The ever-popular £500 Deepstack event took place at the Dusk Till Dawn poker club this weekend, where 180 players battled it out for a share of the £100,000 guaranteed prize pool. The man who walked away with the lion's share of the prize pool – £26,299 to be exact – was Peter Wigglesworth, the eventual champion.
The third and final day saw 17 players return to the DTD felt, each having locked up £1,729 for their efforts but not one of them wanting to take home that amount, instead they all had at least one eye on the massve top prize. By the time the clock showed 17:35, some three-and-a-half hours in, the nine-handed final table was set and they lined up as follows:
The first player to bust out was Aymen Asif who had just seen Renee Xie lose all but 1.5 big blinds in her stack and on the verge of elimination, yet he still decided to open shoved the small blind with what turned out to be and ran into the pocket jacks of Gavin Roberts. The flop was the home to a third jack and Asif was sent to the cashier's cage to pick up ninth place money.
When Asif had left the tournament area the surviving players were reseated at the Dusk Till Dawn's feature table where the remainder of the tournament was streamed on the internet. Unfortunately, this meant that the excellent live updated on the Blonde Poker forum stopped and we do not know how the rest of the final tablists busted, but we can tell you that from the comments in the live update thread the runner-up, Lithuania's Rytis Praninskas played exceptionally well throughout the tournament and would have been a worthy winner. Praninskas received plenty of accolades from the Blonde Poker members so keep an eye out for his name in the coming weeks and months.
DTD £500 Deepstack Final Table Results
The £150 Deepstack ran alongside its £500 big brother and saw its £30,000 guaranteed prize pool beaten by £4,800. This £34,800 was shared out amongst the top 36 players, a min-cash being worth £300 and the eventual champion walking away with £8,301.53.
That eventual champion was Alli Mallu, who defeated Tom Wallsgrove heads-up to claim the huge first place prize and resign Wallsgrove to the not-too-shabby £4,797.08 consolation prize.
This weekend DTD is the host to the Sky Poker Tour's £220 six-max event, which is sure to be a great way to kick the new Sky Poker Tour off.