Eric Bohl (pictured) topped a field of 378 players to win the WPTDeepStacks San Diego Main Event on Monday night at the Ocean’s Eleven Casino in Oceanside, California. Bohl was awarded $75,675 in prize money and a $3,000 Championship Package after winning a final table that clocked in at six hours of play.
Cards got into the air at 1 p.m. between the final nine players, and a long, slow stretch of play took place to kick things off. Nick Toma fell in ninth place and Nathan Schmidt busted in eighth place, but there were still seven players remaining after three hours of play. Craig Chait was the next to fall in seventh place, and then the rising blinds and antes really started to force the action. David Luttberg busted in sixth place, Atta Afzal fell in fifth place, Rod Jahanguiri hit the rail in fourth place, and Chris Brewer was knocked out in third place in the span of an hour.
Lena Evans took the chip lead into the heads-up final against Eric Bohl, but Bohl doubled up to bring things close to even. Bohl took a slight lead before the next all-in confrontation, so he had Evans covered when she shoved with As3d. Bohl revealed AdJc and the board was dealt QsJsTs7h8d Bohl took home $75,675 in prize money along with the WPTDS trophy. Congratulations to our newest WPTDS champion – Eric Bohl!
Cody Fleming (pictured) topped a field of 451 players to win the DSPT Edmonton Main Event on Monday night at the Yellowhead Casino. Fleming was awarded $85,475 in prize money, a trophy, and the $3,000 DSPT Championship package after winning a final table that clocked in at just over five hours of play.
Cards got into the air at 1 p.m. between the final nine players, and shortly there after it was Jerome Makonen exiting in 9th. The fast pace would be a continuous trend at this final table, as the eliminations continued to come in flurries. Following Mokenen in 9th it was Kris Klimosko exiting in 8th and Aaron Haw in 7th. Ramesh Puradchithasan was the next out the door in sixth, and Cody Fleming headed into five handed play with a massive chip lead, after a big hand that resulted in him doubling thru Jerry Tria.
Five handed play wouldn’t last too long, as beginning of the day chip leader, Jerry Tria, was eliminated when his top pair ran into the trips of Paul Sokoloff. Four handed play saw the momentum begin to shift in favor of Paul Griffin, as the short stack starting closing the gap between himself and Fleming. Eventually it was Issa Moustapha falling in fourth when he moved all in holding two fours, and ran into the jacks of Fleming.
Before the start of three-handed play, the players discussed a potential chop, but it was eventually turned down by Cody Fleming who held a massive chip lead at the time. Paul Sokoloff would draw first blood as he doubled thru Fleming, winning a flip when his A♣5♣ improved to a flush against the 2♥2♦ of Fleming. Pace of play would take a dramatic hault as the three exchanged chips back and forth for a few orbits with preflop raises. Sokoloff ended up running his sevens into the kings of Fleming, and Sokoloff hit the rail in 3rd place.
Sokoloff’s bustout propelled Fleming into heads up play with nearly a 5-1 chip lead, but the tournament was far from over. Peter Griffin continued to fight back, nearly taking over the chip lead, but the constant pressure of Fleming was too much for Griffin to overcome. On the final hand Fleming called the all in of Griffin holding A♦7♦, but a huge dog to Griffin’s A♣K♠. Fleming flopped two diamonds, and rivered a third to improve to a flush. He jumped into the arms of his rail as they all celebrated and Cody Fleming is your newest DSPT Champion!
Resort & Casino Doubles Original Guarantee, Expects Another Record-Breaking Turnout
Los Angeles, CA (September 13, 2016) – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino is cementing its name in the record books with the announcement that the 2016 DeepStacks Poker Tour Championship Main Event will now have a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, the largest in Alberta’s history.
Previously, the guarantee was a substantial $500,000, but by doubling it, the casino has moved this event into another stratosphere.
“This is an elite championship event and it deserved an elite championship guarantee,” said Lee Athias, Grey Eagle Casino Manager. “This guarantee proves to poker players across North America that Grey Eagle Resort & Casino is the premier poker room in all of Western Canada.”
The $2,500 buy-in DSPT Main Event runs from November 26 – December 5. Tournament officials anticipate an even larger turnout than last year’s record-breaking DSPT Championship, which saw 567 entries and a $1.27M prize pool, earning a nomination for GPI’s Event of the Year (buy-in up to $2000).
Adding to the championship festivities, Jason Somerville and his massively popular “Run It Up” livestream will be on site the entire week. Somerville will serve as the DSPT Championship ambassador, hosting the livestream broadcast of the final table exclusively on Runitup.tv, conducting special Q&As, meeting with fans, running on-site promotions, hosting two RIU events and doing his daily livestream on Twitch.tv.
“Grey Eagle has proven time and again to be great Championship hosts and even better partners,” said DeepStacks President Chris Torina. “We are extremely excited to offer the largest single-event guaranteed prize pool in Alberta history, and we look forward to continuing to make the DSPT Championship one of the best events of the year.”
The 2016 DSPT Championship is the culmination of a record-setting Season 3 of the best mid-major tour in poker, which features 19 stops across North America and Europe. Every winner from previous DSPT stops receives buy-ins to the Championship and all are scheduled to attend.
About DeepStacks Poker Tour:
DeepStacks Poker Tour (DSPT) is world’s fastest growing poker tour. Focused primarily on the mid-major poker market, DSPT is designed to reach a mainstream demographic and provide the best live tournament experience for our players and casino partners alike. DSPT works with some of the largest and most prestigious casino brands in the industry and boasts a world class, highly knowledgeable executive team that is fully involved in every phase of creating and delivering an unsurpassed live event experience for players around the world.