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Alex Goulder Wins the partypoker DTD Deepstack High Roller

Alex Goulder

Alex Goulder’s superb run of results at Dusk Till Dawn (DTD) continued on Thursday when he won the revamped Deepstack High Roller and claimed its $30,555 first place prize. Goulder, a former dealer at DTD, came out on top of a tough final table that wouldn’t have looked out of place in a tournament five times the $1,500+$150 buy-in.

Simon Hemsworth was the first to fall at the eight-handed finale, followed by the former European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona champion Tom Middleton. Roger Wright bust in sixth place and he was joined on the rail by Stuart Fox, online star Rick Trigg and Neil Strike, which left Goulder and Steve Warburton to lock horns heads-up for the title.

The $30,500 (£20,000) is Goulder’s 13th five-figure score in the live arena, the largest of whch came in December 2014 when he was crowned the WPT National Prague Main Event champion, a result that banked Goulder €105,000. Goulder will now be full of confidence for the $500,000 guaranteed Main Event that’s current in-running.

In addition to their prize money, the top five finishers also netted themselves a $3,500 seat to the World Poker Tour Nottingham Main Event later in the year.

partypoker DTD Deepstack High Roller Results

1Alex Goulder$30,555
2Steven Warburton$18,333
3Neil Strike$12,222
4Richard Trigg$8,610
5Stuart Fox$6,875
6Roger Wright$5,500
7Tom Middleton$4,582
8Simon Hemsworth$3,821

There are three flights remaining in the $500+$50 buy-in Deepstack Main Event and all three need to be much busier than the opening flights otherwise it’s going to be difficult to get anywhere near the $500,000 guarantee.

Fifty-nine players competed in the online leg at partypoker with Day 1a attracting 58 players and Day 1b only 34. This means 849 entries are needed across Friday’s 1:00pm flight, its 7:00pm flight and Saturday’s 10:30am turbo. It’s a tall order but DTD owner Rob Yong said in his latest blog that he’s prepared to invest this extra money into the Deepstack series to get it off the ground.

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