Neil Sillick put on a fantastic display of poker to secure the £50,000 first place prize in the £250,000 Deepstack at Dusk Till Dawn this weekend, the largest cash of his career to date.
October £250,000 DTD Deepstack Final Table Results
Sillick was one of 284 players, who made 137 re-entries between them, in the £550 buy-in tournament at Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham. Joining Sillick were some of the United Kingdom’s most familiar faces, including the likes of Paul Jackson, Andrew Hulme, Yucel “Mad Turk” Eminoglu, Nick Hicks, Alex Goulder, Ali Zihni, Mitchell Johnson, Ben Vinson, John Eames, Leo McClean, and Jack Salter.
It was James Mitchell who was the unfortunate bubble boy, busting in 36th place, paving the way for everyone else still in the field to collect at least £2,000 for their efforts.
Such luminaries as Kelly Saxby (29th for £2,000), Lauren Render (25th for £2,250), Tommy Bingham (23rd for £2,250), Guy Taylor (18th for £2,800), WSOP bracelet winner Steve Jelinek (13th for £4,200), and Shola Akindele-Deadman (10th for £4,000) were just some of the stellar names to finish in the money.
Each of those who reached the eight-handed final table locked up £6,000, and it was DTD regular Martyn Frey who collected that sum, falling in eighth-place. The aforementioned Hulme bust in seventh-place for £7,250, with Mark Elliott (£8,500), Robert Davies (£10,000), Thomas High (£13,000), and Stuart Bell (£20,000) being the next casualties.
Bell’s exit sent the tournament into the heads-up stage, and it was an intriguing battle between Sillick and the man of the moment Will Kassouf.
Kassouf may have gone into the one-on-one battle as a favourite, but Sillick’s play was faultless, never allowing Kassouf to take control of the situation, and he eventually ran out a much deserved winner, resigning Kassouf to the £30,000 consolation prize.
Sillick, who is part of the staking stable Bankroll Supply, took to Facebook shortly after his victory to thank his backers and those who sent him messages of support.
“Thanks to all my friends and family that have supported me today and rallied me on to win the DTD deepstack for £50k. Most importantly thanks to Paul Jackson and the BRS team, without you this would not have happened. Big support from all the fatdoggers at Rainbow Bristol and all the cats in my chat group. Lauren Render, you were a star railing me throughout in the club. Thanks to William Kassouf for a great heads up match and much entertainment. Sleep time.”
The next major event at DTD is the £250,000 guaranteed Grand Prix Poker Tour followed by the £3 million guaranteed partypoker World Poker Tour UK festival, which sees the WPT500, WPT UK Main Event, and inaugural Devilfish Cup on the schedule.