Partnership establishes inaugural WPTDeepStacks event In Southwest Florida; Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee to host $1,100 buy-in, $100,000 GTD Main Event this September!
Los Angeles, CA (April 9, 2015) WPTDeepStacks, the premier mid-major poker tour in the industry, created by World Poker Tour® and DeepStacks Poker Tour, has added yet another stop in Florida, this time at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee.
WPTDeepStacks-Immokalee will run September 11 - 20, 2015 and feature a $1,100 buy-in Main Event with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool.
The partnership will bring exciting tournaments to Southwest Florida while also offering players from around the region the opportunity to qualify for next year’s WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year race with a chance to win a seat into the 2016 WPT® World Championship.
"Adding Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee to our tour shows our commitment to bringing exceptional poker events to the State of Florida,” said WPTDeepStacks President Chris Torina. “Coming off our highly successful WPTDS-Hollywood (FL) event, we are very excited about our continuing partnership with the Seminole Tribe and the opportunity to bring our brand to Immokalee in September.”
“We have a new and improved poker room at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, so we’re definitely anxious to show it off by hosting a tournament of this stature, “ said Jim Gibson, Director of Marketing for Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. “It further supports the fact that we’re Southwest Florida’s premier gaming and entertainment destination.”
WPTDeepStacks (WPTDS) is a one-of-a-kind partnership between the world’s most established poker tour, WPT® and the world’s fastest growing poker tour, DSPT. Focused primarily on the “mid-major” poker market, WPTDeepStacks is designed to reach a mainstream demographic and provide the best live tournament experience for our players and casino partners alike. WPTDeepStacks is the premier mid-major poker tour in the industry and we have worked with some of the largest and most prestigious casino brands in the world. Our brand boasts a highly knowledgeable and experienced executive team that is fully involved in every phase of creating and delivering an unsurpassed live event experience.
About Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee:
Open 24/7, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is Southwest Florida’s premier gaming and entertainment destination. The 51,000-square-foot plus casino offers over 1300 slots, including Tarzan, Wheel of Fortune and the Big Wheel and 38 live tables games including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. Dining options include the award-winning 1st Street Deli, Asian fusion restaurant Lucky Mi Noodle House, and The EE-TO-LEET-KE (“The Camp”) Grill. Nightly entertainment is highlighted with by the Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, “where the party never ends” featuring nightly live entertainment and no last call. Additional entertainment and events are held at the Seminole Center, an indoor/outdoor special event center featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting system designed by Technomedia Solutions. Located at 506 South First Street in Immokalee, Seminole Casino Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florida via I-75 and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the casino. Located between Miami and Naples, north of Alligator Alley on Highway 846, it is five blocks south of Highway 29. Approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, the casino is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Seminole Casino Immokalee participates in the Seminole Players Club Wild Card Rewards Program whereby players earn and redeem comp dollars at all Seminole Casinos in Florida.
Michael Mizrachi came into the final day of the DSPT Calgary Main Event with a monster chip lead after bagging 567,000 on Day 1A. In the early hours of Sunday morning, Mizrachi finished his wire-to-wire run and won the event and took home $72,150, a pair of Monster DNA headphones and a seat into the DSPT Championship after defeating Karim Chatur heads-up.
The day started with 78 players and the money bubble was looming over everybody's head, with just 54 players earning a cash. Samuel Ngai earned everybody a pay day when he turned a pair of eights after getting all in preflop with his 10♣ 8♣ against his opponent's K♥ J♣. That guaranteed everybody left at least $1,870 and then the bustouts began to pile up and the tournament quickly began to shrink in size.
Among the notables who earned a cash were Calen McNeil, Reigning DSPT POY Ryan Smith, Jonathan Sanborn and Valerie Ross. Ross made it the deepest of the group, bubbling the official final table and finishing in 10th place for $5,975.
As the field size shrank, Mizrachi's stack grew. He hit his stride midway through the day and headed into the final table with almost 25% of the chips in play. He continued to chip up and when the tournament got down to three-handed play, he held just over half the chips in play. He sent Ryan Southworth to the rail in third place and then held a 3-to-2 chip lead over Karim Chatur for an upcoming heads-up battle.
The two agreed on an ICM chop and to just play for the headphones and a seat into the DSPT Championship. Mizrachi took home $72,150 and Chatur took earned $67,500. Mizrachi defeated Chatur in a short heads-up battle to guarantee himself an appearance back here in Calgary at the Grey Eagle Casino for the DSPT Championship in the first week of December.
Series Dates: April 29-May 4, 2015 | Main Event Dates: May 1-4, 2015
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WPTDeepStacks Season 2 has been announced! You'll be able to find event schedules, structures, locations and all the necessary details right here to plan your next WPTDeepStacks trip!
|Event||Location||Series Dates||Main Event Dates||Buy-In||GTD||More
|Hollywood (FL)||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino||January 29-31||January
|Mississippi||IP Casino Resort Spa||March
|Calgary*||Grey Eagle Resort and Casino||March 27-
|April 3-6||C$1000+C$100||C$200,000||Click Here|
|Edmonton*||Casino Yellowhead||April 16-27||April 24-27||C$1000+C$100||C$200,000||Click Here|
|Iowa||Riverside Casino & Golf Resort||April 29-
|May 1-4||$1000+$100||$100,000||Click Here|
|Central CA||Turlock Poker Room||May 8-17||May 15-17||$1000+$100||$100,000||Click Here|
|Los Angeles||The Bicycle Casino||July 11-15||July 11-15||$1000+$100||$300,000||Coming Soon|
|Chicagoland||Majestic Star Casino & Hotel||July 25-
|July 31-August 2||$1000+$100||$100,000||Coming Soon|
|Reno||Atlantis Casino Resort Spa||August
|Immokalee||Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee||September
|San Diego||Ocean's 11 Casino||October
|Championship*||Grey Eagle Resort and Casino||November 27-December 7||December 3-7||C$2300+C$200||C$500,000||Coming Soon|
WPTDeepStacks and DeepStacks Poker Tour reserve the right to modify, cancel or change any event without notice. Please check WPTDeepStacks.com for future event scheduling.
*Due to AGLC gaming regulations, the Calgary and Edmonton stops will remain DSPT-only events. Calgary, Edmonton and the Championship will still qualify for POY points.