterday at the Nottingham-based club where 22 players sat down and played poker until a winner was decided. That winner turned out to be Sean Randall who woke up this morning with an extra £110,000 than he had prior to this tournament.
As mentioned, 22 players started the day but within four and a half hours they had been whittled down to the final nine. Charles Akidiri was the man to burst the final table bubble, his 8bb shove from the button with being called by Sean Belton from the big blind who held . Belton's hand held and the final table was set.
David Williams was the first player to bust out of the nine-handed final table and with his elimination the eight survivors moved over to the feature table where their play was streamed live (15-mins delay) – with hole card information – for the world to see. Here's how they lined up on the eight-handed feature table.
Each of the final table members had locked up £8,500 for their £560 investment and the first player to collect this sum was Darren Copus. Lee Taylor opened to 400,000 and Copus made the call. The duo shared a flop, Copus bet 550,000, Taylor made it 1,200,000 and then called when Copus moved all-in. Copus showed and was nicely in front of the of Taylor. That was until the turn and river came the and respectively, gifting Taylor a six-high straight! Ouch.
It took three-and-a-half hours for the next player to lose their stack; Kieran Plater being that man. Randall opened to 625,000 and then snap-called when Plater three-bet all-in for 5,800,000 in total. Randall held pocket queens and was in a coinflip against the of Plater. The flop came down but despite having a myriad of outs, Plater could not hit and he was eliminated in seventh place.
Sixth place went to Sean Belton who open-shoved for 4,000,000 from the cutoff with what turned out to be a pair of black tens. Gary Jones, in the small blind, decided to try his luck with the and was rewarded with the on the flop. There was no other tens to be seen and Belton, who was fancied by many of the rail to go on and win, was busted out.
Shortly after Belton's exit Taylor followed suit. His 3,300,000 shove with was called by Randall and his and when the showed its face on the flop Taylor was drawing very thinly indeed. The turn and river bricked off and Taylor headed for the sidelines.
Next to be heading to the cashier's cage was Danish Gandhi who moved all-in from the button for 4,200,000 but could not beat the of Randall, who took the pot down with ace-high. Gandhi's own holding was unknown at the time of writing, possible due to a technical error with the stream.
Heads-up was set when Marios Andreas opened to 1,000,000 from the small blind and Jones made the call in the big blind. The flop saw Andreas move all-in and Jones make the call with . Andreas held and needed a king or a queen to stay in the tournament. The river was the which meant Andreas could only catch a queen but it failed to materialise and it was game over for the youngster.
Going into heads-up Randall held a 28,500,000 to 16,200,000 lead over Jones and it did not take too long to press this advantage home. The final hand saw Jones make it 1,200,000; Randall three-bet to 3,500,000; Jones shoved for 13,000,000 and Randall made the call. The board ran out ten-high and Randall's had stayed in front of the of Jones; the win was Randall's!
DTD £500,000 Guaranteed Deepstack Final Table Results
This weekend the Dusk Till Dawn poker club hosts the Sky Poker Tour Grand Final. Along with a number of side events, the Sky Poker Tour Grand Final's highlight is the £320 Main Event that carries with it a £75,000 guaranteed prize pool. It should be an absolute cracker.
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