Declan Connolly Wins the European Deepstack Championship
The 2013 European Deepstack Championships took place over the weekend and all who participated thoroughly enjoyed them. The flagship tournament was the €550 Main Event, which attracted 454 runners and boasted a prize pool of €221,799. Its champion is Declan Connolly.
Connolly and Jimmy De Barros came to an agreement when heads-up to split the remaining prize pool and play for the title and the trophy. This meant both players picked up €40,694 for their efforts, but Connolly's name is the one you will find if you search for 2013 d4events European Deepstack Championships champion!
2013 European Deepstack Championship Main Event
|2||Jimmy De Barros||Luxembourg||€40,694*|
|5||Raf De Wever||Belgium||€13,400|
*denotes heads-up deal
€2,000 High Roller
The €2,000 buy-in High Roller drew a crowd of seven players, meaning just the heads-up duo were paid. The eventual champion was Mikko Kaurenen who took home €8,160 after defeating Anthony Rodrigues in the one-on-one stage of the event.
€550 Side Event
The €550 side event attracted a crowd of 43 runners who created a prize pool of €21,005. This was shared out among the top five finisher, though the final four players in the tournament chose to strike a deal with each other. The results are below.
*denotes deal struck four-handed
€300 Side Event
The €300 buy-in side event saw 199 players buy-in and create a massive prize pool of €52,416. The final 18 players were paid out, a min-cash being worth €640. The lion’s share of the prize pool was split between eventual champion Keith Shannon (€13,636) and James Noonan (€10,500) who made a deal in the final stages of the event.
*Denotes deal made when heads-up
€200 Side Event
The €200 side event proved very popular, with 152 players buying into it. By the time registration close, the prize pool stood at €26,660 and this way paid out to the top 15 players. The eventual champion was Patrick Neyman, who defeated Junior Walden heads-up to walk away with €7,000.
|5||Bonno Van den Hout||€1,910|
*denotes deal struck heads-up
Lead image courtesy of D4 Events