Zahir Aslam is the latest player to win the Dusk Till Dawn (DTD) £300 Deepstack after he outlasted a talented field of 468 runners to scoop the £33,596.25 first place prize.
The £300+£36 buy-in tournament is one of the most popular on the DTD calendar but that did not stop it from having an overlay of almost £10,000. These things happen when you put massive guarantees on your tournament; this particular event boasted a £150,000 guarantee!
Only the top 63 finishers shared the impressive prize pool, so spare a thought for Terry Jordan who busted out in 64th place to burst the money bubble. Jordan’s demise locked up a min-cash of £600 for the likes of Paul Jackson, Ian Gascoigne, Gabriel Tuna, Ben “F3nix35” Dobson and Alex Goulder.
The final table was set when Dennis Troake busted in 10th place, and what a final table it was. Paul Hardy was the first to be eliminated and he was followed out of the door by Jamie “gotdeuces” Sykes, Peter Wigglesworth who won the £500 Deepstack in October 2012 and Robert Moss. Fifth place went to Aaron Brunskill, fourth to David Shaw and when the winner of the Genting Poker Series Sheffield Main Event Hasmukh Khodiyara busted in third place, heads-up was set.
Aslam held a near two-to-one chip lead over Adam King but the latter fought valiantly to try and claw his way back into contention. The final hand sa all of the chips go flying into the middle of the felt on a board, King holding to the of Aslam, a on the river ended the hand and King’s tournament.
DTD £300 Deepstack
This weekend sees a £100+£10 buy-in Monte Carlo Mega Satellite take place that has no fewer than 50 seats to the £1,100 buy-in Monte Carlo event. The Monte Carlo itself starts on Wednesday 17 April and features a gigantic £500,000 guaranteed prize pool!